One of the most personal wedding stories I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of is the DIY beach wedding of Lindsay and Matt. To tell this story right, I must tell it in order of the day.
I met Lindsay in the morning to find her stunning backless wedding gown in the window. Inside among her beautiful selection of wedding day accessories (including a secret love note from Matt on her shoe soles!) were the bouquets for her and her girls that she had designed and made herself. Lindsay had already finished styling all of her girls hair and makeup was underway.
Fast forward to the Whitby Yacht Club. Lindsay hand lettered the wooden Welcome sign her father made just for today. She walks down the aisle with love notes beneath her feet where her and Matt exchange personal vows. Her brother was their officiant for this beautifully personal ceremony, which was made even more lovely by live music. While their guests mingled they enjoyed even more DIY goodness! A hand written wooden plaque guestbook, Lindsay’s beautiful purple watercolour signs and hand made florals everywhere, the delicate glass-framed seating chart she lettered herself, warm string lights along the ceiling, and a song title within the centerpiece of each table.
If hair-styling, flowers, signs, seating chart, reception decor and table decor wasn’t enough: Lindsay and Matt had chosen a song for each table to cue them to line up for the buffet using the Wedding DJ app, which also filled the reception with music all night long!
By far, this is the most DIY at a wedding I have ever seen! All of the personal touches and elegant details made this wedding perfectly them. The thoughtfulness, connection and undeniably sweet tone of the entire day is everything I see in Lindsay and Matt. This effortless kind of love is what everyone is looking for and everyone can see it in the two of you!
Congratulations Lindsay & Matt!
Purple & Gold DIY Beach Wedding
Photography & Editing | Hourglass Imaging
Photography Assistant | Melissa Dotzko Photography
Venue & Catering | Whitby Yacht Club
Planning & Styling | Meldrum Weddings & Events
Makeup | Tara McPeake
The Sweet Table | Birch + Baker