Back for Wedding Wednesday with a guest bride I’ve been looking forward to featuring since I first came across photos her visionary wedding. Today one of my new amies, Rebecca of Renovating Rebecca is sharing her wedding story with us.
Rebecca’s strong eye for design (this girl’s an interior designer) is clearly evident in the gorgeous images captured of her wedding day. Somehow green – such a prevalent, organic, ubiquitous color – just pops off the screen and highlights all of incredible DIY details she styled.
Let’s dive into this emerald affair: here’s Rebecca!
* all photos in this post by White Rabbit Studios
Please share the key details of your Wedding Day:
We got married May 17, 2014 in Mooresville, AL. I would describe our wedding style as a DIY explosion with vintage and historical elements while celebrating the happy future with an abundance of fresh greens and summer sky blues.
My dress was Watters San Francisco. I had a giant bow added to the back of the dress because everything is better with a bow on it! My veil was the worst ultimate DIY project, and took forever to make (see below for more details).
Many people refer to their spouse as their “Best Friend.” Tell us about your friendship with your significant other.
To me, a friend is someone that I can have fun doing nothing with and that I can be in the moment with and just be myself. That’s how it is with my relationship with my husband. No matter what we’re doing, we have fun together: traveling, going to museums, attending wine tastings, or just reading on the couch.
How were friends involved in your wedding planning, or on the actual day?
I knew right away that I wanted to make paper flowers for the wedding. Towards the very beginning of our wedding planning, I visited my bestie in Mississippi. We spent an ENTIRE weekend making paper flowers! By the end of the weekend, we had made over 60 flowers! It was such a time intensive project, but my bestie cheerfully helped out!
Did you DIY or any part of your wedding?
Oh my goodness yes! I made a ton of stuff for the wedding: all the flowers, bouquets and boutonnieres (my husband made those), my veil (for the record, I don’t recommend making your own veil), the invitations, signage, ceremony backdrop, ceremony program, and reception garlands. My favorite project was absolutely the paper flowers! I found all the tutorials for the paper flowers here.
What was your honeymoon destination?
We spent a few days in Venice and then went on a Greek Island cruise. We saw Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Olympia.
Our favorite honeymoon memory was our gondola ride in Venice. I made reservations for a gondola ride because that’s what you do in Venice, right?? I was so excited about the gondola ride, but as soon as we got to the meeting spot it started POURING rain. We had already paid for the gondola, so we couldn’t cancel. We waited about 30 minutes for the rain to clear up and hopped in the gondola as soon as the skies cleared.
Of course, as luck would have it, as soon as we were seated in the gondola it starts pouring again! Our gondola driver (I’m sure driver isn’t the proper term, but I’m not sure what they’re called) parked us under a bridge while we waited for the rain to pass. After about 10 minutes, the rain stopped, the sun came out, and it was a beautiful day! Towards the end of the ride, we were serenaded while drifting down the Grand Canal. My husband said this was the highlight of the trip for him because it started out so terrible but had a great ending.
Rebecca’s Wedding Wisdom:
Some details about my veil: I read several tutorials online and this seemed like a very simple project, but it was not! Due to the shape of the lace, it could not go through the machine and had to be hand sewn. I am not super talented at hand sewing, so this turned out to be VERY tedious. I ended up using a combination of spray glue and sewing to speed the project along. This was the least enjoyable wedding project that I tackled, and the most expensive. For the same price that I spent on the lace, I could have ordered a pre-made veil from overseas and saved myself the headache.
Don’t forget to include tipping in to your wedding budget! I forgot this until a couple weeks before the wedding, and it caused me a bit of panic while I tried to figure out where we were going to get this extra money.
You can tell she poured her heart, and I’m sure many late nights!, into all of the details that make this wedding so pretty. I can’t believe you made all of the paper flowers(!), but what a nice keepsake of the day. Thanks for sharing your wedding, Rebecca! Visit her blog for more of the scoop on Rebecca’s charming emerald wedding day.
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