Ben + Shayda

diy wedding boutonniere

The amazing photographer, Shyla Dalirifar, recently sent in the gorgeous DIY wedding of Shayda and Ben for me to share this week on Once Wed. The bride did such a wonderful job crafting many of the details herself, so I was thrilled when she generously agreed to send over some more details from their wedding…

I really wanted a 50’s vintage-y wedding with a modern twist. I knew I wanted the bridesmaids in two different color dresses (I had ten of them!), and their flowers to be in the opposing color..  to tie the dresses and flowers together. I decided on the cake and how I wanted it to look first off.  Design and color wise, taupe and bright pink just seemed to fit. I originally had a vintage blue color in mind, so I threw pops of that in as well. I found vintage millinery flowers, other woodsy items (acorns and such), + some feathers, and fashioned the boys some boutonnieres. This was one of my favorite projects and not difficult to do!










I thrifted, thrifted and thrifted. I bought most things for the wedding that way, and made them useful for my purpose. I thrifted all my center piece items… milk glass and taupe vases for the flowers and cafe au lait bowls + milk glass bowls for the succulents. Ben’s mom made table runners. Friends made paper pom poms in my colors.  My mom’s friend found a local wholesale flower shop and bought all our flowers and arranged them ourselves. I’ve done arranging for a couple of weddings before, but doing your own was one of the most difficult aspects. Difficult, but rewarding!








Thank you again to Shyla for sending in this gorgeous wedding. And to Ben and Shayda for letting us take a peek in your beautiful wedding. We wish you two lots of love and happiness for many years to come!


Photography: Shyla Photography / Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Dye / Cake: The Bakery Bar / Cake embellishments: Wendy Kromer / Venue: Zweifel Farms in Tillamook, OR