This Couple DIY’d Their Sweet Barn Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

Many brides are happy to dish out the wedding duties to friends, family, and professionals. In fact, the advice we hear most often from real brides? “Ask for help!” However, there are those special few with the stamina and creative energy to go full-on DIY…though we have a feeling asking for help is still the common theme! Stephanie and Daniel love a good DIY project and viewed their wedding day as an opportunity to work together to build a day that was truly them. This included all the wedding stationery, signage, calligraphy, the ceremony backdrop, and a whole lot more! And to bring it all together, Wink! Weddings was on hand filling in the ever-important details.

Aside from their hands-on mentality, S+D focused on creating a relaxing atmosphere for guests. Stephanie tells us: We are both pretty simple and easygoing people that love hanging out with friends and family. We wanted our wedding to be fun and outdoors and Reinstein Ranch truly made our wedding special! All of our family and friends stayed on the ranch (some even camped!) the entire weekend, which really allowed us relax and stay present during all the festivities.

Onelove photography was on site, snapping away from “get ready” to “dance party”! Let’s have a look:

floral invitation

Turns out Stephanie is quite the hand-letterer! She designed the invitation suite, menus, programs, and save-the-dates!

bridesmaid robes

Pronovias Wedding Dress

She looked just beautiful in a Pronovias gown and veil from Haute Bride!

blush and hot pink bouquet

Notice how her bouquet from Freckled Floral matches the florals on the invitation?! So cool!

gray bridesmaid dresses

And how lovely are the bridesmaids dresses by Azazie?

gray bridesmaid dresses

first look

first look

groomsmen

Daniel looked handsome in a bluish grey suite from Express. We’re seeing more and more grooms go for something blue and we love it!

bridal party

Yay!

ranunculus boutonnieres

Florals aren’t just for the ladies! Etsy has some AMAZING shops for guys’ accessories–here are a few favs:

DIY California Ranch Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

What a ceremony site, right?!

DIY California Ranch Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

S+D built the arbor backdrop and Stephanie painted signage on mirrors and chalkboards.

DIY California Ranch Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

Daniel’s dad officiated the wedding in sign language since he is deaf, a very special moment for the bride and groom.

DIY California Ranch Wedding

Another DIY! They created the ceremony cross to represent unity in their marriage.

DIY California Ranch Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

protea bouquet

DIY California Ranch Wedding

How sweet are these guys?!

DIY California Ranch Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

Love them.

DIY California Ranch Wedding

chalkboard seating charts

S+D had family travel from Chile to spend the day with them, so they created a super-fun seating chart! Stephanie tells us that one of the highlights was sitting at dinner, watching people from different walks of life and cultures joined together to celebrate love.

chalkboard seating charts

wedding signage

More beautiful design work from Stephanie!

beer bar

custom napkins

DIY California Ranch Wedding

Pleasanton Rentals provided furniture rentals for the dinner, catered by Valley Catering. Love the family-style seating!

DIY California Ranch Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

Isn’t it amazing what a greenery arch can do to a space?!

DIY California Ranch Wedding

DIY California Ranch Wedding

let them eat cake backdrop

KayCakes‘s 3-tier naked cake looks SO GOOD against the black backdrop!

laser cut cake topper

first dance

Such a fun day with so many sweet + personal details. Thanks to Stephanie + Daniel for sharing your creativity with us and major congrats from GWS!

photography: onelove photography // venue name: Reinstein Ranch, Livermore, California, USA // event design: Wink! Weddings // florals: Freckled Floral // wedding dress: Pronovias // hairpiece: Haute Bride // bride's shoes: Seychelles // bride's ring: Marchesa // bridesmaid dresses: Azazie // hair stylist: Linda Vo // makeup artist: LeValley beauty // groom attire: Express // paper goods: Made by Miller // calligraphy: Made by Miller // catering: Valley Catering // cake: KayCakes // furniture rentals: Pleasanton Rentals // music: Jay Bee // officiant: Daniel's Dad

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