DIY Your A$$ Off with this TX Wedding

pastel wedding bouquet

This is one committed and creative couple! Not only did they make their very own photobooth from scratch, but they also created just about all of the signage, paper products, and backdrops you see. And guess what?! We have links to their How-to blog too!

Keeps scrolling to see more of this fabulous day captured by the talented folks at The Bird & The Bear. Don’t forget to check out the full gallery and their full budget breakdown too, there is just so much to to see we hope you are as excited as we are!

welcome to the wedding of wedding program fans

pink bridesmaid dresses

purple groomsmen and first wedding look

The Bird and The Bear Photography

DIY Project

If you are feeling extra ambitious you can follow in the footsteps of this adorable couple and make your own photobooth from scratch! Check out these step by step directions that Katelyn and Evan put together for DIY-ers just like you!

pink and peach wedding bouquet

And this adorable ceremony backdrop was also a well-thought out DIY by the bride and groom as well. They walk you through the steps of creating the base here, and then also walk you through dip dying the strips of fabric here! We know… you totally scored with this couple!

wedding shoes

DIY photo booth

From the Bride

I’m a graphic designer and my husband Evan (yay I can call him my husband now!) is a design engineer, so we went into this whole wedding thing knowing we would DIY as much as possible. It was a ton of work, but it was awesome.

The ceremony was one of my favorite parts of the whole day. Our processional was a string quartet version of “Don’t Stop Believing,” we wrote our own vows, and I’m told there was not a dry eye in sight (I was so absorbed in the moment I didn’t even realize anyone was crying!).

wedding fan programs designed by the bride

outdoor wedding ceremony

cute flower girl here comes the bride sign

saying their vows

gorgeous ruffled Watters wedding dress

I had a blast designing everything from program fans with illustrations of our bridal party to a thumbprint guestbook featuring our kitty to our infographic-style wedding website. Evan built a wooden photo booth, a giant paper lantern chandelier, and large wooden string and nail letters we hung at the entrance. I hand dyed yards upon yards of fabric for our backdrop, spray painted a hundred bottles for centerpieces, created chalkboard dessert labels, and made cute heart straws. Our favorite DIY project though was the huge LOVE marquee letters. They were a labor of love, but turned out so perfect!

thumb print wedding guestbook

welcome table with card basket

Find your table chalkboard sign

cocktail hour food truck

Words from the Vendors

From The Bird & The Bear:
Evan and Katelyn are such adorable, vibrant, creative people! Instead of a traditional large cake, they went with a big array of sweet treats made by family members. Of course, they had one small cake topped with Toki Doki figurines – truly showing off their unique and quirky aesthetic.

tent wedding reception

chevron table runners and paper lantern chandeliere

silver wedding centerpiece

modern silver table decor

homemade rice krispie treats

homemade dessert table

Toki Doki figurine cake toppers

From the Bride

Our reception was a blast, the photo booth was a HUGE success, the music was awesome, and our food was ah-may-zing. It was so great to squeeze so much love and laughter into one day. Our family and friends are the best and we had such a good time with everybody. Our vendors were all awesome and pulled everything together. Our photographers, Caryn and Bryan, captured everything so beautifully. My only complaint is that it all went by too fast! I might be biased, but our wedding was definitely my favorite wedding ever.

sweetheart table with silver initials

wedding dance

wedding dancing

DIY love marquee sign

DIY Project

How about that fabulous LOVE marquee sign! Wanna make one for you big day? Well you’re in luck, Katelyn and Evan put together these step by step directions just like their photobooth above. Now go fourth and create WC fans!

But first! Stay tuned for a closer look at this DIY Texas wedding by watching the wedding video from The Bird & The Bear below.


Photography & Cinematography: The Bird & The Bear
Venue: Hummingbird House
Flowers: Petals Ink.
Caterer: The Peached Tortilla
Makeup: Erica Gray
Dress designer: Watters
Bridesmaid dresses: Jim Hjelm
Photobooth: DIY By The Groom Evan Sheline
Event Designer: Katelyn Sheline

Read on to see how much this Texas 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.

The total cost was $25,000 for our 150 person wedding.

Photographer/Videographer (our highest priority!) - $5400
Venue - $5200
Caterer - $4300
My dress (+ alterations) - $3200
Florist - $1900
DJ - $1000
Bartender - $700
Supplies for homemade decor, alcohol, gifts, tips, hair/makeup, props, etc - $3300

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  1. -100. @OldNewBorrowedB says:

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  2. -100. Caryn Canatea says:

    Katelyn and Evan’s wedding was so much fun! We had a blast documenting such a happy, special day in their lives!

  3. -100. @ShaniquaArts says:

    DIY Your A$$ Off with this TX Wedding: This is one committed and creative couple! Not only did … #WeddingChicks

  4. -100. @HummingbirdATX says:

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  5. -100. @HummingbirdATX says:

    RT @weddingchicks: An incredibly creative couple…you will be inspired! @thebirdthebear @petalsink @HummingbirdATX @EvanAndKatelyn http://…

  6. -100. @BrieowmiFilms says:
  7. -100. @HuffPostWedding says:

    This couple’s DIY Texas wedding will have you feeling crafty

  8. -100. Caroline Hoang says:

    This wedding seems was awesome ! can you tell me what the song in the video is?

    Thanks a lot

  9. -100. Jeanette says:

    Wow I have watched dozens of these short wedding videos and this is by far my favorite! Everyone looks completely happy and joyful! I wish I knew you guys! Congratulations!

  10. -100. @EngageWeddings says:

    This #couple is so creative! @weddingchicks @thebirdthebear #diy #personaltouches

  11. -100. Misha says:

    That is one of the most beautiful wedding dresses I’ve ever seen! I’m in love! Also, I absolutely adore the two bottom photos with the fairy lights in front of the lit up LOVE sign. Such a gorgeous wedding.


  12. -100. @EventiqueAffair says:

    Fun idea! Life-size cutouts so everyone can get fun photos w/ the couple of the hour. #wedding

  13. -100. @DIYforBrides says:

    This couple’s #DIY Texas wedding will have you feeling crafty

  14. -100. Janina says:

    nice wedding blog
    love the pictures
    looks so romantic and a bit alternative

    please see my wedding post here

  15. -100. @NinjaMedia says:

    RT @weddingchicks: An incredibly creative couple…you will be inspired! @thebirdthebear @petalsink @HummingbirdATX @EvanAndKatelyn http://…

  16. -100. @thebirdthebear says:

    RT @HuffPostWedding: This couple’s DIY Texas wedding will have you feeling crafty

  17. -100. Allison says:

    WOW. This looks like it was at least a 50,000 dollar wedding! Amazing images, video and of course all the work by the couple on all their projects. So excited to check out their DIY posts, too!

  18. -100. Brooks Luby says:

    Every detail of this ceremony is so unique. I can’t imagine the amount of time and energy that was invested in making the event a success. It’s clear that they did an amazing job of it. What a darling couple, and a truly lovely ceremony!

  19. -100. Lydra says:

    Clever people doing clever things and looking amazing while doing it! Wow! The Photo Booth especially

  20. -100. angeldress says:

    So romantic wedding ceremony I dreamed.

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  21. -100. Loverly says:

    So much DIY fun! Amazing!

  22. -100. @thebirdthebear says:

    RT @DIYforBrides: This couple’s #DIY Texas wedding will have you feeling crafty

  23. -100. @ellychelle says:

    K I’ve been looking at wedding venues too much. Opened this link off a random site & knew immediately where it was

  24. -100. @DeltaInterior2 says:

    RT @weddingchicks: An incredibly creative couple…you will be inspired! @thebirdthebear @petalsink @HummingbirdATX @EvanAndKatelyn http://…

  25. Nice wedding blog its really amazing photography and love the pictures and this adorable ceremony backdrop was also a well-thought out DIY by the bride and groom as well.

  26. -100. holly ambro says:

    Hi, I wanted to see if you had a tutorial on how to make your custom cardboard cutouts! I am trying to figure out how to make one for a Christmas present! :-)

  27. -100. Lisa says:

    i loved reading about this DIY wedding … But perhaps you are not aware that the ads on your blog on a mobile device are totally intrusive, cover up nearly 1/4 of the page, overlapping the article and three times drove me away from your blog when all I was trying to do was read the article.

  28. -100. Mashed Events says:

    What an amazing wedding! I especially love the marquee sign! Well done!!

  29. -100. Riceball says:

    This wedding is AMAZING. Congrats on your happy marriage and for being so kick-ass creative!

  30. -100. Donna says:

    Love your wedding fans. What all was written on the back? Cant read it all.

  31. -100. Laura says:

    Your wedding was beautiful! Would you be willing to sell the printable for your fans? I would love to use it to make my own program fans! Thank you :)


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