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  • G’day! My name is Rebecca Joy.

    Some call me Rebecca, others "Becks," & my Dad lovingly refers to me as "Beckaroo." Take your pick! When I'm not behind my camera or working my day job (I double as an accountant), you can find me at the beach, snuggling up with my furbaby or learning to be a domestic diva.

    I love being married, photographing you getting married, and being able to tell your story after the vows.

    Thank you for stopping by & I can't wait to meet you!

This summer, I know a lot of you were curious about everything I was making for the wedding– and how!  I posted a few sneak peeks & how-to‘s, but some of these projects were already under way (or done!).  Sorry that I don’t have step-by-step photos for all of my DIYs, but I do have images of the finished products.:) Let’s start with the biggest undertaking: the paper goods.

1.  The Wedding Invites

In progress… lots & lots & lots of edging.  I went through 7 of that specific Martha Stewart puncher.  The first one lasted for quite a while, but once it was spent the next 6 kept losing pins mid-punch.  Frustrating, to say the least.

Finished product… I loooove how these turned out!


Text: Designed in PhotoShop

Envelopes: Tropical Green & Natural Kraft, Paper Presentation

Paper: 5×7 & 4×6 Flat Cards from Michaels; 12×12 scrapbooking paper for floral bands

Flowers:  I can’t remember the brand names, but I found the paper flowers (sold by the jar) and adhesive pearls (hot-glued into the flower’s center) at Michaels in the scrapbooking section

Decorative edging: I used two Martha Stewart punchers, the Doily Lace edger & Deep Edger

2.  Bridesmaid Invites

I thought it would be cute to send out little bridesmaid invitation packets, so I came up with these… a card with a personal, hand-written note; an info card with the wedding details, dresses I had chosen, and bridesmaid duties (1. Smile for the camera; 2. Make sure I don’t look silly before walking down the aisle; and 3. Celebrate & have fun!!); and a response card.

Paper: 5×7 & 4×6 Flat Cards from Michaels; 12×12 scrapbooking paper for floral bands

Decorative edging: I used this Martha Stewart Deep Edger

Flowers:  The same paper flowers I used for the wedding invites

3.  Save The Dates

I don’t have a photo of these, but this is what I designed in PhotoShop…

Paper:  Vistaprint oversized postcards

Envelopes: Natural Kraft, Paper Presentation

4.  Rehearsal Invites

I don’t have a photo of these, either.:( However, I did save the design files…

Paper: Vistaprint postcards

Photo: bobbi+mike

5.  Programs

These turned out really cute!  We attached ribbon dancers to the back of the programs to help streamline the church exit & so everyone would get one.:)

An instagram shot of the programs being cut in half…

Printing: FedEx Kinko’s

Photo: bobbi+mike

6.  Gift bags

We decorated & stuffed goodie bags for all of the hotel guests.

Paper bags & stamps all came from Michaels.

The end!:) Phew.  I’m exhausted just looking through these photos & thinking about how much work went into this bit of wedding stuff.

If you have any questions on the products/vendors I used, want to know more about the process, or just have something nice to say… post in the comment section below!

8 more days was my last post?!?  I bet some of you are wondering if the wedding happened and to where I disappeared for the past 5 months.

To answer your questions: YES!!! and Australia!  I’ll be writing soon about what we’ve been up to Down Under, but first things first: THE WEDDING!!!:D:D:D

Our wedding day was by far my favorite to date!  Everything turned out to be so beautiful–and all of those DIY projects ended up being worth it.  My #1 bit of advice for those of you who are busy planning your big day– Choose vendors you trust (& who are awesome!).  Knowing that I had a great team taking care of everything allowed me to have a worry-free day.  Bit of advice #2… hand-making your invites is for the birds!;)

Here are a few (okay, more than a few) of my favorite photos from the day…

(all photos were taken by the coolest duo I know, bobbi+mike)

This gorgeous dress hanger is from LilaFrances.

Bliiiiiiiiing!  (The shoes are Enzo Angiolini)

Spending a few moments before walking down the aisle with Grandma Joy…

My dad is the sweetest.

Are those tears I see, Goodwin?!  (he insisted that he wouldn’t cry when I walked down the aisle)

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! WE’RE MARRIED!!!!!

Our getaway ride, the Boilermaker Special

Clearly, I’m only friends with pretty people.;)  But seriously… aren’t they stunning?!?

I have to give credit where credit is due–Kyle picked out the men’s outfits without any guidance from me.  I must say, he did a great job because these guys are lookin’ fiiiiiiiiiiine!;)

Excuse me while I pick my jaw off the floor.  Daaaaaaaamn, my husband is sexy!

Party time!

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house for dad’s speech…

Best MOH “speech” ever!  My sisters wrote & sang a song on ukelele for me.  They are seriously the coolest.

This is one of my absolute, all-time favorite images from the day…


If you would like to see what bobbi+mike had to say about our day (and maybe see some pics I didn’t post here), check out their blog.

Want to know what other vendors we used?  Have a question about planning your own wedding?  Post in the comment section below!