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DIY: With carefully crafted words, I thee wed


A year (and a day) ago, Terri and Adam got married (Happy Anniversary!).  

Terri Falvey is a crazy-talented copywriter/graphic designer ... who kinda likes books - we once taught reading classes together.  She married someone who apparently shares her interests  :)

Anyways, their wedding was a masterpiece of text/book-inspired craft, art, DIY, repurposing ... you name it. I've been meaning to ask permission to blog about it for ... er ... about a year now. So, on with the post.

(Photos by Edyta Szyszlo - please do not download without permission)



DIY romance novel save-the-date cards ... you'll see what happened to the rest of the books as we go.



Screenprinted poster invites...


Ring pillow made from an old sugar sack...


Library cards in a drawer for table assignments...


Decoupaged initials (newspaper) were used as decor all over the place ...


For table numbers, they took pics of all of the addresses where they'd lived or worked through their relationship...




Book vase centerpieces (and scrabble tiles)! Fresh flowers are horribly expensive and hard to make sense of in February ... in Chicago.  So these lovely paper versions stood in and looked amazing.  Wanna make some? Go here.


Map cuff-links of each of their home towns... 


Scrabble tiles ...


DIY Bride/Groom Cutouts...


Paper bouquet ... make 'em or buy some version of them from any number of Etsy sellers.