Over 2 months later and I am FINALLY getting around to posting all the spiffy wedding stuff. I was originally going to just do 2 posts but instead decided to break it up into parts because there were so many fun little aspects of our wedding that I wanted to share beyond just the day of. So before I bust out all the wedding photos, let’s lead up to it with some of the little projects Bob and I did as part of our gifts or decor for the big day.
For bridesmaid gifts, I originally just planned on paying for their hair-dos at the salon and giving them all a pair of Cinderollies to change into for dancing, but then I got all kinds of other ideas and I couldn’t help myself. I also bought Maars matte black insulated steel wine tumblers to which I added monograms made by my friend Jenna, ordered customized “Let’s get spiffy” tank tops from Inked & Screened to wear while we got ready, and some locally made tokels from Uncle Giant.
For the groomsmen, Bob gave them their socks, bowties, insulated steel koozies, and wooden 6-pack carriers that he made complete with bottle opener and a magnetic trap for the caps. Oh and he burnt every piece of wood, sanded it down, and stained it blue to create a really cool effect. He’s so dang crafty sometimes! Feel free to follow him on IG @themakeshitcraftsman!
For our family I had some more “Let’s get spiffy” t-shirts made, threw in some more Uncle Giant Tokels, and for just the parents we went to The Candle Lab in Grandview to create 3 different custom-scented candles complete with customized labels for our wedding. We made one that smelled like pancakes covered in syrup and berries, another that smelled like pear chai tea, and the last one was smokey bacon toast. All so different and difficult to not create duplicates of them all for us to keep!
As for the decor, we kept things pretty simple (as you will see later), but we did DIY a couple things. Bob replicated a wooden card box I had seen on Etsy (complete with another decal from Jenna), some test tube racks I spied on Pinterest to act as bud vases, and wooden votive holders which Bob assembled and I spray painted (I also spray painted wooden table numbers I bought off Amazon).
I also made our guest book on Shutterfly. That was a painstaking effort collecting photos from both families and making sure everyone was represented, but was ultimately a fun project. Photos of that will be shared later along with the invites (which I also DIYed thanks to an Etsy template and the help of Bob’s sister Lisa for printing). But for now, here’s a photo from our engagement shoot that is on the cover of our guest book (photo credit: Adrienne McDermott):
Two years ago: Double Chocolate Chip Bagels with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese
Three year ago: Pumpkin S’mores Dessert Lasagna
Four years ago: S’mores Pumpkin Pie
Five years ago: Cheddar-BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Muffins