Alright DIY brides, get ready to soak up some sweet inspiration for your upcoming event. This Texas soiree by Kimberly Chau Photography comes complete with stylish purple accents and beautiful tall floral centerpieces. Then there’s gorgeous modern DIY touches including citrus escort cards and wine bottle table numbers all lovingly handmade. In fact, you would almost be forgiven for thinking all these DIY details were styled perfectly by a designer. This treasure is just brimming with loveliness all over, but just when you thought it couldn’t be any lovelier it goes and surprises you with the cutest tandem bike farewell you ever did see! Yep, we LOVE everything about this sweet DIY delight!
Bride Holly shares: I wanted to have a fairly traditional wedding colored with my own unique touches, and I also worked hard to keep costs down. I spent a lot of the planning process browsing wedding websites for inspiration and ended up with a fairly eclectic mix of ideas to make standard elements of the wedding stand out.
In order to keep the budget down, almost everything was DIY. I ended up rather enjoying putting everything together (gluing name tags to toothpicks, table numbers to wine bottles etc). I had a ton of help from friends and family and I really appreciated all of their support as we arranged all of the details. I’m not sure if they enjoyed it quite as much as I did, but I like to think it made them feel involved in our wedding. One of my bridesmaids even sewed around 200 programs together with the leafy-patterned stitch setting on her sewing machine (I have no idea how long that must have taken her, but I am ever so grateful!).
I am a big shopper and I love looking for deals, so I would have to say that finding bridesmaids/groomsmen outfits and my own attire was one of my favorite parts of the planning process. We got married when it was absurdly hot (August in Texas!). But the heat, along with the tandem bike, at least gave me an excuse to find a cute getaway dress and more shoes.
Photographer Kimberley shares: Holly + Hao are just the cutest couple and their wedding in Dallas and it was just spectacular! Back in High School and College, Hao persistently and patiently pursued Holly. They met at a church camp and he hung out with her the whole time! Even though Hao tried and tried over and over again to gain Holly’s heart, he was rejected after the first few attempts. But that didn’t stop him from trying harder and thanks to God’s perfect timing, Hao finally caught Holly’s attention one lucky day and asked her out on a date! From then on, it was history. They fell in love and now they are married!
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Photography: Kimberly Chau Photography / Event Designer: Branching Out Event & Floral Design / Reception Venue: El Dorado Country Club / Dress Designer: Angelina Faccenda / Ceremony Location: Prestonwood Baptist Church / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers / Submitted via Two Bright Lights