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 feature here could not be a better one.  Not only did Rachel and Fernando incorporate some of my favorite colors into their wedding day (corals and yellows and creams, oh my!), but the matching-but-slightly-mismatching bridesmaid dress trend might be my favorite wedding thing happening right now.  Oh, and do I spy flower girls wearing polka dots???  LOVE!   Speaking of love, you can really feel the love between Rachel and Fernando, and also the love and respect between their families.  The favors, a framed prayer card, were made by the groom’s family in Guatemala and brought all the way to Sacramento, CA.  The simple roses and candles that make up the centerpieces are perfect, and the bride’s vintage gown, altered to make it her own, is perhaps the ultimate in bridal DIY. 

More information about this wedding from the photographer, Teresa K Photography: Not too many brides expect rain for their June weddings in Sacramento. I know Fernando and Rachel didn’t plan for it, but you know what, that rain ending up being part of what made their day special and uniquely theirs. It was cold and rainy all morning, but it didn’t dampen either of these lovebirds excitement to be married. Both were surrounded by so much love and support it was practically tangible. Their wedding was at the always beautiful Saint Mary’s Church in Sacramento. It’s such an amazing place and their ceremony was laced with love and tradition. There were so many people there to support them, including many of Fernando’s relatives from Guatemala. After the ceremony we did a few umbrella pictures to mark the rain, and headed to the reception at the Sacramento Grand Ballroom. The building was originally the National Bank of D.O. Mills and Company, but has been converted into an event center.

Congrats to Rachel and Fernando!



Photographer:  Teresa K Photography

Ceremony Venue: Saint Mary’s Church

Reception Venue:  Sacramento Grand Ballroom (Event Architects, LLC)

Bridal Gown: Vintage

  1. I’m so happy to see Rachel and Fernando’s wedding published on your amazing blog! Thank you so much for being such a great resource for brides and for featuring my work!!

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