Bold And Bright DIY Wedding In the Woods

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woodsy wedding ideas

Sarah and Devin's wedding was rustic, simplistic, and DIY inspired. Everything was unique, yet simple and of course, beautiful. Bold colors and beautiful blooms from Going Lovely splendidly complimented the natural loveliness of the venue, Stones & Flowers Retreat. Read more from the bride for ideas on cute and touching ways to remember loved ones that have passed.
Delve into more inspirations from this bold and bright DIY wedding in the full gallery here, captured by the talented Kirsten Julia Photography.

grey and blue wedding invites

david tutera white lace wedding shoes

locket on wedding bouquet

wedding bouquet in vibrant warm tones

short grey bridesmaids dresses

From the Bride:
We actually met on Match!!! I was living in Monterey, Devin in Morgan Hill. He was a gentlemen and came to me for our first date. We had great conversation and laughs over drinks and amazing food. From that weekend on, we hung out every weekend following. I literally Googled outdoor wedding venues that had barns, and Stones and Flowers retreat popped up. I instantly fell in love and knew it would be perfect. We both like the outdoors, hiking and camping, so it seemed only fitting to get married in the woods. It was our first and last venue we visited. I just knew!

chicken wire guestbook ideas

scrolls guestbook idea

toss the poms and shout hooray!

It’s difficult to note just one aspect of the wedding as the day couldn’t have been more perfect, but overall, my favorite part of the wedding was the amazing summer weather, and spending time with loved ones, good food, and drinks in such a beautiful setting.

colorful ribbon ceremony backdrop

wedding ceremony

take a photo with those who could not be there

My mom passed a year earlier, so I wanted to make sure to incorporate her in as many ways as I could. We had a locket with a picture of her on her wedding day tied to my bouquet, which I thought was special. We had her picture placed where she should would have been sitting at my wedding, accompanied by a beautiful bouquet.

colorful ribbon escort card ideas

clothespin and ribbon hung escort cards

thank you banner

camp style reception

nail art table numbers

camp style wedding ideas

clipboard menu idea

sweetheart table ideas

Instead of wedding favors, we had a card on each place setting letting everyone know that we had chosen to donate to the American Cancer Society in honor of my mom.

donation to cancer fund in lieu of favors

In regards to the food, we had our absolute favorite, Mexican!!! It was so amazing. Chips and salsa, enchiladas, carnitas, beans...it was exactly what we’d eat on a typical night out, which is what we wanted. We wanted to veer away from the boring “steak and chicken” that we had both experienced at weddings.

ice cream is happiness

wedding ice cream treats

vintage cake table

pom pom cake topper

catching the wedding bouquet

barn wedding

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ServiceVendor
PhotographyKirsten Julia Photography
Coordinator, Event Designer & FlowersGoing Lovely
CinematographyFrame 44 Weddings
VenueStones & Flowers Retreat
StationeryHen & Co.
Cake & Ice Cream Sundae BarThe Penny Ice Creamery
CatererLocal Harvest Catering
Dress DesignerMaggie Sottero
Bridesmaid DressesJ Crew
Shoe DesignerDavid Tutera Shoes
Groom’s AttireVera Wang
DjSound In Motion
LightingModern Atmospheres
Party RentalsAlexis Party Rental
Hair & Make UpAubrianne Parker