DIY Wedding of Pinks and Pinwheels

Mar 11 2014

Much thanks to Jennifer Van Elk Photography for sharing Chelsea and Andrew’s pink and blue DIY wedding with us today. Not only is it full of fun twists on tradition, it’s also full of personality, pretty pinks, and handcrafted sweetness. Coffee replaced cocktails at Chelsea and Andrew’s dry wedding while yard games kept guests busy while help converted the ceremony area into a reception.

Donned in lace, a birdcage veil and TOMS shoes, Chelsea made a lovely modern-vintage bride. The bridesmaids wore an array of patterned pinks and instead of flowers, carried large pinwheels. The guys were casually dressed in khakis and wore pinwheel boutonnieres.

There is much to love about Chelsea and Andrew’s DIY wedding and a few favorite highlights include: their DIY ceremony backdrop, their twist on the unity candle tradition, their bunting cake topper, a surprise flash dance from the wedding party and their lavender send-off. Enjoy!

DIY pink and blue wedding

pink bridesmaid dresses and bride in TOMS Shoes

first look outdoor wedding photos

first look wedding photos

vintage bride and bridal party in pink bridesmaid dresses

blue groomsmen tie and pinwheel boutonnieres

wedding party dressed in pink and blue

A Memory and a Heirloom
Chelsea’s lace wrapped bouquet is her grandmother’s wedding dress!

lace bouquet wrap

large pink and white wedding bouquet

pinwheels: alternative to bridesmaid bouquets

father and daughter walking down the aisle

Alternative to the Unity Candle:
Instead of partaking in the unity candle tradition, Chelsea and Andrew performed a unity painting.

 alternative to unity candle: painting ceremony

unity painting as alternative to the unity candle

DIY Ceremony Backdrop
Chelsea and a friend made their ceremony backdrop out of cross stitching frames, yarn, tree limbs, and rocks.

DIY dream catcher ceremony backdrop

 bride and groom coming down the aisle, wedding party skipping down the aisle

outdoor bride and groom

diy wedding pink and blue decor

Quirky Pink and Blue DIY wedding

outdoor reception games

diy lemon and strawberry wedding cake

honeymoon fund jar and wedding card box

first wedding dance

Wedding Party Surprise Flash Dance
The wedding party and a few guests surprised the bride and groom with a flash dance to Beyonce’s, “Until The End of Time”.

wedding party flash dance at reception

wedding party flash dance to Beyonce's "Until the end of Time"

Lavender Send-off

lavender send off

lavender send off

Congratulations Andrew and Chelsea!

 

Credits

Photographer:  Jennifer Van Elk Photography
Floral Designer: Dandelions
Dress Store:David’s Bridal
Makeup Artist:MaNell Hembree
Reception Venue: Muncie Alliance Church
Caterer: OnSiteCaterer.com
Hair Stylist: Redhead Salon
Cake Designer:Under the Sun Bakery
Dress Designer: Vera Wang
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