Yesterday we shared Part 1 of this gorgeous, yellow & green DIY Frederick, MD wedding and today we are sharing Part 2 for our Inspiration Friday feature. Today’s part is chock-full of DIY details from Taylor & Stuart’s handmade Maryland wedding, captured yet again by the super talented Rebekah J. Murray [submitted via Two Bright Lights].

Part 2 of Stuart & Taylor’s DIY, Yellow & Green Frederick, Maryland Wedding

Taylor on the Maryland wedding venue selection:

I chose the Gambrill House because I love all things antique, and after seeing pictures of a wedding Becka did a few years back, I called and found out that all we needed was a permit!!So from there my wedding became extra DIY.

there are those awesome multi-colored flats again!

how awesome does Taylor’s green & yellow bouquet look with Stuart’s sunflower boutonniere?

Love love love the mismatched bridesmaids in yellow & green [and particularly the lace overlay on the yellow dresses!!]

I even decided to have my bridesmaids wear two colors instead of just one.

love love love non-staged wedding party shots! this is no exception :)

Click inside to see the rest of Part 2 of this amazing Frederick, MD wedding ~ including a ton of DIY details!

From there, I made the flowers for the girls’ hair, the invitations, the programs (Stuart’s sister designed the front of the program), found some old windows to set up at the “guestbook” table where we strung up engagement photos, paper flowers, and used an old mailbox for people to put notes and cards in, rather than an actual guest book. (That piece was so fun, reading through all of the notes from family and friends).

love the mailbox as the “cardbox”

a great example of simple, easily DIY wedding centerpieces ~ gerber daisies & sunflowers in blue mason jars!

 One of my best friend’s set up a wicked cute photo booth. We used chalkboards as signs, and wheelbarrows for ice and drinks. We also had an ice cream bar with toppings and such , laid out in mason jars which was fun and delicious. My husband used to work at a bakery and the woman who owns it made our cake, hand painting leaves on the fondant.

When I asked Taylor if she had any friend/family involvement in the ceremony, I just loved her response:

My brother played the guitar while a good friend of Stuart’s from high school sang “Can’t Help Falling In Love” (the Ingrid Michaelson version), when I was walking down the aisle. Then at the end of the ceremony Stuart’s best man played “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the ukulele as everyone walked down. (It was perfect!)

I couldn’t imagine a more perfect way to incorporate family & friends into a wedding ceremony than to have them play the processional and recessional songs!

Congratulations Taylor & Stuart ~ thank you so much for sharing your amazing, DIY Frederick Maryland wedding with us! A special thanks again to Rebekah J Murray Photography & Two Bright Lights for making this wedding feature possible!




  1. Bree – the second piece of your blog for our wedding is equally as beautiful! Thank you again for the joy you have in sharing these precious moments. :) I will be back to your site again and again!

    Cassie – This is the bride ;) I got my dresses from David’s Bridal believe it or not!

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