We had a very untraditional wedding by most standards. The whole wedding
celebration was spread out over the course of the month in fact. We had a very intimate,
immediate family only wedding and dinner one weekend followed by a big friends
and family party the next. Then the two of us swept ourselves down to the
tropics for weeks in paradise! It was wonderful.
This was a VERY diy, low budget wedding because we were paying for everything
ourselves, so we had to make the most of what we had and really focus in on
what we wanted. I’d say we did just that.
knew we had to prioritize what we wanted. The most important things for me were
to have a pretty dress, have a sparkly brooch bouquet that I made, and to have
a fantastic and long honeymoon. I got all three!
weddings then I will ever remember, so we were quite fortunate to be able to not
need a lot of planning or wedding coordinator services, as I was more than
qualified to handle things.
this can still happen:
it? Thankfully the skies emptied out early and we were able to carry on our
wedding ways. No amount of rain or clouds was going to damper my sparkles!
several sizes adhered to them. I wish I could have captured how absolutely dazzling
they were when the light hit them.
seen them on Etsy ages ago, and absolutely fell in love with them. I knew I had
to have one. I set out to make my own, and over the course of a year I
collected and gathered rhinestone brooches, pins and earrings. I had well over
100 different pins and brooches on the bouquet. And it was HEAVY -but completely
Here is a shot someone took of it with the flash on, isn’t it sparkly?
like me to have me make them one, let me know. I’ve already had a few girls ask
me if I would be interested in making them one for their weddings. I’m even debating
taking custom orders on Etsy for them. It was so much fun to make, even though
it was incredibly time consuming. I was in my element! Maybe I’ll make a
tutorial…let me know if you are interested.
complete without shoes! I had a different dress for the dinner reception, but I
still got to wear my sparkly heels. Check out these beauties:
my nails at dinner:
party the second weekend? Well, I did my nails for that party of course. I went
with purple, and more AB Swarovski crystals:
and Christina from The Bubbly
Brunette for guest posting and sharing their beautiful nail art on the blog
while I was away. It was such an honor to have you both share your talents with
myself and my readers. Thank you both so much!
and supports me here on this blog. I am so fortunate to be surrounded by lovely
readers and followers, thank you!
PS – if you would like your own pair made, CLICK HERE to go to my shop on Etsy. From there you can message me or hit the “request custom order” button on the left. I look forward to hearing what you have in mind! The sky is the limit!