Dakota and Alec are living proof you can get married in one of the most beautiful and affluent cities in Southern California and have a gorgeous, budget friendly wedding thanks to some DIY and generous friends! Details include invitations designed by the maid-of-honor (who just happens to be a graphic designer), flowers put together by friends, a vintage door-turned-seating chart, and a stunning cake made by a family friend. (Side note – How do all these couples become friends with amazing bakers, and how can I sign up for this?)
Other handmade elements include the beautiful altar, made by the groom’s father (with cloth draping purchased from a local craft store):
Chalkboard signs made from old mirrors (bonus points for the pun):
And signs painted by the brides sister:
The DIY invitations and wedding cake also deserve a closer look.
Congrats to Dakota and Alec on your beautiful wedding!
Photography: Wild Whim Design + Photography
Venue: Temescal Gateway Park, Pacific Palisades, California
Invitations: Ashley Katona
DJ: Jeff Collins, Vox Entertainment
Florist: Natalie Bailey, Clover Floral Design
Caterer: Malibu Fish Grill
Rental: A-Packaged Parties
Cake: Beth Renaud (family friend)
Hair and Make-up: CJ Neal
Dress: J Crew Bridal
Shoes: Steve Madden
Veil: Borrowed from older sister
Earrings: Forever 21
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
I also wanted to mention that my artist sister Ashley Katona created the door and invitations. Check out her website: https://www.facebook.com/RosewoodRailroad
Thanks Dakota! I will add her link to the post.
Dakota, if you’re still watching this post, a reader would like to know more detail about your bridesmaids gowns!
What a lovely couple and such a nice wedding ceremony. Very nice, I like it.
It seems everything is with nature inspired theme from the imposing cake to the location…simple, yet elegant. Congrats!
I’d like to know where the bridesmaid dress are from…….lovely color and design:)
Hi Julia! Unfortunately this information wasn’t provided, but maybe the bride will see this and chime in!