Lindsay + Patrick took the term DIY to a whole new level with their fun, handmade wedding at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, California. They crafted the wedding favors (adorable little jars filled with jam), fun flags for their guests to wave as they walked back up the aisle, utensil holders for the tables, bunting that spread across the entire reception space + so much more. Aside from being beautiful, their day was filled with all the things they love. And we think it’ll be inspiring for other couples who want to create a celebration with a similar, homespun feel!
Lindsay says, We wanted our wedding to be about celebrating with our closest friends and family something so special – our covenant to each other. As a couple, we love people, the outdoors, & food! We had 250 friends and family, at a beautiful outdoor venue with oak trees everywhere, and ate some of the best bbq around! Patrick is great at building things- he made our wooden center piece boxes, the arch that we were married under, and all of the wooden signs. I love anything diy – so our 6 month engagement period was filled with making things for the wedding day…
Thanks so much, Kayla Adams, for sharing these gorgeous photos + big congrats to the newlyweds on a beautiful day!
Adoring the bridesmaids in mismatched dresses with baby’s breath bouquets! Lindsay + her gals actually dyed the dresses to the exact colors they wanted! An impressive DIY to say the least!
When we had our first look - it was surreal finally standing together in our wedding outfits about to get married! We soaked in every minute we had during our first look- we couldn't stop hugging and kissing each other. For that moment nothing else mattered - we were in our own little world. It was perfect.
Processional: Home – The Vitamin String Quartet
Recessional: Somebody Loves You – Betty Who
First Dance: Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Think a DIY wedding sounds like a lot of work? Here’s some fun perspective on the topic from Lindsay, One of the best things about making all the decorations for the wedding is using them afterwards in your house! I saved all the bunting flags that were on the tables and hanging from the buildings to use for future parties, I had plenty of jams left over to keep giving people, all of the wooden boxes we saved and now use around the house for planters or decor, the deer antlers, the signs- the list is endless. there is so much we have left from the wedding that we now use!
It's a lot of work to put on a wedding- remember to include everyone you would want to be a part of the memories you'll look back on. It was super stressful for me trying to make everything and stay within budget, but what I remember most are the people who helped me get all the stuff done. I have great memories of such important people helping us for such an important day. Remember to not let the overwhelming parts of planning take over.. Your wedding day is about marrying your best friend and having your closest people around to celebrate that.
photography: Kayla Adams Photography // venue: Paramount Ranch Agoura Hills, California // event design: bride // event planning: brides mother and family friends // florals: Erika Hartmark // wedding dress: Mary Me Bridal // shoes: zigi soho logic sandal // bridesmaid dresses: We had the dresses dyed to be the colors we wanted in the wedding from Intimate Dyeing // hair + makeup: bride // groom suit: J.Crew // paper goods: bride // catering: Smoking Steve’s BBQ // cake: Jeanine – firstname.lastname@example.org // rentals: email@example.com // officiant: Matt Wallace