after 30 years of going to weddings and being in 10 weddings, i had a pretty good idea of what i did not want to incorporate in my own wedding… trick was, i wasn’t exactly sure about everything i did want. i started asking myself questions and thinking back to some of the weddings i had been to that i really enjoyed. i envisioned different aspects of my special day and took note of what i was drawn to. tearing out pages of magazines and reading blogs helped me further define my wedding style. i started with a quilt that i had found on etsy.com that my parents purchased for me as a christmas gift. and before i knew it, i had pieced together a cohesive and unified look that i was more than pleased with.
DIY projects were appealing to me because i wanted to add a personal touch to our event. over the 9 months that we were engaged, i collected 13 birdcages. i painted 10 of them aqua/teal and distressed them by hand. i used the white ones for the guest book table and our table. combining them with antique tins, bird figurines, blue mason jars and funky garden flowers completed the vintage whimsical look i had envisioned.
after picking out the bridesmaids dresses at anthropologie, i immediately wanted to start working on customized jewelry for each bridesmaid to give them as one of their gifts. i found an incredible jewelry designer on etsy.com and worked with her to design a unique set for each girl based on their individual taste and personality. i was pretty happy with how they turned out!
as for my outfit, i knew i wanted to add a little something to my dress. i picked a gold satin sash to complement my jewelry, but then found a designer who specializes in custom boleros/wraps and knew that would be the perfect addition. i sent her a swatch of fabric, my sizes and a few ideas and she sent me this…
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all photos by souder photography