You’ve probaby worked out by now that I did a lot of crafting for our wedding. To save you from hunting through the archives, I’ve compiled a nifty little long post summing up all the projects.


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Fabric butonnoiere *

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Beribboned bridesmaids’ fans *

Atypical Type A - jewellery box tutorial final

Bridesmaids’ cameo jewellery boxes


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Book ring ‘pillow’ *

Ribbon wands *

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Family photo display *

Paper garland

Book vases

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Screenprinted napkins *

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Twig balls and branch altarpieces *

Photo booth

Speech bubble blackboards

Vintage book page backdrop

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Decoupaged book page votive holders *

Scrabble tile table names


Akimbo - Mortlock 2

Invitations (more info here)

Screenprinted belly bands


Akimbo - Mortlock 8

Envelope labels for ceremony-only invitations (free printable)

Envelope liners

Alicia & Ryan wedding program


Alicia & Ryan's thank yous 3

Thank you notes (with free printable tags)

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Menu *

Reserved ceremony seating signs for parents *

giant crossword

Giant trivia crossword *

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Welcome message *

Escort cards *

Photo booth table and sign

Photo booth sign * (free printable)

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Alicia & Ryan save the dates

‘I spy’ game sheets * (free printable)

Save the dates *

Wedding music CD favours

CD sleeves (free printable)

Because I was so involved in our wedding I did have some friends and family ask me what on earth I’d do with myself after the wedding and whether I would become one of those depressed newlyweds once I was no longer a bride. It’s true I absolutely loved planning and handcrafting our wedding, but no way did I want to prolong it forever. It took up an insane amount of time so frankly I was a little relieved to have a huge chunk of my free time back and to be able to focus on getting my fledgling stationery business off the ground.

Speaking of which, I wasn’t sure whether to include the stationery as ‘DIY’ since I am a professional graphic designer and some items were professionally printed. In the end I decided to include them to show the whole picture of what I created for the event.

There are a few of the more basic projects that I haven’t done tutorials for but if you’re interested in finding out more please just shout out in the comments. Cheers!

* Images marked with an asterisk by Luke Simon Photography.


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    • Hi Susan, thanks so much for your lovely feedback. It’s always great to meet other local industry people. Feel free to email me with further details. Thanks!

  • Really love you family photo display – what a great idea! Looks like a lot of hard work…but well worth it!

    • Thanks Rachael, it was actually one of the easier crafts… well except for that I tried to sew the paper circles together which was a big fat FAIL so I just punched holes and tied them together.

      Two of our sets of grandparents actually don’t have wedding photos – my grandparents didn’t because it was during the war and there was no film, and Ryan’s grandparents were married by proxy so they weren’t even in the same country when they got married!!

  • You did all these stuff for your wedding? Wow! Do you have magical powers to be able to do all these? I can’t imagine me doing all these stuff. And they all look stunning. I love everything in this page. I am getting married and I’m planning on doing some stuff especially my guestbook.:)

    Annabella Merlin
    Creative Photo Albums

    • You’re too kind. Yes I did, I don’t think I quite realised how much I did until I put it all together in one post! Sadly no magical powers, just a lot of hard work and planning. I love doing that kind of stuff though so if it’s not your thing don’t pressure yourself to do everything :)

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