Making Your Wedding Day Personal

Let me start by saying… “personal” doesn’t ALWAYS equal creative. I think a lot of people think that if they aren’t creative, they can’t have personal touches. Simply not true! Alternatively, making things personal doesn’t necessarily translate to DIY projects. 100% no.

Step 1: Decide how much time and energy you want to put into creating personal touches into your big day. This is key. Set the boundary and stick to it. That way, months from now, when you’re knee deep in wedding planning and scrolling through Instagram… you won’t be swayed to take up every project you see portrayed. I go into more detail on this on my podcast with Meg Christine Photography called Wedding Therapy Podcast. Check that out as a resource as well!

Step 2: Pick Your Projects. Below, I’m going to share my favorite ways to make your wedding day personalized. Super tangible. Links and all. You’re welcome.

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DIY Summer Staycation

It’s officially summertime and if you’re like literally anyone else on the planet, you’re watching everyone’s epic summer getaways via social media. That one friend who spent a week in Italy… the other who hosted a rager all weekend in Palm Springs. We get it. You’re all super cool and fabulous and rich.

I especially understand. For me, this is my busiest season of the year. I can’t just take off to the Italian Riviera in the middle of July… let alone afford it! So my dear friend Cara helped me come up with an idea for you all… how to throw an EPIC and insta worthy – staycation this summer. Save your pennies on hotels and airfare, and spend some quality time locally with the ones you love… throw in a few of my DIYs and ideas and you’re set!

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Ribeka & Nick’s Sweet Spring Wedding in Eagle Rock

I met Ribeka & Nick at a taco spot after their work schedule around 7pm. We all had had long days and this was our last “to do” for the evening. They were so full of energy and positivity, it was hard to not have a smile on my face as we ate delicious tacos and I listened to all their wedding plans. It was one of those meetings where I just “click” with clients. I was immediately enamored by their kindness, I couldn’t wait to begin working with them!

Scroll through to see all the sweet details from their big day including the custom sake cups they had made for each of their guests to use and then take home – how fun is that?! Such an honor to work with these two!

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CBD Bath Bomb DIY

If you’ve been following along for any period of time, you’d know I’m a HUGE fan of a good bubble bath. It’s a weekly ritual… sometimes multiple times a week, if I’m being honest. There is just something so wonderful about taking 45 minutes in the dark, soaking in hot water, soft music playing, epsom salts, some essential oils, and just shutting off. No phones, no emails, no proposals, just rest and relaxation.

A few months ago, I got diagnosed with PCOS and I’ve been suffering from insanely painful cramps. More intense than anything I’ve ever experienced before. Nothing helped. I would wake up in a hot sweat at 2am with the worst pain in my lower abdomen and stressed that I couldn’t fall back asleep. The only thing that helped was a warm bath. One day, my husband felt so bad, he went out and bought me some cbd + thc bath bombs to help alleviate the pain and let me tell you – THEY WORkED MIRACLES. What I loved most about them, was it allowed me to not take any aspirin, tylenol, anything like that. I always get nervous if I’m taking too many “pain relievers” you know? Then, it got me thinking… these things are are $15 a piece… I could just make my own! You may remember my original bath bomb tutorial here… so I know how to make them already – I just needed to add the CBD! And that’s how this tutorial for you all began!

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Easy Paint Dot DIY

Sometimes I do DIY’s and my friends comment cute things like “you’re so creative!” or “I adore this!”

to which I reply… “thanks! you should make one/this!” and then crickets. Some people look at DIYs (mine or otherwise) all across the internet and think that it’s cool but surely they wouldn’t be able or aren’t crafty enough to pull it off.

Well ladies and gent… or just more ladies (I highly doubt I have many men readers on here) this DIY is for EVERYONE from the super craft mom to the accountant who’s main craft supply is her purple ballpoint pen… hey! It’s PURPLE! To anyone in between… I promise you can do this project and it will be fun!

The perfect afternoon or after school project to just use your hands, get creative… maybe you just need to step away from the computer and give your eyes a break. OR maybe you’re looking to add some custom art to your gallery wall – use these in your home or on your fridge… or turn them into a greeting card – whatever you do – this project will be finished in less than 10min and will cost you less than $10!

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