DIY Wedding of Pinks and Pinwheels

Categories Real Weddings

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!



Photographer:  Jennifer Van Elk Photography
Floral Designer: Dandelions
Dress Store:David’s Bridal
Makeup Artist:MaNell Hembree
Reception Venue: Muncie Alliance Church
Hair Stylist: Redhead Salon
Cake Designer:Under the Sun Bakery
Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Color Monday: Spring Wedding Colors

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Giveaway alert: Win $150 Shopping Spree at MagnetStreet. Enter spree on Facebook thru 3/13/14.

Offering a respite from this long and cold Midwest winter is this fresh and pretty palette of pastels. Warmer weather really is on its way and with that–spring weddings and colors! Whimsical by nature, be inspired by this eclectic scheme of soft pinks, peaches, yellows, greens and blues. Pastels play so nicely together and will look great planted throughout your wedding–from your bouquet, to your attire, décor, and invitation suite. A few ideas for a spring wedding include a bridal party dressed in mix and match pastel dresses, a pastel wedding cake, a bouquet of blush colored blooms, and delicious cocktails with lavender sprigs.


Spring wedding colors, ideas + pastel invitation from MagnetStreet

Featured Invitation: Forever & Ever Vertical Foldover Pocket Wedding Invitation

Stationery Suite Details

Soft yet bold and romantic, Forever & Ever is a contemporary choice for a spring wedding. Characterizing this modern wedding invitation design are multi-colored diagonal pastel stripes and a large ampersand as its signature graphic. Fun hearts and flourishes flow to each piece in this whimsical design suite. Easily personalized in any colors, Forever & Ever is a lovely option for less formal wedding styles. See the suite personalized in this pastel wedding color scheme.

Love these colors? Click the palette below to:

  • save them as your own
  • browse other stationery designs in them
  • create free wedding artwork with them

Pink, Peach, Butter Yellow, Tea Green and Sky Blue--custom color palette from MagnetStreet

With permission to use their photography, much thanks to …

Flowers by Abi Q {via Ruffled}
Cake via Sweetapolita
Bridesmaids by VM Photography {via Queensland Brides}
Couple by Janelle Photography {via The Pretty Blog}
Drinks by Simply Bloom {via Style Me Pretty}



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Color Monday: Romantic Italian Destination Wedding

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Many couples dream of a destination wedding–especially in a far off, romantic place like Tuscany, Italy. Imagine saying your vows in such a beautiful, cultural place. Every day would be a magical dream filled with rolling hills, Tuscan wine, fine art, and lovely people. In today’s Color Monday inspiration, we let the rich colors of the Italian Renaissance period be our guide in choosing the colors for an upscaled rustic dream destination. We’re in love–with an Italian destination and this rich, romantic color scheme.

Featured: Lace Country Square Wedding Invitation

European destination wedding inspiration and Wedding Invitation from MagnetStreet


Suite Details

Personalized to set the tone for an Italian destination wedding is Lace Country Square Wedding Invitation- an design that resonates with an upscaled rustic look. Soft and artistic, the Lace Country design can be easily personalized in any color scheme. Browse the entire Design Suite.


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Visit the Color Boutique to share and shop with them–plus more!


Wine, Pink, Charcoal and Silver Color Palette from MagnetStreet



Photo Credits

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Photos by Simply Bloom Photography {via Elizabeth Anne Designs}

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Color Monday: My Funny Valentine

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Friday is Valentine’s Day! Have you got special plans for your sweetie–perhaps something big and grande like a weekend getaway or something low-key and simple, like a decorated box of DIY date night coupons? Both sound good to me!

We’re especially sweet on pink and red–a sweet yet sexy color palette that’s perfect for a February or Valentine’s Day wedding. And, integrating peach into the scheme further adds to the romantic look and feel. Having a winter wedding? Here’s are four areas where you can add Cupid’s colors into your wedding look…

4 Pink and Red Wedding Decor Ideas

1. Have your bridesmaids don pink & red mix-match dresses.
2. Pick pink and red florals–from eclectic bouquets to lively centerpieces.
3. Go with pink and red bow ties & boutonnieres for the guys!
4. Think pink and red favor boxes & favor tags to complete your suite & overall look.

February wedding colors and inspiration from MagnetStreet


Suite Details

Forever & Ever is the Half-fold Wedding Program personalized in scarlet red, carnation pink and peach palette above. Check out the whole Design Suite–it’s adorable, contemporary and fun!


Play in the Color Boutique 

Love these colors? Know yours? Create some *free artwork* to share with your sweetie for Valentine’s Day! Choose from lots of designs & personalize your own!

free custom wedding artwork from MagnetStreet


pink, red and peach color palette


Photo Credits
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Photography by Lauren Kinsey {via Belle the Magazine}

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