Just got married on July 27, 2007 and wanted to post some pics of the crafts I did. I planned the wedding in 8 weeks and had a very small budget, and I think it turned out really well.
For the flowers I ordered calla lilies from Sam's Club's website and they were delivered a few days for the wedding.
I had three different centerpieces for the reception--Green apples in a wide cylinder vase with water, green apples in a glass bowl, or calla lilies in a vase. I also had either black squares or table runners on each table that we made out of some cheap black fabric we found. Along with that we took a bunch of mason jars (both large and small) and wrapped black and green ribbon around them. I then printed off a 'G' I had made on powerpoint and we attached those to the jars as well. We filled them part way with sand and put a few tea lights in each. We also filled little candy cups with blueberries and put them at each place setting.
We did pies instead of cake which went over really well.
I made the program and invitation myself.
I also got the idea of a reception newsletter from here and had those rolled up and tied with a ribbon and then placed at each place setting.
The bridesmaids dresses we got on sale at JCPenney (little tip--if it has bridesmaid dress in the title it adds about $100 usually) and the calla lilies ended up matching perfectly. Everyone thought we had planned it!
My mom made my veil for me and my jewelry was made for me at a local bead shop.
For the reception we put wedding pictures from our families on a board along with some Bible verses about marriage and love. I think it turned out really well.
And here's one of my favorite pictures of the day (immediately after the ceremony we went with the photographers to a garden and took pictures for about 20 minutes before going over to the reception. That was my favorite time all day--a chance for us to be together mostly alone after just getting married)
Hope you all enjoy!