Ready for a DIY FEST?? Lisa and Geoff went nutso with the projects for their super cute wedding… as in, they made everything. EVERY. THING. Including the bride’s dress and all of the the bridesmaid dresses. That’s some hardcore commitment to handmade. Let’s just get right into the photos and we’ll explain as we go.
First off, um hello chalkboard quote bubble! Will you come to every wedding and follow us around where ever we go? Awesome idea.
Next, Lisa designed their invites and all paper goods. Their theme is a mix of summer fair and backyard BBQ. Cute, no? She posted more pics of their invites and their unreal little cake toppers from bunny with a toolbelt on her blog.
And the dress. Inspired by a 50′s party dress, Lisa made the entire thing by hand. Look at the layers of tulle! It took her almost 6 months to make it, and she finished just 4 days before the wedding. The skirt is killing us.
She also made her veil, obviously. She posted a tutorial on her blog in case any of you are up for a pretty project.
And she made the bunting flags lining the aisle. We haven’t seen them used in this way yet. TRÉS CUTE!
And she made the felt mustaches for their photos. Which, according to her mustache tutorial, looks to be a pretty easy project.
Bridesmaids dresses? Made them. Of course. Is there any other way? (more photos on her blog)
Look at their elephant cake topper!!! Geoff made the cupcake stands from thrifted candlesticks epoxied to trays/plates/pie pans. And shockingly, there is no tutorial. But what a cute idea.
Keeping with their fun theme, tables/centerpieces were named after different board games.
Aren’t they the cutest? Lisa and Geoff, you two did an amazing job throwing your wedding party. Thank you sooooo much for sharing with us!
You can also see their adorable day after shoot at the California State Fair on Rock ‘n Roll Bride
Photography: Sarah Maren / Cake topper: bunny with a tool belt / Flowers: Party Petals / Food: California Barbeque / Cakes and cupcakes: Babycakes / Coordinator: Ursula Edwards of Pleasant Events / Everything else: Lisa + Geoff
michelle + noah’s wedding favors via clover & bee,
lisa + hunters wedding flowers via Stephanie Williams Photo,
engagement shoot via rock ‘n roll bride
An awesome yellow ping pong table bought on craigslist, painted yellow for the wedding, and resold for profit!
AND don’t forget to enter the Bare Escentuals makeup artist giveaway! The contest closes tonight.
Amanda found this invite while snooping around the I Am Always Hungry site last week. We were like, WHOA. WIth a little investigation we found that the project is an insanely talented collaboration between Ness of IAAH, Lisa of Birdie Birdie and Anthony of Battery.
The invite was enclosed in self-folding envelope which opened up to a 9″ x 18″ poster. So awesome. You can read Lisa’s description on her blog, but just to give you a taste, she created custom patterns and typography for the project.
Isn’t it perrrty? This invite team is most definitely available to do custom invites so if you’re looking for something unique and completely beautiful, you might want to suss them out.
Beautifully classic, elegant, romantic… even the light is perfect. And the venue is insane. Lisa and Jim, picking the Metropolitan Building was a stroke of genius! And from what they’ve told us, it was a no brainer. They were instantly drawn to the little quirks and amazing pieces of antique furniture they could use throughout their wedding day. Plus it reminded them of Paris, a city they love and have spent time in together.
The flowers are gorgeous, the details simple but perfect. Lisa and Jim really thought every little piece of their day through and it shows, don’t you think? Oh and absolutely lovely photography by Ben of Weddings by Two. Shot on actual film, we might add.
Photography: Weddings by Two / Venue: The Metropolitan Building, Long Island City / Dress: Saison Blanche from Luly Yang in Seattle / Veil & Silk flowers: Bride’s Head Revisted / Flowers: Emily Thompson / Paper goods: Everything Studio / Cake and desserts: Ceci-Ceci Patisserie / Catering: The Metropolitan Building / Wine & Spirits: Astor Wines / DOC: Kate O’Donnell at Green Apple Weddings / Ring Bowl: Paloma’s Nest / Mustaches: something’s hiding in here / Vintage yellow cab: Peter Yannello / Film Cars