Andrew and Carmela both love the city they live in, San Francisco! So, of course their wedding had to be there. They also knew that they wanted a DIY wedding filled to the brim with personal touches, and it had to be a big ol’ party. As you can clearly see, they did all that and a bit more.
From The Bride:
Doing the decorations for the wedding was a little stressful at times, with lots of “Why did we think this was a good idea?” moments, but everything turned out great. The biggest challenge was probably letter pressing the save the dates and invitations. (The ladies at Paper Source made letter pressing sound so easy and fun. Thank goodness we only had 75 guests.)
For the save the dates, Andrew took impressions of our thumbprints, did a little magic on the computer with Photoshop and ordered the plates for the press. After several tries with various materials, we nailed it. My sister provided an extra set of hands and we were like a well oiled machine. When it came time to the invitations, we all knew our roles and we were able to whip them out pretty quickly. I especially love the Lanztinger piece (our last names combined) now hangs in our house and they are a great reminder of our awesome, big day.
We loved our wedding. However, there are two small things that we would have done differently. The first is to make sure the doors remain unlocked during the ceremony and reception. After the ceremony we walked outside and noticed a group of friends sitting at a table. It turns out they were running a few minutes late, and the door was locked so they couldn’t sneak in for the ceremony. Luckily, some folks used their iPhones to record the ceremony so they were able to see it that way.
Andrew and Carmela covered every detail — even this super cute photo booth sign paired with with matching bunting. Way cute!
Photographer: Brooke Beasley Photography
Venue: The Winery SF
Cake: Teacake Bake Shop
Caterer: City Forest
Dress Designer: White by Vera Wang
Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss
Jewelry: Demoiselle Designs
Shoe Designer: Milk and Honey
Stationery: DIY Letterpress | Flowers: DIY | Hair & Makeup: Scout DeBartolo | Officiant: Reverend Tim
Read on to see how much this wedding costs. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.
I'm sure you get this often, but I honestly don't know the breakdown of our spending. In fact, I'm a little afraid to know the final number. A majority of the budget went to the venue rental and food. Other big ticket items: Flowers $350. Dress $750. Cupcakes $250. Fabric for napkins, bunting, etc $325. Custom shoes $250.