~Crafty Hearts, Warm Home and Little Toes~

~Crafty Hearts, Warm Home and Little Toes~

Thank you for visiting my blog, here you will find tons of before and afters and decorating tips all done with a small budget! I love being inspired, so I hope something on my site will inspire you. My husband and I have been working to transform our little house into a warm, comfortable, cozy and updated home. We are newly married 20 somethings enjoying life and livin it to it's fullest! Now we are on to lifes next adventure and having our first baby! Please follow us as we go through life transforming, creating and learning to be parents!

Our DIY Wedding

Ryan and I wanted to make our wedding unique, but classic all with a small budget.  I would say it was a lot of work, but it really was worth it because it felt like us.  We were part of creating every detail from invites, flowers and bridesmaid jewlery to centerpieces, the guest book, and drink menus. 

This is our guest book.  I took our favorite engagment pictures and used Shutterfly to make a photo book.  I added some song quotes that Ryan and I liked.  I took a  matallic Sharpie pen and wrapped it in ivory ribbion and attached a large black feather to the top of it.  In the frame, I printed out directions for the guests written in a poem.  This worked out really well because now there is more purpose to our guest book.  It also is a great way to display our engagment photos in our home, and we can look at the wonderful messages people wrote on our wedding day

I made my bouquet from silk flowers, it was one of the best budget savers we did.   After getting quotes from some florist, I just couldn't justify the money for how long we would be using them so I opted to make all my own bouquets for about $6.00 EACH!!!!

For my something old I wrapped lace from my mom's veil from her wedding day over 25 years ago.  It was a nice touch and my mom loved it:)

Here are all my girls flowers in one big pile, but it's the only close up I could find (sorry).  We did get a quote from a few florist, but it was really hard for me to swallow over $1000.00 for flowers that were going to be used for one day.  So I opted to make my own with, silk flowers.  The total for everything was about $200, I know that sounds too good to be true!  Honestly it took a lot of hours in Hobby Lobby, Micheal's and Joann's with Ryan holding the flowers in bundles so I could take pictures of them to make sure they would look good in photos.  I do think it was worth it though, and it was one less thing I had to worry about the day of because they were all made and I knew I liked them:)

Click HERE to see how we displayed our wedding pictures in our home

and HERE to see more DIY wedding items we created for our big day