I wish I could have known Courtney when she got married. By the summary she sent me for this post (all 4 pages of it) I can only imagine what an organized, creative bride she was! She did such a good job summarizing her wedding, I don’t even need to tweak it. So, in her own words, here is Courtney and Josh’s DIY Wedding!
My dream wedding was an outdoor barbecue, super casual and laid back. We found a large log cabin facility. They offered barbecue for their catering menu. It was the perfect location. We had the option of doing an outdoor wedding, but decided to do the wedding indoors as you can’t predict the weather in Maine, especially in October. We lucked out though the weather was perfect. It was 70 degrees and beautiful, so we got some wonderful outdoor picture. Our ceremony and reception were at the same location. Our ceremony was very us, straight and to the point. We didn’t want too much fuss. We were married by a notary in less than 5 minutes!
Theme: Superman (outdoor barbecue)
Cake: I wanted a simple cake that wouldn’t break the bank. I sat down with Rebecca at Rebecca’s cakesand found a way to make a cake within our budget. The cake I chose was a 3 tier cake with a floating tier, so 2 tiers of actual cake. The cake slices were two layers, one chocolate and one vanilla, with a vanilla butter cream The outside was a simple smooth butter cream with piping. She also put red ribbon around each layer. In the back we had a large sheet cake that the caterer cut beforehand and was ready to serve after we finished our cake cutting. We sprinkled rose petals on the table for color. We used my parents’ cake cutter from when they were married 27 years before.
Our son was 6 months old when we got married. We had a suit outfit we got at Burlington Coat factory for the ceremony and pictures. He was then changed into a black shirt with black pants and a tux bib. We had a chair for him at the sweetheart table, but he stayed with my mom and other guests throughout the night. My mom was nice enough to offer to watch him the whole night so that I didn’t have to worry and got to enjoy my wedding.
Centerpieces: My centerpieces were inspired by these I found on Pinterest. Unfortunately, we didn’t think to take a full picture. I got vases at the dollar store, silver dollies, floating candles, green flower foam and picked up a dozen roses before the rehearsal. The night before we prepped them at the facility, each vase received the gems a rose in the green stuff to hold it up and then filled half way with water. The staff at Peakes hill finished filling them up and added the candles the day of our wedding. My dad made place cards on the computer. We bought the ones premade for the printer and he typed in all the names and printed them.
Our guest book was a photo mat.
I hope you enjoyed reading Courtney and Josh’s wedding.