Post # 1
My husband and I did a lot of DIY projects for our wedding with the help of my wonderful Maid/Matron of Honor, her husband aka Groomsmen and brother in law aka best man.
Here are some pro pics of it!
Flowers: Our bouquets & boutonnieres
Gerbera Daisy Bouquets in the vases we made from recycled wine bottles we cut then dipped in red paint to protect the sharp edges:
Bout closeup(Green Buttons Poms & red hypericum berries):
Typical Centerpiece (Recyled Cut 1.5L Wine bottles with white gerbera daisy) :
Head table centerpieces (recyled cut 750ml wine bottles with gerbera daisy)
Program Fan close up
Signing Board (my sister in law cross stitched it then my husband mounted it to the boards!)
Signing Board closeup:
Signage for Signing Board:
Our wedding cake! Handmade topper with custom Gerbera Daisy gumpaste from Etsy!
Homebrew favor closeup:
Ring Bowls! This bowl held my husband’s ring which said love in Chinese and the one for my ring said Liebe which is love in German:
Red cardstock with mylar on both sides (Chinese one side, English on other)
Save The Dates:
Feel free to ask me any questions! 🙂
All images © erica lyn photography.
Please do not reuse without her permission.
Post # 4
You did an absolutely lovely job, I could see these details on Style Me Pretty or the like. Great job, and congratulations on being married. 🙂
Post # 5
Love the homebrew favors!!!!! Such a cute idea!!
Post # 6
Thanks! Friends & bridal party really pitched in to decorate the cake!
Awww. Thank you! That is a wonderful compliment! 🙂
Thanks! We make home brews regularly so it made sense. 🙂 And oh, it was Loganberry for the kiddos.
Post # 7
Beautiful! So creative, I love it. How did you cut the wine bottles, or did you have a glass shop do it?
Post # 8
There are a ton of different methods floating around the internet. The way we decided to do it was using a wet ceramic tile saw cutter. My husband is in the flooring business so he knows someone that has one and let us borrow it. He then used the sanding bit for our dremel to smooth the edges.
The two popular methods seem to be using a) a diamond wheel for a dremel or b) a bottle cutter. Both of which if you look on weddingbee two different Bees have used those methods.
If you google there are also some video tutorials online. GL!
Post # 9
WOW!!! These are aweseom! It’s good to know it can be done and look great!
Post # 10
You should be SUPER proud! It all looks wonderful! I especially love the sentimentality behind the ring bowl. We’re not having a ring bearer, and that is a great idea. Congrats on your beautiful wedding!
Post # 11
The homebrew favors are so awesome!
Post # 12
So impressed! What a beautiful wedding.
Post # 13
Thank you ladies!!!
We were very fortunate to have a lot of help with all the DIY projects.
Post # 14
That cake, in particular, is FANTASTIC.
Post # 15
If anyone is interested I got the gumpaste flowers from Sweet Petal Bakery.
She is fantastic to work with, takes custom orders and very reasonable pricing.
For example, I needed to know how to attach the flowers to our cake and she gave me great detailed instructions, even put up a tutorial on her blog for me!
Here’s her blog: http://sweetpetalbakery.blogspot.com/
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetpetalbakery
Her current turnaround time is 2 weeks due to heavy volume.