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Real Weddings: Katherine & Nick | Wedgewood Golf Club of America , CA

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{Featured in Vol. 22}

Photographer: Savoring The Sweet Life Photography

Cake Designer: Elegance on Display//Floral Designer: My Splendid Sentiments Floral Design//Reception Venue: Wedgewood Golf Club of America //Submitted via Two Bright Lights


FROM THE COUPLE:

CREATIVE ASPECT
I wanted to DIY everything for the wedding! Most of my time was spent creating flowers for the aisle and ceremony backdrop. The flowers were crocheted or made of felt, and we combined them with fresh flowers in the bouquets and centerpieces. I also made ribbon wands and a hand-painted welcome sign that said “This way to love, laughter, and happily ever after…”.

My grandfather made the wooden cupcake stand, which turned out better than I could have imagined. I embroidered handkerchiefs with our wedding monogram for my grandmothers. One of my most special projects was a series of poems and pictures dedicated to my husband’s father who had passed away a few years before. We set them up on a mantel in the ceremony space so he would be with us for the most important part of the day.

FAVORITE DETAIL
Other than my wedding dress? (Which had light pink flowers and pockets!). I don’t think I can choose, but one of my favorite details, and certainly one of the most popular, was the s’mores bar! The company brought in several different kinds of marshmallows and graham crackers. It was a great activity for guests during the reception if they needed a break from dancing. I even made a little sign that said “S’more Love”—thank you, Pinterest!

FUN TIDBITS
We held three “Wedding Work Days” to help with the amount of projects. They were so fun! We had about ten ladies at each work day – friends, family, bridesmaids, etc. I could not have gotten all my projects done without them, and it was a great way to spend time together before the wedding. And the ladies loved seeing their handiwork on the big day!

BRIDE’S ADVICE
Enjoy being engaged! If you’re excited about DIY projects, then do them. But don’t let it make you crazy! I’m so glad my mom finally talked me out of doing all the fresh flowers myself. The best thing for me was to be finished with all my projects a week before the wedding and enjoy the time with my friends, family and fiancé.

 

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  • Thank you so much for featuring my wedding portraits – it was such a pleasure to share them with you! I hope they inspire other DIY brides!

    Hugs,
    Pam

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