DIY Marvimon Wedding: Angela + Eugene

bride and groom

Angela + Eugene are both designers by trade, so it’s no surprise that their gorgeous Marvimon wedding was chock-full of fun + personal details, handcrafted by the two of them! They drew inspiration from a variety of places including music, Wes Anderson films + their love of mid-century modern design. Here’s more from Angela about their day:

We wanted to be hands-on with the planning and styling in pretty much every aspect – from our website ( to small details like the photo booth props. My husband’s style is more simple and modern, and I lean a little more towards vintage, so we tried to create a good balance of both while adding a touch of retro. Rather than having one general theme, we tried to incorporate our hobbies, personal styles, and things that are meaningful to us as a couple. Most of our props were flea market finds that we already (or plan to) use to decorate our home. We wanted the juxtaposition of all these things to be whimsical, cheerful, charming, and handcrafted while blending organically with the beautiful setting at Marvimon.

This wedding has so many great design elements, some of my personal faves being the playful paper goods + the “find your seat” buttons! Thank you so much to Erin J Saldana Photography for the lovely photos and congrats to Angela + Eugene!

wedding invitation

wedding buttons

bride getting ready

bridesmaid gift bags

gold glitter bow shoes

pocket watch

plaid tie

bride and groom

wedding buttons

flower girl and ring bearer

Processional: Wedding Party Processional: Zebra – Beach House // Bridal Processional: Theme from ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ – Jon Brion

Recessional: Love Story – Taylor Swift (piano arrangement)

First Dance: You and Me – Penny & The Quarters




pink maxi bridesmaids

I am in major love with Angela’s stunning bouquet, featuring peonies, poppies, garden roses, jasmine vine + more!

pink whimsical bouquet

wedding party


button escort cards

typewriter card table

instructional cards


marvimon reception

embroidery hoop table numbers

embroidery hoop table numbers

modern tablescape

wedding menu

mr and mrs chair decor

On top of the full Catholic ceremony and the Korean traditional ceremony during the reception, the day was jam packed with getting to and from multiple locations. So the moment that was most memorable to me was when we were finally able to catch our breaths together as we sat down at our sweetheart table for dinner and acknowledge to each other that we did it! We took that moment to appreciate the joyful sight of our loved ones all together in this beautiful venue, while songs from mixtapes we made for each other throughout our relationship played in the background. In that moment everything was perfect and details like nearly forgetting to wear my veil down the aisle were long forgotten. Of course greeting and chatting with our friends and family throughout the night was something we really enjoyed as well.


bride and groom

religious ceremony

personalized cake toppers

dessert bar

embroidery hoop thank you sign

If you plan to be a DIY bride, it takes a lot of time and commitment - more than you might already imagine. Even though I tried to start projects earlier throughout our engagement, I spent the entire last month or so deeply involved in creating decorations for the wedding like a crazy bridezilla. However, if you just remember to enjoy the process it will be rewarding and you will come to cherish the memory of that process. It’s a lot of work, but I absolutely don’t regret it at all. Do surround yourself with friends and loved ones and be open to their help and support even if you may think you can do it all yourself. I had many craft nights that turned out to be great bonding experiences with my girlfriends and family. Also, we highly recommend saving room in the budget for a month-of coordinator. Ours was just amazing and we can’t imagine what we would have done without her!

photography: Erin J Saldana Photography // venue: Ceremony at St. Brendan Catholic Church, Reception at Marvimon Los Angeles, California // event design: Angela (Bride) // event planner: Sweet Emilia Jane // floral design: The Little Branch // wedding dress: Custom Made by Shinbu, Concept inspired by Carol Hannah + Samuelle Couture // hairpieces: Lo Boheme // bridal robe: Love Ophelia // earrings: BHLDN // garter: Stella’s // wedding bands: catbird and Bario Neal // shoes: Kate Spade // bridesmaid dresses: maxi skirts from Urban Outfitters, mismatched tops – various brands (Free People, H&M, Forever 21) // hair + makeup: Kelly Zhang // groom suit: J.Crew // paper goods: designed by bride, vinyl record invite collaboration between bride + ElloThere // catering: Huntington Catering // cake + desserts: Vanilla Bake Shop // music: DJ 4Shizzy (groom’s friend) + cocktail/dinner playlist was a collection of songs from our mixtapes

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  1. Beautiful wedding!!! Does anyone know where the bridesmaid’s jewelry is from?

  2. This is a beautiful wedding! I love the DIY ideas and details!

  3. So many great idea, love the “Here comes the bride” sign and the buttons. Over and above on all the ideas…fantastic!

  4. Would love to know where the lockets are from!

  5. Seriously. That first photo is all I needed to see. SO STUNNING.

  6. They are a beautiful couple with great taste throughout it all and great style.
    What a fantastic wedding day they must have had.

  7. Love the buttons! Did you make them yourself? Use a button maker?

  8. That veil is gorgeous! What an intricate wedding, everything is so beautiful and the accents work so well together!

  9. Love those flowers! The Little Branch always does an amazing job!

  10. I would love to know where the little wooden cake toppers are from… they are adorable and I want some!

  11. These are just so precious. Beautiful Wedding Photography. The Details are just so wonderful.

  12. Where is the cake topper from?

  13. Love this! Where is the “Here comes the bride” banner from?

  14. Such great printed goods in every aspect of this wedding. I especially adored the seating chart pins and the “here comes the bride” banner!

  15. In love with your shoes Angela. Where did you find them?


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