One Day : Planned

Ashley, a fellow Columbus dweller, approached me awhile ago to be a part of my One Day series and I was so excited when we decided to highlight all her DIY projects. She and her husband had a fall wedding and so I knew it would be helpful for all you soon-to-be brides planning for YOURS in 2011.

[Pictured above] Ashley saw the ring photo idea online and printed out her own sheet of paper with the numbers spaced accordingly to fit the rings as zeroes. She bought wooden hangers at Target and floral wire at Michael’s and bent the wire to form the letters (drilling holes in the side of the wood to hold the wire). I absolutely love these two ideas and incorporating typography into ordinary items.

[Pictured Above] Instead of the traditional pew bows or expensive flowers, Ashley used fake fall floral arrangements that she found at Michael’s. Her grandma tied ribbon on them which dressed them up a bit (and allowed them to hang over the pews). She also bought a birdcage at Hobby Lobby to use as a card box and decorated it with the same floral arrangements and ribbon. At the reception, the centerpieces were created with a candle base and they wrapped fake berries throughout the middle.

[Pictured Above] Ashley designed and printed her own wedding invitations (she’s a graphic designer) and utilized the design on other parts like the stick candy favors. [Pictured Below] I always love the idea of couples creating their thank you notes from a photo taken at the wedding. Ashley hand painted their signs in a script font.

[Pictured Below] Ashley also created her own guest book, added a little ribbon to her bubbles, and carried over the floral design onto her escort cards. It’s the little touches like that that unify your wedding in the most simple and easy way!

All of the photos were taken by their wedding photographer, Jennifer Schaaf of JOJO Photography and Film.

Check back tomorrow for part two of my Vegas trip!

March 16, 2011