Justin and Annie were married at the groom’s mother’s house. They didn’t have a massive budget for their wedding, just $5000, but made it go really far by DIYing a lot of things including all the reception décor and props. They wanted their day to have a lovebirds theme but with references to the other things that they enjoy, namely Doctor Who!
“Our wedding was homemade and we tried to have lovebirds as a recurring theme as I have a lovebirds tattoo”, began Annie. “We also wanted to include other things we loved such as the tardis from Doctor Who on the cake, the photo set-up, the zombie cake, and even the Star Wars lightsaber cake cutters! We really focused in the small details.”
“We try to do everything differently to fight conformity. We knew we needed things like invites and a cake, but we wanted to do them our way! I researched for eight months to come up with my book design for our invitations. They were by far the biggest, but most fun, project for our wedding. We also did things on a limited budget and so that pushed us to find different options. Our yarn wrapped and painted vases were all recycled from our home and neighbors homes.”
“Even though the wedding was outdoors I didn’t want to do BBQ or for it to be too casual”, she continued. “We ordered our own plates and silverware from a restaurant warehouse to save money and to get the right vibe with the family style option our caterer gave us.”
“I loved to see in how everything came together”, she concluded. “My childhood friend (Julie) threw in her photography package as a gift to us. One of Justin’s sisters and my aunt gave us our wedding cake, another of his sisters gave us the DJ, and his third sister helped run the set-up on the day. His mom also spent a lot of time with her own projects and reading hundreds of my spontaneous overwhelming midnight emails.”