Winter Warmers & DIY to Die For
January 30, 2010
This brand spanking new wedding was sent to me by the fabulous
Andana Lima. I fell in love with bride’s beehive, her faux fur coat and all the DIY projects involved in making their day elegant and personal.
The DIY projects behind this wedding included the bouquet made out of black and white fabric, the boutonnieres for the groomsman and mother of the bride, the monograms, the wishbook and all the centerpieces and table decorations. Courtney also added her own beads to underneath her shoes. The custom flops were made by
Thanks to the ever delightful Andana for sharing this weith us. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s fabulous indeed
Andana Lima Photography
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