DIY Wedding in New York
May 26, 2010
Tri State

I don't know about you, but it's about 90 degrees in Boston today so I'm in a little bit of July-like daze this afternoon. But what better to go with the warm air than a wedding that's like a ray of sunshine. A citrus blast on this steamy afternoon. Regardless of the temperature in your neck of the woods you're going to love the colorful DIY wedding. Sent to us by the bride, it's packed full of bright, beautiful flowers, pretty paper, and zesty details. {Click here to see the full adorable affair.}



My goal was to have a beautiful and elegant wedding that was FUN! Yellow is my absolute favorite color and I wanted to incorporate it as much as I could without going overboard. My bridesmaids wore flirty yellow dresses from J.Crew in a bright, vibrant yellow. I had a lot of DIY projects because I am a graphic designer and an art teacher. I designed all my paper goods, from save the dates, invites, table cards, menus, photobooth posters and take away cards and favor tags.  I was all about the details..we had "signature" drinks with names we made up (the marry-me mojito, i-do-tini and the consumate-it cocktail) and all of our seating cards had a fun/silly fact about us on the back. I used lemons and a fun accent, in the floral arrangements and also as table card and drink menu holders.

My design was influenced not only by yellow (believe it or not!) but also by a kind of modern-vintage feel I wanted to convey. My dress & hair had vintage inspiration as well as my design aesthetics. The photobooth was the hit of the night! I designed a poster for the front that had photobooth pics of me and my husband from the last 10 years (we love photobooths, we have pics from the age 17). It was a real vintage one, so you got a nice printed strip. I also had a table tent on each table that I made that told people to visit the photobooth and have fun! We also have an awesome guestbook from it. We had a big wedding (275), and my husband is first generation Italian. The theme of the food was "A lot!" It was a great time.

Vendor Credits: Photography: Denise Crieger Photographer / Flowers: Arcadia Floral / Photobooth: Scrapbook Photobooth / Reception Venue: Glen Island Harbour Club / Cinematography: Scrapbook Films, Danielle Lesovitz, Videographer