I am such a sucker for a beautiful DIY wedding and the lovely wedding of Kim and Zac from Brooke Schwab Photography is no exception to this rule. The bride, Kim, was an avid reader of Once Wed while planning her wedding, so I was thrilled when she sent over some details for me to share with everyone…
The spirit behind our wedding could be summed up in one word: FUN! We both really wanted a wedding that felt “like us,” which in our case meant lots of personal touches and a joyous, light-hearted, not-too-formal vibe. Some of the elements convey “fun” to me because they set a totally classic party vibe, like balloons, tissue paper pom poms, and cupcakes. And a few other elements, like the photobooth, fun old-time typography, and the popcorn machine, were a bit reminiscent of a carnival or midway. And the birds? Well, I just think birds are fun! The idea of “fun” helped us just as much with figuring out what we didn’t want in the wedding as what we did–if it didn’t seem like it would be fun, we didn’t do it. The day was awesome! And it was captured to perfection by my awesome photographer Brooke Schwab.
Visually, the invitations were the springboard and inspiration for the rest of the wedding. One of my best friends and bridesmaids, Naomi, is a very talented graphic designer. She offered to design the invitations and other paper elements for the wedding and I knew they’d be fabulous. I knew that I wanted something fun in red and aqua, and I was hoping to incorporate birds in the design. Naomi came up with a few ideas and I love the one we chose. Zak and I printed the invitations ourselves on my Gocco.
Thank you again to Brooke for sending in this lovely wedding. And to Kim and Zac for letting us share in your whimsical celebration! It always so fun to see how people take ideas and inspiration found in the blog world and make them their own.