Friends, I have a confession to make… I used to be horrified by offbeat weddings. Years ago I had friends that were getting married and I found out that they wanted to incorporate some very geeky elements into their wedding. They created these ridiculous things they wore on their heads during the ceremony and I just couldn’t believe they wanted it as part of their wedding. At the time I thought it was so tacky.
Fast forward to last summer where I found myself working on a nerdy nuptials wedding theme. Our couple loved Pokémon, Harry Potter, Batman, Dr. Who, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, you name it! This time around I embraced it all and I have to say it was one of the most fun weddings I have worked on thus far.
A lot of crafting went into this wedding and my most beloved piece was the Dr. Who Tardis doors that my husband helped build (okay so he pretty much built the whole thing. However, I did help mostly with the painting and directing). Not only did it make for a fun entrance for the bride, but it also made a great backdrop for photos after the ceremony.
We also wanted the Tardis doors to be a surprise for our couple which means the cost to build it was coming out of our pockets. So what does any resourceful planner (and her partners) do? We headed to one of my favorite places to find materials on a budget at the Habitat for Humanity Store. Everything except for the paint & screws were purchased there. My favorite find was the glass from an old light that we used at the top.
Currently I’m working on a Steam Punk wedding design along with my friend Amber who happens to be an officiant and runs her own business called Celebrations by Amber. She and I often work together on weddings and that’s how I came to name my business B&Co. Weddings because it takes a team to provide the level of service our couples deserve on their big day. Back to the Steam Punk wedding design we’re working on for the Kitsap Wedding Tour we’re both a part of that’s happening on October 9, 2016. We were on the hunt for some specific elements for our design so we headed back to the Habitat for Humanity Store and found some really cool items that I’ll share with you in a later blog post.
We also may have a potential client as well because when the gentleman who helped us asked what we were using the items for I said I wasn’t sure yet and went on to explain what we were doing and it turns out he’s been thinking about proposing to his girlfriend soon.
Wedding supplies and potential clients, why wouldn’t you utilize the Habitat for Humanity Store?
*this post is in no way affiliated with the Habitat for Humanity Store, I just really enjoy thinking outside of the box when it comes to design projects