THIS COUPLE THREW A SURPRISE WEDDING IN THEIR PARENTS LOFT!
We are so excited to share this colorful, retro DIY wedding with you! It was held at a loft in downtown Phoenix, AZ and the best part? The guests thought they were attending an engagement party, and were so SURPRISED when it was announced that the wedding was happening instead! Here is bride Lacey to tell you more…
“We were married in Jesse’s parents historic loft right in the heart of downtown Phoenix” Lacey began.
“We wanted it to be whimsical, colorful, have a touch of retro flair, and (most importantly) be a total party.”
“I knew from the moment we began planning that the loft was the perfect place, and really the only place I could picture our wedding happening. It’s warm, yet industrial, modern, yet retro and so amazingly decorated and since we were telling everyone it was just an engagement party it made sense to hold it there.” Lacey explained.
“I knew we wanted to DIY almost everything because we are both creative and come from artistic backgrounds, so I used pinterest a lot (obviously) and had a couple of blogs that I loved. I made the bouquets out of crepe paper using the book ‘Paper to Petals’ and yarn. Jesse is an artist who works primarily with sculpting playing cards and decided that’s what he wanted to do for the boutonnieres. Almost all the decor for the wedding was DIY and done by me and my mother in-law. The only things we didn’t do were the ‘Treat Yo Self’ banner over the dessert table and our glasses, which were made for us by one of my best friends.”
As the couple didn’t have a traditional wedding we wanted to know how they felt it differed.
“I didn’t have to spend all day at the venue doing prep, getting ready, etc.” Lacey told us.
“It was awesome because I got to have breakfast with just my parents and spend some time in the afternoon with my girlfriends trying to relax.”