Hello my lovely friends. As you read this I am probably on a plane
sobbing because I miss my 5ohBaby excited to meet many of my bloggy friends at Creative Estates! A four day trip away from my baby?!?!? with so many of my favs? I can't believe I'm doing this. And since I am in a creative mood (obvi) I am excited to introduce you to this crafty little lady. She is so kind and beautiful... and she is seriously so sweet. Let's show her some love!
Hi, 5ohReaders aka Ashley Admirers (myself included)!
I'm Lindsay, the girl behind Trial By Sapphire.
Let's talk about weddings! Weddings come with a hefty price tag, but if you exercise some creativity, you can repurpose free materials and personalize the day too! I'm beyond thrilled to be sharing a piece of my DIY wedding with you today!
My big day was last May. We had limited planning time (due to announcing we were moving out of the state) and money (due to... life!), so my family pooled our talents and ideas to make one heck of a fun wedding! And of course, our wedding meant that much more to us since we put it together ourselves! It was a casual country chic wedding, and we wanted it to be a really great party! We created decor that told our story and was fun to look at!
Our Guest Tables
#1: My Sister's S'mores Favors
My sister is the crafty one of the children. She put all of these individualized s'mores packs together by herself! She used clear craft bags, graham crackers, Hershey's chocolates, large marshmallows, and cute printables! They were so tempting that a lot of people starting roasting their s'mores over votives! Tasty and personalized!
#2: Repurposed Jars & Bottles
Who needs to buy vases and votive candle holders when you can make them? For months, family members saved baby food jars, large glass jars, and glass bottles for us. After washing, soaking, and removing all labels and adhesive, we had a collection of about 70 to decorate. Using a hot glue gun, we decorated them with ribbon, twine, and lace -- and voila! They were perfect for our centerpiece flowers! The baby food jars held votive candles. Since tea lights would only last for 1-2 hours, I wrapped votive candles in foil so they wouldn't melt into a large pool and burn out quickly.
We placed 15 pictures decorated with twine and ribbon on each table. They included photos of us growing up and pictures of our 4.5-year relationship together. These were a hit with our guests! Every table had different pictures, and this encouraged people to mingle. They depicted a lot of wonderful memories with friends and family, so we weren't surprised that our guests took their favorites home with them. And after some deal hunting, our photo printing was 50% off through Walgreens!
Thank you for reading! I hope you'll visit my piece of blog real estate for the rest of my DIY Wedding series. Come on over and stay awhile!
Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire