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« on: July 05, 2011 03:34:39 PM »

My hubby and I were married June 11, 2011 and I did as much DIY as possible to keep within our budget.  Our themes were "eco-friendly" and sea glass, with the color being "malibu" from david's bridal.  I tried not to go TOO picture crazy...enjoy Smiley

The only flowers used were for the bouquets/boutonnieres, so we went for sea glass and candles on the centerpiece:

For the favors, we made heart-shaped birdseed hangers, and made nametags on plantable seeded paper:

For programs, we got plantable seed-embedded paper, printed, folded in have and attached to giant popsicle stick with double-sided tape, and then used a corner punch to decorate the corners:

A close friend of the family made me a label as one of my "something blue"s, so I sewed it into the dress hem "per tradition":

We did not have a flower girl, but instead had 2 ring bearers, so i made their pillows:

For the cake, we made mint-flavored sea-glass candy and made a "mosaic" around the base of each tier:

My cousin made the topper for us.  The glass heart was a votive with our silhouette inside, which was light from behind with an LED light.  She used sea-glass pebbles to cover the outside:

For accessories, my mom found an antique brooch at a local vintage store, which I converted into my hair fascinator.  It is hard to see, but the stones were blue and matched the shape of the embellishment on my dress:

Finally, my sister (and M.O.H.) had a great idea for us to wear 80's wayfarers.  I ordered from Amazon, and when hers arrived, they were NOT the right color blue (they were straight up NAVY!).  2 days before the wedding, I did not have enough time to exchange for another pair, so I got a paint pen and 3 layers later, they finally matched her dress Smiley:

WHEW!  I have to say that I have SO much respect for wedding planners after going through the process on my own.  Luckily, it was worth all the effort, and despite a crazy thunderstorm, we all had a fabulous time Smiley

Hope you enjoyed looking!

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011 05:05:54 PM »

what a great job you did.

I love the candle ideas and the way you incorporated recycling into the theme.


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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011 08:23:45 AM »

I LOVE your ideas!  It turned out so beautiful.  I too did not have any flowers in my wedding and chose to use shells.  Your dress is gorgeous, what a beautiful day.
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011 01:30:36 PM »

thank you so much!

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011 11:34:19 AM »

Love your theme, the cake is gorgeous (as are you in that fabulous dress!)

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011 07:21:38 AM »

Where did you get the sea glass?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2012 03:29:22 PM »

Your wedding was beautiful, and happy anniversary yesterday!

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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012 10:51:00 PM »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE you cake! What a unique idea, and it really does look like sea glass!
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012 08:35:46 AM »

the sea glass was purchased in bulk from an online distributor, just went with the cheapest one that had my colors Smiley

thank you for the anniversary wishes, it's crazy to think it's been a year already!!

and we LOVED the cake too, thank you!  i had found the recipe online for "edible sea glass" and new it was perfect for our theme Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012 05:55:56 PM »

What a gorgeous wedding!  It turned out great and it looks so unique Smiley
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