Jamie's Wedding! An August Wedding with DIY Decor

The greatest part about this post is that I get to talk about my own wedding that took place in August 2009.  It was a beautiful day filled with a lot of rain (for luck of course) and just enough sunshine to get the most amazing pictures a bride and groom could ask for.  This collection of pictures shows some of the DIY decor that my amazing family and friends worked on so hard with me to make this day everything I could have ever imagined .  I had to include some pictures from our photographer, Doug Burns, with Candid Moments Photography.  I will talk more about Doug later on this month -- stay tuned: he is truly amazing.

Wheat grass was used throughout the decor style.  We used skewers that were stained to match the wood boxes used in the centerpieces.  Place cards were cut in circles, rectangles, and squares to keep things interesting.  All that was left to do was glue the place cards to the stick and voila!  The wheat grass you see here was grown by my family and me (more on growing wheat grass later this month).

All paper items used for the big day were DIY.  We created the menus, programs and invitations to match and tie all of the colors of the day together.


CANDY BUFFET!!  What party is complete without a candy buffet plus guests love them!


Using instructions from Martha Stewart Weddings, we made lollipop trees by creating a styrofoam body wrapped in ribbon and pinning the back with sewing pins.  All that is left to do is glue a flat weight to the bottom and add lollipops.  The rest of the jars had ribbon tied around the tops or around the jar and fastened with double sided tape.  The ribbon added a touch of pretty and color to the table.

Good luck to all of you planning your own events.  If there are any DIY projects that you need help with let us know.  What kind of  DIY ideas have you made for an event that other readers may want to use for their party?

See you swoon,

{All photos in this post courtesy of Candid Moments Photography}

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea. Everyone loves candy, plus it's colorful and playful, perfect for a celebration. Makes me feel like a kid again!