Real DIY Wedding : Karlene and Brian in Florida {part 3}

Today I've been sharing with you the beautifully crafted wedding of a high school friend of mine that married this past October. Karlene is back to finish sharing with us her amazing DIY ideas and budget saving tips . . .

above photo courtesy of Mark Nielsen from Anthem Studios

Part DIY/Part Florist: Floral Displays
from Karlene: "I bought the vases for the flowers at Walmart! I put a small votive holder inside the vase to prop up the limes, my florist did the flowers though. She did an amazing job!"

above photos courtesy of Mark Nielsen from Anthem Studios

Some extra special touches from Karlene:
"My mom made me a satin bag to hold the cards for the gift table, she also made me a Red Sox garter belt... I also had a giant mason jar and had guests write notes on fuchsia and purple cards and put them in the mason jar, and we have it in our kitchen. I definitely got my craftiness from my mom."

Karlene has some final thoughts on her wedding that I want to leave you with:
"I gathered all my ideas from other brides and just from brainstorming about different things to do. It was fun and everyone is still talking about how much fun they had and all the details that we covered. We had a small wedding of about 40 people total, so it was easier to do so much for them. I would do it all over again!"

above photo courtesy of Mark Nielsen from Anthem Studios

Karlene . . . I loved all the special touches you added to your wedding to make it your own. You looked beautiful and I can't thank you enough for letting me share your amazing DIY wedding with my readers today. Wishing you and Brian all the best and a lifetime of happiness together.