Christopher + Crystal had the ultimate DIY wedding. The couple found their wedding venue - an open outdoor area with lots of old Oak trees - and with hard work and time, turned it into the perfect ceremony + reception spot. We love how Christine Gosch captured their sweet, love-filled wedding day and the beauty that surrounded it.
Since I love to look to Pinterest for all things inspiration, I thought I'd share my recent finds with everyone. I adore the idea of using simple pieces in your wedding decor that are both practical and stylish. Whether you are a retro or modern bride, you can easily incorporate these ideas into your wedding and budget! Don't forget to pin your favorites and keep them trending.
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Left: Dawne Photo / RIGHT Top: SW Mag / Middle: Brandon Kidd Photography / Bottom: Distinctive Occasions
1. Glass bottles. Gone are the days when glass bottles were used for just drinking. Bottles are multi-purpose and make the perfect centerpieces, table decor or floral vase. I love the look of mismatched bottles!
Left: Primary Petals / RIGHT Top: TheSweetestOccasion.com / Middle: Style Me Pretty / Bottom: FrenchKnotStudios
Left: Etsy / Right: Style Me Pretty
2. Paper backdrops. Now, you can put those ideas on paper - literally. Perhaps one of my favorite trends, I love how paper can be completely transformed to look elegant and stylish at a ceremony or reception. Not sure about using paper as a backdrop or decoration? Talk to your wedding planner about jazzing it up with lights, fabric or floral.
Rustic Cake Topper via OneWed
3. Chic cake toppers. It seems brides are opting for a simpler style wedding cake, and instead, choosing to go "over the top" and decorate with a stylish cake topper. Not for every bride, but the ideas are endless.
Hello there. I’m Candice, assistant editor of Woodlands Bride. I'm a small-town girl and a hopeless romantic. I live in The Woodlands with my husband and am expecting my first child (a little girl) this fall. I am a nutrition junkie and I love a good DIY project. I have past experience as a wedding writer and love sharing my inspirations and knowledge with everyone!
April + Chris chose a quiet ceremony at Heather's Glen in Conroe, Texas. Blank Slate Photography shared their work with us and described the couple's intimate wedding day:
The day of their wedding was a complete mess - the weather was stormy and flooded. The couple did not let that define their big day and they had a simple, traditional and family-friendly wedding.
Inspirational quotes were placed throughout the reception, like "All You Need is Love," and the couple provided an assortment of cookies and wine for guests to enjoy. The bridal bouquet was handmade by the bride and her sister and consisted of broaches and antique clip earrings given to her by her grandmother.
April + Chris were highly impressed with their venue selection and service.
"Heather's Glen was absolutely amazing and coordinated the entire event. From the cake, flowers, food and DJ, everything went straight through their personal vendors."
We have had the opportunity to share many gorgeous weddings from the talented team at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, but this one is nothing short of swoonworthy. The classically elegant florals brimming with hydrangeas, the bright blue bridesmaids - and then to top it all off with dueling pianists? We love it! Best wishes Ashley + Birkir!
STYLE GUIDE// Photography: Claire Miranda / Ceremony Venue: The Woodlands United Methodist Church / Hair + Makeup: Shag Salon + Spa
Another lovely Katie Lamb Photography wedding to show you today. The wedding of Will + Justi was a reflection of them, says their photographer. The couple got married in the church that Justi grew up in then had a noon reception in their friend's backyard, on the lake. The beloved Hamburger Man catered the reception and everyone enjoyed an afternoon outside under the big Texas sky. What we love most about this wedding are all those gorgeous handmade details! We love a good DIY wedding - with ideas brides can actually use. Get all the deets below (and get that Pin button ready!)
Photographer: Katie Lamb Photography / Caterer: The Hamburger Man / Florals: Kroger / Dress Designer: Beth Stripling / Makeup: Kaleigh Simons / Mens Attire: Men's Wearhouse / Bridesmaid Dresses: Modcloth / Submitted via Two Bright Lights