Finally, the details!! This bride ROCKED OUT the details for her wedding. Every table was perfect, every centerpiece lovely. She put so much care into designing a wedding that reflected their lives, that was both approachable and forever elegant. I am madly in love with this day.  To say the least!

Oh and I have to say, there are a lot of good things about having a wedding in Oregon. But hands down the best reason ever is Cupcake Mama. See for yourself!

DIY real wedding

photography by Jessica Hill

From the lovely bride, Allie…

We incorporated a lot of vintage and antique pieces into our wedidng. Josh and I had many adventures in antiquing during the months before the wedding to procure the 70 or so glass bottles and dozen cake stands that we used for the reception. Along the way, I found some unexpected little bits — like a blue creamer and lovely green tin trays — that were begging to be incorporated into the decor.

DIY real wedding

photography by Jessica Hill

I’m fortunate enough to come from a crafty family, so my mom was a huge help with the multitude of DIY projects I tackled — cake topper birds, escort card board and easel, coat check tags, music CDs with hand-sewn fabric sleeves, welcome bags, designer shoe semi-recreations, flower petal cones, wedding website, etc. I also worked with a number of super-talented artisans (from Etsy and elsewhere) who rocked my clutch, hair flower and jewelry; a letterpress printer who printed our invitations; and the always-amazing Jenna Hein, who did our calligraphy. A few other things were deeply personal gifts from family — like the antique sewing scissors that we used to separate photo booth pictures; my Melissa Sweet wedding gown, a gift from my grandmother; and the card trunk that my grandfather made for me when I was a little girl.