I won't bore you with all the details of vintage china, dated chapel furniture, handpicked daisies, secondhand bowties, or typewriter guestbook. But we are proud of our humble, "handmade" wedding. We had many contributing hands in addition to our own.
Our wonderful, talented Montreal-based photographer and friend Crissy Jarvis (her husband is the king of DIY) took all of our wedding day photographs.
Here are a few highlights:
This is not exactly a DIY, as I did not do the sewing and tailoring myself (not the time or material to try to recall my twelve-year-old sewing lessons). I took the dress to a local tailor to be taken in, have the bottom two tiers removed, and the sleeves "un-poofed" and filled with material from the removed tiers.
The part that I did do myself was the headband. I bought a dollar store headband and covered it with leftover lace and fabric.
Patricio hand-painted these darling wooden dolls/caketoppers that I bought from Goose Grease, and...
We asked a few friends and family to make handmade, painted, or photographed contributions to the small art gallery we had. Patricio's friend Rob made this coat rack out of wooden planks and recycled skateboard trucks. Unfortunately the dry wall in our apartment is too weak to support it.
Our good friend Nirvana gifted us with a photo session before our wedding while we were shopping in downtown Toronto. As we never got around to having engagement photos taken, these photographs are very precious to us!
We traveled back to Montreal with our photographer, Crissy Jarvis, and her husband for our honeymoon. Crissy spoiled us and gave us a tour/photoshoot of the area around her industrial loft.
She had us leave our mark in an alleyway with chalk and Sharpie fabric pen.
Take care! Good luck in all of your future DIY projects, no matter how big or small.