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« on: October 26, 2008 10:30:02 PM »


Hey guys!! I thought I'd post the pictures from my wedding! (I finally got a satisfactory amount back~) Anyways, I'll probably be posting these projects up individually with short how-to's and more details about how I got to where I did... But!! for now I'm just going to post the pictures!!


There are a lot more details that were bought, but these are most of the items we crafted

As a note, we ended up having a ceremony, a luncheon and a dinner reception, but as the crafts are all intermingled, the pictures are jumbled a bit... But they're all from our wedding!!


Invitations:
The pink part was professionally printed with embossed ink, but we added the backing, hole punchched, ribbon and printed the directions on vellum and everything else by hand.


Front


Back


Direction booklet


Tag Detail


Our directions sign based off of the invitation design!



Programs:
A detail I almost forgot: These were designed by one of my bridesmaid's boyfriends the night before and printed out on a work computer!

Front Detail


Inside Detail



Flowers, etc
We used brown wrapping paper as the table runners, which was great and cheap.
Cranes in a large vase for the food table



Origami lilies and votives on a glass plate



Origami lilies wired to branches in tall vases



Origami lilies in pails (we hung these off shepherd's hooks and lined the walkway with about 10 of them)




Cinderella-esque headbands Smiley I was sewing them at the very last minute!! Look, my makeup and hair are half done! I had to finish sewing the headbands before they could finish my hairstyle!




Bouquets & headband view~





Luncheon Venue:


Ceremony snacking area (we had a dinner reception, but refreshments at the ceremony):


My maid of honor's boyfriend playing live violin music for the ceremony (wedding march + background music)




Wedding favors:
Chinese take-out boxes with scrapbook paper and ribbon tied around them.


What came inside (printed at kinkos!):


Place setting name tag holders (yay wire!):


Favors and nametag holders in their spot




Luncheon food:

It was a shiskabob theme! I wanted it to look like a garden, so we used planters and ice as "rocks"
We just used those party platters from Albertsons and threw them onto skewers basically.
Cheap and pretty!!
Fruits


Sandwiches


Vegetables




The cake:
The making of... bridesmaid's boyfriend hard at work!!


Shrinkydink cake topper with our avatars on it:


The cupcakes were so much bigger than we thought they would be (about 5-6 inches in diameter)
We bought 200 of them from costco for about $120... Our whole cake ended up costing about $150 total.





And that's it~ So much fun and so much stress. I'm really glad it's all over and we can start our lives together.


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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008 10:45:39 PM »

Wow, this was all so well done. I hope you didn't stress over it too much! I'm curious as to how much time was spent before the ceremony, luncheon, and reception to prep all the fresh food. This is probably better than a lot of weddings that aren't as DIY as yours. Congrats! :)
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008 10:51:33 PM »

Wow, this was all so well done. I hope you didn't stress over it too much! I'm curious as to how much time was spent before the ceremony, luncheon, and reception to prep all the fresh food. This is probably better than a lot of weddings that aren't as DIY as yours. Congrats! Smiley

Thanks so much!  I was pretty stressed because I moved out of state about 2 months before the wedding, so all the last minute stuff (including things like favors, bouquets, etc) were done 2 days before the wedding with the help of some very good friends.

We did all of the fresh food the night before the luncheon and then stored it in the fridge until it was time.  We only made the shishkabobs for the luncheon (the reception was a big traditional 10 course dinner at a chinese/vietnamese restaurant)
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2008 11:22:31 PM »

i could gush for hours about how beautiful i think everything is (it really is ya know).. i wish you two tons of happiness. i wish i could hit this rocks more than once. i'm so jealous of how elegant and classy everything looks (this coming from the girl who never even planned on having a wedding ceremony, this may have changed my mind). congradulations by the way!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2008 11:30:58 PM »

i could gush for hours about how beautiful i think everything is (it really is ya know).. i wish you two tons of happiness. i wish i could hit this rocks more than once. i'm so jealous of how elegant and classy everything looks (this coming from the girl who never even planned on having a wedding ceremony, this may have changed my mind). congradulations by the way!!

Thanks so much!! Smiley  Coming from the girl who ended up essentially having two ceremonies and two receptions (explaining the luncheon and the dinner), I originally considered the second ceremony more for my friends and family than myself (the first one was a closed ceremony at the Mormon temple, so only a few people were there), but really it was just as awesome the second time around.  Something about pronouncing your eternal love for your sig. other in front of everyone you love just makes everything seem so much more official and awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2008 11:58:06 PM »

One word: Wow!
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008 12:23:04 AM »

gorgeous wedding! Who was your photographer?
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2008 12:31:03 AM »

gorgeous wedding! Who was your photographer?

Thanks!  I had two different photographers (they're both friends so very affordable)

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http://johnsitu.com/

They both did a really great job!... and Andre was VERY good with handling the guests.
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2008 02:21:33 AM »

I have to say I absolutely ADORE your wedding.
It's got such a personal touch to it, which you really lose when you start splurging on things.

Marriage is still a fair way off in my timeline, but I'm definitely taking a number of pages from your book.
My S.O. and I both want a low-key, cost effective wedding, but your wedding looks so elegant and yet very manageable.

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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008 04:49:04 AM »

I love your centerpieces! They are so simple yet elegant. And your last minute programs are very very cute. I am in a wedding in about three weeks... and I am definitely sending this page to the bride as soon as I finish typing this because I think it could be inspiring to her! Congrats and great taste!
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2008 09:22:00 AM »

I have to say I absolutely ADORE your wedding.
It's got such a personal touch to it, which you really lose when you start splurging on things.

Marriage is still a fair way off in my timeline, but I'm definitely taking a number of pages from your book.
My S.O. and I both want a low-key, cost effective wedding, but your wedding looks so elegant and yet very manageable.

 Cheesy

Thanks!!  Yeah, since the luncheon reception venue was free (church), we were able to have the lunch reception, including all the food and decor that you see for less than $1000... I'd say about  $600 including food.



I love your centerpieces! They are so simple yet elegant. And your last minute programs are very very cute. I am in a wedding in about three weeks... and I am definitely sending this page to the bride as soon as I finish typing this because I think it could be inspiring to her! Congrats and great taste!

Thanks!! I had a lot of help on those! I delegated them to a friend, showed her examples of things I liked and she totally ran with it! They looked EXACTLY like the pictures I showed her except origami.  I think it's very important when you have a DIY to delegate... So make sure you tell your friend who's getting married that!! Otherwise she'll have WAY too much stress to have fun.


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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008 10:17:49 AM »

Aw, how great! I love everything!
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2008 10:26:51 AM »

I love love love your coordinating stuff..everything is so different but yet they are all tied together..I love the fact that everything is inexpensive yet it looks like a million bucks..

I dig that your cake was only $150..I think people get crazy insane about the cake think and yet the cupcakes were awesome..

its always about presentation..if presented in a cool way itll look amazing..

I love the brown color of the favors..love it all..
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2008 11:04:21 AM »

 ShockedAMAZING!  What a unique wedding, I'm just in awe of all the work that went into it.  Everything looked beautiful and delish!  Love the origami theme.  So cool Cool
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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2008 11:36:08 AM »

anyone who has Capri Suns at their wedding reception is good in my book!
Everything looks beautiful- and congratulations!
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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2008 12:01:55 PM »

omg what an inspriation you are! I love the diy wedding- your pink origami flowers are A.M.AZ.I.N.G. !
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2008 12:39:58 PM »

anyone who has Capri Suns at their wedding reception is good in my book!
Everything looks beautiful- and congratulations!

But did she save the empty containers to make tote bags out of them? lol

Great job on the wedding, absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2008 12:41:51 PM »

I am totally bookmarking this! It is so beautiful! I am going to use some of your ideas for my wedding. you did an awesome job, and saved a ton im sure doing alot of the things yourself.

Congrats!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2008 12:58:29 PM »

Martha Stewart would have LOVED this wedding. Simplistic but yet elegant.  Wonderful stuff.
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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2008 01:10:42 PM »

Holy.Freaking.Crap!

This is probably one of the most beautiful wedding designs I have ever seen! I am in awe!

I wish my boyfriend would find the balls to propose! (he's talked about it...but I guess I'm just impatient)
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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2008 01:19:46 PM »

I love love love your coordinating stuff..everything is so different but yet they are all tied together..I love the fact that everything is inexpensive yet it looks like a million bucks..

I dig that your cake was only $150..I think people get crazy insane about the cake think and yet the cupcakes were awesome..

its always about presentation..if presented in a cool way itll look amazing..

I love the brown color of the favors..love it all..

Thanks!!  We tried really hard to make everything matching but in the end, we decided just to stick with the "paper" theme instead of sticking to the colors to the extreme.   I'm so glad it worked out well!!



I am totally bookmarking this! It is so beautiful! I am going to use some of your ideas for my wedding. you did an awesome job, and saved a ton im sure doing alot of the things yourself.

Congrats!!!!

It was a lot more inexpensive than I thought it would be, that's for sure!  I can't wait to see what ideas you incorporate into your wedding! Smiley



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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2008 02:57:45 PM »

I love it! The centerpieces are so lovely, and the Ferraro Roche place card holders are such a great idea!
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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2008 03:01:15 PM »

wedding looks amazing, it cool, your hard work payed off, i hope you guys have happy lives together Cool
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« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2008 03:02:40 PM »

I can't even begin to say how amazing all of this is!  Amazing ideas executed beautifully and tied together so well!  I think the shish kabob flower pots are my favorite, but all are totally rockin!
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« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2008 03:16:52 PM »

everything is absolutely gorgeous! i'm so impressed not to mention inspired! marriage is far off for me as well, but i love the idea of a simple, elegant and more personal soiree instead of a super expensive ceremony featuring the latest trends from a bridal magazine. you look stunning and i love that you tied in japanese traditions. congrats and i wish you many years of marital bliss!  Smiley

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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2008 04:39:41 PM »

Beautiful....I know it must have been a lot of work. You'll have wonderful memories for years to come, and when you celebrate your 50th as we did this year, your pictures will still be a hit.
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« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2008 05:22:33 PM »

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everything about your wedding seemed AWESOME!
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« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2008 05:55:27 PM »

WOW!!! Gorgeous and elegant but also creative and not fussy and over done.

That was a beautiful wedding, you did an amazing job!
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« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2008 06:12:19 PM »

Simply gorgeous
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« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2008 07:20:20 PM »

Wow... everything looks so amazing.  Smiley I tried to make origami Lillie's once but with no success. Now I really want to again. I love the centerpieces.
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« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2008 07:29:12 PM »

Wow... everything look so amazing.  Smiley I tried to make origami Lillie's once but with no success. Now I really want to again. I love the centerpieces.

They're not that bad as long as you take it one step at a time.  There are also videos on the 'net~ so if the pictures are too hard, you can actually *watch* someone make them instead!
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« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2008 10:51:27 PM »

Congratulations! This is so original & beautiful! Wink
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« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2008 08:18:24 AM »

I'm... speechless!!!!!!!  Soooo elegant! I had a thrifty wedding (spent $700 including catering, photography, etc) as well, but not nearly as gorgeous as yours!!

I love how you did all the food. Who would have thought to put sandwiches on skewers?! Genius!!
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« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2008 08:25:43 AM »

That is just so wonderful! It looks better than those "dream weddings" that they advertise at department stores!
I hope I can pull off something that elegant for my wedding! lol
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« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2008 12:09:40 PM »

Wow!  How crafty!  I love the centerpieces and bouquets.  Very creative!  Everything is so amazing!
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« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2008 02:04:07 PM »

WOW, just ... Wow. Seriously. The whole thing's just so ... cohesive and thorough.

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wow, i am so loving your wedding!! Low-key, DIY, and beautiful! In a few years I may just be insprired by this  Wink
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« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2008 12:38:58 AM »

ohh.. WOW! Everything is just so beautiful! I never thought to use origami.. in a wedding.. But.. WOW!

I love origami. My favourite things in the world to make are the little Wish Stars! I just recently started the 1,000 origami crane challenge (I have 5 right now lol).. I'm excited about it.. But now seeing the lillies, I want to try to make a small bouquet for my room.. They aren't too terribly hard to make are they?
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