I’m so happy to publish this wedding today because it thrills me to publish the wedding of Oh Lovely Day readers! The photographer informed me that when she asked the bride what blogs she would like her wedding submitted to, this one was her number one choice. I can’t express how honored I am about that, especially when you see how good this wedding is! I mean, the details, the vintage, the DIY… it is totally an Oh Lovely Day wedding! See for yourself with these gorgeous photos by Tegyn Friedman.
This couple met when they were 15. Seven years later they were married at the Newport Beach LDS Temple and had their reception in the groom’s grandparent’s backyard of a historic 1800’s home. This set the tone for a vintage style DIY wedding. From the bride:
The main project we completely did on our own was the “wishing tree” at the guest sign in table. I also made the vintage pie stands on the “sweets” table by finding different vintage plates and candelabras at various thrift stores and gluing them together. Now that our wedding is over, I cherish the wishing tree and what people wrote on the tags. When I read them, its a great reminder of how beautiful the day was and how much our family and friends love and support us.
When we first got engaged and talked about our wedding we decided that we wanted every aspect of the day to represent our personalities and our dedication and love to each other. We wanted the decorations to be simple but classy and unique. Our main goal was for our guests to walk in and feel right at home. We were married in the Newport Beach LDS Temple which holds special meaning to us, as that is where we met when we were 15 years old and while we were both participating in a Temple celebration. Scott’s grandparent’s home has been our dream location for the reception ever since we saw his aunt get married there years prior. When they graciously offered for us to have it there, we felt so lucky and blessed. We served BBQ because that’s our favorite food, and we had cupcakes and pie because neither of us really like traditional wedding cake. All of the groomsmen wore Rainbows sandals because that is what Scott wears every day of the year. I chose to wear a champagne colored vintage styled wedding dress because it felt more casual, but was still gorgeous. I loved it. I am a lover of all things vintage and anything pretty, so all the little details of the wedding day was planned out to match that style. Above all, what we wanted was for the day to be stress free and special. We waited for this day for a long time, and we could not have been happier with the way things turned out!
Photography: Tegyn Friedman / Caterer: Sweet Lou’s BBQ / Favors and Gifts: Dough a Deer / Floral Designer: Status Designs / Reception Venue: Latter-Day Saint Temple / Dress Store: Nordstrom / Other: The Wedding Pantry, Lizzy’s Party Rental / Heirlooms and ties: Me and Matilda / Equipment Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals / Shoes: Target / Jewelry: Jewelry by Johan / Bridesmaid Dresses: Kohls / Bakery: Lil Red’s Cupcakery / Etsy Vendors: White Cliff Cottage, Gfout (chalkboards)
*Random side note: I went to one of the Found vintage “yard sales” and I bought a scale, and I think it is the blue scale in the detail photos! How funny is that 🙂