Hi I’m Debbie! Growing up, I was always creative. I helped friends, local community organizations and family with event decor projects. That led to the vision of fully diving into event planning. As I helped family and friends create their DIY weddings, it soon was my turn! Professional Event Planner, DIYing key elements of my very own wedding.
There were so many classic moments as glitter and fun filled frustration ran rampage in my home. My now husband gave me the look as our home that was still under renovation had “glitter & glue in every crevice of this house, like everywhere!” As he says, lol..
I DIY’ed our wedding along with my husband’s help. We left for our Puerto Rico Destination wedding with suitcases and boxes of things created for our wedding.
Over 12 years ago Felix and I met on a church altar, as he was introduced to me as my new guitar player for a group I was in. (He told me that, I don’t remember lol) We went on to being friends and meeting up occasionally because we had a lot of mutual friends.
Felix says that I stood him up one night (for what was suppose to be our first official date), lol…very true. Because of that, we didn’t speak for a while. Fast forward 5 years, we found a mutual interest, House of Cards. We set up a time to watch it and hang out (the new season was said to be released in 4 months…bummer).
Later that week, we decided to hang out before the season would air. At that time, we haven’t seen each other in 4 months!! We went out, I was on crutches and he was so proud to be with me and my broken foot. I knew it was real from then. That was the official part of the introduction of our love story.
He proposed in Puerto Rico and we got married there as well. Choosing Puerto Rico as our destination wedding location was easy! Puerto Rico is beautiful, rich in culture, rich in activities and the FOOD AMAZING! It was fun, creative, filled with love and epic! One weekend filled with three epic days of activities. From ATV’s, to street fairs, to a large catered dinner at Raices, to the Bacardi Factory tour every detail was carefully thought out. My husband and I even rented a van to keep the traveling parties together (we even tried some singalongs). We created epic pieces like our guest globe and our mad-libs for the guest to share their blessings/date tips with us. The Mr & Mrs sign was a special project that we worked on together as well. It was simple, cute and fun! This Professional DIY Wedding was one for the books!
With all of this DIYing, I wondered how other Brides felt. It eventually led me to the acquisition of DIY Bride and it has been an amazing journey ever since! I can’t wait to hear your DIY Bride story, share it with me or ask for tips on how to DIY your wedding like a pro!