April 11, 2013
“My brain is exploding from the preciousness that is Victor + Kaitlin.” – Sarah Kathleen
How absolutely amazing are these personalized bridesmaids parasols! Beautiful and useful on a gorgeous sunny day… but also such great bridesmaid gifts! Guess what – this crafty little bride personalized these herself using black acrylic paint!
“My favorite part of the day was…. everything! I can’t choose! I am a creative person by nature, but definitely not a planner. So all of our details were based off of just what I thought would look good at the time. I just loved seeing all of our friends and family come out and support us, and seeing all of our DIY projects in action!
…We pretty much DIY’d everything with the help of our amazing friends and family! The paper flowers for our altar archway, all of the flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, aisle decor), our photobooth, the seating cards, invitations, programs and our dessert table decor (paper flowers, paper mache logs with wood rounds placed on top). DIY’ing all of these projects seemed like a good idea at the time, but it was definitely a daunting task! We would not have been able to do any of it without the help of our friends and family.
My advice to other brides would be to BE HAPPY! Nothing wedding related is worth stressing out over. In the end, it’s about you and your partner and celebrating the love!!! Honestly, our mottos while wedding planning were “whatever is easiest”, “meh”, and “who cares anymore! Don’t stress out! Just go with the flow and have a good time!” – Kaitlin, the bride
photography: Sarah Kathleen Photography // venue: Santa Margarita Ranch // Catering: Phil’s Catering // DJ: Entertainment Now // Cake + Cupcakes: Splash Cafe // Wedding Dress: Designed by the bride and handmade by a seamstress in LA // Hair + Makeup: Loan Huynh of Apples and Blush // Grooms Suit + Groomsmen’s Vests: Men’s Warehouse // Bridesmaid Dresses: Forever 21, Goodwill, and H&M