We love it when a couple puts their DIY skills to the test, crafting decor details for their big day.
Here are just a few of our favourites from recent real life weddings, guaranteed to provide you with some inspo:
Emily Grocott + Nathaniel Wedderburn
Planning their elegant wedding at Hopetoun House, Emily had her heard set on a s’mores table, like the ones she’d spied on Pinterest.
She couldn’t find any biscuits that tastes close enough to Graham crackers so she baked her own! Then she designed the container for the s’mores burners and set it all up on a tall white dresser for her guests to enjoy!
Alison Elrick + Alex Gray
Images | Fairytale Asylum Photography
It was DIY all the way when Alison and Alex tied the knot at Cortes House. The couple’s friends and families mucked in to transform their marquee venue with homemade place cards, menu holders and a table plan.
Alison’s mum recycled clothes and bedding to make bunting and fashioned all the heart decorations for the gardens and grounds.
She also made the post box while Alison’s dad cut tree slices and built signs. Even the super-cute mini bride and groom cake topper were crocheted by Alison’s sister Lisa.
Lindsay Jarvie + Ryan McFadyen
Images | Crieff Photography
Lindsay and Ryan married at Comrie Croft and made the blank canvas venue totally their own with DIY details aplenty! Ryan wanted them to ask every guest what their favourite animal was and then the creative bride spent the month before the wedding drawing them onto the panelling behind where they were getting married!
On top of that her mum made over 200 metres of bunting, painted jars gold and did all the flowers. Lindsay’s dad built the screens, boards and even a donut wall!
Linzi Walker + Greg Ure
Images | Donna Murray Photography
Crafty bride Linzi made so many details for her wedding to Greg at Aswanley, using pine cones and hints of tartan for their classy celebration with a Scottish twist.
She made her own trio strings of pearls for the chair backings and Polaroid seat reservations for the first few rows. She also watched a few calligraphy tutorials and then set about writing all the place settings. Talk about commitment!
Sarah Dennis + Gary Cairns
Images | Tracy Gow Photography
Sarah and Gary wed at Balmule House, bringing a touch of Sarah’s native west coast of America to their Fife countryside venue. Sarah made all the centrepieces and decor details to reflect their agricultural background using milk churns an apple carts. She even hand-tied all the bridesmaids’ bouquets, arranging each one slightly differently to reflect each girl’s personality.
Not to be out-done by his creative bride, Gary used his 3D printer to create individual names for the guests’ place settings.