Woo hoo! I am so thrilled and honored to be a guest blogger on Elizabeth Anne Designs. I spent more time than I care to admit reading this blog for countless inspiration ideas when I was planning my own DIY wedding.
I want to start by introducing myself. In the blogosphere I am known as Mojito Maven and I live in a suburb of Dallas, Texas with my wonderful husband, Mr. Mojito. We hope to add either a little red Cocker Spaniel or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy to our family in the near future. I started a blog (Make Mine a Mojito) shortly after we were married to chronicle our life together as newlyweds and, of course, my love for mojitos.
In the fall of 2005, while we were seniors at Southern Methodist University, Mr. Mojito and I officially met in our final math class needed for our majors (we actually lived in the same dorm our freshman year and had other engineering classes together but never spoke to each other). We discovered that the only way to actually pass the rigorous math class was to study together. After a semester of constant studying mixed with flirting, he finally asked me on date just before we left school for winter break. It was not until the following semester that we became official. After almost two years of dating Mr. Mojito proposed in a gondola on the Las Colinas canals and the wedding planning began.
Before we were engaged I knew absolutely nothing about planning a wedding (including the costs). I also knew that the majority of the expenses associated with the wedding would be mine. As a result, I always assumed that I would elope or have a very small wedding on an island in the Caribbean. As it turns out our families were not thrilled with that idea so we were left with the challenge of planning a wedding in Dallas on a very limited budget…and that is how our DIY wedding came to be. With the help of Microsoft Word, Kinkos, Hobby Lobby, online resources, and a color printer we created a budget friendly, fun, and elegant wedding that was everything we could have imagined and more.
I am looking forward to taking you on a journey through our wedding planning process and showing you all of the amazing details that you can create if you are simply willing to get inventive and put in the time.
Photos courtesy of Robert L. Walker Photography.