What better way to kick of real DIY wedding features on Studio DIY then with a wedding that was 99.9% DIY. Now, as you’ll come to know, I don’t typically recommend doing everything yourself when it comes to weddings. It takes an enormous amount of work, patience and talented (and willing!) friends and family members. But I’m always happy to be proven wrong and today’s bride, Nicole, definitely did just that! Nicole and Nathan’s family joined them for a wedding weekend at the lovely Indian Bear Lodge and this homespun affair captured by Studio B Photography was a DIY dream.
Nicole and her crafty maid of honor made “the invites, programs, table numbers, dessert signs, cake topper, 180 feet of bunting, cornhole board guest books, boutonnieres and the place cards.” Yes, you read that right. And I just love this shot of their first look, what better a reaction can a girl ask for!?
The place cards were a menagerie of fun objects and trinkets. Nathan works for Coca Cola so a few nods to the company were incorporated here (and elsewhere!) too. How cute are those mini clothespins used to hang the cards? You can find similar ones here!
Here’s where this couple’s friends and family really pitched in. Nicole purchased flowers from a local store and recruited her family members to create these simple (but adorable!) centerpieces using canisters she had collected throughout her engagement. (I spy a few coke bottles too!)
From Nicole, “My favorite thing: the favors, a wedding soundtrack CD burned by a member of the bridal party. I printed our initials on the covers with my handy HP and tied them with different color bakers twine (purchased on Etsy here).”
I am a sucker for dessert bars. Exhibit A:
How adorable is that cake bunting and those ruffled signs? And do I even need to mention the “Pound Cake Bites, Mini Cannolis and Lemon Cake Balls” from Meredith’s Homemade Delights? I’ll take one of each, please.
All Photos by Studio B Photography
Congratulations Nicole and Nathan on a perfectly DIY’d affair!
Baker’s Twine: AR Creations
Submitted via Two Bright Lights