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My Best Friend's Wedding

Thursday, October 9

Photo Credit: Trevor Allen
I promised to share all of the DIYs my best friend and I created for her wedding back in August but the day of the wedding was a whirlwind and I didn’t get a single picture of everything in place! I had to wait for the professional photos to arrive from their amazing photographer, Trevor Allen. Seriously, if you need a wedding photographer – he’s AMAZING. In the weeks and months leading up to the wedding, Erica and I designed their wedding invitation suite, and created a windswept backdrop for the ceremony, a nature-inspired place card situation, and a classic wedding sign.


The invitation suite included the invitation itself, a card with hotel information, an RSVP card, and for some, an invitation to the rehearsal dinner. 

Erica scoured the interwebs for invitation ideas she liked and we combined her favourites into one typographic invite. It took us AGES to find the right font (It’s Josephine Sans for the regular type & Meddon for the script, if you’re interested), but once we did, things really came together. 

We created each one in Photoshop and sized them so they would stack nicely. Our colour palette was a simple and classic black, white, and kraft. 


I actually stumbled on this backdrop idea a few months earlier via Style Me Pretty

Photo Credit: Trevor Allen

Our version was a slight variation on the original and was super easy to make. If you can believe it, that's actually wax paper! We cut it into triangles, formed cones, and literally stapled each one to the string. It doesn't get much easier. Then, we tied them all to a branch Erica found in her mom's backyard and a backdrop was born.

Photo Credit: Trevor Allen
It was a bit breezy on their wedding day, so one thing we didn't account for was how much the strands would blow in the wind! At multiple points, the pastor actually tucked them under his arm because they kept blowing into the bride and groom - pretty funny.


These were a Pinterest find and I couldn't believe how perfectly suited to Erica they were when I spotted them. Little green leaves inscribed with names and table numbers. 

Photo Credit: Trevor Allen

Erica grabbed a bunch of leaves from a tree in her mom's yard and I used a copper Sharpie to write everyone's name and table number. Then, with the help of our friend, Heather, we pinned them all to a piece of cork board wrapped in navy fabric, using pins that Erica had spray-painted copper. Simple but beautiful.


Lastly, the wedding sign. Sadly, I don't have any photos of this in place but you can see it below with my fellow bridesmaid and friend, the always lovely Heather (you toured her apartment here). 

Erica picked up the pieces of wood at Michael's, we stained them with some stain I had on hand (Minwax Provincial), we glued the pieces together with gorilla glue, and I painted the word 'Wedding' on it using white acrylic paint. Due to the oil-based nature of the stain, it took probably 7-8 coats of white before the stain stopped bleeding through. It was worth it though - a simple but pretty way to direct guests towards the ceremony location. 

And now, a gratutious bridesmaid shot, just because I love it so much:

Photo Credit: Trevor Allen
And those are our DIYs! It was such a beautiful and fun wedding - I'm so glad I got to be a part of it. And just to give you a taste of what the night was like, I'll leave you with the slow-motion photobooth Trevor did for Erica & Anthony. SO. MUCH. FUN.


  1. What a beautiful wedding! Love all your DIY's, especially the placecards. And that video was so fun - it captivated me to the end. (loved the music too!)

    1. Thanks V! I swear, I've watched that video so many times. It really captures the spirit of the wedding!


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