Hampshire House Wedding by Meredith Perdue
November 2, 2011
New England

This Hampshire House soiree by Meredith Perdue is such a fabulous example that DIY can be applied to any party. From barnyard to ballroom, if you have the knack for projects, you can make it work with your wedding. And this lovely bride did just that. From arranging all the flowers to designing all of the paper at the party, this beautiful bride had a hand in making her DIY wedding perfectly timeless and elegant - and it sure turn out gorgeous! Click here for even more pretty!









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From the Bride...From the beginning, our goal was to have a wedding that was special for us, incorporating our own style with things that are meaningful to us. We wanted to make it warm and inviting, while celebrating our different cultures and heritage. As we are both Boston transplants, our families were traveling long distances to share our special day with us.

Many aspects of the wedding were DIY, with a lot of personal touches. We wrote our own vows (which made everyone cry and laugh), Igor played the guitar as I walked down the aisle (this was a surprise to everyone except for me), and I designed and/or printed and assembled all of the paper details, and flowers from Whole Foods. In honor of our upcoming 10 month around-the-world honeymoon, where we would spend the majority of our time in Argentina, we used a personally choreographed version of the tango for our first dance. Given that most of our guests were from out of state, we wanted to incorporate a few New England touches. Our wedding favors were handpicked apples, dipped in caramel and chocolate, from a local apple orchard.

Our venue, a turn of the century mansion in Beacon Hill, overlooks the gorgeous Boston Public Garden. To make sure our wedding memories stayed with us forever, we had guests sign and leave special notes on quilt squares, which my aunt then sewed together and presented us with the final product on our 1 year anniversary. The wedding was so much fun, and passed too quickly. We wanted to make sure we enjoyed our special day, celebrating with close friends and family, while not worrying too much about the details. We did just that, and I wouldn't change a thing about the day.

Venue: Hampshire House / Invitations: Two Yellow Shoes / Flowers: Whole Foods / DJ: DJ Shyne / Wedding Cake: Cakes to Remember / Apple Favors: Shelburne Farm / Wedding Photography: Meredith Perdue