Hi there! Yes yes it’s been a minute – the story of my life. Rather than make some lame excuse as to why I’ve been neglecting my blog, we’ll just jump right into this post…agreed? Agreed ?
Well, SOMEONE went ahead and got themselves hitched last summer (I did, I did, pick me!!!) and went through several (like a zillion) Pinterest binges and Instagram trolling to find DIY wedding decor ideas and themes that were budget concious (but of course!). I love the color combo of blush, Ivory and gold (actually, pretty much any soft color combination) and used that as the color theme. Ok enough talking (er-typing?) here’s some pics and breakdown of the items we made.
These flower balls were used as the center pieces for the tables during cocktail hour. I used crepe paper/streamers from the dollar store, free newspapers from the mail/strip malls, tape, spray paint, hot glue gun and candle holders from goodwill. Total cost for this project was about $3-$4 a pop. I started by Balling up a page or two of the newspaper and taping it to create the ball core. Then rolled the crepe paper into rosettes and secured it with tape (I had to watch a couple tutorials on Pinterest to get the rosette thing going! Lol) and glued those to the ball. I made sure to leave a section without rosettes so there would be a flat surface to glue to the candle holder. Spray painted the candle holders then hot glued the balls to that (crazy glue works just as well!). I added a few pearl embellishments to some of them as well.
The pearls balls were made using styrofoam balls, a string of pearls and a candle holder from Goodwill. This was a little pricier and that’s why there only a couple of them! :-p
And that’s it! Simple but time consuming!!!! Luckily I have some friends that love me :-). But if you just need a few for a table scape, shouldn’t take more than a couple hours to make.
I wish I could say I made that manzanita tree, but I didn’t…..well not entirely. Got some flowers from Walmart and crystals from Amazon and hung those on the trees I rented from a decor company. I think I can totally make a manzanita tree (and actually have seen a couple tutorials on making them) but I was plenty busy with those rosette balls!
This is our sweetheart table! I made the candle holders using candle holders and small bowls from goodwill, gold spray paint and pearls. The two end pieces I found at goodwill as well.
These are our cakes! We had an awesome vendor that was able to use the logo my husband created on our cake! We actually used that logo throughout, including the invites, our gobo, program, pretty much anywhere we could add it, we did lol. Anyway I absolutely LOOOOVVEE how these cakes (and the logo!!) came out! They were so delicious too (the cake, not the logo :-p)
These faux flowers were made by my super creative best friend and matron of honor. Can you tell why we’re best friends? 😉 I’m gonna try to get here to make a tutorial – she did such a phenomenal job!
As I mentioned earlier, my husband made our logo and he also made all of our paper products (invites, programs, save the dates, etc.) what can I say, Creative Spirits attract 😉
The chandelier under the canopy was made using the same steps from the Glam Coral Nursery Post
We didn’t want a book that would sit so here and collect dust, so for our “guestbook”, we had little cards out that people signed and dropped in this apothecary jar with our names, date, and logo (told you it was everywhere!! Lol) on it. The two leaf balls flanking the jar were actually made the same way we made the rose balls, except we used the leaves from the flowers that were hanging on the manzanita trees. Waste not want not right? Got two projects from one item ?
Aaaaanyway, that’s all folks! It was such a beautiful day for us, everything just seemed to come together! Oh, and Huge and I mean HUGE shoutout to our dear friend Necie – she was everything for and to us: candid/second photographer, event planner, day of planner, best friend, mother, fighter, and just an all around amazing friend. Some of these photos were taken by her. You all can see her photos on IG, her name is Vincylilly. Also want to send a big shoutout to our photographer Shawn Robertson (Shawnrphotography.com) and our baker Amie (itsasweetlifebakery.com) – they were both awesome!
So, what do you think of our DIY wedding decor projects? Would you try any of them? Please leave a comment below!