There is DIY and then there is something more along the lines of DIT – Do It Together. This Orlando affair captured by Eleven Eleven Photography falls right into that happy category with the Bride and Groom crafting their own invitations to working with the design talent of Creative Designs Weddings & Events to come up with a backyard shindig that was so very much them, right down to the vegan brunch. It’s all streamers and balloons and smiles and you can see more of the day right here.
From Annie of Eleven Eleven Photography… Looking for a wedding brimming with DIY details? Shannon’s and Owen’s wedding would be it. Every corner of their venue featured some special project with the couple had worked on in preparation for the wedding. Team their creativity with the talented folks at Creative Designs Weddings & Events, and the end result was an intimate backyard affair that totally honored the couple and their love for each other. The bride and groom poured tons of time and effort into their wedding. The bride, Shannon, started by assembling by hand the couple’s formalwear-adorned cake topper. The venue was brimming with whimsy, from the colorful streamers that were hand-cut by the bride to the mismatched chairs and china. The couple scoured antique and vintage stores for items which they then paired with flowers to make one-of-a-kind centerpieces. When Shannon couldn’t find an affordable headpiece online, she decided to make one herself. By attaching a craft store simple flower to a piece of French netting fabric, she created a beautiful vintage look.
Wanting something more unique than a unity candle, the couple decided to write each other letters the night before the wedding. During the ceremony, they sealed these letters, along with a bottle of wine in a box, to be opened and enjoyed on their fifth anniversary. Catering was also reflective of the couple. A good friend and local restaurateur served a 100% vegan brunch, featuring items such as biscuits and gravy complete with vegan sausage, cinnamon rolls, grits and oatmeal. Rounding out the celebration was a banjo player, who provided simple musical accompaniment for the ceremony and throughout brunch, as well as a caricature artist who gave guests personalized sketches as party favors.
Wedding Photography: Eleven Eleven Photography / Wedding Venue: The Summerlin House At Thornton Park in Orlando, Florida / Floral + Event Design: Creative Designs Weddings & Events / Wedding Cinematography: Dante Vittorelli / Wedding Invitations: Designed by Robots are Friends (The Bride & Groom) / Banjo Entertainment: Forrest Rodgers / Caricature Artist: Caricatures by Guy / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Lower East Side via Payless Shoes / Bride’s Headpiece: DIY