I hope you’re all having a tweet tweet Wednesday so far, and I tell you, it’s just about to get tweeter with this handmade wedding you’re about to see! Today’s birds and nest themed wedding is from our crafty couple, Gene and Joy. The bride shares, “I saw a photo of a nest ring holder online and thought to myself, ‘I can make this!’ In the end it wasn’t just I who made it. Gene, who is my greatest critic, involved himself in the planning and making of this ring holder. I find it quite amusing that we revealed much of our selves, our similarities and differences, as we were working on this. In our almost 12 years of being together, we rarely argued. Someone always gives in too soon. We never had a single fight. But while we were making this, we found ourselves arguing over how to form the nest or what’s the quickest way to make it, to something as simple as what type of ribbon to use. I had to admit I enjoyed the arguments 😁 As always one of us sees that the other actually has a point. Then we would laugh at ourselves, at how dumb we actually are at times. Looking back, I realize that the process of making it is much like a reflection of what our married selves would be like – argumentative but always considerate and forgiving. And I like it. A lot. So the DIY (do-it-yourself) project ideas poured in like rain showers. Hence, our birds and nests handmade wedding theme!”
Bird’s Nest Ring Holder. The project that started it all! They wanted a rustic ring holder and ended up making one that looked like a bird’s nest. It’s amazing how this DIY couple was able to document their DIY process in detail!
Handmade Save the Dates and Wood Signs. “We originally planned a rustic wood themed wedding since Gene often gives me gifts in wooden boxes. Mahirap nga lang humanap ng kahoy na mura sa siyudad! So I tried to use faux wood or wood prints. I chanced upon a wood print PVC placemat and used it together with magnetic sheets and my ever reliable Sharpies to make our ref magnet save the dates. For the wood signs, I used illustration board and covered it with wood print sticker which I found at Japan Home. I used a white Uni pen to write a message on it. One of my bridesmaids, Hanna, and my cousin-coordinator, Noel, helped make the table plan sign (find your nest).” Who would’ve thought you can make save the date cards out of placemats? I love how resourceful our DIY brides can get!
Wedding Cord Holder. “I bought the box from Blue Magic. I thought it was too pale so I used diluted coffee to darken the wood. Since we had a birds and nest theme, I used a feather stamp and wrote our wedding date by hand using a Sharpie.” Oh the wonders you can do with coffee stain!
Baby’s Breath Flower Crowns. “I’ve always loved baby’s breath! However, I wanted my bridesmaids to be able to keep their flower crowns and use them for a log time so I opted to make one using plastic baby’s breath flowers which I bought at Landmark.” Wow, I never even knew they sold plastic baby’s breath. I love baby’s breath too! <heading to Landmark now…>
Bridal Bouquet. “I wanted a keepsake bouquet. Keeping it in line with the theme was the biggest challenge of all! So I made moss birds literally from scratch and white rose silk flowers (I should’ve bought them, I know). I did not use a single real flower. All of those are made of silk or plastic. This is one of my favorite DIYs for our wedding.” Definitely a wonderful keepsake you can display in your future home!
Bridal Gown. She even DIY’d some parts of her gown! “I thought my gown needed something more so I added more appliques. I bought the lace patch, beads and flatback pearls from Michelle’s also in Divisoria.”
Dreamcatcher Stage Backdrop. The lovely doily and lace dreamcatcher backdrop was definitely a scene stealer! (wooden hoops from Tabora, doilies from Landmark)
Themed-boutonnieres for the Principal Sponsors. Of course the groom had a hand in the DIYs too! “I just want to highlight this because my fiance (now husband) handcrafted this himself. He’s very particular kasi with making it a bit masculine so I asked him to make it himself. Oh boy! I was blessed to have an equally crafty hubby!”
More projects for the Principal Sponsors and Ceremony and Reception Details. Feather and nest corsages / Themed Candles and Match Boxes / Nest escort cards / Entourage giveaways / Flower Girl basket and Best Day Ever Sign / DIY registration table styling (painted mason jars, paper cranes, moss-framed sign) / Gold-tipped feather garland (feathers from SM Department Store)
Ribbon wands and paper cones. Barbecue sticks, lace and bells for the wand and pages from the book Choose Your Own Adventure for the paper cones. Truly, each detail has meaning!
And guess what? Seems our couple is continuing the birds and nest theme with their little announcement below! Congratulations you lovebirds! (See what I did there? 😉)
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