Best of 2014: DIY Details

Words by Tom
December 29, 2014

It’s no secret that we love a DIY wedding and we have a sneaky suspicion you do too. Having shared a stack of creative weddings this year, we’re endlessly inspired by the crafty ideas dreamt up by our couples and have rounded up some favourites to get your inner artist stirring!




These adorable handmade felt pompoms made the cutest bouquet and matching boutonniere for Belinda & Ali’s colourful wedding. The bride admits she was a little ambitious with the vast array of DIY projects she took on, and held a champagne-fuelled crafternoon with friends to get the job done. Pics by Sayher Heffernan.



These neon feather boutonnieres were just one of the many vibrant details made by Alyssa & Mitch and packed in their suitcases to take to their Bali wedding. Photographed by Scott Surplice, you can check out there whole stunner of a day right here.


DIY succulent favors

Six months of dedicated drinking were invested into these succulent favours. Helen & Scott filled cut wine bottles with stones from the bride’s childhood beach and a little plant with a thank you message. Their Piha Beach wedding was captured by Bayly & Moore.



Super simple and simply gorgeous, this colourful streamer backdrop was one of many a vibrant detail from Holly & Stuart’s DIY wedding. Pic by Kristina Childs.


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Holly and David’s big day was a major DIY affair. It’s tricky to pinpoint a favourite detail but we do love the abundance of beautifully illustrated, pegged paper bunting. For a DIY binge, check out the whole shabby-chic shebang by Morgan Roberts right here.


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This rustic handmade arbor was the perfect backdrop to Louise & Tom’s Blue Mountains wedding. Their super-relaxed day was captured by James Goff Photography.


DIY favour goodie bags

Captured by Sarah Williams, Laura & Andy’s intimate Ethos Eat Drink wedding was full of personal touches and DIY details. These gorgeous goodie bags doubled as placefinders and were filled with handmade treats.


colourful DIY bunting

Yeah ok, so we do see a fair bit of bunting doing this gig, but there’s something so endearing about this particular bunting from Emma & Tom’s Lawn Bowls wedding. Perfectly mismatched in shape and pattern, and so many metres of it all lovingly pegged up. You know you love it too.


geometric wedding backdrop

A glittering of geometric gems makes a perfect backdrop for a modern wedding. Knowing just how long these little bad boys take makes us love them even more! Jayne & Cam’s Fitzroy wedding was captured by Oli Sansom.




A DIY wedding is made all the better when it’s a joint effort between the bride and groom. Dave and Nicole collaborated on a myriad of creative endeavours for their handmade Fremantle wedding, including a ‘wishing bike’ and bottled home-brew favours with their own label design. Pics by Christine Lim.


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Cassie & Al’s beach wedding was all about the people, with family and friends playing an essential role in their beautiful day. We can’t get enough of this archway, constructed by friends from driftwood and adorned in native flowers. So lovely! Pic by Marina Locke Photography.




With the help of a few online tutorials, designers Melody and Marco put their hand to nearly every detail in their Brookside Vineyard wedding, including the bride’s gorgeous flower crown and groom’s boutonniere. Pics by Still Love Photography.




The sheer scale of this DIY task has earned it a spot in this roundup. 11 metres of tassel streamers were painstakingly handmade by Kate and Josh for their stunning Substation wedding, captured by Samm Blake.





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