Crafty Florida Wedding

DIY Weddings

We love absolutely all kinds of weddings, but we especially adore seeing what a few pairs of crafty hands can throw together on a budget. Not to mention, of course, when these fetes are sent our way directly from the bride. Shot by Dave Lapham, this wedding is filled to brim with ideas for couples on any budget!

A Crafty Florida Wedding

From the bride, Tammie: My vision & goal was to make a beautiful handmade wedding without breaking the bank! I did my research for every little detail and although it was a lot of work, I’d rather work hard and not over spend. You have to find a balance in what is worth spending on and what you can probably make your self. I thrifted a LOT, I went to yard sales, I checked craigslist, I checked the clearance aisle any where I went! I would find things on the road, I would just go and knock on people’s doors to see if I can have something! Yep, I doubled dared myself and it helped me out a lot.

A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida WeddingA Crafty Florida Wedding

Check out their DIY photobooth backdrop!
A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida WeddingA Crafty Florida Wedding

Josh and I got engaged in Paris. I didn’t want the Eiffel tower stamped on everything but I still wanted some of the elements of our engagement in our wedding. I found this gorgeous handmade Eiffel tower at the thrift store for $1.00 and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I made ‘Bride & Groom’ figures out of wood clothespins.

A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida WeddingA Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida Wedding

My step dad and I made the dessert & drink tables out of wood pallets that were free. One day I drove by someone’s house and saw they had a vintage bike outside and knocked on their door and asked them what they were going to do with it, and the owner said to me “I was going to throw it away, if you want it, it’s yours” — sold! A free bike? Thank you! I’ve also been collecting little knick knacks here and there before I got engaged. I never wanted to be that girl who was planning her wedding way before she got engaged but my friend, Danielle had the most gorgeous wedding ever seen! It was a Anthropologie dream wedding, really! Her advice to me was “Get over it, you know you’re going to marry him, be that girl and start collecting things,” so I did. A lot of the details I started collecting cost pennies! Trust me when I say, I really wanted to work with what I found.

A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida WeddingA Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida WeddingA Crafty Florida Wedding

A Crafty Florida Wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Florida):

Wedding Venue: Private residence / Wedding Photographer: Dave Lapham Photography / Wedding desserts: Publix and Sam’s / Officiant: Kirby Alfaro / Ceremony Musicians: Bonnie Whealton and Leo A. Gallego / Wedding Dress: Bespoke / Hair Accessory: made by bride / Bride’s Jewelry: Target / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: H&M and Forever 21 / Groom’s Suit: H&M / Groom’s Shoes: Forever 21 / Groomsmen’s Suits: H&M

  1. Juliet

    amazing wedding! and amazing photographer! :)

  2. Gemma, Betti Confetti photography

    Totally gorgeous. The wallpapered photo-booth is genius! x

  3. Sarah

    This is so lovely! I love seeing such thrifty brides…great inspiration for when my time comes!

  4. Bryan

    what a cool wedding shoot, i love all the little touches, a real homely traditional feel about the whole day

  5. jillian nicole

    So fun that they had a Popcorn machine and Cotton Candy machine!!

  6. Monika (MB Captured)`

    This wedding looks like it was so relaxing and creative. A magical day for sure! Xx

  7. lydia {ever ours}

    sweet sweet details! love the lace detail on her gown too!

  8. Haylee

    Oh my gosh this wedding is amazing.

  9. chesea omega

    i never comment but had to…this wedding is perfection!!!!!! does anyone know where the invitations are from? they’re exactly what i’m looking for
    <3 x

    • Tammie

      Hey Chesea! Thank you for being so sweet! I’m the bride in this wedding :)
      I actually hand painted one and had it printed on my friend Amanda Woodford is an artist and she did our portrait. We worked on it together.
      Here’s her link.

      You can find more details on my wedding on my blog


  10. Hannah @ Sparrow+Spark!

    So gorgeous! Love all the details and especially the Eiffel tower!

  11. Kelly

    Wow!!So talented bride!!All of these are handmade? Woooo!!I love all of these details!!And the last photo is surreal!! Love the idea of the firework!!!

  12. Photography by Benamoz Ltd.

    We loved this little wedding! We featured your link on our ‘vintage’ wedding FB page for the world to see. Thanks!

    Photography by Benamoz Ltd.
    Edmonton Wedding Photography

  13. Michaela Rae

    The picture with the horse and the one of the pies, totally got me. I love this wedding!

  14. Steven Conway

    Beautifl shots of a beautiful wedding. I love the images towards the end of the day, at night, especially where the newly weds walk under the fireworks :) Amazing

  15. Karson

    I love this dress it’s what I’m looking for where is it from?? Who is the designer??

  16. vencanice blanche

    Wow, amazing shoot. All photos are so fantastic, i love her wedding dress. The bride in her wedding dress is so beautiful, she looks like a model. Thanks for sharing!

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