Georgia State Railroad Museum was the perfect venue for Jenn and Seth's dream wedding. Industrial and rustic charm joined forces to make this train station wedding a success.
A color scheme of grey and yellow matched the atmosphere perfectly. DIY details filled up the day from start to finish. Keep reading to take it all in, plus hear from the bride on how she crafted up the entire day. As always check out the full gallery here. All captured by Izzy Hudgins Photography.
BRIDESMAIDS THANK YOU BAGS
For Bridesmaid gifts, I totally relied on Etsy. I had a custom canvas bag with yellow hearts made by AnLiStudio which I filled each with: 1. A towel wrap that my mother in law made from towels from Target and yellow ribbon, and my cousin embroidered the girls names on them. 2. Custom bracelets (gold bracelet with freshwater pearl charm and stamped initials of each girl) made by my matron of honor's mom's Etsy shop, Lisa Lane Studio. 3. A tin of Smith's rosebud salve from Sephora. 4. A bottle of my favorite nail polish color: Essie, Sand Tropez. 5. A pair of yellow flip flops from Old Navy. 6. A personalized letter to each of my girls.
DIY TABLE DECOR
I made the place cards simply with one of the Martha Stewart lace cutouts you can get in the scrapbook section at Michael's and used ivory business card templates I got at Office Depot and cut out all the edges with the font graphics designed by Seth and myself. For the table numbers at the reception, my stepdad cut out pieces of 2x4 from Home Depot into square blocks that my mom and sister stenciled the numbers on. For the table decorations, we saved all of our wine/beer bottles from the past couple months, washed them all out and removed the labeling from them and my mom and I (mainly my mom) wrapped all the bottles in different colored yarn.
Read on to see more cute DIY ideas from this wedding.
The favors, which were dwarf style sunflower seeds (incorporating our yellow color and Seth's profession (landscape architecture)) inside small envelopes. I bought the custom stamp off of Etsy "Red Cloud Boutique", bought the grey and yellow envelopes at Sam Flax and stamped each envelope and we stuffed them with the seeds ourselves with a small poem that I wrote inside.
My sister made a couple decorative "signs" for the ceremony and reception, on canvas and on some framed chalkboards we bought from World Market.
My now mother-in-law made the rice bags that our guests threw when we were leaving. She bought burlap ribbon with yellow edged thread from Carolina Pottery, she sewed together the ends of each bag with the ribbon and then we bought a "C" stamp from Michael's and stamped our initial on all the rice bags.
For the gift/card table, I made a banner from cut burlap and sewed a ribbon the length of the wagon, then I sewed tiny doilies I had previously bought from an etsy shop into the center of each triangle on the banner.
We also made our guest book (actually a photo book) from Printerpix.com that Seth designed instead of a traditional guestbook and guests just signed over the images on the pages.