10 Weddings with DIY Elements That Add a Personal Touch

10 Weddings with DIY Elements That Add a Personal Touch

Making things for your wedding isn’t just for small, rustic ceremonies. With a long enough timeline and the help of loved ones, even the most lavish weddings can feature some DIY touches that fit with any theme or idea. Here are ten weddings of all sizes, budgets, timelines, themes, and levels of DIY that will spark inspiration for anyone wanting to add their own personal style to their wedding.

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Altering or Customizing A Wedding Dress // AMadden Tailoring

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Altering or Customizing A Wedding Dress // AMadden Tailoring

For us lay-people, the mysteries of bridal gown tailoring can seem like pure magic. We sat down with the expert, Amanda Madden of AMadden Tailoring, and we asked her everything we have ever wanted to know about altering, customizing, and creating wedding dresses!

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Six Perks to Online Dress Shopping that Will Eliminate Stress

Six Perks to Online Dress Shopping that Will Eliminate Stress

In the endless sea of wedding planning there’s one thing that has the power to elicit both boundless excitement and nervous dread: the dress, or to be precise, shopping for the dress. While many couples are beginning to realize there are alternatives to traditional dress shopping, like DIY dresses and amazing vintage thrift store finds, brides continue to flock to high-fashion boutiques that speak to eurocentric ideologies of beauty and style. While the traditionalist boutique is certainly an attractive option for some, there are just as many brides looking for another option. There’s a brave new world of bridal gowns out there, one that is entrenched in our reemerging appreciation of the highly skilled craftsperson, and it’s online. 

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Real Couples // Serbian Jazz Wedding: Sofija + Elliot

Real Couples // Serbian Jazz Wedding: Sofija + Elliot

Both my husband and I are jazz musicians; he was born in England and I in Serbia, but the path of jazz led us both to New York where we met for the first time at a jazz club. From the moment we started talking to each other we started falling in love. He is the most courageous and kind person I know. After the second time we actually saw each other, I was flying him out to Europe while I was on tour to have our first date. Everything after that moved quickly like a fairy tale. 

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Real Couples // A Destination Wedding on Loving Day: Lacey + Tiffany

Real Couples // A Destination Wedding on Loving Day: Lacey + Tiffany

The day we got married was June 12, 2015. We met two years before that on June 12, 2013. Through a coworker, we found out that June 12 was actually a day called Loving Day. It is named after the interracial couple, Mildred and Richard Loving, whose case managed to make it to the Supreme Court and legalize interracial marriage in the United States in 1967. It was a no-brainer for us that it would also be the day we decided on forever. 

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Real Couples // Courthouse + Irish Pub + Purdue Wedding: Sarah-Jean + Kent

Real Couples // Courthouse + Irish Pub + Purdue Wedding: Sarah-Jean + Kent

Sarah-Jean and Kent have always been unconventional in their views including how they felt about big weddings. This of course translated into their own wedding where they decided to have a small, intimate ceremony at the courthouse surrounded by their family. Even though the wedding was a small affair, there was still thought behind the details such as the bride’s dress sewn by her mother, the handmade paper bouquet & cupcakes for dessert. Despite several things going absolutely wrong on the wedding day (all day rain, bride’s hair falling flat & walking around a parking garage looking for a misplaced car) everything came together and the celebration of their love was just so right.

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