• {Real Wedding} Alexa & Andrew: Pretty Preppy DIY Wedding

    The bride was going for an “elegant casual by the seaside” feel for this Massachusetts wedding.  I think she succeeded, with a touch of preppy to boot!  I love the use of patterns and colors in the details and DIY elements.

    Is this a gorgeous venue or what?!

    Such pretty florals!

    Colorful + preppy + a hint of nautical = perfection!

    The drink flags and pinwheel escort cards were both DIY projects.
    I love photos of the hora!

    Photographer:  Heather Parker Photography submitted via Two Bright Lights
    Event Planner:  Dot Your i’s Events
    Floral Designer:  Bella Floral Design
    Reception Venue:  Castle Hill at Crane Estate
    Invitation Designer:  Blush Design Studio
    How did you make your wedding YOU?  From the bride, Alexa:

    I had dreamed about getting married at Castle Hill from when I was a little girl.  I wanted all of our décor to meld with Castle Hill for an “elegant casual seaside” look.  I used coordinated paper products from Anna Griffin & the matching fabrics, also by Anna Griffin. We made escort card pinwheels by hand & they were a huge hit at the wedding. Also we had mini paper pinwheels on the cake. Our other projects included-paper pomanders to decorate the aisles, pennant banner to decorate the bar & the lawn, drink stirrers, table numbers, menus, programs (which I hand printed with a gocco).  We baked over 1000 cookies for a cookie buffet.  Our mothers did a lot of sewing, making all of the table overlays, & the chuppah top.  We used bright pinks & greens coupled with navy blue to achieve a summery look. Our décor had a subtle nautical theme, with shells & coral prints on our paper and fabrics. We met while we were at Vanderbilt, so we included a few southern touches – a signature cocktail of sweet tea vodka & lemonade. 

    I love when couples personalize their wedding to make it a reflection of who they are.  Inspired by this wedding and want to do something similar?  You can find the Anna Griffin paper and fabric here.  You can find DIY pinwheel projects here.  And you can find a DIY drink stirs project here.  Just remember to make it YOU.

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    1. Posted Apr 21 at 5:51 am | Permalink

      the hora images are priceless! and such a beautiful setting 🙂

    2. Posted Apr 22 at 10:14 am | Permalink

      sooooo pretty and i love the invites!

    3. Posted Apr 24 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

      She did an amazing job of mixing preppy and seaside! And the venue is gorgeous! I adore the DIY drink flags and the pinwheels! And the look on her face as they are getting ready to lift her up for the hora ~ priceless!!!


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