It probably doesn’t surprise you that we crafted, designed, made or sewed everything we could for the big day, and the DIY details are what we want to share with you. But first, won’t you put your feet up, raise your champagne glass and virtually join us for a look back on our big day? (You can also view the video here on Vimeo)
There were so many great things about our day, but the best of all was the love and friendship that surrounded us. New Year’s Eve was on a Monday night, so many of our guests spent the whole weekend in Quebec, enjoying the city and getting to know each other. Most of the guests stayed at the Hotel Clarendon, where our reception was held, so we were constantly running into people we knew in the halls. It was like we had rented one big mansion for all of our closest friends and relatives! It meant so much to have everyone in our favorite city with us, and those who couldn’t travel were certainly there in full spirit.
Now that you are all teary eyed, we can get to the DIY details…
Let’s start off with the dress. My gown came with a very wide and long wrap, with matching bead work on each end. My super-talented mom transformed the wrap into the perfect bolero to keep me warm (and decent) as I made my way down the aisle, complete with beading on the cuffs. She also made my veil.
And then we go to a whole slew of Erin-made paper items…
Escort cards, menus and programs:
And then there were centerpieces and other decorations:
Thanks to our many DIY projects, we were able to keep our wedding costs down, while adding a ton of personal touches and flair. And we’d do it all again if we could!
All professional photos by Jonathan Robert