This sweet wedding is full of DIY details and inspiration. And even better, while lots of things look DIY, the bride knew where to DIY and where to DI-Buy, which I think is really important. Too often, brides bite off way more than they can chew in the DIY department, and it is way less stressful to DIY what you can, or the simpler things, and know when to draw the line and just buy it (but it can still LOOK DIY!)
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Photography: Red White and Green Photography / Dress: Anjoliqe Bridal / Hair and Make Up: Subreen Davis / Venue: Vandlandingham Estate / Groom Attire: J. Crew / Flowers: Blossom Shop
So what did this bride DIY and what did she buy? Here are some details and advice shared by the bride:
I got all of the pinwheels from this blog. The lady’s name is Quyen and she was awesome to work with and sent those pinwheels all the way from London just in time for our wedding! She made them for her own wedding and that inspired her to create them for others and I think my order was the first she did for someone other than herself. But I DIY’d the fan programs and the wedding bells that everyone rang as we left the wedding.
My favorite moment of the day was seeing Matt the morning of the wedding in the garden. A first look was the best idea!
My advice to other DIY brides-to-be: Follow your heart and go with what feels good for you. A DIY wedding can be fun and stress free and a great way to express your creative side. It provides an opportunity for bride and groom to do some things together and really have good memories planning the wedding. Matt & I spent countless hours cutting out programs, shopping for card stock, etc. and even though our fingers were sore and paper cut by the end of it, we had a really fun time together which is what it’s all about!
Congrats Jenna & Matt! Thanks for sharing your DIY (and DI-buy) wedding with us!