When I read through Golriz + Devon’s submission, I immediately knew that if we were to meet in person we’d be friends. They’re the quirky Goodwill-shopping, Wes Anderson-loving, art installation-at-our-wedding type of couple. My kind of people! And I think they’ll fit right into your tribe too. Their wedding has a real heart and soul that shines through. Awesome.
Bride & Groom: Golriz (bride) Devon (groom)
Wedding Date: 3 April, 2010
Wedding location: Marathon Village, Nashville, TN
What made your wedding creative:
We wanted every ounce of our wedding to burst with creativity, but my fiance and I were on a very tight budget. This was actually a blessing as it forced us to be really creative and think out of the box. Let’s just say we became regulars at the local Goodwill store! A friend recently described our wedding as looking like a Wes Anderson movie, so I think we achieved what we were aiming for!
What projects you DIY’ed:
- A massive paper and twinkly light ‘chandelier’ above our heads.
- An art installation with 18 hanging umbrellas, bare lightbulbs and 9 vintage TVs. The TVs streamed a slide show of pictures of the two of us set to music.
- Our wedding favors – we printed CDs with songs that we had written & recorded and put them in hand sewn fabric sleeves.
- Our centerpieces – willow lights with hanging strips of ribbon and bright yellow button mums.
- Cake toppers – little fabric birds.
- Cake stand – instead of purchasing/renting a stand for our 150 cupcakes we built one (using Cetaphil containers and cake boards!)
What obstacles did you face in planning a DIY wedding? How did you overcome them?
- Time! Hand crafting all the decorations took up a lot of time. Thankfully a few close friends flew in early for the wedding and we put them to work creating fabric flowers, centerpieces, and the large art installations.
This wedding trailer gives a glimpse into how quirky and fun our wedding was:
Photography by Ryan Lash Photography