Holga, Music & Diy A-Plenty

April 22, 2010

Oh how I love a holga-photographed wedding! I can’t help but applaud a couple who take the risk with such a camera…I tried my hand at holga photography a while back and promptly gave up!

Katie & Kevin had a perfectly personal diy wedding. Katie loves crafting and so made everything, and I mean everything, herself. One of my favourite bits had to be the hand-dyed coffee filters used as hanging paper ‘flowers’. She also made the felt bouquet and the groomsmen’s custom cuff links herself too!

A Graphic designer by day, she did all the graphics on her invitations, save the dates, bridesmaid guide and rehearsal dinner invitations herself. They also included a CD gift with all her escort cards for guests to find their tables. It was a mix of love songs that her and Kevin had DJRJ play at the wedding. She handmade the table settings including tin can candle holders and framed menus.

The couple set out lots of fun activities to keep their guests entertained – lawn games, dancing and bubbles! The cake bar contained a mix of cupcakes and cookies the guests could bag and take with them and each guest got a birdseed gift and a bag block printed with LOVE! filled with bird seed to throw at their exit.

Thanks for Katherine for sharing this ridiculously awesome wedding with us

Credit: Katherine O’Brien Photography

Note: As a religious and personal statement of conscience, Rev. Galaher will no longer sign marriage licenses until same sex couples as well as heterosexual couples can legally marry. This simply means that, until that time, couples who are married by Rev. Galaher in religious ceremony will need to have a civic official sign the license.


  1. Can’t beat a gorgeous wedding in Suffolk! My favourite place!
    I love all the little details – the cake and the stationery are very cute!!
    And that bouquet too!! I love that all of the flowers aren’t ‘matchy-matchy’, that can get boring sometimes! I love flowers, and I like to see lots of variety!


  2. emma

    What a great choice of fabrics for the dresses and I love the vintage style as well. The flower girls’ dresses actually reminded me of a dress I made for a friend of mine two years ago but this model is really brilliant. A few days ago I discovered a great fabric store here in my native Toronto called King Textiles that offers the world’s finest fabrics and I always go there when somebody asks me to make a dress or other decorations for them. And I have to say the dress in the picture is a great inspiration for me to improve my older pieces and to create a new one from the fabrics I buy in that shop. 🙂

  3. terri

    Beautiful wedding! This bride has such a gorgeous dress!! Would love to know where the stationery is from? Love the vintage styling! 🙂


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