A COLOURFUL DIY BACKYARD WEDDING IN A THUNDERSTORM
This wedding literally blows my mind, all of the colours, the DIY elements and those gold glitter bridesmaids dresses! What’s not to love?! Sue & Sam’s wedding really was a team effort of family and friends pulling together to hand make pompoms, a backdrop, signs, a personalised guest book and even cakes! Wait till you check out the shapes the guests were throwing on the dance floor too!
ABOUT SUE & SAM’S WEDDING…
“The ceremony was hosted my brother-in-law, we were officiated by Sam’s cousin, we had one of my good friends playing the piano, Sam’s aunt started the ceremony with a beautiful aria… It was very intimate. We also had the Chinese Tea Ceremony, which I thought was special. It was my way of sharing my Chinese background to our guests who are predominantly Americans.
The wedding cupcake tower was baked by my sister’s sister-in-law. I knew that I wanted cupcakes for the wedding because all of my friends know that I love baking cupcakes. Janice did such a lovely job with the cupcakes, it fitted the theme so well. Simple, with pops of color. They tasted amazing too! We can’t wait to have our red velvet cake top on our first anniversary!
As for the wedding decorations, everything was DIY. My sister basically made all of our chalkboard signs, and even drew our thumbprint guestbook. The guestbook is my favorite, it is a cartoon portrait of Sam and I lifted into the air by balloons (thumbprints). It signifies our loved ones upholding us. I look forward to seeing that picture in our living room for the next few decades.
The pom-poms were made by my mom, mother and sister-in-law. The lights and decorations were hung up by Sam, uncles, and nephew. My dad and father-in-law made our Ribbon arch for the ceremony. The potted plants were arranged by the aunties, the lanterns were hung up by the kids. Everyone stuffed Hershey kisses into our wedding favor bags. Personally, all the work was part of the wedding experience. It was the craziest, most stressful 48 hours of my life but I would not have it any other way. A wedding is about bringing two families together, and we definitely had great team work and lots of love! A family affair.”