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11 DIY details we made for our weddings, by real-life brides

11 DIY details we made for our weddings, by real-life brides


Written by Katie Byrne


Want to add a handmade twist to your wedding day - but not sure how? Get inspired with these brides' crafty ideas...

 

Bunting

As seen at: Rose and Tom's wedding

"For the décor, we hung handmade bunting around the marquee and placed large pots of homegrown sweet peas in each corner."

Kari Bellamy Photography 

 

 

Sign-post your venue

 

As seen at: Sam and Laurie's wedding

 

"Laurie showcased his handy work with a colourful, handmade signpost to guide our guests."

 

Photographer: Lucy Davenport

 

 

A paper-fan photo backdrop

As seen at: Jena and Howard's wedding

"I made colourful ribbon chandeliers to hang from the ceiling which tied in nicely with our bright blooms. Outside, guests were greeted with garden games, a coffee bar and a photobooth with a handmade pinwheel backdrop." 

 

Krista Lee Photography 

Herbal favours

As seen at: Annie and James' wedding

I loved the homemade feel of the day (from the favours to the decorations, and hanging hoops), as well as the rustic stag antler candelabras that my mum made (with a little help from eBay!) to tie in with the setting, my father’s deer park.

Blue Sky Photography 

Glitter-dipped confetti cones

As seen at: Hannah and Ollie's wedding

"We were very lucky to have the support of our family and friends, who spent many an evening making woolcovered jam jars to line the tables with flowers, our glitter flower cones and meters of tassel garlands to place in the woodland area. 

 Binky Nixon Photography

 

Wedding cake

As seen at: Nadiya and Joe's wedding

"Our cake was incredibly special to us. We both love a Victoria sponge and Joe’s grandmother Rita and his cousin Caitlyn baked it for us – it was delicious!"

Photography: Lucy Davenport 

Candle favours

As seen at: Emma and Jon's wedding

"As we own a candle company – Humeur Legere – we decided to make little votive candles for favours with ‘Just married’ ribbon tied around them – they were so personal."

 

Photography: Julia and You 

Light-up letters

As seen at: Hannah and Gavin's wedding

"Our venue had such beautiful exposed brickwork and original features that we didn't want to distract from its character with too much decoration, so Gav designed and handmade a set of light up letters spelling 'Love' especially for the day – they looked amazing." 

Photography: Ellie Gillard 

 

A bunting-and-sweetie-table combo

As seen at: Nicki and Rob's wedding

"We created our own sweetie table using vintage jars and old wooden crates; we also made our own bunting sign, which read 'Love is sweet'. It was really fun to make and also a huge money-saver as we didn't have to hire one."

Photography: Julia & You

  

Handmade flower girl sign

"Our daughter Poppy was keen to be involved as much as possible too, she spent hours using her 'neatest handwriting' to hand-make our table names and a sign to hold as she took her pride of place walking down the aisle!"

As seen at: Kerry and Ben's wedding

Ferri Photography

Stationery designed by the bride

As seen at: Felicity and John's wedding

"I designed all of our wedding stationery and our seating plan was a map of Islay – this was so everyone could see where their table's distillery was located!"

 Photography: Darren Edmunds and David McConaghy


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