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CRAFT: DIY Wedding

Ryan Gravenstreter Bell married her love, Matt Bell on May 3, 2008 in her own handmade wedding.
Ryan writes:

While looking at the site this month I have seen all the great DIY wedding things and can’t stop thinking about my own wedding, where practically everything was made by us and various family members. My favorite elements were the centerpieces. I love their graphic quality and the paper flowers. I think they looked wonderful and were a great deal cheaper than real ones. They were a collaboration between myself, my mom, my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law. I love the element of art and craft that went into my wedding but also the fact that my entire family was involved in creating things for it.

Bell Wedding Flowers
See more photos from Ryan and Matt’s DIY wedding after the jump!
If you had a DIY wedding yourself, please share it with us! Send an email and some sample photos describing what you made to nat[at]craftzine[dot]com.


Bell Wedding Couple
Wooden bridge made by groom.
Bell Wedding Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids dresses made by the bridesmaids. Flower girl’s dress (infant) made by mother of the groom.
Bell Wedding Dress
Detail of wedding dress: lace flowers were individually hand applied (and hand dyed for the red ones).
Bell Wedding Bird
Paper bird and clay flowers on painted a tree branch
Bell Wedding Invites
Wedding programs: used same paper as flowers and birds.
Bell Wedding Seats
Paper flowers
Bell Wedding Cake
Armadillo groom’s cake (a la Steel Magnolias) made by a bridesmaid.
Bell Wedding Wine
Table setting pillow boxes which held eating utensils and napkins. These were used after dinner to fill with candy from candy bar.


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