March 27, 2012

Christina Richards Photography

I have such a terrific DIY wedding to share with you today! Joe and Sarah were married last June at the romantic Radonich Ranch in Los Gatos, California. The bride and groom were intensely involved in crafting their wedding to fit their personalities. From designing and printing their own invitations to home brewing the adorable beer favors… they truly DIY-ed their wedding! A huge thanks to the bride for this beautiful submission, make sure to read her fantastic advice below!

Christina Richards Photography

Christina Richards Photography

Christina Richards Photography

Christina Richards Photography

Christina Richards Photography

Christina Richards Photography

Christina Richards Photography

Christina Richards Photography

Christina Richards Photography

Christina Richards Photography

Christina Richards Photography

Christina Richards Photography

What was the favorite part of your wedding day…? It’s so hard to narrow down a specific moment, because there were so many great ones!  There was just so much happiness and laughter, that is what I remember most vividly.  I just felt so lucky to be celebrating with so many of our friends and family in a beautiful location, with great music, and delicious food and drinks!  Looking around seeing everyone having so much fun, relaxing, and enjoying themselves made me feel like our day was perfect.

What advice do you have for current brides….?  Don’t take your wedding celebration too seriously, and don’t feel badly about skipping traditions that don’t feel authentic to you.  If you give yourself DIY projects to complete, make sure they are things you will enjoy doing and can execute well.  Think about your vendors carefully, and choose people you want to support and whose work you respond to.  And, of course, try to have fun and enjoy yourself while you’re in the planning process!top wedding blog

{event credits} photographer: Christina Richards // venue: Radonich Ranch // catering and reception flowers: Marky Carr of Vignette Vintage Ranch Weddings // cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes, Los Gatos // invitations and paper goods: drawn, designed and printed by the bride & groom! // dress: Dolly Couture // headpiece: Serephine // grooms attire: Alfani Red // bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Sung // flower girl dresses: Target // wedding bouquets: Bunches, Los Gatos // band: The Flat Rock Boys // home brew beer flavors: made by the bride & groom & family!

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Jo Ann Causey
March 27, 2012

I like the family tree with thumbprints and names...that was awesome!