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Not only is June a popular month for weddings, in my opinion, there’s never been a better time to be a bride.

There’s no shortage of DIY wedding ideas for crafty, budget-conscious brides. As a Pinterest lurker, my favorite wedding trend is the rustic-chic look, but who said brides should have all the fun?

Leah McCall, creative director and owner of Whimsical Gatherings, shared a few of her favorite arrangements and tablescapes that can be crafted for any event.

For something old and something new, Leah used vintage spice tins with fresh flowers encased in a glass cloche. The floral arrangement was made with Mimi Eden garden roses, Dusty Miller ornamental plants, Queen Anne’s lace, and tuberose. To create a memorable conversation piece for a family reunion or dinner party, incorporate your heirlooms into the table decor.

Bring personal heirlooms and treasures to the table, like this vintage floral arrangement by Whimsical Gatherings.

Photo by Dixie Pixel Photography

Need more space for guests or a buffet? This DIY table made with saw horses and barn wood is an easy, inexpensive solution. Leah wrapped cotton and thistle around the chandelier she found at a flea market. Candles and flowers give the party a rustic-elegant theme that can form the backdrop to either a formal or casual affair.

This DIY wedding table is perfect for a rustic-chic party theme. Designed by Whimsical Gatherings

Photo by Dixie Pixel Photography

Decorating with fresh blooms is ideal for a summer garden party, but pricey. Rather than large centerpieces, create several small arrangements. If you don’t have enough containers, craft your own. Along with her collection of small white vases, Leah created vessels with tin cans wrapped in kraft paper and lace, adorned with Midori silk ribbon and antique brooches. For this tablescape, she used Coral Charm Peonies, Dusty Miller and scabiosa pods.

DIY tablescape that can be mimicked for a rustic-chic party theme, by Whimsical Gatherings

Photo by Dixie Pixel Photography

If you’re working with a limited supply of blooms, this bridal bouquet is proof you don’t need flowers for a vintage-chic arrangement. Leah created this masterpiece with cotton and brooches.

Whimsical Gatherings created this cotton and brooch bouquet for the bride wearing a southern-style wedding dress. It can be copied for a flowerless arrangement at any party.

Photo by Dixie Pixel Photography

You don’t need flowers or a wedding gown to craft an elegant party. Let the blissful look of nuptial DIY trends inspire your next event.

Photos by Dixie Pixel Photography



20 Responses

  1. Luis Flores says:

    I personally prefer DIY planned parties, contributed by all of your connections. Maybe instead of party dj hire, you can make your own mix and play them, making it your first ever dj stint right?

  2. isabellacuni says:

    These are great wedding ideas. It gives off a classic and unique taste to the personality of the couple. Our wedding photographers perth will definitely find these settings awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Shamica says:

    That DIY tables and decorations are perfect for beach or garden types of wedding. I am browsing some portfolio of wedding photography Perth because people there loves beach and garden wedding celebration.

  4. Tee_rrance says:

    Even though you're not preparing for a wedding, you may rent (or buy, if you have plans sooner :D ) bridal gowns long island and create a trend of wedding inspired parties!

  5. Anna Lebrun says:

    I always wanted a fabulous wedding and some sort of a vintage motif, good thing I’ve read your blog, it gave me more idea on what to do with my motif! I know with a gorgeous motif and a little help from the best wedding photographers brisbane, my big day would be complete!

  6. John says:

    Ribbon invitations are really nice :) Where can i find more photos?
    Best regards from Perth

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  10. Giovana Correia says:

    These are adorable. My sister is getting married in a few months and doesn't have money to spare on fancy decorations. These ideas will definitely make her wedding memorable. Thanks for sharing! <a href="http://www.joondalupweddings.com.au/wedding-decorations.php” target=”_blank”>http://www.joondalupweddings.com.au/wedding-decor

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