Jordan and Rachel’s big day was truly and literally a labor of love. Almost every detail was D.I.Y.-ed by the bride with the help of her family! The bride herself, who is an artist, made the invitations, bouquet, wedding signage, and also the picnic table, teepee, and macrame backdrop at the reception. She was lucky to have an already beautiful place though, The Greenery, which made styling the wedding easier. Her sister designed and sewed her wedding gown, and hand-made the groom and groomsmen’s unique bolo ties. One of the key things the bride wanted at her wedding was a s’mores bar, but knowing it would be pricey and that they could do it themselves, she asked help from another one of her artist relatives to set one up instead. Now if there’s one thing you can take away from this celebration, it’s that D.I.Y. weddings may not be easy, but they can be done, and seeing all your work and effort on the day will make your wedding much more fulfilling–also, it doesn’t hurt if you have a whole band of artist family members and friends to help you out! Thanks to Ian Olbes Photography for these photos!
Photographer: Ian Olbes Photography / Videographer: Pixelbox Wedding Film / Ceremony Venue: The Greenery / Reception Venue: The Greenery / Bride’s Dress: Sarah Macapagal / Bride’s Shoes: Shoes Unlimited / Hairstylist: John Amos Placido / Makeup Artist: John Dominic Solis / Bouquets: DIY by bride (Rachel Macapagal) / Flowers & Decor: The Greenery / Event Stylist: The Greenery / Cake Baker: Fernando's Bakeshop / Catering: The Greenery / Invitations & Stationery: DIY by bride (Rachel Macapagal) / Calligraphy: DIY by bride (Rachel Macapagal) / Accessories (Bolo Ties): Sarah Macapagal / Host: Anthony Bilaro / Lights and Sounds: The Greenery / Rentals (Projector): I-Tech Digital / Favors: RLS Salted Eggs / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Key Connections Events Management