There’s really no better way to kick off a Monday than with a pretty soiree – and this stylish Michigan DIY wedding captured by Emilia Jane is just the thing! Boasting one sweet DIY detail after another, a perfect Spring palette of yellow, grey and white, and a pretty ribbon theme throughout, it’s pretty meets whimsy at its finest. And when you catch a glimpse of the bride’s drop-dead gorgeous yellow shoes, you’ll be grinning from ear-to-ear for the rest of the day.
Bride Erin shares the details:
What was your wedding theme?
I wanted a rustic DIY wedding with LOTS of yellow and personal touches. The backdrop of our ceremony was made of ribbon so I used that as my theme through out the ceremony/reception.
What was the size & budget of your wedding?
We had 70 guests and my budget was $10,000 (I believe the grand total was $8,500)
Ceremony & Reception Details
At first we contemplated a destination wedding in Mexico… but then I knew that many of my guests could not make it. So, I Chose our location Yarrow Golf Resort in Augusta Michigan. My husband is from Traverse City MI (Way Northern Michigan) and I am from a small town in Central Illinois. This location was a middle point between both our home towns so no one would have to travel 8 hours. The fact that it was NOT in either of our home towns allowed us to keep the guest list to a minimum. The location was perfect because we spent the entire weekend there. All the lodging was on site and it was in the middle of the woods and SO rustic. Plus my husband LOVES golf!
Color Palette & Flowers
Our color palette was Yellow, Grey and White. For the flowers we had a mix of Dahlia’s, Football Mums, and Lisianthus. For the centerpieces I collected white milk glass vases in all shapes and sizes.
Wedding Cake & Favors
I never like the cake at weddings so I opted for an Ice Cream sundae bar and cherry pies on a stick. The Cherry pies on a stick also doubled up as wedding favors.
My dress was Enzoani Blue. It had lace on top and tulle on the bottom. I wore Yellow Nina shoes. The bridesmaids wore yellow J Crew dresses with silver heels. Dan bought the suits for his groomsmen at Perry Ellis. They wore yellow football mums for boutonnieres.
I wanted LOTS of texture. My bouquet was mostly yellow because I wanted it to pop and it had a ribbon streamer hanging down. Ribbon was my theme so I had it everywhere.
How much of your wedding was DIY?
I did almost everything myself. I made ribbon table runners, table numbers, seating chart (in an old window frame), ribbon wands for guests to wave as we walked out, ribbon backdrop and the Yellow “E & D” signs for the ceremony.
What made your wedding unique?
The fact that is was a small intimate group of friends and family. My Dad still raves about how he really got to know all of our friends that he has heard so much about. We invited everyone to the rehearsal dinner so everyone knew each other the day of the wedding. It was like both of our lives really came together and everyone walked away life long friends.
What was your biggest challenge?
Managing all the DIY projects and getting them in place the day before. No one really understood my ‘vision’ until it was complete.
What were your favorite moments?
Driving off in the golf cart for a private moment after the ceremony.
How would you sum up your wedding day?
The best day of my life!
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