Hollywood DIY Wedding: Natalie + Jared

Talented photographer Jill Thomas is sharing the most lovely wedding today with a to-die-for dress and her artistically captured photos – I’m totally smitten! Everything has a simple vintage elegance to it and just seems so relaxed + lovely. My most favorite part though, is Natalie’s dress which her mother made. Simply stunning. Her jacket is from Nordstrom and Natalie made her amazing necklace. What a talented + creative family (Natalie is a graphic designer + Jared is a musician). Oh, and that gorgeous bouquet – Natalie made that too.

gold and white wedding dress

mismatched bridesmaids dresses

Love the bridesmaid dresses! Perfect chic color palette.

gold and white wedding dress

gold and white wedding dress

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Natalie – you are a gorgeous bride!! After their ceremony at the LDS LA temple, they went up to get some classic photos by one of my most favorite LA landmarks – the Hollywood sign!


Love this photo below with the fun Smitten Sticks!

hollywood hills wedding photos

hooray wedding banner

Hooray banner from Nice Etsy shop.

hooray wedding banner

After the photo session, Natalie + Jared had an open house reception with close family and friends. With their limited budget, they only could afford a photographer for part of the day, but it was still very important to have some amazing photos and portraits of the day. Great thinking since you will have these stunning photos to remember forever!

Thanks so much for letting me share your beautiful photos Jill. Jill Thomas is based out of San Diego, CA, but will travel for weddings. If you haven’t seen Jill’s new blog, go check it out now – it’s beautiful! Also, Emily over at the lovely Once Wed is featuring some additional photos from the day, so be sure to check those out also.

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  1. Ammmmazing colors and dress. Wowzers.

    That's actually and E and I did. We couldn't afford a photographer for the whole day, so we did just the ceremony and a couple hours after. Getting those pictures was worth it.

  2. Hooray for Hollywood! This bride certainly has style! And what's better than wearing your Mom's gown-having her create it!

  3. Wow, she is very pretty ♥ What a lovely pictures!

  4. Wow, that is a beautiful dress. I love the muted colors, too.

  5. Ok, that's pretty freakin gorgeous. Has anyone else noticed how many beautiful mormon weddings are on the blogs?!

  6. That dress is so original and lovely!

  7. That dress is perfection. I love seeing beautiful bridal gowns with sleeves. Not everyone has nice arms and it's so inspiring to see bridal gowns can look amazing with sleeves!

  8. Wow that's so lovely! Clearly a couple with excellent taste!

  9. I LOVE the dress, it is PERFECT, so beautiful!!! Natalie- can your mom make one for me too???

  10. That dress is AMAZING. I want it for myself.
    Gorgeous couple as well!

  11. Gorgeous dress! Gorgeous couple!

  12. Wow. All I can say is WOW.

    But I gotta say more :-)

    Fabulous photo. Wonderfully creative couple. The romance is so lush and natural at the same time.

    Now this is the way to do a challenging budget – take the things that are REALLY important and compromise to make it all happen. The bride was so smart to have better photography if only for a shorter time. Kudos to your love, vintage notion of romance and exquisite touches of personality.

  13. Simply stunning. Makes me wanna elope in front of the Hollywood sign :)

  14. WOW! Her necklace and dress combo is so gorgeous. Love this!

  15. What a beautiful couple.I love all the photos!Very sweet and romantic.It's a great idea to use the huge HOLLYWOOD sign as a backdrop.Great shots!

  16. The dresses are gorgeous. The bride and the bridesmaid is a flock of beautiful ladies, indeed!

  17. Love the bridesmaids……. :)

  18. i adore everything, the dress, the colours, the flowers, the bridesmaids dresses…its got me thinking….im off to ask my mum if she can make me a dress just like it! x

  19. I love the dress–perfect amount of fullness, perfect amount of train. Excellent accessories too!

  20. I am all kinds of jealous! This bride has impeccable taste.

  21. so beautiful… dress and necklace are awesome :)

  22. Oh wow I just can't get enough of this photography oh wow! Such a beautiful wedding and everything so detail oriented. I adore this all!!!!!

  23. OMG I've never seen a dress like this before! I love all of the muted colors used!

  24. where was the little cottage shot at… its gorgeous!!!

  25. I super love her dress…I’m wearing it in my intimate
    daydreams!!!! :)

  26. Stunning dress indeed… so dreamy!


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