I am really picky when it comes to the DIY projects that we feature on SMP. I want them to be chic, sweet and sophisticated, clean and modern…all together lovely to look at. I don’t want them to seem terribly homemade but I do want them to have that lovely handmade charm that the right projects always have.

That is why I love the DIY ideas that we featured earlier today, and why I love the wedding that we are featuring right now!

mary kevin real wedding

images by Carrie Mccluskey

From the bride…

In true Style Me Pretty fashion, much of our wedding was do-it-yourself.

We made our favors, which were kraft boxes filled with salt water taffy from my most favorite sweet shop…Marini’s at the beach in Santa Cruz.  We tied the boxes with brown and white baker’s twine and a tag that we made using a custom rubber stamp and white tags that you can purchase at any office supply store. (We will have the full DIY instructions for these at the end of the day!)

My mom also participated in the diy fun…she made the beautiful champagne colored silk shantung runners that were used on the dining tables!  i also collected different milk glass pieces over the year that we were planning our wedding and we used them to present the cake and the various baked goods/sweets that we had sent from another favorite place, Miette patisserie here in San Francisco.

More to come!