We’re total suckers for how-we-met stories and we just love it when our brides and grooms, just like this couple, are best friends. Because not only do friendships make for the best marriages, they make for the best DIY weddings ever. Long nights spent crafting and creating beautiful details for your wedding truly make for the best times. And when you’re as talented as this couple, well, you’ve got casual, DIY wedding style on lockdown. Angie Silvy Photography captured each and every moment to perfection and trust me when I say, there’s a whole lot more to see right here.

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From the Groom… Our wedding was located in beautiful downtown Danville, California, on September 8, 2012 at a colonial-style residence owned by Katie’s grandfather. All the work and time put into our wedding was done with the help of Spring Loaf Catering, Katie, her family, and the groom himself.  

Katie and I met in sunny San Diego at Jacks in La Jolla, formerly owned and operated by her uncle, Bill Berkley. We met on a Thursday night, out on the town. We hit it off right away, but as the night faded, we went our separate ways, but not before exchanging numbers. A year had passed with minimal contact between one other, until one night I saw her out again and was able to lock eyes with her. That began our journey together. From then on we became best friends, and that friendship turned into love, and we have never left each others’ side, going on six years strong. 

Wedding Photography: Angie Silvy Photography / Second Shooter: Robin Jolin / Wedding Venue: The Bride’s Grandfather’s Home in Danville, California / Event Design, Catering + Rentals: Caroline of SpringLoaf Catering / Floral Design: Katherine Bergman Floral Designs / Flowers for Garden: Colleen Gorecki + Kathy Francis / Wedding Invitations, Place Cards + Programs: Designs in Paper / DJ: Infinity Pro Sound / Lighting, Wish Lanterns + Floating Candles: David White (The Groom) / Photo Booth: DJ Event / Wedding Dress: Rivini “Turquoise” / Dress Alterations: Janene’s Bridal Boutique / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka “Goodie Platform Pumps” / Bride’s Jewelry: Custom / Bride’s Engagement Ring: Antique / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ann Taylor / Groom’s Suit + Shirt: Hugo Boss Black / Groom’s Cufflinks: Montblanc / Groom’s Belt: Burberry / Groom’s Bow Tie: Salvatore Ferragamo / Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo “Bambino Wood Loafers” / Groom’s Watch: Technoluxury / Groom’s Wedding Band: David Yurman / Groomsmen’s Shoes: Johnston & Murphy / Groomsmen’s Pants: John Varvatos / Groomsmen’s Bow Ties: Custom by Gucci

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