Today’s lovely wedding comes to us from Southern California, where Cheryl and Danny exchanged vows in a lovely garden setting. The DIY elements of this wedding were a family affair! Cheryl made a lot of the pretty details herself, but her dad helped by making the planter boxes, and her mom and sister grew the wildflowers and succulents used in the centerpieces! Cheryl has some good tips for all us DIY Brides, so keep reading …
From the bride: “The style I was going for was a relaxed, somewhat vintage, garden party. I really love plants and gardening so it was an easy way to capture my personality. Danny is into hiking and the outdoors, so it coincided with his personality, too.
“Some of the items that were DIY’d were the invitations, the stenciled table runners on the cake table and head table, the table numbers, and the paper fans/rosettes. Here’s one tutorial from Catch My Party that I used for the paper rosettes, and I got the idea for the stenciled table runners from Wanna Be Crafty.
“I spent some time going to thrift stores and finding pieces that could be re-purposed to hold succulents and flowers. My dad made the planter boxes for the tables and ceremony decor, and also made the signs that I put around the venue. My sister lives in an old ranch house, so she had a lot of space to grow flowers from seed for me! I also had my mom plant some flowers in her garden. This saved a lot on flower costs. I just made sure to plant several different types of flowers so that if one type didn’t work out, maybe one of the others would.
“In the end we had almost all of the flowers we needed, so we only had to supplement with a few bunches of flowers from the local farmer’s market. In addition to the flowers, my sister, mom, and myself also started clipping and replanting succulents about six months ahead. I also took succulent clippings from a friend a week before the wedding. Because you can break off succulents and start a new plant, they’re a cheap and easy way to extend the plants you have in your centerpieces (as long as you live in the right climate).”
Congrats to Cheryl and Danny on your beautiful wedding!
Photographer: Karen L. Barnes Photography
Floral Designer: Yamaguchi Nursery
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Mission Tuxedos
Linens and Coverings: Event rents
Hair Stylist: Quinn Kerrigan for Hair Drezzers On Fire
Dress Designer: Casablanca
Event Venue: Lion’s Park, Carpinteria, California
Dress Store: Bridal and Special Times
Caterer: La Dolce Vita
Makeup Artist: Caramia Makeup
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