Judith and Justin

DIY

These are all of the projects we are DIYing for the wedding and ceremony. If they are marked completed than the pictures of my actual work. Items marked work in progress are things I've started, but still have a ways to go, but the picture is of what's done so far. If they are marked inspiration, than it's what I'm hoping the finished product will resemble. Fingers crossed!

Kissing Balls for Flower Girls - COMPLETED

Kissing Balls for Flower Girls - COMPLETED

With the ceremony outside, tossing petals wasn't really an option. So I made these kissing balls using 5 inch sytrofoam balls and miniature roses. Took a lot of time, but they turned out great!

Ring Bearer Pillows - COMPLETED

Ring Bearer Pillows - COMPLETED

My mother suggested we take her wedding dress and make the pillows out of it. So that is what we did! The pillow forms were purchased from an online site, the white fabric is my mother's dress, added our colors, and then I sewed the flowers onto the pillows. I found sewing the leaves was the easiest and cleanest way to attached them while keeping the flower secure.

Napkin Rings - WORK IN PROGRESS

Napkin Rings - WORK IN PROGRESS

Because of the place setting set-up we are going with, napkin rings ended up being necessary. The rings will all be covered in various types of ribbon in coordinating shades of green and fuschia.

I am simply taking toliet paper and paper towel rolls into inch and half pieces and wrapping them with the different types of ribbon. I have 175 completed and only 25 left to go!!

Save the Date - COMPLETED

Save the Date - COMPLETED

We went for the super simple route on the STDs. And lucked out with a sale on snapfish. These were all mailed out in mid-September and we received a ton on complements on the photo we chose.

Cocktail Napkins - COMPLETED

Cocktail Napkins - COMPLETED

Buying simple cocktail napkins from the party store and stamping them in the cornor for something a bit extra without spending much money at all. Some will be pink some will be green.

The only important thing to remember is to use Staz-On ink. It won't bleed or get on your guests when it gets wet.

Centerpieces - COMPLETED

Centerpieces - COMPLETED

These are 10 inch dish gardens painted in the main wedding colors and the accent colors. Each one is a bit different since they were all hand painted. I just did whatever struck me at that particular moment. The bowls will be filled with water and have floating candles in them and be place on mirrors. Color reflecting all around.

Bridesmaid Jewelry - COMPLETED

Bridesmaid Jewelry - COMPLETED

Just a little something extra for my ladies!

Invitations - COMPLETED

Invitations - COMPLETED

After hours and hours of work, the invitations were completed and mailed out to our guests. I was too lazy to cover up last names and location from internet creepers so I just ripped up an index card to cover it up.

Ceremony Programs - INSPIRATION

Ceremony Programs - INSPIRATION

We opted for a simple tri-fold program. Nothing too crazy, but still pretty and functional. Photo from the LCI website, great place to get paper.

Reception Menu - INSPIRATION

Reception Menu - INSPIRATION

Again, we are keeping it simple like with the programs. Almost scratched the menus, but since we are having stations, we didn't want people going to stations they weren't interested in.

Escort Cards - INSPIRATION

Escort Cards - INSPIRATION

Simple again, mostly going to end up trashed. Not a place to go overboard budget wise. However, still need to look good :)

Table Names - COMPLETED

Table Names - COMPLETED

We pulled logos from several of our favorite television shows from when were growing up. I cut out all the logos using an exacto knife and glued them to cards. Just a little bit of who we were added in to a celebration of who we will become :)

Card Box - COMPLETED

Card Box - COMPLETED

My father put four frames together with hinges so after the wedding we can turn this into a wall hanging. We will simply need to unhook the one side, remove the bottom, and the frames will go flat.

My father also put this on a lazy susan so it can spine for guest to easily see all of the photos.

Pictures are finally in the frames so it is completely done :)

Wish Bowl Cards - COMPLETED

Wish Bowl Cards - COMPLETED

Instead of doing a traditional guestbook, we decided to do the wish bowl. Guests can write messages, advice, whatever and toss them into a colored vase that is serving as our wish bowl. The vase belonged to Justin's mother and is serving as an unobtrusive memorial to her since she passed away in Sept 2009.

Pocket Squares - INSPIRATION

Pocket Squares - INSPIRATION

Justin hates bouts, so no flowers are going to be pinned on the guys. I told him that I'd make pocket squares for them instead. Now I just have to find the right fabric and get them made .. .