It is amazing what a little can of spray paint, sequins, and gold glitter can do for a DIY wedding project. Besides leaving a mess (my parents garage still has remnants of gold glitter from our wedding back in June), it is a cheap way to glam up thrift store finds and make them look pottery barn worthy.
Today’s bride suited up and tackled a few of her own projects for her wedding day and they turned out amazing! Scroll down and see what I mean.
“My husband and I met in high school and dated for 9 years, so this day was a long time coming! Throughout the whole wedding planning process I knew that I didn’t want upscale and stuffy, but I didn’t want ‘rustic’ either. I wanted a something in the middle like a classic outdoor garden wedding with a hint of glam and a lot of gold! I actually found my sparkly gold wedding shoes in December of last year and planned my entire wedding around them and the rifle paper cards I gave to my bridesmaids! Mainly, I wanted the ceremony to be what people remembered most about the wedding.
I am someone who adores a perfectly styled wedding, but the love that we were celebrating and the commitment we were making was far more important in my opinion than any DIY project I could have done.
Pastor Trevor, who married us, is our worship pastor and has known us for almost as long as we have been dating. It meant a lot to us that he was the one doing the ceremony and he made it so personal and perfect. I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
It was such a beautiful feeling to see everything come together and to be surrounded by 165 of our closest friends and family. It was such a peaceful day, even in the midst of the chaos there was a calm and looking back at the day, there really wasn’t anything that went wrong.”
“My dad built and stained a cedar arbor for the ceremony backdrop, it was everything I wanted it to be. I wanted something simple and organic, but not too terribly rustic looking. He did such a great job. We ended up decorating it with some seeded eucalyptus.”
“My favorite DIY of the entire day, and one of my favorite wedding decisions overall was the decision to DIY the flowers. Everyone looked at me like I was crazy when I told them I had decided to do that, especially when they found out I had seven bridesmaids!
“I wanted gorgeous flowers, and I just didn’t have the budget to have them professionally done. I went back and forth on being scared, nervous, and excited about the process, but the flowers turned out better than I could have ever imagined. A dear friend of mine who is a floral designer let me use her wholesale florist to order the flowers and we picked them up three days before the wedding and kept them in the dining room in buckets of water.
“The day before the wedding I had a few bridesmaids and family members over to help assemble the flowers. Luckily, we had a friend of the family there with us who had some experience with flowers. We made 7 bridesmaid bouquets and used them as some of the centerpieces at the reception; 15 additional centerpieces, and of course I made my own GIGANTIC bouquet.
“We used Garden Roses, Hydrangeas, Dahlias, Ranunculus, Lisianthus, Hypericum berries, Freesia and Seeded Eucalyptus.”
“My biological mother passed away when I was 9 years old and I wanted to honor her somehow, so I wrapped my bouquet with a lace sleeve from her wedding dress. That personal touch meant a lot to me and made me think of her as I held my bouquet throughout the evening.”
“We showcased the Rifle Paper Co. table numbers with $1 picture frames that we spray painted gold.”
“Sequin Ampersand above mantel: This DIY was incredibly easy and I ordered all the materials off of amazon. I made it all in one evening. It was the perfect splash of glam for the ballroom at the Manor House. I loved it so much that the ampersand now hangs above our headboard!”