Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: DIY Details

I know you are all anxious to see all of the pictures from the wedding, and trust me, I'll be sharing them soon, but there's some other things I want to share first.

Remember my card box that I made for the wedding and how I was looking for a little something more to add to it?  Well I found that little something at Hobby Lobby one day.  I found these little flowers in their wedding section (on sale for $0.49 each) and added one to each layer of the box and I love the way it turned out!

When I first started planning the wedding, I had lots of DIY ideas and one of the first were aisle runners I saw on Pinterest:

But once I realized that our aisle was 32 ft on each side, I decided there was no way I would have the time (or the patience) to make 64 ft of that bad boy.  And since I had already purchased all of the flower petals, I had to come up with something else.  I had seen lots of kissing balls hanging on church pews for wedding on pinterest, and I thought, I could do something like that with the flower petals I purchased. So I did one and really liked the way it turned out, so I invited family and friends over to help create the rest.  I was really happy with the way the looked hanging on the pews:

The lighted pillars in the church were a craigslist find by my Mother-In-Law a few years ago.  Aren't they awesome?!?
I also had a friend of my mom's make our "Here Comes the Bride" signs for our ring bearers to carry.  She did an amazing job and I LOVE the way they turned out.  The boys liked carrying them over their heads, rather than by the rope handles :)  And they kept getting the order mixed up, which was actually super cute.  

There are a couple other DIY projects we did, but I'll share those later.  I love the way everything turned out, we saved a lot of money doing DIY, and I love that we can look back and say that we made a lot of the wedding decorations.  Did you do any fun DIY projects for your wedding?



  1. Ooh these are great DIY decor items. I love it! So pretty...and all go with your color scheme which is awesome. I can't wait to see more!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

  2. You are so crafty! They all look fantastic and I can't wait to see the rest! Thanks for linking up!

  3. I love the lighted pillars and the kissing balls turned out AMAZING! Such a cute idea to have the ring bearers carry the signs! Can't wait to see more! :)