Get ready for Ryan and Tristen’s crafty, chalked up, diy wedding. Their backyard wedding was overflowing with pastels, handmade chalkboard signs, and as always lots of love.
While planning their wedding Tristin was obsessed with having stylish chalkboard signs throughout the day, so she set out and created every last chalkboard that you see. Lucky for us she shares tips and tricks on how you too can create your own gigantic chalkboard sign. So, you must read on to learn how to make your own chalkboard wedding sign. Bonus! Read on to learn their full budget break down. Can’t get enough? We don’t blame you. See every last detail captured by Aimee McAuley Photography in the full gallery here.
Blown away by Tristin’s wedding updo. If it wasn’t so much work we’d rock these curls every day!
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From the Bride:
My parents ended up moving 8 months before the wedding and were crazy enough to let us have the ceremony and reception at their home. They completely re-landscaped the yard; adding a bar, fire pit, and large covered structure.
It was perfect and we felt more than gracious for them taking on that project. I’d also suggest utilizing what you already have at home and never being afraid to ask family and friends for help.
I used decor from our home to decorate the sign-in table, gift table and bar. My grandpa cut and finished all the wood rounds, cupcake stands and the planter boxes used for the wedding party table. A family friend generously cut all the chalkboards and made the huge chalkboard wall.
I cut and my best friend’s mom sewed all the banners. My mom and I did TONS of research on linen pricing and it was actually cheaper to purchase all our linens then rent them.
1) We went to our local craft store and found scrapbook stickers in the shapes of the boards we wanted. Size doesn’t matter, just look for shapes you like.
2) Next we took a projector and blew up the shapes of the stickers and traced them on to white butcher paper for the wood cutout templates.
3) Cut the paper out in the shapes you traced.
4) Cut all the wood boards from the templates and round all the edges with an electric sander to make each board silky smooth.
5) Paint the boards with chalkboard paint and a sponge roller. We used Rustoleum Brand paint, most boards took two to three coats of paint.
6) I went in and asked a local coffee shop for their reference for who chalks their boards. The gal who did theirs was unable to do ours, but she recommended us to David and Jordyn Sorrell.
To top off Tristin and Ryan’s special day, a neighbor let them borrow his antique ford pick-up truck for a mini photo shoot. Such adorable and classic images to remember their wedding by!
Photographer: Aimee McAuley Photography
Makeup: Beauty by Meghan
Cake: Sugar Cubed Cake Creations
Dress Designer: Justin Alexander Spring
Dress Shop: Charolette's Weddings & More
Flowers: Va Va Bloom
Groom's Attire: Boss from Nordstrom
Jewelry: Fresh Metal
Shoe Designer: Sam Edelman from Nordstrom
Garters: Lucy Bridal Boutique
Groom's and Groomsmen's Ties: J.Crew
Boy's Bow Ties: Lovely Willow
Embroidered Hanky: Canyon Embroidery
Chalkboard Writing: David and Jordyn Sorrell
Hot Air Balloons & Zinc Letter “B”: Anthropologie
Lanterns and Mercury Glass Globes: Pottery Barn
Venue: Private residence | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Jessica Simpson | Succulents: Grown by Bride’s Grandmother | Wood Rounds, Cake Stands & Wood Planters: Made by Bride’s Grandfather | Vases: Save On Crafts | Banners: Made by Bride | Cornhole Games: Made by Bride’s Father | Cake Topper: Lisa Leonard
Read on to see how much this chalkboard 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.
Cake/Desserts: Cake was $60, cupcakes were $400 for 200 cupcakes
Dress: $1,100 (but I utilized a promotion at the boutique)
Groom's Attire: $800
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: $135
Groom's & Groomsmen's Ties: $70
Boy's Bow Ties: $15 each
Embroidered Hanky: $25 each
Vases: $2.50 per vase
Chalkboard Writing: $540
Lanterns and Mercury Glass Globes: $800
Zinc Letter “B”: $90
Cake Topper: $36