There’s just something about a sweet, DIY affair that never fails to put a smile on my face.  And this gorgeous Phoenix wedding?  Well, let’s just say I am grinning from ear to ear.  Overflowing with crafty details, fun-filled moments and a whole lot of personality, it’s brimming with that heartwarming kind of joy that only a made-with-love soiree can bring.  Daniel Kim Photography snapped up all of the lovely… and the gallery?  Amazing.  See it all here.

From Daniel Kim PhotographyI met Nicole while studying for my bachelor of fine arts degree in photography at ASU. We both had the same concentration in photography and took a lot of classes and studios together. I remember her always drawing and doodling in class, putting that pen to work on her sketchbook. When she met Nick, I don’t think I’ve ever seen her happier. Nick is the perfect gentleman, very attentive to Nicole, and he shares her passion for creating, style, and art. But most importantly, he loves her more than life itself. When they asked me to shoot their wedding, I immediately said yes. If I knew anything about these two, I knew they would create a very unique wedding. Nicole handmade most of her decor — the cloth bouquets, the felt hearts she cut and stuffed and stitched to be thrown down the aisle, her centerpieces, the photography elements and the invitations. She opted for a modern and urban venue to showcase it all. The best part of the day was right after they walked out the doors after the ceremony and gave each other a huge hug and had tears in their eyes. A reminder that this is what weddings are all about.

From the Bride & Groom… We wanted our wedding to be a small, intimate setting with a theme that reflected our individual personalities but brought us and the evening together as one. Handmade decorations and bouquets were a great way for us to display our creative spirits that would make us and our guests feel at home. We wanted our friends and family to see the venue, witness the ceremony, enjoy the food and drink and come away at the end of the night saying, “This is Nick and Nicole.”

Wedding Photography: Daniel Kim Photography / Wedding Venue: The Icehouse in Phoenix, Arizona / Event Design: DIY by the Bride / Flowers: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Cake: Theresa Ochoa, A Family Friend / Cake Topper: DIY by the Bride’s Mother / Cake Flowers: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Invitations: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Dress: Eliza J / Hair: Liddie Lewis / Makeup: Roseanne Sanchez