wedding: DIY vintage wedding

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The highest form of flattery is when a friend reaches out to me for inspiration and advice. That was the case when my dearest friend Amanda became engaged soon after we did, and we immediately shared ideas, talked about what could be DIY, and pumped each other up with energy and confidence that it will all be spectacular.

We were lucky enough to join the radiant bride and her hunky groom in Santa Ynez, California where the couple exchanged vows at a magnificent winery. It was truly the most beautiful day, picture perfect for this couple. A few pieces at the event were borrowed from us, including the large ‘C’ we had at our wedding and the ‘just married’ sign I made for our pictures. She paired the two perfectly against this classic Fiat.

The bride also asked if she could borrow the birdcage we used at our reception, but since I had a little bit of time, I made a wooden ‘card’ sign with inexpensive materials.

Since chalkboards are all the rage, Amanda came up with the idea of skipping the paper programs and instead writing the details on this oversize chalkboard that was posted next to the huppah. She used the same concept with the menu. (All of those years creating larger-than-life posters for sorority events has really given me the reputation!)

Our wooden arrow signs that we purchased on craigslist were a big hit. For this wedding guests were directed to the restroom/loo.

And lastly, I can’t take credit for the following, but the bride used a little inspiration from our event when they decided to use a sign-in snowboard (see our crazy idea). The amazing Jordan Peister at Mintwich Design created all of the stationary and the font is so fun!

Congrats to Amanda and Roy on your fun and love-filled wedding. We had a great time and can’t wait to celebrate so many more events together! We need to keep using that cricut!

{Some pictures by the talented One Love Photography; others by the talented J Cotton.]

1 comment:

  1. So many cute wedding details! I especially love the car and snowboard guestbook.