Kids are out of school, birthdays, weddings and let’s not even mention trying to just catch up from all the winter slacking.
Yes I slacked during winter.
Don’t judge me.
I make up for it in the summer.
Like DIYing a wedding for instance.
And a beach wedding of all things.
Two of my most favorite things.
Summer and the Beach.
I made signs, bouquets, centerpieces and decorations galore.
It was exhausting.
And it was perfect.
The location was in Florida (an almost 8 hour drive for me) and the sunset on the beach was exhilarating.
Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs, Florida
It couldn’t have been any more perfect.
I started with the signs and pretty much everything else just fell into place.
Whoops. Don’t ask me who put the bucket in the chair sideways.
The bride and the bridesmaids all carried handmade bouquets made by none other than your’s truly.
The flower-girl carried a handmade petal pail which I decorated with tulle and sea shells.
The wedding decorations were kept minimal since the view was the main decoration.
You just can’t outdo the beach and the sunset.
I did a memory table for those we missed who were there in spirit.
The card in the chair read:
This is probably one of my favorite photos.
She lost both of her husbands and her son (the bride’s daddy) and she stands there just looking at them.
I cried then and of course I cry now.
Following the ceremony we moved the memory table over to the reception.
The cake was beautiful. I wish I could take credit for it but I can’t.
She did a fantastic job on it.
On the left side of the cake I did a picture of the bride and groom for everyone to sign. Sharpies were available in the wedding colors.
There was also a date jar with popsicle sticks to write on. I painted those turquoise which was one of the colors.
On the right side of the table there was a thank you note from the bride and groom, a words of wisdom caddie and a honeymoon fund jar.
The reception table turned out very well.
The bride and groom
There were other decorations scattered around the reception area and that included the eating tables too.
I had an I Spy game, an Instagram hashtag and a marriage guest lib game.
If you would like a copy just click on the picture and then print the size you need on front and back.
Guest Lib – front
Guest Lib – back
I Spy game for Guest Tables
Other decorations included glass jars with LED candles which I glued to mirrored squares. I then added some shells that I had spray painted the wedding colors. This sat on top of wedding colored tulle circles.
I also did a few photo props. Some made the trip. Some didn’t.
Some got broke. Some didn’t.
This one made it alive.
The Mr. wood slice made it.
The Mrs. sign did not make it. Broke in half.
And of course there was the ampersand.
Everybody needs an ampersand.
It makes a totally beautiful wedding picture.
And of course you can’t end a wedding without sparklers.
Lots and lots of sparklers.
Here’s a printable for you.
And there you have it.
A summer beach sunset wedding with lots of DIY ideas.
It truly was the perfect day and I wish them all the happiness in the world.