Working on an $11,000 budget (which actually ended up being $8500), the bride really had to look for creative ways to get a lot of bang for her buck…which of course, included fun DIY projects that Stephanie enlisted her friends and family to help out with . Wait until you hear about all of the little details that she crafted!

leah's real wedding

photography by Stephanie Rae Hull of Centric Photography (so fab by the way)

From Leah…

As for decor and DIY, I am so very thankful to you for many of my realisations. One of our two¬† wedding favours was a twist on your hot cocoa DIY winner: I handmade it in my style, and filled the vintage inspired bag with cocoa and home baked (thanks mom) cookies using my grandma’s famous shortbread recipe that I printed out and put inside in memory of what a wonderful lady she was!

We also had a great mixed CD made by Michael, using an awesome kit from The MOMA design store that made them look like vintage vinyl records. Our invitations were gocco printed by Lori Ming– another featured designer on your site. She was sweet enough to let me tinker a bit with her terrifically stylish design. Our save the dates set the tone with a vintage feel: we used pastel coloured library cards and holders, and typed them up on a 1936 corona.

Here are some pics of the DIY…

leah's real wedding

Even more to come!