Morning peeps :-) Laura is back, and this week she is telling us all about getting her DIY on. I tell you something, Laura’s wedding is going to be a feast for the eyes :-) XOXO Lou
Image by Anna Clarke Photography
Hello you lot.
It’s been a really busy month since my last post although, yet again, I’ve done surprisingly little to do with my own wedding as I’ve been so busy photographing other people’s.
One of the real downsides of working in the wedding industry while I plan my own wedding has been feeling slightly removed from my own nuptials. I still have another 12 weddings before I tie the not myself, so it’s difficult to think past them and concentrate on my own.
I can’t quite imagine when this will all start to feel real and in fact some brides who I’ve spoken to say even when you’re three quarters through your wedding day, wearing the dress, spending time with you’re new husband, it still doesn’t feel *that* real.
Anyway, we really are at the tail end of planning now. There are a few little things to do like designing the invites (we’re doing them ourselves as Pete is a graphic designer), sorting out table linen, making up our favours and lots of last minute décor and DIY bits.
With that in mind I thought I’d show you some of the DIY projects I’ve been working on. There’s a lot left to do though so no doubt I’ll be able to fill you in a bit later down the line.
Jars of flowers.
Images by Babb Photo
This is a huge trend this year and lots of the weddings I’ve photographed so far have had some variation of mismatched jars or glassware with loosely arranged flowers in them. I love it. It’s perfect for our wedding as we’re on a really tight budget, so our flowers will go a lot further. We’ve decorated some of the jars with strips of Hessian and we’ll be tying others with bits of raffia, lace or anything else we can get our hands on.
I found these polystyrene hearts in my local amazing-and-very-easy-to-get-lost-in-there-for-hours craft shop in Camden. Pete and I have wrapped them with raffia (a real labour of love as the dust from it makes me sneeze my face off!) and we’ll be putting a couple on each table.
Bunting remains a massive trend in wedding land and we’re going to be having meters and meters of the stuff at ours. We’re going for purple and yellow as a colour scheme so various family members have been put to work making it. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
So here’s the thing. We’re having baked bean tins as place settings. Stick with me…
The plan is that we will put a label on each tin and that’s stamped with our wedding stamp. There will be a whole load of goodies inside of the tin. It’ll have a wooden cutlery set tied with baker’s twine, a glow stick (for the party later), a pretty napkin and a marshmallows for toasting around the campfire.
The practical matter of how to prevent people from severing arteries on the sharp tin edges are a matter that’s yet to be decided.
The plan was to have tissue paper pompoms and big colourful Chinese lanterns. We’ve bought the lanterns and I was intending to get cracking on the pompoms when I saw this tutorial on The Curiosity Project. Awesome, huh? I can already see the splatters of glue all up my walls…..
Image by Devlin Photos
We also have a few other projects in the pipeline, including some sort of arch as a backdrop for our outdoor ceremony. I just need to decide how to decorate it. Any ideas? I saw a giant flower tutorial on another blog recently but I fear that may be a bit involved for my terrible craft skills. I am thinking lots of lovely ribbons and some bunting.
What DIY projects do you have planned for your wedding?
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