I've had quite the busy, fun summer; what with getting married, honeymooning, playing in many ultimate frisbee tournaments and starting teaching again, I've been neglecting this blog. But I'm back! And ready to share about my DIY double wedding bash. My sister and I decided to do a double wedding, since we were both engaged and since we are attached at the hip. We also did all the planning and lots of little DIY projects to make it budget friendly and fitting to our style. I, of course, have to give a big thanks to all our girlfriends who helped out. I suggest planning a ladies craft get-together and it's a lot more fun to DIY your wedding.
The wedding took place just outside of Yosemite at a beautiful, camping friendly property called Paradise Springs. When planning our invitations, we knew we wanted to draw them ourselves. We finally agreed on this simple drawing that tied in the natural elements of the property that we loved so much, as well as some cute flags, reminiscent of some we created for the wedding(you'll see that later in the post).
On one of our crafting days we did this table mock-up to test out the arrangement.
Another DIY project I want to share is our table seating board. First, we bought an inexpensive peg board. Then we painted about 200 clothespins in a shades of pastel. Next, we tied twine lines along the board and then labeled the clothespins with out guests' names and their table number. Finally, we arranged the names alphabetically on the board and voila, a fun, DIY table seating chart. It kind of irks me to put these photos on the blog, but they're my only option. As you can see, SEATING is misspelled (that's what happens when you're exhausted from crafting and you just throw on the letters for a quick picture of the process). Don't worry, on the wedding day, it was all spelled correctly; Claire, the editor, made sure of that.