As you know, we here at Budget Fairy Tale are huge, HUGE, fans of DIY, not only for the (usually) money-saving aspect but because our general philosophy is that weddings should be unique, personal experiences.
I am a major sucker for all those wedding reality shows and I especially love David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding. I don’t necessarily agree with the opulence he displays in his designs, but I like that he tries to embrace the couple’s style and ideas and make it “BIGGER.” I was lucky enough to meet David a few months ago at a book signing, and he is SO magnetic. When he’s talking to you it’s like you’re the only one in the room. So basically, I heart David Tutera.
But, something I always find discouraging is how he poo-poos bride’s DIY projects. Whenever a bride busts out the spray glitter, Tut’s eyes start rolling. Can’t a girl have some fake spray painted flowers in her bouquet sans judgment?!?
This past weekend’s episode started similarly. The bride, Danica, had TONS of amazing DIY projects for her picnic/BBQ themed wedding.
(Pardon my ghetto pictures – yes, I took pictures of my TV with my phone.)
|Strips of fabric tied to twine!|
|Pendant table numbers!|
|Glass bottles with ribbon!|
|Mason jar drinking glasses!|
|Letter cake/pie toppers!|
|Chalkboard menu! Gingham table runner!|
These were my favorite: DIY boutonnieres!
To my TOTAL surprise, David didn’t hate it! He seems to hate anything that acts as a substitute for the usual floral.
Here’s what David looks like when he realizes he doesn’t hate something that has been DIY’d:
While we are at it, let’s gaze upon the many faces of David:
Anyway, I love that David embraced the DIY aspect of the bride’s vision and made it “BIGGER” for wedding day.
|Gingham table runners!|
|Glass jars with ribbon!|
AAAAAND David kept the DIY bouts! He added a flower (sigh) but what a big step for David. I’m proud of you, Tuts.
Last but not least, do these remind anyone of a certain place?
The bride Danica is actually a blogger and you can follow her posts about her time on MFW at her blog, Chic Runner!