Since we are featuring two really incredible DIY projects today (homemade vanilla favors and mediterranean inspired centerpieces), I thought that it would be the perfect time to feature this absolutely gorgeous, DIY inspired real wedding (DIY details to come a bit later)!

Mary-Kevin and Patrick were married this past July in La Jolla, California in an intimate (54 person) ceremony that took place by the ocean at Calumet Park with the reception held at the nearby Darlington House…a beautiful historic mansion with a lovely courtyard and rose garden.

mary kevin real wedding

photographs by the lovely and talented Carrie Mccluskey

From Mary-Kevin…

The rose garden served as our main source of inspiration for the eclectic, chic garden party we were envisioning.  Being a true paper junkie, i knew exactly where to go for our invitations…Hello! Lucky here in san francisco.  I had long admired their cherry blossom invitation suite since it was featured in Martha a couple of years ago…and I thought it laid the perfect foundation for our garden party aesthetic!!  Another key vendor that I just love to death is Crystal Kluge, our incredible calligrapher…all of the lettering that you see in the photos is her amazing work!  I truly feel that her work tied our whole wedding together.

So much more to come!