When I tell you that today’s wedding is rich in rustic details, it is the understatement of the year. You have hit the DIY jackpot today! Best part about it all, it’s an unintended DIY day. With some of the most detailed DIY info I’ve ever seen since using the first DIY Bride book for my wedding, Chrystal hooked us up with all of her ideas, thoughts and creations. Pulled together through fantastic friends and family, Chrystal and Dan’s awesome nuptials were way beyond a just a wonderful wedding celebration. Joan Allen has brilliantly photographed this ethereal vintage meets woodsy, Lake Tahoe summer wedding into a gallery you’ll be pinning for days.
From the bride:
Daniel and I didn’t set out to do a DIY wedding, we intended more so to do “our” wedding. That meant our amazing group of friends and family would be largely involved. Without them, so many aspects of our wedding would not have happened. What came out of it was not just Daniel and I getting married, it was a celebration of and testament to community and love of which everyone was involved. As with everything else, we couldn’t fathom paying someone wedding level costs for something we were certain we could take on ourselves plus 10 times more “us”. The result: A concept to reality with just a little imagination.
As beautiful as every last lace covered branch on the manzanita altar is, or as amazing as the from scratch photobooth backdrop towers, my personal favorite idea of Chrystal and Dan’s was:
“the idea of asking our close friends to each take an apothecary jar and take on full direction of filling and decorating it. There were no rules, only that they knew they would be centerpieces. The creativity and enthusiasm that our friends applied to the task was amazing and breathtaking.”
Talk about personal and creative conversation starters. The list could go on and on but I will simply say that you must lose yourself in this DIY dream gallery for a while. A gallery that would not have been possible without the eye of Joan Allen Photography. Thank you Joan Allen, and congratulations Chrystal and Daniel!
Photographer: Joan Allen Photo
Caterer: The Cheeseboard
Floral Designer: Not Just Flowers,San Francisco Flower District