Kyle and I had so much fun planning the look and feel of the wedding. We tried to think about each and every moment of the evening, from the moment when guests entered the venue to sign the guest book down to all the personal touches throughout the reception. We spent so many weekends thrifting, collecting, and DIYing everything we could! Even though our apartment looked pretty nutty for a while, each and ever project was fun (and extremely budget friendly)!
Our welcome table was full of childhood photos and personal items, like my grandmother's wedding photo and her lace tablecloth. One of my favorite elements was the calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap. I LOVE her work, and it was so nice of her to create a piece with our names and wedding date on such short notice!
And I had way too much fun collecting items for all the centerpieces. We carefully selected all of the books, bottles, and postcards for every table, and all of the messages our guests wrote on them were so sweet and hilarious! A friend of mine arranged all of the flowers for us. We chose pom daisies, button poms, and feverfew for the centerpieces and baby's breath for the bouquets. We wanted all the arrangements and bouquets to look natural and clean since we never really settled on a color scheme. The colors in the pom poms, love streamers, and handkerchiefs were subtle and playful, and the ivory flowers blended in nicely.
We also collected and borrowed about a dozen different cake plates and cake stands for the dessert table. And we picked out the "XOXO" burlap banner on Etsy.
"XOXO" is right.
I had so much fun reliving our wedding over the last few days. Thanks for sharing the experience me again!
P.S. The vintage desk and chair, love streamers, table numbers, hanging paper cranes, paint chip seating chart , and invitations were all DIY projects. I'm thinking about sharing some DIY steps on the blog! Which ones would you want to see?