A few weeks ago, I married my partner of six years in sunny Santa Cruz, California on the meadow by our house. Despite the excessive planning and intense organization that is required for a DIY wedding, we managed to pull off an incredible night with the help of our family and friends.
A month before the wedding, I decided to make my own wedding (see photos below). It wasn’t easy, and it involved many sleepless nights and mulling over details, but somehow it all came together.
You can read about how and why I made my own wedding dress (and the “joys” that come with doing that) here.
For all you lovers and dreamers out there, check out our lovely wedding video by the talented Deva B. Anderson.
With our happy and adorable ring bearer.
BHLDN shoes and vintage fur wrap
Pink and white flower crown – it smelled amazing all night.
In the redwoods.
Succulent flower crown on the gorgeous Meaghan Farver.
A vintage chandelier hangs over the ceremony.
Flower crown for beautiful Maggie Blauvelt.
The groom’s pink bow tie and white orchid boutineer.
Our friends made us a teepee wedding suite!
Guests all wearing Sally Esposito Designs! Yah!!
Table seating arrangements were species that mate for life.
The trim at the bottom of my handmade dress.
I love this bouquet so much!
Where the redwoods meet the Pacific.
Uncle/niece dance. 🙂
Handmade DIY flower curtain by Dana Rader. Love it.
Cupcakes by Buttercup Creamery, Farm House Frosting. Our cake topper fell off…
End of the night.
Dana Swimmer preparing to perform.
Photos by Mama-T, mama-t.com
Flowers by The Flower Ladies, http://www.theflowerladies.com
Hair by Missy Schnaps
Makeup by Anna Wu