Listen up dear brides because this wedding is proof that you (yes, you!) can plan an elegant, chic, completely bespoke affair without shelling out the big bucks. And it’s proof that with a little elbow grease and an eye for style, a homemade affair can look like you had the BEST wedding pros by your side. Go find every DIYed detail in the gallery from Mi Amore Foto┬áright here!


From Mi Amore Foto… This is a very special wedding, dear to my heart. Not only did the couple ask me to photograph their beautiful wedding, they also had my husband and I stay with them and their family in the cabin for the weekend. It is moments like these that are so special and intimate. The bride designed her own invitations, did her own floral arrangements, hand dyed the linens for the table, made all of the deserts from scratch…the list goes on and on! Something really unique and special about this wedding is the fact that the groom made both of their rings from deer antlers. They led their family atop a mountain on Hood River (Oregon) and exchanged their vows with their dog in tow. Needless to say, the day was perfection and I am so honored to have been a part of it.

Photographer: Mi Amore Foto | Ceremony: Mt. Hood National Forest | Ceremony: Mt. Hood National Forest | Reception: Panorama Lodge | Catering: Four And Twenty Blackbirds | Catering: Four And Twenty Blackbirds | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Venue: Panorama Lodge | Brass deer on cake: Etsy | Brass deer on the cake: Etsy | Bride put together own arrangements after taking online class: Nicoles Classes | Bride's Dress: David's Bridal | Bride's Dress: David's Bridal | DIY Class Bride Took For Floral Arranging: Nicoles Classes | Flower Vases: Ikea | Flower vases: Ikea | Flowers (bride Purchased And Arranged Herself): Old House Dahlias | Flowers (purchased from flower shop and then put together by bri: Old House Dahlias | Groom\'s Attire: J.Crew | Table and Chair Rental: The Party Place | Table and chair rentals: The Party Place