This is final post in my series about my little handmade wedding. Does it have to be over? I’ve been reliving the joy in every post! Today, I want to share with you all the extra little details that made our wedding so lovely!
I had my friend Yuko, of Honeyberry Studios, draw a picture of Eric and me for the wedding. It turned out so adorable, I framed it and put it on the cake table. It’s now hanging in our bedroom – a precious reminder of our wedding day that I get to see everyday. If I have one piece of advice it’s splurge on the frames you use for decor at your wedding. We invested in some really beautiful barn wood frames for various parts of our wedding decor and ended up using them in our home to hang some special wedding art and photos. They ended up serving a special purpose during and after the wedding and have special memories all wrapped up in them.
My mom was with me in spirit and since butterflies remind me of her, we incorporated them into the decor. These adorable ombre sugar butterflies made our cake so special. I loved how simple and charming it was! We kept the cake itself super simple so that the butterflies would really stand out. Of course I would end up with pollinators on my wedding cake!
This butterfly earring of my mom’s ended up being my “something old.” I didn’t even though they were still around, but my sister had saved them. She surprised me with them on the week of the wedding and we pinned one into the inside of my dress. It was such a treasure!
I never thought I’d end up in a tea-length dress, but I found this dress and loved it immediately. It ended up being absolutely perfect for the day! What made it even more amazing was being able to wear super fun shoes! The teal Miz Mooz shoes I found were super comfortable and so fun! I made the bouquet myself and the long, flowing teal ribbon, which was my sister’s last minute brilliant idea, was the perfect little touch to pull everything together.
Of course, I had to bring the photo props I made for a New Year’s Eve party a few years ago. They ended up being a fun thing to play with later in the night. They made the dance floor even more hilarious and fun!
I dolled up a vintage suit case in order to have a cute place for cards. I lined the top and bottom of the case with fabric that matched the decor of our wedding. Then, I got some fun paper, which also coordinated with the fabrics and colors I used in our wedding, and used a die cut machine to cut out fun letters.
Finally, one of my favorite projects was the luminarias. I found this super awesome and simple tutorial and proceeded to make several sets of luminarias for different areas around the event. “Mr. & Mrs.” bags were on one side of the pool and “Davison” bags were on the other. I also made bags with our initials, “LOVE”, and hearts with arrows. They were a bit tedious to cut out, but were a super charming detail that I loved.
*Thanks to Alex Smith for the most incredible photos. We are grateful.