Last weekend was Bridesmaid Amanda's wedding. It was very beautiful, and also very DIY'd (with help by yours truly) so I thought I'd share some pics.
Bonnie designed the Philly skyline "logo" for the wedding that was used on the programs, placecards, etc., and looked awesome. Here's a photo of the "suite" if you will (the three of us constructed all projects pictured, times 125 for the placecards, programs, and water bottles!):
Bonnie and I did the decorating of the rooftop where the ceremony would be held. It was ABSURDLY windy and caused us a lot of problems, and completely changed the plan we had. Aisle runner? Nope. Canopied huppa? Nope. (Almost didn't even have a huppa at all!) Fabric backdrop? Check. Swag on the aisle side of the chairs? Check. I guess this is a lesson to be learned. In the future, we need to consider the physics of everything or have a contingency plan. Double-sided tape can't fix everything! We did do very well with coming up with alternate solutions, though, although it did mean we only had 10 minutes to get ready for the actual wedding. And hey, guess what - we're not the only ones who had problems! The florist set up the flowers and they crashed and burned majorly because they were on the thinnest poles you could ever imagine. I mean even I knew that wasn't going to work! Lol, but that made us feel a little better considering they've been doing this for a lot longer than we have! (In the end, no one noticed, the arrangements were just put on the floor by their feet.) Oh, and did I mention the huppa fell down as everyone was seated (but luckily before people started walking down the aisle)? A couple of guests helped me put rocks back in the buckets that were holding up the poles. Oy. But, alas, it was still beautiful, and Amanda even said later on that the aisle runner was perfect... lol. Yes, I then told her there wasn't one. Just goes to show you're so focused on the big day you don't notice everything.