We have a darling of a DIY wedding from Florida for you this lovely Wednesday! With a delicious palette of chocolate brown and apple green, adorable mini apples and a line up of whimsical chalkboard signs dotted throughout, it’s as cute and crafty as can be. Add a stunning bride and some gorgeous green and white florals, and you have one sweet handmade soiree. Oh, and let’s not forget a big thanks to Snappy Shots by Bev captured every charming little detail!
Bride Liz shares:
What was your wedding vision?
For our wedding we wanted to make sure that it was a memorable night for us and our guests but we also wanted to make sure everyone had a great time filled with good food, dancing, and great friends.
Our wedding colors were chocolate brown and khaki with pops of apple green.
To decorate the ceremony site we used shepherd hooks with hanging vases full of baby’s breath and tall glass cylinders with apples and hydrangea to line the aisles. A friend of ours made us a cedar wedding arbor as his present to us and it was decorated with a large hydrangea and curly willow arrangement.
To decorate the cocktail hour we used glass vases with brown ribbon and hydrangea on the tables. We also had games on some of the high top tables as decorations. Guests were encouraged to play Guess Who? But instead of of the typical characters you would see we put in pictures of all of our family members. The game Headbanz was also out for guests to play. But instead of guessing different objects on the headbands they had to give each other clues about what Wedding Party Member they were.
For the reception tables we used chocolate brown linens with gold overlays and chocolate pin tuck table runners. We used a combination of high and low centerpieces. Some tables had tall cylinder glass vases filled with apples, curly willow and hydrangea. The other half of the tables had Manzanita trees with hanging glass votives and crystal jewels. The entire room was also illuminated by candlelight, and uplighted with green uplights.
I had a Casablanca wedding gown in ivory. We had chocolate brown bridesmaid dresses with apple green Nina shoes, and gold and pearl necklaces with apple green flowers on them. The groom and groomsmen wore khaki suits with chocolate brown vests, and brown with green argyle ties and socks.
We tried to include as many personalized details as possible. We used monograms on almost all the vases for a added touch. Our favors were wine glass that we dipped in chalkboard paint and wrote guests names on them to double as place-cards. When we displayed them on the placecard table we put lampshades on each wine glass and illuminated them with battery operated tea lights.
We served all mini-dishes for cocktail hour. From mini carmelized mac n’ cheese, strawberry shortcake bites, mini pork sliders, and a taco bar. Also for cocktail hour we served signature cocktails: “Married Mojito,” “Foster Fizz,” and “I-do Margaritas.” Also, after dinner we had a s’mores stations and an Italian Dessert Bar (made by my Grandmother!) with over 700 cookies and pastries.
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