As promised, I’m here to share Ian and Cara’s stunning handmade wedding with you. Not only was the location picture perfect (The Gardens of Bammel Lane), but Cara’s choice of handmade items and natural elements set the tone for the entire night with everything from handmade fan programs, to centerpieces, to whimsical wildflower bridesmaid bouquets. You’ll even see the simple DIY succulent cake topper that I made from this sneak peek.
We made the gold mason jar centerpieces by taping off the bottom and spray painting them with gold metallic spray paint.
To make the succlent cake, I bought mini succulents and cut them down to the bloom, then placed them on top on a group of three on top of a homemade vanilla and nutella cake. It’s a really inexpensive alternative!
Because Houston summers can be pretty unforgiving with heat, they printed their programs on these colorful heart fans for guests!
styling by Bunny and Bells, photography by Laura Burton, wedding location The Gardens of Bammel Lane, Houston, TX, handmade fabric garland by Ashley Meaders, wedding cake by Sugar & Cloth
I learned a few things first-hand this week, including: rugs are actually a little yellower in real life than they are on Overstock.com, spray-painting textured terracotta planters is harder than it sounds, and lastly, never go on live television without test-driving your scissors first. True stories.
All in all, it’s been an exciting week of firsts, and hopefully yours was too! If you’d like to see my little segment (and scissor blooper) of summer DIY’s that I taught on the local Houston talk show Great Day Houston, you can check out the video here!