These adorable high school sweethearts got their DIY on in a big way and infused some seriously cute-as-can-be touches into their special day. Everything from the tablescapes with cute Scrabble sayings and pink crochet doilies to the birdie themed boutineers were handcrafted by the bride and we are in love with it all! Kurt Boomer Photo captured all the sweet moments and details and there’s even more in the gallery.

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From Kurt Boomer PhotoThis amazing couple and their families threw one great DIY wedding. Lago Giuseppe isn’t the easiest place to find. But a search through Templeton lands you in the best that Central California has to offer. They went with a “birds in cages” theme. The rustic theme incorporated perfectly with the surroundings. It had that warm look and feeling with a laid back attitude. Outdoor venues are by far my favorite. The light during the ceremony and reception was amazing. The beautiful oaks make for perfect backgrounds throughout the property.  Lago Giuseppe is a perfect venue for couples looking to get married surrounded by nature. The winery is a active and you can enjoy their handcrafted wines during your event.  Every last detail was thoughtfully picked and placed by the bride. Lots of vintage details along with tons of great desserts.

From the Bride…We met our senior year of high school in California– I was a show choir nerd who had just quit dancing at a professional level and he was a very talented wrestler. We were both in the same Poli-Sci class and, what he says, is that one day he “woke up” and just saw me and knew that he was going to date me. The next day he came up to me in the library and we began talking. By the end of the week we were going to our senior winter formal together! We began talking well into the morning every night then waking up earlier in the morning so we could spend time together before school started. At the winter formal we decided to date. Everything spiraled after that and neither of us could fathom enduring a single day that we are not the person who has the other’s heart. On our family vacation to Mexico that summer Josh “proposed.” He was absolutely serious, and I accepted, but it wasn’t official yet.

The following year I went across the country to Gordon College in Wenham, Ma. We stayed together and in September, over labor day weekend, Josh flew out to see me– and proposed. We then began planning an intimate and DIY inspired wedding for July 23, 2011!

Caterer: Popolo Catering / Floral Design: Deborah from Albertson’s Grocery StoreThe Flower Lady + Local Farmers Market / Location: Lago Giuseppi Cellars / DJ: Bob Stock of Phase One DJ / Desserts: Albertson’s Grocery Store (mini cakes), / Avila Fruit Barn (peach + olallieberry pies) + C-Cupcakery (mini cupcakes-Maid of Honor) / Wedding Dress: Casablanca via Down the Aisle / Bride’s Shoes: Tea and Cakes Shoes / Suits: Hearts Desire / Wedding Photography: Kurt Boomer Photo