Real Wedding: Geri & Chris, II
December 1, 2008
DIY Inspired

Today's featured wedding is all about style...unique, personality-filled style. It's about looking at who you are as a couple and infusing that with abandon into your wedding. I love that this couple designed a wedding that was exclusively about their relationship, their personalities and their love of family and friends...

real wedding geri and chris

From the bride, Geri...

This was a complete family affair. My dress was handmade by my mom  (she's a doctor, not a seamstress! J ). She finished it the morning of the wedding, and my birdcage veil was made right on my head!  All the flowers were done by my aunt (a speech therapist, not a florist!). My bridal party and I did all the decorating and setting up. Chris handmade all the invitations.  On of our good friends from college (who actually played a part in Chris and I getting together in the first place) is an ordained minister, and performed a very personal ceremony.

My husband stayed up late the night before the wedding to put together a playlist of songs to play off my laptop instead of having a dj. Everything came together so perfectly!

Of course, one of the most important things to me was the photography! We hired my friend and colleague, Allan Zepeda. It was the one thing that we went all-out on! We honestly could not be happier with the pictures, they will be cherished forever.