DIY Wedding Inspiration
Take it away Mrs Heckle
A while back I guest blogged for Wedding High about how to plan for engagement photos, and I am so happy to report back now with some wedding photos that show all the DIY projects I undertook for our wedding.
Going into wedding planning, I had already been scouring wedding blogs looking for inspiration. Decor-wise, I knew I didn’t want a traditional wedding. I wanted to do something that reflects my personal taste.
The biggest of these DIY undertakings was definitely making yards and yards of pennant banners. They weren’t hard to make, but time intensive, as we sewed each banner. To make these, I used thin white rope, flannel fabric for the pennants (the fabric needs to be heavy and stiff enough to keep its form), thread to match, and ribbon to secure the banners to the chairs. It was just a matter of cutting the fabric into triangles (using a rotary cutter). I doubled up the triangles so each side of the pennant would be the right side of the fabric. We sewed the triangles together — and sewed a channel at the top to string the rope through. They were a lot of work, but ended up looking darling.
For table decorations, I collected hundreds of vases and doilies from antique stores, thrift shops, and my relatives. Each table had an eclectic mix of vases and doilies to create a very vintage feel. I loved that every table was unique, and I think the guests loved walking around checking out all the centerpieces.