Handmade Amber Springs Wedding

DIY Weddings

When we saw this wedding sent over by Half Orange Photography, the first thing that caught our eye was how crafty the bride was — from the string art sign of the couple’s name to the coffee filter altar backdrop, bride Nikki was an expert in finding low-budget projects with high impact effects. Read on for her inspiration and some great advice for you brides planning your own DIY wedding:

bride and groom outdoors

pink bouquets with succulentsgold wedding shoes

From the bride, Nikki: My vision for the day was one that was relaxed and fun, with a hint of rustic whimsy, and a mix of modern and traditional. My main inspiration for these projects came from hours of studying the visual displays at Anthropologie and of course, wedding blogs! The project I was most excited to make was the “Nikki & Derek” made of nails and yarn, which is now hanging in our home! The area I was the most stumped on was the ceremony decor, until I came across a blog post that reminded me of an Anthropologie display made of coffee filters. It was everything I wanted in a project: inexpensive, easy and high impact! Lastly, when Derek proposed, he used big wooden letters to spell out “Marry Me,” and I really wanted to incorporate those somehow. A fresh coat of paint to match the wedding colors, and on the stage they went! It was a perfect centerpiece for the dance floor.

string art sign

coffee filter decorpink white invitations

pink string art

grooms succulent boutonnieres

succulent pink bouquetwhite table number frames

bride holding bouquet

pink marry me sign

pink bridesmaids bouquetwrapped floral arrangements

pink bridesmaids dresses

chocolate mini cupcakesbride and groom outdoors

coffee filter decor diy

My first piece of advice to future brides is to create a list of projects, and then prioritize the most important to you. You won’t get to do everything on your to-do list, but if you select a handful to focus on, it will prevent you from having a ton of half-finished projects. My second piece of advice is to delegate. Trust your friends and family! They likely have talents that you never knew existed. Most importantly, keep your groom involved. Find out what aspects of the wedding mean a lot to him and let him handle those. It’s a good reminder that you know the wedding is about him too, and you have delegated tasks to lighten your load. It’s a win-win! Above all, soak up every minute of your day. It’s true what they say, it will be over before you know it!

bride and groom chairs

string wrapped bottlespink paper lanterns

simple floral centerpieces

white succulent cakeswooden cake toppers

rustic indoor receptions

vintage pink centerpiecesnewlyweds first dance


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Wedding Vendors (Montgomery, TX):

Wedding Venue: Stonebrook Hall at Amber Springs / Wedding Photographer: Half Orange Photography / Wedding Flowers: HEB Blooms / Wedding Dress: Enzoani / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alexia Designs / Wedding Cake: Kristin Spicer / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Program Designer: Haley McMichael / DJ: Klentzman Entertainment / Videographer: Simmons Visual Arts

16 comments
  1. elizabeth

    so pretty! i really love her flowers and the “Nikki & Derek” sign. what a great idea. maybe thats something i can do as wedding a gift for future brides to use at their wedding and/or home decor. love it!

  2. Shayla

    The flowers are just so delicate and perfect! Were the bouquets also done by HEB Blooms?

  3. Koru Kate {Koru Wedding}

    Darling wedding! The flowers are gorgeous & the coffee filter backdrop is amazing!

  4. Colorado Springs Wedding Florist

    Great job on all the diy projects, the wedding is beautiful! I especially love the groom’s succulent bout.

  5. Courtney

    What a pretty bride! I love the reception room with all it’s little details. And the florals are perfect!

  6. Simply Peachy

    Oh wow. I love everything about this wedding! Simply gorgeous!

  7. chicago wedding photography

    Indeed…the flowers were what drew us into this wedding : D

  8. Kate Breuer

    Wow, really beautiful! The nail board DIY is really cute!

    And I totally love thte flowers!

    Love, Kate

  9. Mrs Average Bride

    Wow. I love all the handmade details.

  10. Daffodil Waves

    Such a gorgeous wedding the items which are hand made are so sweet! Definately my kind of wedding x

  11. Wedding Photography

    truly such a great job! you have a golden hands and the beautiful flowers gives a extra impacts.

  12. ohmagada

    what a beautiful wedding! congratulations!!

  13. ohmagada

    what a beautiful wedding! congratulations!!

  14. Calie Rose

    Love the yarn heart…so cute! Adore the succulents on their cake, the grooms succulent boutonniere, the gold shoes, lanterns, the gorgeous bridal bouquet…so many very pretty details!

  15. Heather

    What a pretty wedding! Who made the cake topper? I absolutely love it!

  16. John

    Yeah its great to see a wedding were so much thought has gone into make their wedding so unique with all the attention to detail and handmade items… great stuff !!

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