DIY Alabama Wedding by Sloan Photographers
September 15, 2010

There are DIY inspired weddings and then there are weddings like this, completely hand-crafted affairs where family and friends come together with the bride and groom to build a truly memorable affair. Sent to us by Sloan Photographers, this Alabama couple left no crafting stone unturned and the result is pure heart-melting magic. See the rest of the crafty goodness in the gallery.

DIY Wedding

DIY Wedding 1

DIY Wedding 2

DIY Wedding 3

DIY Wedding 4

see all of the DIY details here!

Some of the details and DIY tidbits from the Bride:

Bridesmaid dresses: they all got them themselves. I gave them examples and a color palette to choose from and they went for it! They either shopped at Urban Outfitters, or

Bridesmaid flowers (belts and hair accessories): Made by Me! Got all the fabric from leftovers I've had or took trips to my favorite store "Hancock Fabrics".

Bridesmaid flowers and my bouquet: the girls flowers were made out of fake flowers I put together from the dollar store. 3 stems per girl+9=$27. My bouquet was made from flowers leaves from Michaels and Anthropology knobs (on sale of course!)

Grooms men "flower pin": made of fabric and Anthro flower knobs!

Decor: THRIFT SHOPPIIIING! Random thrift stores, but the most popular- "American Thrift Store" Literally got everything from here, table settings, chandeliers that we spray painted, some table linens, even some fabric scraps I used to make flower decor.  Instead of using your usual flowers, which by the way cause a fortune and a half! I resorted to Moss. Which I got some at the dollar store,Walmart, and hobby lobby.

Catering: Mrs. Pat a dear family friend and Robbie's second mom, was the chief chef for the rehearsal dinner and reception. We had family help with the food, from cutting vegetables to cooking the meat! Kadie Ballentine and Angie Grace (sister and cousin) made alllll the deserts! Cupcakes and those chocolate creme cheese balls were Kadie's specialty. The cakes were catered by Angie Grace! (She really is a caterer!)

Walls and door: built by Robbie's dad, Robbie (the groom) and myself.  And everything else was pretty much me and my bridesmaids!

Photography: Matt + Angie Sloan of Sloan Photographers / Venue: Briarfield Ironworks Park Montevallo, Alabama / Dress: Augusta Jones / Groom's Suit: J. Crew / Bridesmaids Dresses: Urban Outfitters and Lulus / Cakes: Angie Grace / Chairs and table linens: Party Time Rentals