My husband and I just had our wedding on June 26th. I'm an artist, and he's a craft and fashion loving punk, so we tried to do as much as we could ourselves so everything would be meaningful to us, fun, and within our budget (we're also college students, and pretty broke). We got most of our inspiration from the internet - craftster, offbeatbride, indiebride, etc, with lots of suggestions and last minute help from artist and musician friends. It all basically turned out kick ass, and we've been told repeatedly that it was the best wedding our friends and family have ever been to:D So I just have to share the things we and my friends made. Here's the pics!
The front and back of our wedding invites - I drew them myself with brush and ink, and we had them printed at kinkos on 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. We scoured old sci-fi comics, Japanese monster movie posters, and awesome rock posters for ideas. We decided we liked the idea of being a 50 ft couple stomping through the city, chasing after the movie monsters. The back has lanterns (he proposed and first asked me out at the summer lantern festival) and octopus tentacles, because we both love sea creatures and regularly geek out on wikipedia reading about random animals.
This was our save the date card, we saw some photobooth STD cards on flickr and loved the idea.
Here is my wedding dress. This is the first real item of clothing I've ever made! I was super excited about it. The fabric has a print of little orange squids all over it. I knew I wanted something simple and comfortable that I could wear an awesome petticoat under. I used Pink Hickey
's Dragon Dress tutorial http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252249.0
, which was super easy to follow and turned out awesome, though I did make the skirt a full circle skirt instead.
The wedding cake! My friend from class made it for us, based on our invitation. It was soooo delicious too, chocolate with whipped raspberry mousse filling. I didn't get to see it until the day of the wedding, so it was a surprise. I think it's the best cake ever:D
My friend Debbie made the cake topper. I love how the horns are poking through the top hat, and the bride looks like she's gonna eat him. And the fact that she went crazy with all the stereotypical bridal jazz, white satin and pearls and hearts! It was also too big for the cake, lol, so it sat next to it looking fabulous anyway.
We kept up with the whole lantern theme, using mason jar lanterns instead of bridesmaid's bouquets, and hung tiny jars with candles and paper lanterns from the trees, as well as sitting on the tables.
Finally, since I'm a ceramic artist, I made porcelain mugs for the bridal party as gifts, a jar for the gift table for people to put secret notes to us they'd written, and bathroom tile coasters as place settings and favors for the wedding.
There was more stuff, but I think that's enough! You can see more in my member gallery, or see the whole wedding on flickr www.flickr.com/nichandloriwedding
Thanks for looking!