You know why I love DIY weddings? Other than the fact that I am decidedly non-crafty and find myself in a serious state of awe every time I meet an oh-so-talented bride and groom? It’s the personalization – the little pieces of YOU that you manage to tuck away into each and every moment of your big day; the details that scream “us” that only you can make. And in the case of this darling Paicines Ranch affair captured by Justin and Keary Weddings, those details are plenty. From the popcorn bar (!) to the lawn games to the favors, every gorgeous moment was a labor of love by two very sweet (+ very talented) individuals. See so much more right here.
From the Bride… When Les and I began planning our wedding, we knew that we wanted it to be special and unique to who we were. We knew we wanted a beautiful outdoor venue where we could enjoy the warm sun in the afternoon, and then dance the night away under the stars at night. After checking out a few venues, we finally found our location and it could not have been more perfect. The venue was in Paicines, California– it had a beautiful rustic look to it, lush green grass, picturesque backdrops, and a stunning house. We loved everything about it!
Once the location was taken care of, we started dreaming about the decor, colors, music, food, and all the other wedding day essentials. This was where the real fun began! We were excited to work together on DIY projects such as our seating chart, guestbook, lawn games, wedding favors, banners, and even a popcorn bar! We began realizing that in order to create a wedding that was unique to who we were, all we had to do was incorporate the things we loved into our big day! We both love popcorn, lemonade, BBQ, dessert, guitar, playing games, and the color blue, so we found a way for all of those things to became a part of our day! With lots of help from our amazing family and friends, every little detail turned out perfectly and made our day everything we had dreamed of and more!
A beautiful sunny day cooled off nicely, and we enjoyed a wonderful meal, shared toasts, danced, and exchanged loving embraces with our family and friends who traveled from near and far to share the special day with us. We enjoyed every minute of our wedding, and can’t wait to enjoy every minute of our lives together now as a married couple!
Wedding Photography: Justin and Keary Weddings | Venue: Paicines Ranch | Catering: Mansmith’s BBQ | Cake: C’est Si Bon Bakery | Floral Design: Sherry Eager | Gown: Oleg Cassini | Makeup: Amanda Isabelle | Hair: Brittany Yturralde