DIY Rustic, Quirky, Beach-Themed Wedding Invitation

So, I’m proud to share our DIY wedding invitation! After months or a year of doing drafts, checking for different designs, styles and materials. Here’s the one!

I forgot how many times that I changed my design. I remember the first one I made, the plane ticket but then I changed my mind and wanted a an airplane invitation, and the list goes on and on….

I also made a Would-You-Be Cards for my entourage but I wasn’t not able to print it because I focused on searching for invitation designs. 🙂 When I started planning the wedding, I already knew that the invitation would be #1 in my DIY list. 😀

Well, anyway! Here it is!

First Page. I used sinamay to bind the pages of the invitation.  And since we are having a beach themed wedding, I put seashells as a design.  At the back of the invitation, you can see the ref magnets as a part of the invitation. 🙂 The first page pala is our love story and tagalog ang kwento! 🙂

First Page

In this photo, you can see the pages of the invitation. I used kraft paper and cream cardstock. 🙂


Here’s what you’ll see when you open the invitation box.


Tadaaaaa! Pwede ng ipamigay! I put our monogram sa front box and used abaca strings to bind the box! 🙂

box with names


E-session Teaser (Bohochic and Romantic Gothic)




Romantic Gothic



Photographer:  She&Him Photography

HMUA: Berny Tia of Style Me Beautiful

Stylist: S of She&Him Photography

Venue: Alpadi Estate, Antipolo City

E-Session Photographer: Booked!

Yesterday, we went to We’re Engaged! Bridal Fair 2012 at PICC. Our aim was to check for photobooth suppliers and to visit Berny Tia of Style me Beautiful (my very talented, sweet and caring HMUA).  Anyway, we cannot find a photobooth supplier, di pasok sa budget namin ni Dennis.

While checking out other suppliers, we saw She&Him Photography‘s booth. Nung time na yun may tao sa booth nila so I told Dennis na si Sheena yung girl na nasa side.

Then, biglang sinabi ni Dennis, “Kilala natin sya e.”

Me, “Huh? Natin?”

Dennis, “Siya yung sa SPi”

Then, biglang nag-sink-in sakin yung sa VMV namin. :p Siya pala yun! Kaloka lang, di ko sya naalala nun (Halatang di nagbigay attention. 😀 ) So same company pala kami pero di ko alam diba?! Haha! Ako na talaga di matandain sa faces. 😀

Anyway, kinausap namin saglit si Sheena then we told her na babalik kami. Nag-ikot-ikot muna kami, then nung bumalik kami, sobrang sure na ako na kunin sila for prenup. However, may konting problema dun since on a budget kami. Dennis was thinking na, wag na kami mag prenup photos dahil kasama naman sa video package namin with Aisle 1401 yung prenup. At dahil makulit ako at cute (kapal mukha) bumigay na si Dennis na magpabook kami for prenup! At marami pang dahilan: Una, magaganda yung shots ng She&Him. Raw photos pa lang maganda na!; Pangalawa, sobrang sulit ng rates nila sa fair! 3k only for prenup,  no OOT charges (except sa pamasahe or gas syempre), no time limit sa prenup! Ang saya lang! Pangatlo, eto yung isa pa tinitignan ko, dapat talaga at ease ako sa kausap ko. At ganun na feel ko nung kausap namin si Sheena. I like her na. 😀

After namin mabook si Sheena, kitang-kita ni Dennis na super happy ako. Medyo napatalon pa nga, kasi we have a prenup photo na! 😀


In less than 7 months, I will walk down the aisle na!!! So ano ba nararamdaman ko ngayon?

Happy?! – Super!

Stressed? – Yeah!

Natataranta? – Minsan… Uhmm, madalas!

Masungit? – Minsan… at si Dennis lagi napagbubuntunan. 🙂

Excited?!!!- Sobraaaaaa! I can’t wait na sa Big day naming!

Since the time we started planning, that was last January (9 months na pala!!!) , we have booked na almost the suppliers we need.

  1. Videographer ( Cinemagraph, Save-the-date, Prenup, SDE, Full Wedding Coverage) – Aisle 1401
  2. Church – St. Pancratius Chapel (PacoPark)
  3. OTD wedding coordinator – EC Weddings
  4. Host – Ellen Celis
  5. Photographer (Services only  – Wedding Day ) – Alex Ruelo of Imagine Nation Photography
  6. Lights and Sounds – Rejectkrew
  7. Caterer – MaDel’s Cuisine
  8. HMUA (Wedding Day) – Berny Tia
  9. HMUA (Prenup with Aisle 1401) – Berny Tia
  10. Reception Venue – MARC 2000 Tower Penthouse
  11. Wedding Ring – Matus

List of my DIYs:

  1. Invitation
  2. My Bouquet
  3. Bouquets for bridesmaids and FGs
  4. Wrist corsages for female secondary sponsors and MOH
  5. Boutonnières for the groom, BM, groomsmen, male secondary sponsors and male principal sponsors.
  6. 3D letters for prenup.

Still searching for:

  1. Bridal Car – We want green Kombi!
  2. Shoes
  3. Hair accessories
  4. Favors for guests
  5. Favors for bridesmaids, bridesmaids, secondary sponsors, groomsmen, MOH and BM
  6. Favors for principal sponsors.
  7. Hotel for preps

Hmmm…. I guess, sa ngayon ok pa naman. Marami pang gagawin? OO. Pero ayaw ko pang mag PANIC! (Hindi nga ba?!)

Wedding Preparation Update!