I think it’s safe to say that the DIY wedding trend is here to stay. Brides and grooms love the idea of adding handmade elements to their big day because it is the surest way to steer clear of the cookie-cutter wedding, and bonus, it can also help save some money. We’re big supporters of DIY elements here at Apple Brides, but I always feel obliged to warn brides about the double edged sword affect that DIY can have on weddings. You should make sure it is actually cheaper to make something rather than just buy it (and don’t forget that time is money!). It’s also important to remember that professionals are professionals for a reason, especially when it comes to photography.
Which leads me to today’s post. One of our Featured Spokane Photographers, Ashlea Terhune Photography has recently added a DIY Wedding Package to her services, which I think is a fabulous idea! This is for brides and grooms who want an awesome photographer, but maybe don’t think they can afford one. Here is what Ashlea has to say about this new package:
“I think there are a lot of DIY brides out there on a tight budget…so they are doing a lot on their own to save money, yet what is a wedding without great photography to capture it? Our mini package is meant to cover the major aspects of the wedding in a smaller amount of time, thus, saving the couple money. These images are meant to reflect both the DIY bride/wedding and what can be captured with a smaller sized wedding and smaller photography package.”
And this package is only $1595!
Ashlea also sent along a pretty DIY inspiration shoot to inspire some of you crafty brides. Here is a little about the shoot:
“The images were from a photo shoot I participated in by the amazing Justin and Mary Marantz. The theme of this shoot was “he brings me flours…” and had many baking elements throughout the shoot. Flowers were simply done by hand, “bouquet” was spoons and flowers, and the bride wore an off the rack dress that was embellished by a red ribbon. Favors were small bags of different types of flour for guests to take as well as the homemade jam. Tableware and linens were mix and matched flea market finds, or actually, what your grandmother might already have, and the altar was a dresser topped with mason jars filled with flowers and candles. The decorations incorporated baking elements throughout the wedding, such as a box of old family recipes and cookbooks….garland with cookie cutters hanging from it (the colored paper garland actually had recipes printed on it.) Bridesmaids wore vintage inspired clothes, complete with aprons. And, there was a table with flour, measuring cups, a rolling pin along with grandma’s recipe for buttermilk biscuits!”
To find out more about the DIY Wedding Package contact Ashlea at…