October 14, 2010

Our DIY Wedding Decor

This week I shared the scoop on parts one and two of my honeymoon, but now I'm back to share some more details of my actual wedding day.  I have always loved weddings and all of the classic wedding traditions like the first dance, cutting the cake, and bouquet toss.  So when it was my turn to get hitched, I knew I wanted a very traditional, classic wedding that embodies all of the nuptial traditions I'm so fond of.

Rob and I chose to be married in a church and have our reception in a traditional ballroom.  I wanted my wedding to look very "weddingy" but not generic, so a lot of personal touches were put into the day.  So lets take a look at some of the decorating details from my big day!

The ballroom we celebrated our wedding in had a very classic look with pretty wallpaper, sparkley chandeliers, and gold chiavari chairs.  The black and white table linens were standard for our venue, but we were able to choose red cloth napkins to match our wedding colors.  Luckily for us, the centerpieces came with the venue also and added well to the decor.



Even though I loved the look of our venue's ballroom, I added a lot of little touches that made the reception feel more like "us."  Instead of traditional table numbers, we used mini photo frames to display the table number and a corresponding photo of each of us at that age.  So table one had a smiling photo of each of us at age one.


The table was also set with a DIY menu I made detailing the entrée choices for our guests.  The menu was customized with a monogram I created for us and used our red and silver wedding colors (more on this later).


Each place setting also contained another personal touch, a customized candy bar that was given to each guest as a wedding favor.  I created the labels myself and used one of our engagement photos to personalize.


Throughout the reception hall, we added other decor touches too.  Instead of a traditional card box, my Dad helped to make a photo card box out of four picture frames put together which displayed more of our engagement photos.


We also sprinkled little touches like these wedding cake shaped candles throughout the room (just $1 from the Dollar Store, gotta love it!)


Our venue also came with an ice sculpture which added a cool (pun intended) touch to the room and was lit with our red wedding color.

I was thrilled with our reception because we were able to create a traditional wedding that felt unique to us.  For more info on our wedding, check out some of the DIY wedding ceremony and more DIY wedding reception projects we did.

For the married couples out there, what was your wedding like?  Please share!

1 comment:

ChRiS said...

love the table # idea thats just a nice touch to put into the decorating