A beautiful DIY Beach Vintage Wedding submitted to DIYwedding.org by the Bride Mari Foster. Mari tells us about how they arranged their gorgeous wedding on a limited budget.
The Bride: Mari Foster, 22, Artist
The Groom: Kyle Foster, 23, Engineer
The Date: 06-13-2009
Honeymoon: 5 weeks in Europe
Type of Wedding: DIY Beach Vintage Wedding
Location: Salvo, North Carolina
Photographer: Sarah Knowlton
The bride says: Kyle and I met my first week of college and began dating in November that year, and married 3 1/2 years later! We had a limited budget so we tried to do a lot of the work ourselves, including designing the invitations, my dress, and personal touches for our big day.
Our invitations cost us less than $100 to make. I designed them, and we used a couple card/envelope sets on sale at Target for $9 each. For the outer part of the invite I ordered blue linen textured paper from a store online.
We printed off all the addresses on the envelopes and all the interiors on our own printer and saved a lot of money, and we are still getting compliments from people we invited on how beautiful the invites came out!
My dress was my mother's, which was a replica of my Grandmother's dress which I then had reconstructed into a summer dress based on my own design.
We were able to take it back to the same seamstress who made it for my mom, she operates out of Cibolo, Texas, a tiny town my mom grew up in just outside of San Antonio. For about $500, I got a completely custom made dress that was both beautiful and sentimental.
My mom and bridesmaids put together all the hydrangea arrangements in mason jars, and wrapped their bouquets in ribbon (mine was done by family friends who are florists). I also made mustaches on sticks for our DIY photobooth setup.
We had a huge amount of help from my loving family and all our friends to make our wedding such an intimate and special day!
Photos by: sknow design