This adorable wedding screams spring and since I love spring, I was instantly attracted to it! In fact, it made me think of an Easter basket! The couple infused a rainbow of spring colors through out the event and used different colors of tulips for their centerpieces. Tulips are my absolute favorite and I only hold a grudge with them because they only come out once a year for a very short time. The whole event really was a family affair and the couple did a lot of things themselves. The wedding was held at the Bride’s parents home and several people pitched in to get everything set up! The couple actually met online, so it is true what they say, you can meet the love of your life from the comfort of your computer screen! Sarah of Sarah Christine Photography was there to capture all the colorful details! I asked Carrie- the Bride- the give us the inside scoop on her big day!
Most of the preparation before the wedding was done by my mother and I. I researched many ideas on wedding websites and in magazines. I had a budget which is needed for all brides so you have perspective, but most importantly I wanted it to be unique and have fun details. If I needed to spend more on something I did. I never deprived myself but stayed reasonable. I had always wanted to get married at my parent’s house outside in Monument,CO facing the front range mountains. I do believe if there is something you have always wished for go for it because it makes your day.
A few days before the wedding and the actual day it was a family and friends affair. Everyone pitched in and helped which makes memories.
I didn’t want specific colors. I wanted it to be summer-like. My father has a green thumb so I told him the idea for the centerpieces and he made the containers(dryer vents/pipes cut in half and painted) to grow the grass about 1 week prior to the wedding after having a run through months before in his green house. Then we ordered about 400-500 multi-colored tulips from Sam’s Club which was very affordable. I was never going to be happy with a professional florist especially with the prices. They arrived on Thursday morning and we put them in water and on Friday we made my bouquet and the day of the wedding we set up the tables by placing tulips in the grass. It was very simple.
We had a great family oriented and personable DJ, Marc from Born to Boogie from Colorado Springs. He had done my little sister’s wedding and he added great touches.
Another thing we did was I wasn’t interested in games at my bridal shower so we made tissue paper flower’s that we used for decorating at the wedding. Martha Stewart and my mother taught all us younger folk how to do. It was a great activity during the shower and we all got to talk and share w/o the same ole games.
My whole life I had a type of cake for my Birthday that was a family (Grandma’s) recipe and I wanted it for my wedding cake. I found a wedding cake maker who I gave the recipe to and she made it. It was so special for all of us who had it over the years. It made me feel like my grandmother was their even though she had passed.
Sarah the photographer was awesome and very helpful. She took great photos and helped with our make-shift photo booth. We had props for everyone to wear and then I had bought a photo printer and a young helper printed all the pics and put their photos in a frame that I bought on the Knot. Everyone got to take their own photo home for a memory of the evening.
The bottom line is try to make it personal and you will be so happy with it all. To make it personal you don’t have to spend that much money and try to make the time to DIY. DIY doesn’t mean you are cheap, it will make you excited for all of your effort.
Thank you so much Carrie for sharing the story of your wedding! Congratulations to you and Drew!
Images submitted via Two Bright Lights.