Sometime during the haze surrounding wedding planning, I came across a woman who would re-create a miniature of your wedding cake, which you could use as an ornament or other decorative item. They are so cute, and a perfect way to keep a memory of something that doesn’t last (even though we have some of our wedding cake still frozen in the freezer—maybe I can convince George to eat it for our 6 month anniversary). However, this very talented woman is charging hundreds of dollars for her work. She was amazing, but I don’t have that kind of cash to spend. Plus, our cake was so super simple, it didn’t seem worth it. So I decided to give it a go myself.
After planning a wedding, particularly a DIY-heavy wedding, you have so many items and keepsakes left over. I tried my best to get rid of things ASAP, but I still have a bunch of items left to sell, donate, or keep.
Immediately after the wedding, I hung my bouquet upside-down to dry out. I didn’t really have any concrete plans, but I just decided to give myself the option to keep my wedding flowers. Although pretty, I didn’t feel like putting the dried flowers into a shadow box, since it’s not really my style. Instead, I’ve decided to create Christmas ornaments that I can enjoy every year in December.
I need to confess something to you. When Pinterest first started, I thought it was pointless and I refused to join. I figured I didn’t want another online account, and my tangle of browser bookmarks was working just fine.
Obviously, I eventually broke down and created an account, and now I love it. I used it a ton when planning our wedding, and it was really great to be able to easily share pictures with George. It’s been fun for me to revisit our wedding pin board and see how inspiration images were transformed and customized in our own wedding. Here are some of my favorite examples.
You would really not believe the number of DIY projects we did for the wedding. Most of the crafting fell on my lap, but dear George tried to help where he could. And he was completely responsible for the giant Love letters we had out for our ceremony. In the end, this project almost got scratched from the list, but I’m really glad we worked on them.
This project definitely took a while, but each step is relatively straightforward.
When planning for our wedding, we made it a priority to have a fun and genuine event. We are very down-to-earth people, so we didn’t want our wedding to be too stuffy or formal. Here’s what we did to “keep it real.”