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This couple handcrafted their entire wedding…Insane DIY ideas! Their cute dog was their Videographer.

When wedding photographers Cathy and Sebastian decided to tie the knot, they knew what they wanted. The couple got married in August last year and from the get go, the one thing that they focussed on was to enjoy the entire process and on making everything they needed by themselves!

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Says Cathy, their wedding was relaxed, DIY and focussed on their friends and themselves and their Pinterest mood board was their main source of inspiration.

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Cathy and Sebastian’s wedding ceremony was unique and was neither religious nor civil.It was guided by their friend Oscar who played a game with all guests singing an old song from their childhood called El Anillo (The Ring). Between each verse, their closest friends would read something to them and the song would continue.Then at the end, they exchanged Vows and Rings!

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The catering was from Roberto Galvez Banqueteria, but amazingly by the guests themselves. Guests brought along desserts, salads and other amazing dishes to create a potluck. After lunch, guests grabbed a blanket and created a massive picnic dessert area of sorts.

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If their wedding wasn’t already unique enough, the cherry on the cake was added by the bride’s homemade dress and the fact that their pet corgi, Leica was the videographer 😀

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“We made almost everything by our own hands. We silkscreened table cloths, made concrete chandeliers and did all the floral arrangements. Also, we hired and hung all the Tuscan light bulbs and the pendants at the venue. For my wedding dress, I had bought a dress from Modcloth, but it didn’t fit me so I redesigned it with my friend Natalia. In the end, we only kept the top of the dress and were very lucky to find the same colour in a fabric store in Santiago for the bottom. I also made my headpiece with some crin flowers (a technique that uses horse hair to make the flower shapes)” says Cathy

The couple saved money by picking a venue which had never hosted a wedding before. It was a risk but luckily it worked out!

“The best thing about planning our wedding was being together, doing things for our friends and knowing that everybody was going to have such a good time that day”, she concluded. “The worst thing was not knowing who was going to be there or not, right up until the last minute we had guests confirming if they were coming or not!”

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They advise future brides and grooms to try to enjoy the whole process. Enjoy every single thing about the wedding day, even the things that go wrong.

The laughter you’ll have together about it, days or months after the wedding, is amazing.

In retrospect, there was nothing they could have done differently. It turned out better than all that they thought it could be!

Check out the video made by the very cute Leica!

Check out all the Photos here: Blancorios

Article Source: RocknRollBride

 

 

 

 

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You will not believe how this Indian bride blended her Indian tradition with her husbands Texas Charm!

When Priya Sambasivan met Ryan Foster through OkCupid, the first meeting lasted 7 hours! The connect was so strong, it seemed like a glove fitting over one’s hand. In Priya’s words,”The date felt like a long, slow exhale of breath I’d been holding for years”.

“We just fit together,” says Ryan. “We had similar values and philosophy of living but enough differences to help each other grow. She laughed at my stupid jokes, and my jaw dropped when I saw how beautiful she was.”

Two years later, the couple was tying the knot at the Hamilton Station Vineyards in North Virginia and it is just amazing how they blended each others culture and tradition within their wedding!

Everything from Priya’s dress to the wedding ceremony to the food was just fabulous as seen in the photos 🙂

The Bride getting ready! We love the color of the Lehenga!

Notice the Lehenga and the Boots to go with it! 🙂

The brides decorated hands and her Maang Tikka and Jhumkas

A closer look at the brides Texas Cowgirl Boots

The beautiful bride ready!

The Brides feet decorated with Mehendi 🙂

The set-up for the ceremony, a fusion between an altar and a mandap!

We love the floral decor leading up to the mandap!

The Priests altar replaced by a traditional looking Mandap.

The handsome groom with his parents 🙂

Priyas uncle from India was kind enough to chant the shlokas!

The Jaimala Ceremony

And also,”you may now kiss the bride!”

The buffet included a lavish spread of Indian foods and the globally famous Texas Barbecue! The wedding favours were cutely decorated boxes with Macaroons!

We love how the colour has been coordinated with Priya’s outfit 🙂

It’s the time to party!

The slipper-hooks are adorable!

The Lovely Wedding Cake!

Self Serving Water and Lemonade Station!

And the rest is history, Priya and Ryan are off to Scandinavia for their honeymoon and we can not get enough of the pictures from their beautiful wedding!

The Happily Married newlyweds!

We wish the newlyweds a great and prosperous married life together!

Photos by: Kurstin Roe Photography

Event Planning & Design: Bellwether Events

Flowers: LynnVale Studios Llc

Table Rentals: Barnes Handcrafted Farmhouse Tables  Chair & Rug Rentals:

Chair & Rug Rentals: Something Vintage Heirloom Rentals & Styling

Bride’s Gown: Maharani Fashions

Hair & Makeup: Lori Nansi

Henna: Henna Harmony

Groom’s Attire: Al’s Formal Wear

Music: Van Petty for MyDeeJay

Catering: Woodlands Restaurant and Hill Country BBQ

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes

Stationery: Invitations by Ajalon

Transportation: Dulles Limo

Source Credit: www.washingtonian.com

Doing It Your Way!

How many times have you heard your friends talk about their dream wedding and when you are invited to it, it is something quite different. Well, don’t start judging or assuming! There’s more to every wedding than the wedding arrangements. It is the guests. Having guests turn up to a wedding which they don’t know much about changes the tone and mood of the wedding. If you want to avoid that, especially if it is a destination wedding or a wedding where you are expecting many guests from out of town, we’ve got a solution. Opt for a wedding website!

Gaining popularity in recent times, wedding websites not only tend to be informative but they also save you the hassle of printing elaborate wedding booklets when you can opt for simple wedding cards. Here’s a quick peek into what the website can offer guests coming to your wedding.

Know the destination

One of our favorite reason for suggesting a website is the fact that it allows the guest to know more about the destination. Either it gives them more information on the hotel you are putting them up in or suggests hotels they could opt for during the duration of their stay. It enables you to give them information on things they can do in the city during their spare time, facilities they can avail such as salon, spa, makeup artists etc plus other vital information like the kind of climate they can expect, the dress code followed in the city and the dos and don’ts of the city.

Know the couple

As an Indian you will always find yourself surrounded by guests you don’t directly seem to know nor who know much about you but they are there because they are far off relatives or friends of your parents. To make this interesting, it is always a good idea to have a little paragraph telling them a bit about how you and your partner met and images that capture fun moments of your relationship – after all it always helps to put a face to the name.

Know the schedule

Most people tend to forget the wedding cards that are sent to them thus confusing the occasions, the timings or the dress code once they are at the destination. Having a website helps because it is easily accessible and gives guests the information they need instantly. Also, the same information works well for those planning their trip as it enables them to get complete details of what they should be wearing and how to plan their packing.

Know what to expect

Many times destination weddings or weddings in general tend to have an ambiance of constant celebration. Guests tend to group up and together make plans on the time they will meet for the next function, what they should do etc. With a website, they can stay updated on information you wish to share about the day’s happenings. If there is anything special that has been arranged for their entertainment or comfort, it seems more practical to make it known to all versus expecting the word to spread around.

Know what happened

Lastly, who said the website is just for those coming to the wedding. There might be times when a near and dear one can’t make it to your special day and you might not be the only one upset, they might too! Keep them involved by using the website to stream the wedding. Helps keeping all the special ones in your life as a part of the big day.

With websites being such a cost effective medium of communication these days, having one is definitely something a good wedding planner would recommend as part of your wedding preparations. From directing guests to filling in all on the fun, it is your mobile guide to THE DAY!