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:
Turns out Stephanie is quite the hand-letterer! She designed the invitation suite, menus, programs, and save-the-dates!
Notice how her bouquet from Freckled Floral matches the florals on the invitation?! So cool!
And how lovely are the bridesmaids dresses by Azazie?
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!
Florals aren’t just for the ladies! Etsy has some AMAZING shops for guys’ accessories–here are a few favs:
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What a ceremony site, right?!
S+D built the arbor backdrop and Stephanie painted signage on mirrors and chalkboards.
Daniel’s dad officiated the wedding in sign language since he is deaf, a very special moment for the bride and groom.
Another DIY! They created the ceremony cross to represent unity in their marriage.
How sweet are these guys?!
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.
More beautiful design work from Stephanie!
Isn’t it amazing what a greenery arch can do to a space?!
KayCakes‘s 3-tier naked cake looks SO GOOD against the black backdrop!
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