Newspaper Wedding Program

When it came to creating our wedding program, I had three goals: create something that would be memorable, unique, and keep guests engaged during our Catholic ceremony…super easy, right??!

Photo by Spottswood Photography

Photo by Spottswood Photography

After lots of searching, I found inspiration in this creative pamphlet by Off Beat Bride. ¬†I loved the idea of having something fun, sincere, and just a little silly that would let our personalities show through! ūüôā

Photo by offbeatbride.com

Photo by offbeatbride.com

Now that I found my Muse, the next step was to expand the idea to include the voices of our entire wedding party; after all, they are some of the most important people in our lives!  Add some bios, the story of how we met, a tribute, and far too much time spent at Office Max, and the Wedding Day Post was born!

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Wedding Family Tree

Some of the first questions people seem to ask you when you tell them you’re engaged are, “so, what are your colors?” and “what is your theme??”…theme,colors??? ummm…I don’t know!? The theme will be matrimony and I’ll be the one in white down in front!

If you can’t tell, wedding planning was definitely not one of my fortes. Luckily, we had an incredible support system of friends and family that made it easy. ¬†Out of all the personal details that went into our wedding, one of my favorites was the wedding family tree. Family is very important to Dan and I, so to have a way to showcase all the generations of love that make us, ‘us’ was really special.

Wedding Tree

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Chalkboard Frames

I love to play with chalk! Growing up with three brothers, our driveway was always covered in our latest masterpieces during the summer, and I carried that same love for the pigmented powder into adulthood.

This is why I was so excited when I first learned about chalkboard paint!! Although skeptical at first, this stuff is AMAZING! The simple application,¬†quick dry time, and versatility, make it¬†easy to¬†turn almost any surface into a canvas.¬†Combined with my frugal love for all things secondhand, I transformed¬†some cheap Goodwill artwork into framed chalkboards, which I’ve used as backyard¬†scoreboards, kitchen wall art, and even greeting signs at our wedding ( I¬†wasn’t¬†kidding when I said I covered everything with this stuff! ūüėȬ† If you’re looking for a fun, cheap way to get in on the chalkboard rage that’s taken over pinterest, look no further!

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