This cute couple’s motto for their wedding was, “why buy it if you can make it?” Centered around the color blue and a love of crafting, this beautiful wedding turned into a truly DIY event. Having the wedding in the brides backyard literally brought the wedding very close to home, but with every handmade detail created to be unique and personal, memories were made that will stay with the bride and groom for a lifetime.
If you’re looking for some cute DIY inspiration to incorporate into your own wedding make sure to take a look at all of the details from this DIY blue backyard wedding in the full gallery here, all wonderfully captured by The McCartneys Photography.
From the Bride:
My ideas evolved from a couple different places. I love the “olden day” clothing, their styles, and decor…it is just SO FUN! My mom also has a lot of old pieces so I felt that a somewhat vintage inspired wedding needed to be incorporated.
A lot of my ideas came from my past, growing up, and some from different wedding websites that I made into my own. For all this crafting and DIYing, 98% of our nights Jason and I had craft fest of 2012; making flowers, pom poms, me making belts, finding his men’s bow ties, shoes, etc. We didn’t really do much except for craft! I came up with the idea that we should make a song to sing in our wedding party for the grand march. So Jason made the beats, we wrote the lyrics and together we sang/recorded the song! I was very excited for everyone to hear them!
We just wanted our wedding celebration to be so much fun for everybody! I also wanted to make a lot of my wedding elements so that they held more meaning behind them. Every piece could have a story behind it, how I found it, how we made it, who helped, who said what about it. And I love that in life, all my knick-knacks around the house and pieces of furniture hold a lot of memories that I will carry forward with in my life.
Photographer: The McCartneys Photography
Cake: Sweet Nothings Cakes
Caterer: Sweet & Savoury
Dress Designer: Justin Alexander
Flowers: Evolutions in Design
Groom's Attire: Express
Shoe Designer: LuLu Townsand
Veil or Hair Accessories: Be Something New
Prop or Furniture Rentals: MEC Party Rental
Tent Rental: AC and Sons Party Tent Rentals
Linen & Napkin Rental: Total Rental
Rings: Knox Jewelers
Bridesmaid Dresses: Urban Outfitters
Officiant: Melissa Kampmann
Read on to see how much this blue backyard DIY wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.