He’s a creative director with a background in illustration, and she’s a marketing professional with a background in graphic design. You know what that means: a crazy creative wedding filled with highly personalized (and super stylish) touches. To make sure their cozy, intimate wedding at a Cambridge, MA restaurant really showed off their personalities, Joey and Bridget peppered their wedding decor with their own illustrations and lovingly handmade goods. Read on for some rocking DIY wedding ideas from this uber-talented creative couple.
1. A Super Tasty Venue: Joey and Bridget wanted an intimate wedding and venue, and while they thought weddings at hotels and country clubs were beautiful, that route just wasn’t for them. When they toured the Commonwealth restaurant, met the staff and tasted the delicious food, they both got that special feeling. Bridget explained, “We knew that with a few DIY projects, we could enhance the decor to make it feel like OUR wedding.”
2. Wedding Branding: The first step to making the wedding venue feel totally personal was decking out the place with their very own personal branding. Bridget and Joey designed their save the dates themselves, and they took inspiration from their design for this cute welcome sign featuring the couple’s signature silhouettes propped against an easel.
3. Suitcase Full O’ Gifts: Here’s a fancy way to store gifts and cards at a wedding. Bridget’s mom found this vintage suitcase, and then they glued a string of LED lights to the interior to really make it glow. The hanging “thank you” sign was made out of pre-cut gift tags and lettering. Talk about an easy — but oh-so-cute — DIY.
4. Adorable Illustrations: What do you get when both the bride and groom hold BFAs? Totally adorable illustrations in lieu of the typical couple’s portrait. This cute print really livened up the gift table.
5. DIYed Wedding Favors: Speaking of gifts, Bridget said her biggest DIY was actually putting together the wedding favors. The couple crafted these rustic-cool pallet coasters out of pine wood that they hand-torched for an aged look. They added a small wedding branding in the corner of each coaster (the couple’s initials and wedding date), but Bridget was adamant that the personal touch be largely inconspicuous so that her guests would actually use the coasters at home.
6. Out-of-the Box “Guestbook”: Guests got to take a spin when picking out a post card to leave a sweet message on for the couple in this fun version of a wedding guestbook. Bridget purchased the postcard holder from Amazon and wrapped another string of LED lights up the center to jazz it up.
7. Cute and Kitschy Table Numbers: Bridget’s favorite DIY of the wedding was these cute table number holders, which playfully walk the line between “vintage” and “kitsch.” Bridget purchased a handful of plastic wedding cake toppers from Etsy and drilled a hole in the top of each one so that she could glue a black wire in place to hold the table number aloft.
8. Something Blue (and Sharp): To honor their designing passions — and to cleverly fulfill the “something blue” wedding requirement — Bridget attached a blue drafting pencil to Joey’s boutonniere, and she snuggled a matching pencil into her bouquet. This looks sharp in every sense of the word.
Looks like this couple designed an awesome wedding, and a wonderful start to a life together. Congrats, Joey and Bridget!
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