DIY and Destination? See how this couple pulled off a DIY Destination Wedding, in Coastal California, with the help of Family and Friends!
From Sara, the Bride: We knew we wanted an outdoor destination wedding and so immediately we thought of California. My family moved to the Southern California area a few years ago and so, Teddy and I visited California frequently. During our visits, we traveled the central coast area and fell in love with the vibe and scene. When it came down to deciding on where to get married, it was a no brainer.
We made all of the centerpieces and bouquets ourselves. The day after we landed in California, Teddy went out to a local lumber yard and purchased pine and fir boards. He built the flower boxes in my father’s garage (my parents live in the LA area) the week before the wedding. A few days before the wedding, I received the flowers I ordered from Fifty Flowers and, with the help from some amazing friends, prepared the flowers (i.e. trimmed and placed in buckets). When choosing my flowers, I knew I wanted hydrangeas as they have always been my favorite and they always look so vibrant in an outdoor setting. My order consisted of a ton of blue and white hydrangeas along with some green hypericum berries and white roses as accent flowers. The day before the wedding was a bit hectic, and surprisingly fun, as we arranged all of the flowers into the flower boxes.
In addition, we made mine and all of the bridesmaids bouquets. I hemmed and hawed over the decision to make the bouquets ourselves because I had ZERO experience in arranging flowers but with the help from some YouTube tutorials, they all turned out beautiful and just the way I wanted. Soliciting help from friends is KEY to any DIY project, not only for the actual help but for the mental support and encouragement!
See how it all turned out thanks to b. schwartz photography.
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Ready to re-create the look? Sara ordered the following flowers from FiftyFlowers.com: 25 stems of Blue Hydrangeas, 15 stems of Giant Pure White Hydrangeas, 1 Make Your Own Flower Centerpieces Combo Box, and a 16 piece Star of Bethlehem Boutonniere and Corsage Wedding Package with 11 Boutonnieres and 5 Pin-on Corsages.