The common denominator between a cute couple, all of their nearest and dearest family and friends, and a ton of DIY details, is a whole lot of love! The soft light and hills of The Ranch At Laguna Beach set the scene for romance.
Keep your eyes peeled for all of the darling details that you can create for your own day! If you still can't get enough of this cuteness you can always find more love sweet love wedding ideas in the full gallery here, captured by Forget Me Knott Photography. Be sure to scroll down for a full budget breakdown. Always great to see how much something costs.
mix and match vendors
The entire wedding was buried deep in a Laguna Beach canyon with deer roaming the grounds. Once the sun set behind the hills the soft light seemed to glow in the canyon setting the stage for some special imagery. This was also one of those rare weddings where all the different kinds of independent vendors came together to make a good team.
a different bow tie for every man
This was one of my favorite weddings to date. Besides working with such a great couple, the rustic outdoor DIY feel was very striking. From the groomsmen's suspenders and uniquely colorful bow ties to the early 20th century reception decor it was a grand spectacle. Each table had unique centerpieces consisting of old vases, mason jars, tea pots and lanterns. Old books and skeleton keys littered the empty spaces. When you put this kind of effort into your wedding day you get great results.
plan ahead with your rehearsal dinner
If I had to pick one thing that I wish I would have done different, it would be to have had the rehearsal of the ceremony at the same time ( and exact location) as the wedding would take place, just to make certain tweaks. During our wedding the sun was directly in my eyes and my bridesmaids eyes, which made us have squinty-eyed pictures. And the guys were the ones with sunglasses on, go figure!!
Read on to see how much aspects of this love sweet love wedding cost. 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.
DJ Ultrastar: $695
Flowers: $500 (family friend provided flowers, we paid for wholesale cost of just flowers, no labor)
Other Decor: $500
Cake/Desert: 100 (Costco cake)
Bridal Gifts: $900
H&M Bride: $200