Monday, January 30, 2012

Our Wedding Day!

I just wanted to share a few more photos from our wedding day. Almost everything from our wedding (decor, invitations, programs etc) were DIY and I wanted to give a glimpse of the things we created before diving into some of the projects in seperate posts.

I love the color green of the bridesmaids dresses. We searched high and low to find something and these fit perfect!

One of my favorite pictures. My hubby got a little (to put it mildly:) ) choked up during the ceremony and it was precious. This photo captures that and just looks so sweet.

Our kissy dip after our first dance together as a married couple (to All I Ask of You, from Phantom).

This is one of the many DIY projects we did for our wedding. My husband ordered the two wooden birds online and we painted them and used two different rubber stamps to give them the design. We attached small rods and stuck them in our wedding cake.

This was our "family" head table. Dan and I decided to sit with our parents and forgo the sweatheart table. I love how it turned out!

We also made our place cards. We found a large lot of vintage wine corks online and tied them together in groups of three with twine. My poor husband had blisters from tying all of these. He was so awesome though helping with everything!

My cousin Katie over at ohh baby designs does some awesome graphic designs and she was kind enough to help us out with our paper product designs (we made our programs, invitations, RSVPs, place cards etc). She took our ideas, designs and inspiration and brought it to life!

Dan suprised me by researching and coming up with using green glass wine bottles as our table numbers. He worked with someone over on Etsy to design the labels. We had to take the original labels off of all the bottles which was a bit tendious but the end result was really neat and fit beatifully.

The wooden candle holders were made by my dad. Dan and his brothers went out into the great outdoors (back yard woods) and found the perfect limb (it had moss on it in some places too which I loved) and we took it to my dad and he cut them down for us. Then he drilled out holes that the candles fit into. We had them sitting out at all of the tables. Underneath is just squares of burlap that helped to pull everything together.

The green glass is an assortment of things we found at Good Will and Estate Specialist shops over the months leading up to the big day. I love the vintage feel they added.

Other than my rings this was the only jewelry I decided to wear. The pearl bracelet was a gift from my aunt and the earrings were my "borrowed" and "blue" from my cousin.

Dan went out and found these super cool cake servers that looked like wood limbs! Do I have an awesome spouse or what?!

Our cake was done in three tiers and used wood slices (made to look just like a traditional cake stand, just out of centercuts and large tree branches). They were all different heights and sizes and the result was exactly what I was going for!

Our wedding programs! We made these ourselves! A true labor of love, let me just say! We used a cricut machine to cut the shape of the kraft paper as front and back of the program after printing our front design. Then we typed up our pages and secured them together using a sewing machine with green thread.

Here is our thumbprint tree table. We found (on Etsy) a design for a tree and had it printed with the colors we wanted, our name and date of the wedding. We picked three different ink colors for guests to come "leaf their thumbprint" and sign their name with a gold metalic pen. I know you are thinking thats probably messy, which it can be, but we added a little box of hand whipes for people to use to clean up with.



I need to find somewhere to hang this in our house now. Its still waiting for a home! This is the design before the leaves were added :)

I LOVE how the thumbprints turned out.

I took another tree slice and painted it with a few coats of chalkboard paint. Then I just drew on a B for our last name and found a plate/frame stand and set it out on our cake table. I really like how you can see the bark on the edges.



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  1. Congratulations...everyhting look so perfect...Love your dress and the earrings :)

    Thx for visiting my blog

  2. CONGRATULATIONS.. Your wedding was BEAUTIFUL and soo unique.. ABSOLUTELY adore it!! I found ya via Ginger Snap Crafts.. This is SO adorable.. Officially a HAPPY inspired follower.. I'm Marilyn from .. Love your blog and look forward to more inspirational reads.. Hope you can stop in sometime.. Stay Artsy.. Wishing you a lovely rest of the week.. ~M

  3. Huge congratulations on your big day! Happpy new follower :0)

    Thanks so much for sharing at Pin'Inspiration Thursday, hope to see you pop by on Saturday to "Beat the Winter Blues". Have a fantastic end of the week.

  4. oh my goodness!!! I LOVE all the details! What a beautiful wedding! The cake stand and the birds are to dye for!!! Fantastic!

    Thanks for sharing it at Creatively Living!


  5. Your wedding pictures are absolutely amazing! I love all of the decorations. Your centerpieces are gorgeous. I love the way you used the tree stumps. Congratulations to you and your husband. Thank you for sharing your special day!

  6. Wow, all of your wedding decor was so beautiful! I'm so impressed that you did all that yourselves. I especially love the wine cork place cards - I think I'll pin that idea for our next dinner party. Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

  7. your wedding is perfection and makes me want to do mine all over again! oh what i know now that i didn't know 9 years ago!

  8. beautiful beautiful photos!! seriously so gorgeous, i love your color palette and all the details you put into it. just lovely!!

  9. Absolutely stunning! I'm a new linky follower from the blog hop:)


  10. Probably the most beautiful, inspired wedding I've seen!

  11. Stopping by from Nifty Thrift. Congratulations. What a beautiful wedding. Your ideas are so unique and the fact that you did it yourself is so cool. Your decorations really show that it was "your" day, quite stunning. Your attention to detail is amazing. I've got my fingers crossed that you'll share on Sunday's Best Party this evening! Sharing is a good thing!

  12. WOW!!! Bravo!! What a beautiful day with all the touches that make it so personal and amazing. So glad I found you on the linky follower blog hop. I'm linky following you now. Would love to be friends!

  13. Your wedding with all of the personal details is absolutely fabulous! Makes me want to get married again (almost lol)! I am following you now as well because I can't wait to see all of this in greater detail! Amazing,

  14. Wow, everything looks absolutely gorgeous! I love all the green and natural colors, so beautiful. Congratulations. :)


  15. What an incredible DIYer you are! Your wedding photos are simply beautiful and I love your "Sophisticated Nature" theme. Everything looks so lovely. (Newest follower.)

  16. Congratulations! Such a beautiful wedding!

  17. What a beautiful wedding! Love all the DIY! Congrats! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  18. Ohhh, how beautiful! Congratulations! You made your wedding very special!

  19. So happy you share at Sunday's Best, it was so worth seeing. I know everyone enjoyed your great day. So very beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay. Following you on Linky!

  20. Wow you look beautiful. and the decor looks amazing i love it all thankyou so much for sharing at sunday show off xx

  21. Magnifique! Not only do you look gorgeous, but the whole package of the day looked unbelieveable! I love it! :) I can see you put a lot of effort into it, and totally pulled it off. I think I'm going to have to share this link with a few people.

  22. The green dresses of the bridesmaids complement the flowers, which are looking lovely. The handmade decorations also make the event even more intimate, and the dance is just completely romantic. :-)

  23. Absolutely beautiful! Everything looked so personalized and you can tell a lot of thougt went into it. And I LOVE your choice of song for your first dance. :)

  24. Found you through the link up. I absolutely loved your wedding. Everything was so beautiful. I love all of the natural elements you added to it.

  25. Found you through the Cake Link UP! Oh my goodness your photos are incredible! Should be in a magazine!! I totally wanted to do the tree bases as our cake stands! LOVE Them!!

  26. Stunning and so cool with all the natural touches. Happy marriage and happy life. Blessings.

  27. Beautiful!

    I found your blog via Stephanie's, "Under the Table and Dreaming"...and I must say, your wedding was beautiful, I love every aspect of it. I've Pinned a few of your pictures onto Pinterest.


  28. Everything at your wedding was just beautiful ! I keep staring at all the little details and everything is perfect! Thanks for linking up, you looked beautiful on your wedding!

  29. Wow, so beautiful! All your details are amazing - what a lovely day for you! Congrats!

  30. SO Beautiful! Congratulations!! I love the bird cake toppers!! And the thumb prints, I wish we would of done the thumb prints, what a great keepsake! Congratulations

    Kelli @

  31. amazing decor! i would love for you to add this to my new link party... spreading the love. please go check it out if you are interested!
    {love} lauryn @ love notes by lauryn

  32. Wow this is GREAT!

    I'd love for you to come link up this post at my From Scratch Friday linkup going on now!

    Christina @ Marriage from Scratch