Whimsical DIY Wedding: Kimberly & Raymond in North Haledon, NJ

Kimberly and Raymond met through mutual friends with a little help from the gift store Kimberly owns, Wee Can Shop. “Ray was at his friend’s house having a few beers, and his friend passed him an item from my store to open it—a Hammer Bottle Opener,” said Kimberly. “A few weeks later, he came in to get himself a Hammer Bottle Opener and left with my phone number!”

The bridal party included 1 matron of honor, 1 best man, 3 bridesmaids, 1 junior bridesmaid, 5 groomsmen, 2 flower girls, 2 ring bearers (one was only a month old!). The bridesmaids dresses were by Alfred Sung, and all of the men got their attire from Men's Wearhouse. 

Kimberly and Raymond met through mutual friends with a little help from the gift store Kimberly owns, Wee Can Shop. “Ray was at his friend’s house having a few beers, and his friend passed him an item from my store to open it—a Hammer Bottle Opener,” said Kimberly. “A few weeks later, he came in to get himself a Hammer Bottle Opener and left with my phone number!”

Kimberly gave each of her bridesmaids a personalized hanger.

Kimberly and her extremely talented mom made all of the bouquets. After seeing some photos online, Kimberly fell in love with the idea of a brooch bouquet... but not with the $600 price tag she was seeing on Etsy.

The DIY bouquets made wonderful keepsakes for the bride and bridesmaids.

Kimberly loved the idea of having such a gorgeous keepsake from her special day, and she wanted her bridesmaids to have keepsake bouquets as well—the flowers in their bouquets are actually made from birch tree shavings, which Kimberly found on Etsy!

The flower girls wore dresses from Always a Bridesmaid in NYC.

The bride and her talented mom also made the bouts for the groom and groommen from birch tree shavings and baby's breath.

In keeping with the brooch theme, Kimberly and her mom made bracelets for the bridesmaids, using a different vintage brooch in each to match the personality of the bridesmaid.

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