A Chalkboard Sign Wedding

chalkboard wedding sign

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.

personalized hanger

beautiful updo for wedding

Blown away by Tristin’s wedding updo. If it wasn’t so much work we’d rock these curls every day!

unique bridesmaid gifts

mint, peach and succulent bouquet

Beautiful and unique floral designs such as Tristin’s can be designed just for you by Va Va Bloom. You can expect the unexpected with everything from feathers, sticks, rhinestones, fruit and other fun accessories to your classic all flower arrangement. Incorporating uniqueness and style is what Va Va Bloom is all about. 

diy chalkboard wedding welcome sign

champagne and lace bridesmaid dresses

strapless bridesmaid dresses

groomsman looks

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.

hot air balloon lanterns

ring bearer chalkboard sign

saying i do

wedding kiss

chalkboard wedding

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.

chevron cornhole bean bags

chalkboard wedding sign

eat drink and be married napkins

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.

rustic wedding decor

diy wedding centerpiece

burlap table runner

mr and mrs chalkboard signs

DIY Chalkboards:
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.

tasty treats chalkboard sign

sweet tooth paradice

flower accented wedding cake by sugar cubed cake creations

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!

diy chalkboard thank you sign

antique wedding wheels

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.

Photographer: $1,800
Makeup: $55
Cake/Desserts: Cake was $60, cupcakes were $400 for 200 cupcakes
DJ: $2,100

Dress: $1,100 (but I utilized a promotion at the boutique)
Flowers: $1,900
Groom's Attire: $800
Jewelry: $135
Garters: $26
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

Hot Air Balloons: we made a donation of $250 to a local charity of Anthpologie's choice
Lanterns and Mercury Glass Globes: $800
Zinc Letter “B”: $90
Cake Topper: $36

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  1. -100. Event Planner Miami says:

    These images are stunning. We could also add a good catering service, memories for weddings, floral arrangements, among others, which will help in the success of the event. Greetings and move on.

  2. -100. @Wedding_Agent says:

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  3. -100. Tom Villa says:

    Aimee’s photography is the best! – we love her at Villa Marcello in Queens (http://villamarcello.tv/) !

  4. -100. @weddingchicks says:

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  5. -100. @Wedding_Queen says:

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  8. -100. Nancy Chevigny-Dahlke says:

    Tristin’s hair designed by Brenee Williams. (Bride’s cousin).
    Lovely Wedding!

  9. -100. Buy Sarees Online says:

    I just love the photograph that says “Here come the Mommy”. So touchy :)
    Great post.

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  10. -100. @thedoilyparlour says:

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  11. -100. Patrice says:

    What did they use to make the back ground chalk board?

  12. -100. Mint102 says:

    Absolutely love all the sweet details in this wedding, from the signage to the flowers. It all comes together so beautifully!

  13. -100. Danielle Hill says:

    Absolutely beautiful wedding!! Your bridesmaid dresses were so perfect, could you share the style number from Jessica Simpson line please !!
    I would be so grateful. My daughter is getting married next May and this is just the style we are looking for.
    Thank you so much

  14. -100. @broussardfarm says:

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  15. -100. Anna says:

    Love the details! How did you make the chalkboard backdrop? If love to make one for our DIY photo booth area!

  16. -100. Chalk Shop Events says:

    Hello, It’s Kimberly owner and designer of Chalk Shop Events. You did a wonderful job of interpreting details from my Blooming Garden Wedding Shoot, published on wedding chicks last January! Congratulations on your marriage and I wish you all the best!

  17. -100. Tristin Boell says:

    Thank you everyone for the kind comments.

    Kimberly @chalkshopevents: Just so you know, when we submitted I had stated that your original post was our wedding inspiration. Your work is incredible. Unfortunately that detail didn’t make this post, but I tried to give credit where credit is due.

    Danielle Hill: I believe that dress is discontinued, but here is another lovely dress :) http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/jessica-simpson-ruffle-hem-lace-shift-dress/3614531?origin=PredictiveSearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=0&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_1_B

    Patrice and Anne: The backdrop sign is two 4’x8′ sheets of wood that we bolted together. We added stands to the backside so they stood upright. I unfortunately don’t have a photo or I’d link it.

  18. -100. Amy says:

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  20. -100. Gail Noonan says:

    This is so beautiful . Love all your detail. I am decorating fireplace for my wedding and was wondering what size candles are on mantel and where did you buy them?

  21. -100. Brooke says:

    Where can you purchase a bulk amount of antlers at a low price for the center piece?

  22. -100. Elyse Jankowski says:

    Adorable on so many levels! I especially love the centerpieces :)

  23. -100. Thomas Carol says:


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