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DIY Lace Seating Chart Display

We’re beaming with glee from the overwhelming response to the DIY Contest. There were so many great entries that we couldn’t just pick a few, so we extended the selection to 50 (and counting) DIY projects. We’re still going through submissions! To replenish your thirst for real wedding features, we will continue to share our favorite weddings and design shoots in between the DIY sessions. We will be sharing our selected entries in the order they were submitted. First up is a project sent by Rhiannon, who made a seating chart display made out of discarded wood and vintage lace.

 wedding escort cards calligraphy hand written
 clothespins for wedding escort cards

What you’ll need:
- stained vintage wood scraps or pieces (I used pieces of wood from an old discarded skid)
- evenly cut pieces of starched lace (I used ivory colored lace with minimal stretch)
- a glue gun
- fabric scissors
- mini wood clothespins
- wood spray paint
- patterned paper punch
- mini shipping tags (from Staples)
- colored marker for writing names and table numbers

 stand for wedding escort cards
 lace and card stand for wedding placecards
 wedding place card stand with DIY wedding escort cards

Step 1: Depending on the desired size of your structure, draw a sketch of how you would like it to look and ‘feel’ (I wanted something small and simple). Once you’ve visualized and drawn your structure on paper you can cut your wood pieces to your liking prior to assembling the pieces together. My handy neighbor cut my wood and then drilled the pieces of wood together for me.

Step 2: Glue gun one end of a piece of lace to the back top of one side of the structure. Pull it across to the other side and fasten the other end with more glue (you will want the piece of lace to be tightly pulled so that the clothes pegs won’t weight the tops of the lace down). The more starched your pieces of lace are, the better. I used a simple water and cornstarch mixture to stiffen up my lace.

Step 3: Continue gluing strips of lace across the entire structure until you have covered the width from top to bottom. You could also glue to pieces from bottom to top as opposed to left to right, which is the way I opted to make mine.

Step 4: Place clothes pins on the edge of a shoe or cardboard box and place box over a newspaper-covered area. Spray the clothes pegs from all angles with spray paint in desired color. Let dry before removing from the box.

Step 5: White the clothes pins are drying, start punching the edges of the shipping tags with desired shape and design punch. I used an eyelet pattern cutter by Martha. Handwrite guest names and table numbers on each tag. Arrange tags along pieces of lace fastening with the spray painted clothes pins (which will be dry of course!)

Step 6: Set up the seating chart up at your reception venue next to some vintage birdcages and a dreamy floral concoction and watch guests oh and ah over the creative way of displaying their seats!

Vintage Barn Wedding

Today is the official kickoff for our DIY Contest, and there are so many entries to share! To warm you up for the DIY Festival, I’d like to share this wedding sent by Sharon of Sharon Taylor Designs. This Missouri wedding is the epitome of a DIY wedding done right. Hannah and Evan chose The Loft at Keith Farms in Ash Grove as the perfect backdrop for their vintage countryside wedding.

 rustic missouri wedding

A little bit from Sharon, the designer behind it all: “This sweet countryside wedding could not have touched me more. I was fortunate to have worked closely with my cousin, Laura Key. We worked together through out this last year year and frequented many garage sales and even trash piles…(yes, we do that on occasion). She and her husband, Brett poured more love and labor into this wedding than I have ever seen before on such an event – Brett hauled their family piano all the way to Ash Grove for the ceremony so that their oldest daughter, Chloe, could play at Hanna’s wedding – her sister. A labor of love by all the family! It was SWEET. Made me cry, laugh, and dance with a happy heart. “

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Wedding Vendors (Ash Grove, MO):

Venue: The Loft at Keith Farms / Wedding planner: Sharon Taylor Designs / Wedding coordination: Bringing it Together Events / Florist: Lonie Mae, Schaffitzel’s Flowers / Photographer: Chase Heilman Photography / Bridesmaid dresses: Anthropologie / Flower girl dresses: Polly Hawkins (Bride’s grandmother) / DJ: Nick Keith / Catering: DIY by bride’s family / Wedding Cake: Anna Cavvelin

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Travel-Inspired Wedding

This wedding is a fresh mix of modern and vintage details. Nicole and Daniel are both flight attendants, so it was only fitting to have a travel inspired mood. Their take on a travel-inspired wedding is one of my favorites – I love their details! Big thanks to Jordana of Hazelnut Photography for sharing this sweet wedding with us!

 travel themed wedding

From Jordana of Hazelnut Photography : Nicole & Daniel shared a love for travel. So much so that they came to the same career. They are both flight attendants and met when Daniel filled in for another attendant on a trip to Mexico. They spent a fantastic evening together in Mexico and haven’t left each others’ side since then. After each other, travel remains their second love. They infused this love into every part of their wedding… custom baggage tags served as escort cards, travel books & maps adorned every table, vintage postcards of their favorite destinations made up a guestbook and airport codes took the place of table numbers. All of the paper goods were a DIY labor of love, as were the centerpieces and escort cards.

 plane travel wedding
 succulents modern boutonniere
 succulents filler wildflower bouquet

Nicole chose to wear her mothers’ wedding dress, her grandmothers’ fur stole for the reception and her great-grandmothers’ brooch on the back of the dress. They wanted the day to be easy, fun and full of laughter. The ceremony was one of the most heartfelt and hysterical weddings I’ve ever heard. They were so excited they kissed three times throughout the ceremony, then giggled hysterically. In between tears of joy, there was so much laughter. Exactly what they wanted to have.

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 vintage travel theme wedding
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Wedding Vendors (Long Beach, CA):
Photography: Hazelnut Photography / Coordinator: Uyen Nguyen, Sassy Girl Weddings / Florist: Sweet Peas Floral Design / Caterer: Thank Goodness It’s Sofia / Venue: Museum of Latin American Art / Photobooth: Southern California Party Booths / Cupcakes: Yummy Cupcakes / Wedding Dress: Vintage

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