Author archives: Mindy

  • Kourtney + Kirk's Summer Fairy Tale Wedding

  • It finally feels like fall where I'm at here in Southern California, and the perfect antidote to this cold weather is a pretty summer wedding! From the photographer, Laura Barns Photo:  This wedding left my heart feeling so full… So many great people came together and put a lot of work into makin[...]
  • Cameron + Marc's Relaxed Wine Country Wedding

  • Cameron and Marc had a gorgeous spring wedding in the backyard of the groom's parents' home in Paso Robles, California.  A backyard wedding, in wine country?  You had me at hello.  Throw in the romantic bridesmaids gowns, burlap wrapped bouquets, and sparkler send-off, and I'm all yours. I can't [...]
  • Alison + Matt's Handmade Designer Wedding

  • DIY-ing your wedding is a no brainer when both the bride and groom are graphic designers!  Alison and Matt had a beautiful fall wedding in Connecticut, featuring personally designed invitations, programs, menus, and place cards.  They also designed their own ring bearer pillow, cake topper, and cent[...]
  • Rachel + Fernando's Rainy Day Church Wedding

  • Hey DIY-ers!  Mindy, your new Real Weddings intern, here.  Sorry for the lapse in bringing you the real wedding goodness.  I've gone through the DIY Bride Real Wedding Posting 101 course and I'm now totally certified to bring all the crafty wedding prettiness straight to your eyeballs. My first f[...]
  • Diana + Jimmy (and a note from Whitney)

  • Before we get down to the colorful fabulousness that is today's Real Wedding, I want to take this time to let our readers know that today will be my last post for DIY Bride. Sharing weddings with you for the past year, reading your wonderful feedback, and being a part of the DIY Bride team has been [...]
  • Tara + Frank

  • Sometimes the best DIY element of all is a rockin' party. Tara and Frank had that and more at their oceanside wedding, with pops of brightly colored oranges and white hydrangeas. Tara crafted the seating chart, bouquets, and bouts, and the couple was sure to incorporate a cigar bar for a relaxed vib[...]
  • Megan + Wil

  • I love a good romantic wedding. Give me a photo gallery of soft rustic charm, warmth, and swoon-worthy details, and I'm a happy girl. When Megan and Wil decided to make their long-distance love permanent, they settled on a gorgeous venue near her family's home in Washington for their special day. Th[...]
  • Kambly + Ben

  • You've gotta love a sweet Southern wedding, complete with traditional vows and some rockin' suspenders. Kambly and Ben held their Texas wedding in their community's church, and all the decor was the work of the bride, her crafty bridesmaids, and almost all of the guests. Kambly wore the dress that b[...]
  • Ben + Lauren

  • Good morning, wedding lovers! Today we are featuring the ethereal wedding of Lauren and Ben, who held their nuptials on a private residence abutting a walnut orchard. A symphony of yellow, blue, and white with pops of sunflower goodness, the personal details of the day are on display. From the indiv[...]