Hey! Welcome to part two of my DIY wedding! If you’re just tuning in now please check back to Part one: The Ceremony.
This past August the Mr. and I tied the knot on top of a mountain in Vernon BC, hosted by beautiful SilverStar Mountain Resort.
This day all was a dream come true. I planned an all DIY, totally personal, totally crafty, “Books & Bikes” themed wedding.
“A little mix of our passions, both completely opposites but melded together in harmony.”
I had a lot of fun with this and I am so excited to share this with you so without further ado…
Paper Flower Center pieces
My ladies and I made something like 300 tiny card stock flowers with little paperclip stems for this wedding, most of them going to the 22 center pieces (18 guest tables and 4 for the head table). They were not easy and there were a few paper cuts and glue gun burns but they turned out amazingly!
I found the patterns for these flowers on www.liagriffth.com. She provides SVG files, which download straight to the Cricut machine.
Stacked on top of a couple books the overall look was exactly what I wanted, a little bit crafty and a little bit nerdy.
The Table Numbers
I was so excited that I was able to display my love of books on my wedding day, but of course this couldn’t be done without also mixing in a little bit of my most favourite books.
For my table numbers I wanted to use chapter pages, and though it killed me a little bit to cut into this beautiful masterpiece, I used the second Harry Potter book.
These made me so happy! I giggled away the whole time that I was making them. The Mr. is not really a Harry Potter fan, but since he wasn’t making them… I didn’t really care. I know too that my cousins and a couple of my friends really appreciated the appearance of this old friend.
The Head Table
I was so happy with the way all the center pieces turned out and even happier when I walked up to the head table for the first time, (really having someone else decorate for you is totally worth it!)
This was one of my favourite nerdy additions, because unless you’re a true Harry Potter fan, you won’t even know it has a deeper meaning!
The head table sported the same center pieces as the other tables and my mother in law gave us the hearts with a Scottish tartan (his family is all from there).
Our backdrop was a magical creation by my wonderful planner. I sent her a Pinterest link with a picture of what I wanted and she built it perfectly. Apparently the willows aren’t an easy find, so I really appreciated her taking on this job for me.
Mr. & Mrs Pillows
To mark our chairs I decided to do something a little different, you instead of the usual little signs.
The chairs were nothing to special so I plushed them up a little bit with match Mr. & Mrs Pillows!
The Card box
My card box was a very special project to me, because I wanted it to be something that I will keep to hold my treasures for years to come. I bought a wooden chest at Michaels craft store (I should have bought stocks in this place), and I used my wood burning kit to add its special touches.
Look at that little bike! Is that not the cutest thing ever!!!
Find your seat
I had so many different ideas go through my head for seating charts and they ranged from rather complicated to just a lot of work. I had to simplify it a bit in the end but I couldn’t be happier with the turn out. I used a large cork board that I bought at Wal-Mart and the wooden sign at Michaels. I painted the letters on myself (apparently my S was not loopy enough). I added some paper flowers and a random bike piece as a final touch and it fit just right!
Note the paint on the easel…
I stuck with the book theme for the table numbers and labeled them as chapters. Printed on card stock and hand cut, I strung them up with tiny clothespins! It was placed on my easel (covered in paint from past projects) in the front hall and I thought it looked magnificent!
Bucket list guest book
So I will give this one piece of advice before I recommend a guest book like this. Make sure that your friends are grown ups and don’t have have dirty minds and think that they are really funny… you all know who you are!
We had a Bucket list Guest book. My wonderful sister in law put this one together for me and I was so happy with it. she found the sign through Through an Etsy shop called PSprintables and I found the bucket at Micheals. We got some great suggestions of trips that we should take and adventures that we need to try. We also got a few suggestions for in the bedroom which were none to appropriate… but were great for a laugh the next day!
We hoped to see as many pictures that were taken as possible, so in order to allow our friends to post to social media but be available to us we created the Hashtag #PullarsMountainWedding and asked that everyone add it to their Instagrams pictures so that we could see all the fun.
I liked that I got a chance to practice my hand lettering!
Most of the projects had a purpose, but I did have one piece that was purely decoration.
I had been given this flower box last year and I loved it! But I hadn’t had a chance to use it yet, so when I thought of this I got really excited. I found the letters again at Micheals and they had bags of decorative moss in the floral section. I first padded the bottom of each box with that green foam that’s used in flower arrangements and covered them with moss. I kept each one simple and I think that the results are amazing.
All my crafts came together to create such a beautiful look and I didn’t fall on my face during our choreographed dance! I say the night was a total success. I’ve had many reports back that it was the funniest wedding most had ever been to.
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