Inspiration for your road to the altar

Rustic DIY Projects

July 15, 2010

I was recently reminded that its been nearly a year since I created a series of DIY Projects for Utterly Engaged. Since a lot of you might not have been reading last year, I thought this would be the perfect time to share it again here! There are links to some templates below, but if you have any questions feel free to ask…

To be honest, I was more than a little excited when the lovely ladies of Utterly Engaged asked me to contribute to their latest issue. They have done such a beautiful job with the online magazine, and I am thrilled to be a part of it! You can find their newest issue right here (my DIY article starts on Page 18). And if you haven’t been to their site yet, be sure to take a look at the first issue as well.

The theme for the current issue is “Natural Elements” so I tried to create projects along those lines. All three projects are pictured here – Wrapped Candle Holders, Napkin Rings and Bride & Groom Wreaths – but you can see all the instructions and many more pictures in Utterly Engaged. And I made the wood grain pattern for the candle holders and the Bride & Groom signs for the wreaths available to download for free – you can find them right here!

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Unique Centerpieces

July 7, 2010

How amazing is this idea? Kelly of Yes, Please took ordinary cinder blocks and turned them into gorgeous planters (with a built in table number to boot). I am pretty sure an entire wedding could be designed around these images alone!


Dayna and Ian’s wedding is such a perfect way to start off the week – you are going to love all the DIY details! The bride and groom are both so stylish and they each infused their personalities into the event in different and meaningful ways. Dayna personally purchased or made nearly every detail herself, relying heavily on Etsy, Craigslist, thrifting and local antique shops. I love that so many of her details can be achieved on a budget – the ladders and lighting for the ceremony, the hand sewn table numbers and the adorable table assignments (hanging on an old window, nonetheless)!

Ian is wearing his father’s suit from the 70’s that he had altered for the wedding. And since he brews beer as a hobby, he also created a few different ales for the wedding (that is the large white box with the taps you see pictured below). The couple gave out CD’s in personalized covers as favors and I think it is lovely how they carried the theme of “You & Me, It’s Love” throughout the event.

{Photography: Studio 222 Photography | Caterer: Black Bean Deli | Reception Venue: Winter Park Farmers Market}