“As a journalist, the details always tell the story.”
Oh, how I completely understand this quote! (I am a journalist, photographer, and self-proclaimed perfectionist. So details are kinda my thing.) And that’s why I had details galore in our wedding! Many of them were DIY details that I’ve been waiting a looong time to show you in action.
There will be plenty more details in coming posts, but here’s some to get you ready for the main event: our ceremony! 🙂
First, my lovely DIY flowers!
Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to gather family photos for my special locket. My mom had recently moved and all of her stuff was in storage, making it extremely difficult to get to the photos in time. 🙁
…but I put a little more effort into the matron of honor bouquet. Hers was a mix of all the flowers used, and it had its own cameo to distinguish it from the others.
Do I spy Loubies?
Why yes, I do!
I had the shoe clips custom-made through an Etsy seller using the “alchemy” request. The clips were originally a different design but when she sent them, they were too small! There was some trouble with the redesign, shipping, and communication. But in the end, they turned out fine even if they weren’t quite what I wanted and I almost had a heart attack thinking they wouldn’t be done in time. And to top it off, I ended up losing one of the clips on the way to our reception site! 🙁
If you recall, my Louboutins were missing most of the wedding day. Thankfully, they were located before the ceremony. But they still weren’t on my feet just yet…
And since I’m showing off the bling, might as well show off the DIY ring dish I made for them to chill in on the way down the aisle.
How about my semi-DIY double duty program fans?
And the last little detail wasn’t one I had planned on. Best man Don snuck in some mini-liquor bottles for some ceremony “tailgating” if you will.
Just a small indication of what’s to come!
What are some little details you’re going to include in your wedding? Will any of them be DIY creations?
Previously on Southern Sweethearts:
- Southern Belles Do Tea
- A Rude Vendor Interrupts Our Rehearsal
- We Have Dinner on the Savannah River
- A Spooky Ghost Tour and My Last Fling
- Our Wedding Trailer
- Becoming a Blushing Bride
- I Slip Into My eBay Wedding Dress
- The Fellas Get “Sessay”
- He Got Boudoir, I Got Bling
- An Unplanned First Look
- Our Wedding Party…and Paparazzi
Next Up: We Get Hitched!
*All professional photos by Lindsi Jones Photography. Some images may have been slightly altered by moi.