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Handmade Weddings: In the Moment

Jul 26, 2010

by Goli

Unlike many soon-to-be weds who attend wedding expos, cake tastings, and visit potential venues in person, Devon and I relied on the wonderful world of the web for the majority of our “big day” planning. Not because we don’t love a good expo, or enjoy sampling delicious wedding cakes, but because we were traveling around the Pacific Islands in New Zealand, Australia, Tonga and Samoa for many of those busy 10 weeks between our engagement date and our wedding.
Our biggest priority for our wedding was to have it be infused with our personalities, and our love for all things creative. From the moment we started planning, Devon and I had a blast, whether it was sitting (and sweating) under a mosquito net in Tonga creating our interactive save the dates or scouring thrift stores in Nashville hunting for the perfect vintage TVs for our centerpiece art installation.



Our Chandelier
We realized early on that DIY was the way for us to go — we kept coming up with fun ideas and we wanted to be the ones to bring them to life. I’ll never forget two weeks out from the wedding, discussing the decorations for the ceiling and Devon trying to explain his idea of a paper chandelier. I was a bit dubious so he created a model so I could better understand what he meant. The second I spied his adorable “model” venue, my heart melted and I knew he was onto something.

An Engagement Ring Like No Other
The first actual DIY element of our wedding was my engagement ring. As we were gallivanting around tiny islands in the Pacific Ocean with no real access to jewelers, Devon surprised me by crafting a beautiful ring out of a vintage button and a keyring. I wrote about his beautiful proposal here, and even though I love my diamond, I feel like my button ring is the most precious object I have.

DIY Photobooth
It seems it’s very popular these days to have a photobooth at the reception. Thanks to the powers of one MacBook and one Nikon d90, complete with the help of our friends who love a good challenge, we rigged up our own homemade photobooth in the event space, complete with a colorful vintage fabric backdrop and far too many wacky props. I think the results speak for themselves.

Etsy Inspirations
Etsy was a constant source of inspiration online. It’s where we first spied the idea of using fabric flower garlands, like these by dolciodille, and where I purchased my adorable vintage baby blue rose earrings from Nomsa. Our cake toppers were handmade, and were very similar to these delightful hand-stitched fabric birds by suebeehb.

My bouquet was created out of fresh craspedia flowers and I loved how cheerful and unpretentious these flowers are. I have seen far too many brides weighed down by a huge bunch of flowers that steal the limelight. Days before the wedding I found floresdelsol on Etsy, who sells dried arrangements of craspedia which we used as decoration next to our centerpiece art installation. In the photograph above you can also see the vintage fabric that we used in CD cases that we created for our wedding favors — a sampler of songs Devon and I had recorded together.


Without a doubt, our wedding day was magical, but the lead up was also incredibly joyful and memorable. My advice to many soon-to-be-weds is to be in the moment and enjoy the process, rather than simply counting down to the big day. You are creating a beautiful memory, so I don’t think wedding planning needs to be full of anxiety, drama and stress. Enlist your friends and family, unleash your creativity and enjoy this journey together!

You can see more photos here, by Ryan Lash Photography. Below is our short wedding film created by Full Frame Cinema.

About the bride: Golriz Lucina is an Etsy enthusiast, film camera junkie, and the co-director of content at SoulPancake. Although Golriz continues to call New Zealand “home,” she is currently living in sunshine-drenched California, with her husband Devon Gundry (who co-created SoulPancake). Together they are co-authors on the upcoming SoulPancake book due to be published by Hyperion in the fall.

Have you been a part of a Handmade Wedding recently? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 7 years ago

    congrats! excellent advice from people who put together something so original & so beautiful. you look genuinely happy + relaxed... and enjoying your moments. thank you for sharing your day with us.

  • RainyPenguinVintage

    RainyPenguinVintage said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! The video is wonderful as well! So well-made!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 7 years ago

    great video. wondefful wedding!

  • vintagejane

    vintagejane said 7 years ago

    Love a wedding that is "outside the box"....well done!!!

  • zebracakes

    zebracakes said 7 years ago

    So beautiful!!! *sniff*

  • Paperfaerie

    Paperfaerie said 7 years ago


  • outofline

    outofline said 7 years ago

    LOVE the dress, and the balloon picture:) Thanks for sharing!

  • conjurosypociones

    conjurosypociones said 7 years ago

    OMG!!! ♥ I have been watch the wedding of Devon and Golriz since uf ahaha a lot of months, it was the first video that i saw of Full Frame Digital and i was like ♥U♥ so in love with this couple ♥. Amazing wedding!! Amazing everything!!

  • calamita

    calamita said 7 years ago

    awwww that's so cute!!! lovely wedding!! XD

  • Lexipath

    Lexipath said 7 years ago

    beauteous :o

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful wedding. Love the dress. Thanks for sharing.

  • lovesmenot

    lovesmenot said 7 years ago

    what a beautiful wedding, thank you so much for sharing! best wishes to a beautiful and joyful life-long marriage. :)

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I LOVE the photo of the two of you sitting on the sofa. :)

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful weddings! Wish you many years of happiness! :)

  • Beesnetta

    Beesnetta said 7 years ago

    Good God, that film is beautiful.

  • buysomelove

    buysomelove said 7 years ago

    omg what a gorgeous wedding!

  • fullframecinema

    fullframecinema said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the comments on the video. Devon & Golriz are wonderful! This had to be the most creative wedding we have done yet! -Jeffrey

  • Waistland

    Waistland said 7 years ago

    That was the sweetest video

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 7 years ago

    Looks like a fantastic weeding.

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 7 years ago

    ahhhhhh... love! amazingness all over the place :)

  • CustomDogBandanas

    CustomDogBandanas said 7 years ago

    The wedding looks beautiful and very unique! :)

  • Venbead

    Venbead said 7 years ago

    very sweet!

  • sassyfancy

    sassyfancy said 7 years ago

    Great wedding! I love it!

  • VintageBeach

    VintageBeach said 7 years ago

    Very cool!

  • JillianReneDecor

    JillianReneDecor said 7 years ago

    Awww! Congrats and best wishes!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 7 years ago

    i cried through half of the wedding video.

  • redrubyrose

    redrubyrose said 7 years ago

    Totally wonderful, and the wedding film is enchanting!

  • DotD

    DotD said 7 years ago

    I can feel your love through your beautiful Wedding Pictures!

  • Talula

    Talula said 7 years ago

    such inspiration... such imagination... congratulations and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness and beauty...

  • JimmyKdesigns

    JimmyKdesigns said 7 years ago

    awww i'm such a sap! anything wedding makes me cry! even when Ramona renewed her vows on RHONY i was misty eyed! love it!

  • daileedose

    daileedose said 7 years ago

    so lovely! and the video is absolutely wonderful! I can't wait for my wedding next april! <3

  • PetiteRobeNoire

    PetiteRobeNoire said 7 years ago

    Oh my heart leapt from my chest - what a sweet and adorable couple. Thank you for showing us a warm heart felt wedding that is inspiring. Best wishes to the couple - now where is my hankie...very touching film.

  • LuBluDesigns

    LuBluDesigns said 7 years ago

    How creative! I really loved every element. Congratulations!

  • lilcoop1

    lilcoop1 said 7 years ago

    I loved the film of the wedding. Everything looked so amazing.

  • pennymasquerade

    pennymasquerade said 7 years ago

    Oh that is so so lovely. I love the picture of you both on the sofa. Just beautiful. Congratulations x

  • quirkybeauty

    quirkybeauty said 7 years ago

    This looks like such a wonderful wedding. I love how unconventional it is. They look great and very happy!

  • Suravi

    Suravi said 7 years ago

    I love everything about this! Thank you for sharing your inspirational story!

  • sunshinecitylassie

    sunshinecitylassie said 7 years ago

    love it!

  • tikotikoi

    tikotikoi said 7 years ago

    Oooh I love the ring the more tender and sweet detail, congratulations!

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 7 years ago

    Oh my goodness, your video brought me to tears. So sweet, bless you both :)

  • Montagyoo

    Montagyoo said 7 years ago


  • divinemphsem30

    divinemphsem30 said 7 years ago

    FANTASTIC! I felt the love jumping out at me! <3 What is the name of the last song and who sings it?

  • AntoinettesWhims

    AntoinettesWhims said 7 years ago

    What fun! I wish I had been invited! Best Wishes to the couple!

  • GangGreeneCo

    GangGreeneCo said 7 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL pictures!

  • butterbeaninc

    butterbeaninc said 7 years ago

    that video definitely made me cry. what an absolutely unique and beautiful wedding. congratulations to the obviously blissfully happy couple. <3

  • NatalieBriggs

    NatalieBriggs said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! love how unique thi wedding was :) Good to see

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 7 years ago

    Congrats!! Beautiful wedding...many years of blissful joy and happiness to you both!! :)

  • iragranteco

    iragranteco said 7 years ago

    Congratulations for you two, you both look so happy and the film so beautiful!:) Why you kiwi always can make everything look more romantic? just like my other half:)

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 7 years ago

    Gloriz, Devon is crazy in love with you! I so adore your little movie and was very touched by the two of u's creative diy-ness. Many blessings to your future :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  • LatressOnTheMenjay

    LatressOnTheMenjay said 7 years ago

    the vintage TVs centerpiece is brilliant! love!

  • GThreads

    GThreads said 7 years ago

    loved the story. and appalaude you for making memories of the entire planning and wedding.

  • GoldenSilhouette

    GoldenSilhouette said 7 years ago

    Is it bizarre that I've watched your beautiful wedding movie twice?! Your love is crazy gorgeous and so was your wedding!!

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands said 7 years ago

    What a delightful and beautiful couple you are! I love the video and your dress is gorgeous! Congratulations to you both!

  • TheEvesLikeUs

    TheEvesLikeUs said 7 years ago

    The video was such a beautifully charming and thoughtful way of sharing your special day with all those who couldn't attend. ♥ Congrats~

  • helenapuck

    helenapuck said 7 years ago

    Literally brought tears to my eyes. What a special way to completely put yourself in every detail of your special day. I totally love the button keyhole engagement ring and the story.

  • TheInspiredNest

    TheInspiredNest said 7 years ago

    From buttons to butterflies, such a beautiful collection.

  • thedancingoboe

    thedancingoboe said 7 years ago

    Absolutely perfect! Your love is so genuine and happy, it's so obvious in the video and even in the photos. A lovely match, I wish you two all the very best!

  • VintageScriptPress

    VintageScriptPress said 7 years ago

    Great story ,It makes it even more special when you make your own products. We made our save the dates/wedding invitations and we had an english tea at stern grove San Francisco which we made our own scones/sandwiches and bakewell tarts as I am from England and my wife wanted to make the English guests welcome. It was a lot of hard work but fun!! Terrific!

  • GardeniaGrace

    GardeniaGrace said 7 years ago

    That is the best video I've seen in a long time... with the cutest, most creative couple in it! Congratulations you guys!

  • sharkskeepmoving

    sharkskeepmoving said 7 years ago

    this is one of the most beautiful displays of love i have ever seen. congratulations to you both!!!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 7 years ago

    happy handmade weddings make for happy hands on marriages ~ tooooo cute!

  • frostingcoutureshop

    frostingcoutureshop said 7 years ago

    So adorable!

  • GoodGriefGlass

    GoodGriefGlass said 7 years ago

    Nice to read about a couple who enjoys the process of planning their wedding instead of being so stressed out. Congratulations!

  • 2Sisters1Love

    2Sisters1Love said 7 years ago

    So many weddings are the same...blah blah blah white dress, flowers, cake - beautiful but forgettable. YOUR wedding was fun and filled with personality. Great Job!

  • erinelizabeth

    erinelizabeth said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful video! I wish you many years of happiness together. Oh, and I love your shoes! :)

  • lilmissfina

    lilmissfina said 7 years ago

    those shoes! ooooooo

  • Earmark

    Earmark said 7 years ago

    AMAZING! that was a beautiful video and a truly remarkable wedding. I have not seen such pure bliss at a wedding in a long time. By the end I had a tear in my eye! Congrats to the both of you I am sure you will live a long lifetime of complete love and happiness!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your wedding! You sure know how to use your creativity to make your wedding unique!!

  • sodalightCreations

    sodalightCreations said 7 years ago

    So beautiful and creative, love the fabric chandelier :D Congrats to you both!

  • myzoetrope

    myzoetrope said 7 years ago

    This is insanely adorable! congrats!!

  • midnightboudoir

    midnightboudoir said 7 years ago

    Wow! I love how personalized the wedding was- you can really get a feel for how special the event was and how your personalities enmesh with each other. Gorgeous video too...

  • adornandconquer

    adornandconquer said 7 years ago

    SO SUPER CUTE. i just love it...

  • GreenFunkMonkeyJunk

    GreenFunkMonkeyJunk said 7 years ago

    Wonderful. Beautiful. Amazing. My dream wedding! You two did it so perfectly. I was moved to tears. Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day. This will be a huge part of my upcoming wedding. I think that you have great friends as well! The video was steller! I would love to find a company like that for my wedding! Tabatha

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 7 years ago

    oh i just love these stories so much! thank you for sharing....i especially enjoyed the story behind the button engagement ring--so sweet.

  • tightbuckles

    tightbuckles said 7 years ago

    this was wonderful to look at...congrats...we're working on planning our wedding for next year and we're haveing fun doing it too...take care

  • Goli

    Goli said 7 years ago

    whoa! devon and i are so moved by all of these responses. we had such a magical day and it's a pure joy to share it with the world!

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 7 years ago

    love it!!!

  • incenseNpeppermints

    incenseNpeppermints said 7 years ago

    AWWWWW Tears! My little girl watched this video with me and even she said "Mom, you can tell they really love each other." Congratulations and I wish you many more beautiful moments!

  • TheHandOfFatima

    TheHandOfFatima said 7 years ago

    gorgeous! her dad HAS to be persian!!! what a beauty and what a wedding!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 7 years ago

    you two are a super-duper charming couple! love your shoes & smiles...Congratulations!!! XO

  • PaintedHorse

    PaintedHorse said 7 years ago

    Aw, so sweet. Just sweet! Be happy - love each other...

  • ExQuisiteInVitation

    ExQuisiteInVitation said 7 years ago

    One word "Everlasting"! The video was...rockin'

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 7 years ago

    I love that wedding picture on the couch - looks so touching and romantic! Great thing about using Etsy is not only that you can find unique items for your wedding, but you can work with the seller to customize/personalize your ideas too.

  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket said 7 years ago

    Amazing!!! Congratulations on a spectacular wedding!!!

  • econica

    econica said 7 years ago

    oh my goodness, this is so romantic! stunning photos!

  • rainpeople

    rainpeople said 7 years ago

    ...cutest wedding ever featured! so original, love it!

  • beevintageredux

    beevintageredux said 7 years ago

    What a fabulous wedding (LOVE the shot on the sofa! Perfect!). And that video...

  • LiaLane

    LiaLane said 7 years ago

    That was an inspired post and stunning wedding!!!

  • himee78

    himee78 said 7 years ago

    Brilliant! :)

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 7 years ago

    Beautiful sentiments & full of creativity...not to mention a sweet love!

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles said 7 years ago

    absolutely loved the wedding crying here, just a knowing smile and a wish for over-indulgent joy!

  • saratops

    saratops said 7 years ago

    this is just about the cutest wedding i've ever seen!

  • takofibers

    takofibers said 7 years ago

    beautiful beautiful beautiful!

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 7 years ago

    I'd love to know who the cinematographer was on that video...can't seem to locate a director-the work was wonderful!

  • jasugar

    jasugar said 7 years ago

    The video made me tear up. BEAUTIFUL video. BEAUTIFUL wedding. I can only hope mine will touch me as much as yours did. :P :P

  • evertonterrace

    evertonterrace said 7 years ago

    Wonderful story. Your shoes were fantastic!!

  • StringsnTings

    StringsnTings said 7 years ago

    This is such a beautiful wedding story, congratulations!

  • thestellabluegallery

    thestellabluegallery said 7 years ago

    Wonderful post. Not only to be creative but to have creativity surround you with the people you love. It's an awesome thing! Enjoy many many happy years of joy and love.

  • AleciaWesner

    AleciaWesner said 7 years ago

    Yep, I cried! Well done!

  • bridalparty

    bridalparty said 7 years ago

    So sweet!

  • sknowphlake

    sknowphlake said 7 years ago

    Could someone tell me what poem or scripture about love was read by the woman in the video? so beautiful.

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 7 years ago

    old tv set from resale shop $10.00, Engagement button ring available on Etsy $20.00, Cupcakes made from scratch stacked creatively on a handmade holder $45.00... photo on the couch at the end! PRICELESS! thank you for sharing!

  • gingergirl113

    gingergirl113 said 7 years ago

    looooove the shoes!

  • tippykwan

    tippykwan said 7 years ago

    most impressive

  • hopee

    hopee said 7 years ago

    Wow! Great Post! Makes a single girl wanna go get hitched :D

  • dollhouserepublic

    dollhouserepublic said 7 years ago

    i just went to a DIY wedding. the decor was all DIY. It was my sorority sister's wedding, check out her blog:

  • nicolepark

    nicolepark said 7 years ago

    This is one of the neatest weddings/video's I ever seen! How magical!

  • sewbeau

    sewbeau said 7 years ago

    wow! one of the nicest, most beautiful handmade-weddings I've ever seen! Good for you, for keeping it true to yourselves and not getting sucked into the wedding-zombie-mania :)

  • foxybabe888

    foxybabe888 said 7 years ago

    hello everyone i am new to this web site and i am looking for a design to a bridesmaid dress that is the mixture of purple and orange. i am having a hard time find one that i like please help me out. thanks

  • thedarkroomphoto

    thedarkroomphoto said 7 years ago

    amazing. I adore everything you posted. And congrats on being able to have fun planning your wedding, so many brides give themselves over to anxiety instead of as you said, enjoying the process.

  • catbun

    catbun said 7 years ago

    so sweet and original.....

  • sevenply

    sevenply said 7 years ago

    What! How cute are they!!!!

  • sewbeau

    sewbeau said 7 years ago

    This is probably the nicest, coolest, prettiest and closest-to-what-i-want-at-my-wedding handmade wedding i have seen yet!!

  • theeye

    theeye said 7 years ago

    pretty cool

  • RockabillyJess

    RockabillyJess said 7 years ago

    Ok so this is gonna be real strange, but I was just searching for a handmade guide for a DIY wedding, when I came across your page, and I decided to watch your wedding video, which was way way way cute...... then, errr, in the video, it sooo looked like my friend Roshan K, I won't put his full name, in case it's not, but he lives in Melbourne, Aussie, I live in New Zealand, and errr the wierdest bit is - he is going to be my best man in 2012?!?!? Are you related? To my beautiful b'hai friend?!

  • akane

    akane said 7 years ago

    I love love love the film! Makes me want to get married all over again!

  • carm84

    carm84 said 7 years ago

    Simply lovely! The wedding looked so unique, charming and personal. I absolutely love your shoes! The cinematography was stunning! I've never seen anything shot quite like that intimate. What a beautiful memory for you!

  • chanyeevon

    chanyeevon said 7 years ago

    very creative wedding :) Love how you pull everything together yet look so wonderful and gorgeous! So sweet! Happily Ever After :D

  • NerdJerk

    NerdJerk said 7 years ago

    That was the most amazing wedding that I have ever seen. It had me smiling the whole way through. Congrats on both being so blessed on finding one another and being able to indulge the deepest of your creative desires in such an inspiring way. :D

  • SouthernBelleOOAK

    SouthernBelleOOAK said 7 years ago

    How delightful seeing yout both enjoying the 'journey' to your wedding day and really enjoying the day. That is what is is all about! :D Congratulations to you both and thank you for sharing that journey with us.

  • NinaStillStudio

    NinaStillStudio said 7 years ago

    It is so much fun getting married and it looks like you had a blast! Wonderful memories I'm sure, and the lead up to it sounds perfect - months in the South Pacific!

  • ayawedding

    ayawedding said 7 years ago

    so happy wedding dream thanks for share

  • Goli

    Goli said 7 years ago

    hi sknowphlake, i'm a Baha'i ( Baha'i wedding ceremonies are quite simple - in the presence of two witnesses the couple recites the following verse: "We will all, verily, abide by the will of God." the vow makes the marriage a contract of three parties - the husband, the wife and God. Baha'i's are free to design their own marriage celebration so we had fun pouring ourselves into all the details and making the wedding feel very much like 'us'. one of the writings in my Faith about marriage is this: married couples should strive to become "loving companions and comrades and at one with each other for time and eternity." the writing about love that you were asking about can be found here: hope that is helpful info for you!

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday said 7 years ago

    DIY and everything handmade is always special! Such a lovely wedding. Congrats!

  • lotsofbossa

    lotsofbossa said 7 years ago

    The most beautiful handmade wedding I've ever seen. Congrats and many years to come full of happy moments. Lindos!

  • pepperpink

    pepperpink said 7 years ago

    @divinemphsem30 the one with the female vocals? "You and I" by Ingrid Michaelson :)

  • idlehandsdesigns

    idlehandsdesigns said 7 years ago

    Cheers to you both on an awesome life together❥ Really inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

  • pepperpink

    pepperpink said 7 years ago

    I loved this so much. I confess the video made me tear up a little. I don't know the couple, but their love for each other was really so evident, even from a stranger's eyes. The decorations of the reception were so quirky and happy and really reflected the couple well. :)

  • pasin

    pasin said 7 years ago

    Amazing So sweet wedding, congrast

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 7 years ago

    Thanks a lot sharing your w o n d e r f u l d a y ! How beautiful and dreamy :)) Kisses from rainy romantic Paris !

  • helenalux

    helenalux said 7 years ago

    SO DARLING. Really, very beautiful. Top notch. Congratulations!

  • soullstice

    soullstice said 7 years ago

    i love this! it's super inspiring..

  • vantiani

    vantiani said 7 years ago

    Just so so inspiring! So beautiful and perfect!

  • VintageDarling

    VintageDarling said 7 years ago

    Wow, I've really enjoyed my glimpse inside your special wedding day. The emotion is so real and delightful. It was amazing to see all of the unique touches you had that made this wedding really "you" not something ordinary but extraordinary. How wonderful to see such big love between two people - a match made in heaven! Best wishes for many adventures and happy times together:)

  • MojoSteph

    MojoSteph said 7 years ago

    Inspiring & beautiful; congratulations x

  • PaperFlora

    PaperFlora said 7 years ago

    we had our own Etsy wedding, loved getting one of a kind items for a once in a lifetime day!

  • AmityUK Admin

    AmityUK said 7 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!

  • missnatch

    missnatch said 7 years ago

    Ahh.. so sweet....

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 7 years ago

    And this beautiful song is for you :))

  • Nixx87

    Nixx87 said 7 years ago

    Stunning - where are your shoes from they are delicious!

  • Enigmoo

    Enigmoo said 7 years ago

    I cried like a baby watching your movie. Your love for each other is amazing! TOO CUTE!!!

  • ABoxForMyTreasure

    ABoxForMyTreasure said 7 years ago

    Wow - what a fabulously creative and stunning wedding!

  • CuteBabyDecor

    CuteBabyDecor said 7 years ago


  • ElizabethPawle

    ElizabethPawle said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! I was married in April and we used Etsy for almost all of the elements. Everyone commented on how personal and individual our day was.

  • JaniceCordeiro

    JaniceCordeiro said 7 years ago

    Very well done. Great article.

  • happilyeverafternoon

    happilyeverafternoon said 7 years ago

    Sooo cute! I love the paper chandelier and the CD for a wedding favour is a great idea :)

  • marbled

    marbled said 7 years ago

    Congrats!!Very cool.

  • Dryw

    Dryw said 7 years ago

    congrats! Lovely wedding1

  • themagpiesdaughter

    themagpiesdaughter said 7 years ago

    Lovely. Just, lovely. :D

  • CassiopiasCreations

    CassiopiasCreations said 7 years ago

    I love it!! It shows their personalities and the wedding is about them not the money...adore the picture of you two on the couch ~ priceless!

  • bernolli

    bernolli said 7 years ago

    really inspiring! so beautiful

  • RetroBirdDesigns

    RetroBirdDesigns said 7 years ago

    How Amazing, that short film blew me away!!! Seriously, the most amazing wedding film I have ever seend. The music, all thoses unique special creative touches, and of course the most beautiful in love bride and groom. Congratulations, you guys are perfect xx

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 7 years ago

    Such a beautiful wedding. I love the button engagement ring. So much thought and creativity went into making it just for you.

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 7 years ago

    What an amazing wedding story, thank-you for sharing that and whishig you many years of happiness!! Congrats!

  • silversorbetdesigns

    silversorbetdesigns said 7 years ago

    one of the best articles I have read in ages. Congratulations, what an amazing wedding :-)

  • swith

    swith said 7 years ago

    Awesome ideas! Thanks.

  • princessdoodlebeans

    princessdoodlebeans said 7 years ago

    What a sweet and unique wedding!

  • MarcellasExcess

    MarcellasExcess said 7 years ago

    Love it! That chandelier is marvy ~ I think I need one in my house somewhere ;)

  • BridalBeads

    BridalBeads said 7 years ago

    Love is the light!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    Congratulations. Love the TVs!

  • Mimiandlola

    Mimiandlola said 7 years ago

    How beautiful!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    Aww lovely such a beautiful wedding I love the paper chandelier

  • riricreations

    riricreations said 7 years ago

    Love all these creative ideas~

  • fiddleheadart

    fiddleheadart said 7 years ago

    Wonderful ideas,great video along the music and very sweet people along in it. Happy ever after and loads of smiles!

  • LittleMissDressUp

    LittleMissDressUp said 7 years ago

    Congrats to you! What a lovely wedding.

  • janeeroberti

    janeeroberti said 7 years ago

    So soulfull! Your film made me cry (happy tears) :)

  • aileenrae

    aileenrae said 7 years ago

    What fun ideas!! A wedding really should be whatever you want it to be. Unexpected and sweet!

  • aileenrae

    aileenrae said 7 years ago

    What fun ideas! Your wedding day really should be whatever you want it to be. Unexpected and Sweet!!

  • novaofsweden

    novaofsweden said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I loved all the personal touches you added to your big day. We are in the midst of planning our wedding and we also want to do a lot of details ourselves. I think it makes a huge difference, plus it's so much fun!

  • janeeroberti

    janeeroberti said 7 years ago

    Goli--Thanks for posting the full text of 'Abdu'l-Bahá on Love. What was the source of the other reading, the one your father read? It was sooo familiar ( and marked the start of my happy tears!)

  • littlegiggles

    littlegiggles said 7 years ago

    yeah, that's def different. if it works for you than that is great. congrats on the big day!

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 7 years ago

    Love love looove this, the day I have a wedding that's the kind of thing that would make me happy!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 7 years ago

    Cute story. Very creative. Lots of luck!

  • floresdelsol

    floresdelsol said 7 years ago

    i am so happy the arrangement turned out well for you! congratulations!

  • SusanKJewelry

    SusanKJewelry said 7 years ago

    awww........just a beautiful story. Congratulations and the button ring is really special.

  • SugarKids

    SugarKids said 7 years ago

    Really well done. I have to share this with some friends in the wedding biz. GREAT ideas.

  • thefireandthedark

    thefireandthedark said 7 years ago

    it would be cool to get a quilt made out of your fabric garland,afterwards.lovely wedding!

  • bejeweledbynikki

    bejeweledbynikki said 7 years ago

    her shoes killed me...dead! Congratulations!!! so sweet xo

  • creativebusybee

    creativebusybee said 7 years ago

    How Sweet and Lovely! Congratulations, may you stay as happy as you are on your wedding day!

  • mandymoomoo

    mandymoomoo said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your marriage! What a great approach to wedding planning, it looks like it was beautiful! Your photographer was excellent, I think my husband and I need to get married again :)

  • GenieBee2686

    GenieBee2686 said 7 years ago

    This was so beautiful and sweet! The video was extraordinary! Best wishes to a lovely couple! :)

  • indiepixie

    indiepixie said 7 years ago


  • perebags

    perebags said 7 years ago

    Fantastic! ! Thanks for sharing!

  • greencouchdesign

    greencouchdesign said 7 years ago

    Oh how we love, love! What an awesome story to tell and it's all the more beautiful when you put God smack dab in the middle! Wishing the newly weds years and years of true, everlasting love. Great video. Thanks for sharing!

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 7 years ago

    Love hearing about your story - and how you relished the moment. Great tips on keeping the focus on what is truly important - a happy beginning for your life together, and the fond memories of the process.

  • TandRHandweaving

    TandRHandweaving said 7 years ago

    Lovely bride, lovely groom, lovely blue shoes! Best wishes to the wonderful and creative couple! Cheers!

  • AngelasAlchemy

    AngelasAlchemy said 7 years ago

    So beautiful! Thanks for the ideas and Congratulations!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 7 years ago

    Beautiful girl - beautiful dress!

  • kristimcmurry

    kristimcmurry said 7 years ago

    This is fantastic. I loved the's making me really anxious to get engaged so I can start planning my wedding! Too bad I'm not the one that gets to propose...grrr.

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy said 7 years ago

    Lovely, you guys look beautiful. I wish you both forever happiness :)

  • hausofgmone

    hausofgmone said 7 years ago

    congrats really nice video and blog

  • RietteGasser

    RietteGasser said 7 years ago

    I just absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! Wants me to get married all over again! For our wedding I did my own flowers as well and for a take-home gift each guest got a hand-painted glazed mug with his/her name on it. These also funtioned as the place settings. HappYness for ever.

  • chARiTyelise

    chARiTyelise said 7 years ago

    yay Gol-- here it is!! i was so delighted when i got on the computer just now and saw the article winking at me at the bottom of the page!! What a lovely post and tribute to a process and a wedding that were both so magical!! i wish i could have been there to witness it all in person and help to paint and cut and glue... so so lovely dear one!! love to you and Devon!!

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    jawsalay said 7 years ago


  • knickknackpattyshak

    knickknackpattyshak said 7 years ago

    Love it all! If you are ever in Fresno check out our store:!

  • summerlynn8

    summerlynn8 said 7 years ago

    Amazing Video! Cried, laughed, smiled...but most of all I was really inspired!

  • Joanna1966

    Joanna1966 said 7 years ago

    Stunning !!

  • kamrynco

    kamrynco said 7 years ago

    The wedding is gorgeous and very inspiring! I absolutely loved the video!! Such a cute couple!

  • apricotvintage

    apricotvintage said 7 years ago

    This is so amazing! I worked in the wedding industry and personally didn't think it was a pretty sight. So much money and waste, unbelievable amounts of waste. It's so good to see beautiful diy and vintage weddings that aren't lacking a single thing! Love every bit of it!

  • fairymama87

    fairymama87 said 7 years ago

    So lovely! So inspired!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    Where to begin....totally amazing DIY wedding, loved your gown, the blue shoes & bow tie, can tell you are so much in love/like with each other, refreshing to see. Thanks for sharing the video, the music had my foot tappin away, awesomeness. It brought tears to my eyes your vows the entire wedding was incredible. Wish you megga megga years of happiness and success in your business adventures. :) Sorry for this being so long. :)

  • joyceweaver

    joyceweaver said 7 years ago

    I agree - the perfect wedding is one done yourself! Great article & video, may you have many wonderful years together!

  • thevintagesupplyco

    thevintagesupplyco said 7 years ago

    Wow! I love this! Maybe one day we will do it again and have time to be more creative with it. Thanks for including our sofa, it would fit in perfectly!

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace said 7 years ago

    This post is just too adorable for words, congrats and you can see the love pouring out here!! My wedding was also completely handmade, I just wish I would have know of etsy back then. So now my shop caters to a lot of handmade wedding/party accessories.

  • ZenAndCoffee

    ZenAndCoffee said 7 years ago

    What a simply beautiful wedding! Thank you for sharing this! You both were so lovely! Brides to be are some of my favorite customers! Always so sweet and excited! I cherish the custom orders of fingerless gloves and the like that they place, knowing that something I made for them will be included in such a special day for them! I can't wait for my own wedding! I will definitely be taking the handmade route! ~Wren Arm Warmers & Fingerless Gloves for all seasons and styles! <3

  • twoforjoypaper

    twoforjoypaper said 7 years ago

    your wedding looks positively magical! thank you for sharing!

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 7 years ago

    Fabulous article!

  • TheSingingBird

    TheSingingBird said 7 years ago

    Thank you for touching our hearts today with the beginning of your beautiful story, and may your story be beautiful and loving for all of your years together♥

  • itsfromarizona

    itsfromarizona said 7 years ago

    DITTO to everything everyone said. Never have I dreamt of the my wedding day more than when I landed in Etsyland! This was stunningly beautiful in it's own unique way. A DIY wedding can be a fairytale wedding. Very inspiring!

  • JetWhitePonytail

    JetWhitePonytail said 7 years ago

    Inspiring. These moments are the glue that binds love.

  • BlackCatBeadware

    BlackCatBeadware said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! Congrats and I wish you a lifetime of happiness, love and success! Thank you for inspiring so many as well as myself.

  • WonderStar

    WonderStar said 7 years ago

    I love the song who sings it?

  • sofisticata

    sofisticata said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! Very inspiring :) May God bless your marriage!

  • Schmutzerland

    Schmutzerland said 7 years ago

    This so sweet. I'm all misty eyed now. Absolutely gorgeous.

  • MonstersOnTheBed

    MonstersOnTheBed said 7 years ago

    This is the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen. Absolutely amazing.

  • CherryDarlin13

    CherryDarlin13 said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! So simple and full of lovely feelings. This is how I want to feel on my wedding day. Congrats, may you be blessed with all the happiness in the world :)

  • unicornucopia

    unicornucopia said 7 years ago

    Oh, I've seen this wedding around the blogs. I love it! It's so my handmade wedding ideal. And the video, man, so cute.

  • HeartfeltLetters

    HeartfeltLetters said 7 years ago

    I love it when people embrace their interests and surprise their guests with a one-of-a-kind day that really shows what is important: two unique people coming together, united to face the world together. It seems like this couple did just that!

  • TheVintageRecycler

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    AYALONET said 7 years ago

    so lovely!

  • RavensCrafts

    RavensCrafts said 7 years ago

    I love it when people do their own thing and make such fantastic memories like no one else has. You truly made you day one of a kind! May your lives together be as wonderful also :)

  • EmmieBean

    EmmieBean said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous wedding video!! <3 I create custom portraits that are *perfect* for a DIY wedding!

  • AdultIndulgences

    AdultIndulgences said 7 years ago

    It's not the cost but the heart of the wedding that is so important. Salute to you!!!

  • IchaPhotography

    IchaPhotography said 7 years ago

    Big congrats for your photo curations, Ryan Lash Photography! I'm a wedding story photographer in Turkey. But I couldn't find original couples in my country, like this :) Here is mine web site:

  • Mattie714

    Mattie714 said 7 years ago

    I'm in love with this wedding. It made me cry watching the video, the singing together was too cute and the song was perfect! Congrats and best of luck to you two!

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 7 years ago

    Precious memories! Congrats!!

  • locallibrary

    locallibrary said 7 years ago

    This looks so beautiful! So well done and congratulations!!! I just got married in June and knowing that we used local vendors, Etsy sellers, friends, and a little DIY magic makes the day all that more special.

  • PeppermintDaydreams

    PeppermintDaydreams said 7 years ago

    Incredible!!! What a perfect celebration!

  • GlamBetty

    GlamBetty said 7 years ago

    This was so beautiful, thank you for sharing

  • enjouchocolat

    enjouchocolat said 7 years ago

    Congratulations to the happy couple! We always love to see the creative ways people come up with to personalize their Big Day.

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful wedding! I love the shoes,Dress,the music, all of it!!!! Was just Beautiful!!!!!! Congrats!!! Have a Wonderful Life together!!!

  • ameliairene

    ameliairene said 7 years ago

    Beatiful wedding! I love it when brides incorporate handmade details that they have done themselves.

  • midcentury123

    midcentury123 said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! The only thing is that the suggestions from Etsy, for similar things, are way too expensive. I think the idea is to keep it low cost...or at least that is what is seems to me.

  • LovMely

    LovMely said 7 years ago

    such a beautiful video! i was totally tearing up. congrats and thank you for sharing ;)

  • Mattie714

    Mattie714 said 7 years ago

    And thank you for the information on the Baha'is faith. It's something that I'm trying to learn more about and hopfully I'll be able to find people, who practice that faith, near me.

  • shopredpaperdoll

    shopredpaperdoll said 7 years ago

    all beautiful things! i'm looking for inspiration for my own wedding- this post has really got me thinking, thanks!

  • Cheerupcherup

    Cheerupcherup said 7 years ago

    the link for the save-the-date does not work for me! love the balloons.

  • songsparrow

    songsparrow said 7 years ago

    LOVE THIS POST! Especially the video. I'm inspired!

  • dollybirdboutique

    dollybirdboutique said 7 years ago


  • eastbaycalifornia

    eastbaycalifornia said 7 years ago

    You two are absolutely amazing and pretty much had my dream wedding. I wish you the best! Loooooved this post!

  • ZidishaLuxe

    ZidishaLuxe said 7 years ago

    wow! wonderful post; absolutely fantastic wedding. the video was fabulous. congrats to the lovely couple!

  • StudioCybele

    StudioCybele said 7 years ago

    So beautiful!!!

  • speedolover84

    speedolover84 said 7 years ago

    this was beyond beautiful! ;) wonderful video that made me cry :)

  • modestmelz

    modestmelz said 7 years ago

    This has got to be the cutest wedding EVER. I enjoyed your video. Great job you guys! I wish you much happYness in your lives!

  • ecozuzu

    ecozuzu said 7 years ago

    creative and fun! :)

  • DeStashParty

    DeStashParty said 7 years ago

    Wow! Fantastic! I love how the two of you focused so much on each other at the wedding. I don't think I have ever seen a couple look so happy, so comfortable and so sure during the wedding ceremony. Congratulations! The video had me misty-eyed - I loved it - it was so romantic! And don't get me started on the paper chandelier...I was so impressed by it that I started dragging family members to the computer so that they could see it! Beautiful!

  • dollladie

    dollladie said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, happy wedding! I LOVE personal weddings like this. And, you got a bonus too -- a husband who shares a creative eye!

  • TrimsNmore

    TrimsNmore said 7 years ago

    great wedding, so much fun. Love the dress.

  • FerntreeFlowers

    FerntreeFlowers said 7 years ago

    What a fantastic wedding! You are so in love! Thanks for including my hydrangea bouquet in the related items too! ;)

  • mandilou88

    mandilou88 said 7 years ago

    I'm determined to use this cinematographer! Anybody know what that first reading was during the ceremony? So beautiful. So fun. I love this SO much. :):):)

  • VoonNYC

    VoonNYC said 7 years ago

    I watched your little wedding clip.. it's amazing.. congrats to you and your hubby.

  • 1837tiffany

    1837tiffany said 7 years ago

    What a fantastic wedding!

  • FloweryDeer

    FloweryDeer said 7 years ago

    Love your pictures. So beautiful!

  • dahlhaus

    dahlhaus said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, simple, handmade and fun! What a great wedding- great video and lovely couple! May you have many, many happy years being blissfully in love and together!

  • agapelivelove

    agapelivelove said 7 years ago

    What an adorable adorable wedding and couple! Love!

  • MaisyandAlice

    MaisyandAlice said 7 years ago

    If that's not the coolest, most perfect wedding!! I was so thrilled to find my garland in the related items too, thank you!

  • MinjiArt

    MinjiArt said 7 years ago

    I just adore that top photo! Incredible. Perfect.

  • MariesJewelryshop

    MariesJewelryshop said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful wedding day story! I just love your romantic and creative passion and inspiration!

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 7 years ago

    WOW! Beautiful! The last picture is so sureal!

  • Adeleshop

    Adeleshop said 7 years ago

    Living in the moment!

  • lucillejean

    lucillejean said 7 years ago

    So beautiful! Great ideas and congrats!

  • Jessica5

    Jessica5 said 7 years ago


  • Vidals

    Vidals said 7 years ago

    LOVE the wedding video! Awesome Edition and background music!

  • bklynstitch

    bklynstitch said 7 years ago

    Love this post. That dress is gorgeous!

  • RocaM

    RocaM said 7 years ago

    i want to marry you guys! oh my, love all your creativity and it was one of the most beautiful weddings i have ever witnessed! Congratulations ; )

  • sbeever

    sbeever said 7 years ago

    This photographer is incredible!

  • BGBJewelry

    BGBJewelry said 7 years ago

    So beautiful, I love this story. I'm sure the book will be lovely. Love the rings, the shoes and your dress! Best wishes

  • starrydeborah

    starrydeborah said 7 years ago

    that is one of the most sweetest videos I've ever seen!! and I love all the paper decorations, sooo chic and simple. This is how a wedding and reception should feel. Real.

  • AndroidGreen

    AndroidGreen said 7 years ago

    That was the most amazing wedding video I have ever seen! So beautiful!

  • jdfootloose

    jdfootloose said 7 years ago

    Love the Fun Vintage vibe of the wedding!!

  • rosy68

    rosy68 said 7 years ago

    Loved the video!

  • TrjnLaw

    TrjnLaw said 7 years ago

    That was hands down one of the most amazing wedding video I've ever seen.


    PRIDASH said 7 years ago

    love the cake .

  • sidorjam

    sidorjam said 7 years ago

    so cute! awesome video

  • PaperPicker

    PaperPicker said 7 years ago

    loved the video, it made me cry. so romantic and cute.

  • iodesign

    iodesign said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I wish you a wonderful life for you seem to be wonderfully in love. So much so that i am falling in love with you guys :)

  • glasfaden

    glasfaden said 7 years ago

    Wonderful wedding & great video. Congrats and thanks for sharing!

  • speedolover84

    speedolover84 said 7 years ago

    does anyone know the name of the song that was towards the end... i think they both sang it at the very beginning of the video. thanks so much in advance:>

  • KalliopeJewelry

    KalliopeJewelry said 7 years ago

    So heartwarming and inspiring! Thank you for sharing some of your special memories, and best wishes for a long and delight-full marriage! p.s. The wedding pictures are absolutely stunning!

  • zuzu2u

    zuzu2u said 7 years ago

    I just had a handmade wedding...actually, more of a commitment ceremony and not a legal wedding. This one here seems like it was very much in the same spirit as mine...only I would say mine was far less original. We live in the in a rural area and our house is right on the Puget Sound, and I wanted to go with a regional theme. For food, we dug clams from our beach, picked the berries for desserts and beverages, and my boyfriend made the cheese that we used to make our own tortellinis. My whole family helped prepare the food and also the serve it. I made my own save the date cards and invitations and I made party favors out of clam shells I picked up on the beach. Also, I used fabric dye to paint flowers on some sheets, and we used these for tablecloths. My sisters put together a slide show that depicted some of the adventures me and my boyfriend shared and my brother played a song I chose and also one that he wrote himself. My boyfriend wore a shirt I beaded and embroidered for has the words "sugar lump" emblazoned across the back (my pet name for him.) My sisters created an impromptu wreath of flowers for me to wear in my hair. It was kind of lopsided but I loved the spontaneous nature of their creation. It didn't look too bad actually. All in all it was a beautiful day and I am so pleased that we put so much of ourselves into it.

  • CrazyAngelArt

    CrazyAngelArt said 7 years ago

    oh so amazing....such a magical wedding ....thank you for sharing with us... and may you live happily ever after...

  • jimmieg2

    jimmieg2 said 7 years ago

    really gorgeous ... together forever x

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  • RaydiantDesigns

    RaydiantDesigns said 7 years ago

    Your story is so touching! My children put together a wedding that was inexpensive and so many people jumped in to help out. These college students who had no money, came up with the most memorable and creative wedding. Hats off to you and so many others who improvise for whatever reason to make this day so special!

  • Goli

    Goli said 7 years ago

    hi speedolover84, the song at the end is 'You and I' by Ingrid Michaelson.

  • Flyk

    Flyk said 7 years ago

    this entire article, especially the video, was so so inspiring. i will be wedding at the end of august and am truly inspired by every last thing. you two truly look like two peas in a pod~ ~.~ thank you so much for sharing.

  • hgoncalves

    hgoncalves said 7 years ago

    Wow I read your engagement story and it was very romantic. Your wedding was very eclectic and unique. I loved it and especially the way you guys personalized it and made it your own.

  • amberperrodin

    amberperrodin said 7 years ago

    romantic, inspiring, and uplifting. a job well done!

  • cocokato

    cocokato said 7 years ago

    so unique! beautiful wedding!!

  • nutraj

    nutraj said 7 years ago

    Very Nice!

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin said 7 years ago

    so beautiful the button ring touched my heart

  • sarahferris83

    sarahferris83 said 7 years ago

    JUST AMAZING!!! The photo booth idea how fantastic is that I think I may just do that!! xxxxx

  • Lesgorsuch

    Lesgorsuch said 7 years ago

    Really awesome. Love all the originality!

  • dandelionland

    dandelionland said 7 years ago

    So many wonderful ideas! I love the couch and the button ring is so sweet!

  • aquacitrine

    aquacitrine said 7 years ago

    those paper chandeliers are lovely!

  • MariyaAli

    MariyaAli said 7 years ago

    Can you put a tutorial on how you did your hair?

  • nikkivain

    nikkivain said 7 years ago

    So fun, love it!

  • bellaandbeya

    bellaandbeya said 7 years ago

    I love the handmade chandelier. Absolutely stunning!

  • bellaandbeya

    bellaandbeya said 7 years ago

    I love the handmade chandelier. Absolutely stunning!

  • frogsandpots

    frogsandpots said 7 years ago

    your photos were the best wedding photos Ive ever seen I wish they were mine. congratulations

  • PiacereMioPaperie

    PiacereMioPaperie said 7 years ago

    I have told every bride I know about this blog. And each one loved it as much as i did. Even my cool husband shed a tear or two at the viewing of the video! Love the music!

  • ValentinaBlossom

    ValentinaBlossom said 7 years ago

    Every detail in this wedding is just perfect. Fun, beautifull, colorfull, handmade, and, the most important of all, full of LOVE. Congratulations!

  • creativefeltboards

    creativefeltboards said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding!

  • LauraAnne1016

    LauraAnne1016 said 7 years ago

    Goli...I am speechless and so inspired. Can you please list the artists for the music in the film and also the sources for the readings done during the ceremony? Sending you and your husband all the loving kindness in the world!

  • littllepea

    littllepea said 7 years ago

    Your wedding looked so unbelievably beautiful and unique. The video was very touching, I can really feel the love between you two. Congratulations!!

  • BeadsByRoni

    BeadsByRoni said 7 years ago

    So original and so beautiful! The video is amazing. Congratulations!

  • laurragazza

    laurragazza said 7 years ago

    You guys are so wonderful! The video had me in tears. My fiance and I are planning our wedding right now and I've been so stressed and this article made me know we could do SO many things within our budget! Yay, thank you! Also... where did you get those adorable shoes? I've been looking for shoes like that in that color for my wedding and can't find them anywhere!!

  • leahzetsy

    leahzetsy said 7 years ago

    What a seriously darling couple!!! LOVing & LIVing. Life to the fullest. Very moving. The video was well-done and really captured the essence of the unity btwn you. Blessings!

  • naiveglow

    naiveglow said 7 years ago

    What a sweet article and UNIQUE wedding! Makes me wish I was engaged so I could start planning one just like this! My sister's wedding started with my handmade invitations, and her wedding bouquets were handmade from realistic artificial roses. It wasn't as handmade as this, but still beautiful. I love the bride's hair here, too, LOVE it!

  • EllenKatherine

    EllenKatherine said 7 years ago

    I love reading handmade wedding stories! Thanks for sharing yours. My wedding was handmade, too, though I didn't know about etsy at the time, so etsy wasn't involved :( My mom (who happened to be pregnant with my baby sister throughout the planning process) sewed my wedding dress and a flower girl dress for one of my sisters, as well as her own mother-of-the-bride dress that she could nurse in. My sister (Katherine of EllenKatherine) and I assembled and printed all of my wedding invitations. Katherine, who was also the maid of honor, made all the decorations for the ceremony and reception, along with some help from myself and friends. Perhaps the most memorable part of the experience was our 20 wedding cheesecakes, which were baked, decorated, and served by my little brother, who was then in high school. He decorated the centerpiece cake with all sorts of fresh fruit, and put a little peach in a veil and a little peach in a top hat in front as the bride and groom. Music was provided by my pianist friend, my former harp teacher, and a jazz band whose bass player was one of my husband's college classmates.

  • videogamegal

    videogamegal said 7 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this story, this is how i want my wedding day to be! so cuuute! CONGRATS!

  • sammydoe

    sammydoe said 7 years ago

    love it! and thank you for sharing the film, that is awesome! i'm all for splurging on quality photos + video. i think it will be a good idea for us since my boy's family lives in the middle of mexico, and we're in IL and/or canada, so they most likely wont be able to attend

  • kirakirakawaii

    kirakirakawaii said 7 years ago

    Such a BEAUTIFUL wedding congrats !!! My friends and I have always been caught up in the concept that weddings are " the bigger the better " but you both have shown me otherwise - and in fact inspired me to be creative and DIY for my wedding anniversary too - THANK YOU :)

  • vfutrell1986

    vfutrell1986 said 7 years ago

    This was my favorite post. Beautiful unique wedding and I LOVED the music. :)

  • carefullycrafted4u

    carefullycrafted4u said 7 years ago

    Handmade stuff is the best! I did these wedding candles hand-hennaed for a couple and they fell in love with them when they saw them. That was my beginning of hennaing candles.. just lovely!

  • nessab66

    nessab66 said 7 years ago

    Hey what a wonderful wedding very original and probably much more meaningful. I think there is just everything you need to organise a wedding on etsy. Wishing you both a very haappy life together

  • MooshooSkinny

    MooshooSkinny said 7 years ago

    wow, this is precious.

  • SnowWhiteStudio

    SnowWhiteStudio said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding!

  • PiacereMioPaperie

    PiacereMioPaperie said 7 years ago

    I cannot get enough of this wedding video. Definitely an amazing wedding experience!

  • pumpkinproductions

    pumpkinproductions said 7 years ago

    I love this, my guy and I might get married october 5th we want to creat a DYI pride and prejudice wedding in what might be our new empty small apartment, jijiji, we will probably have about two weeks to plan the wedding so this article makes me hopeful that it will be fun, beautiful and stress free. thanks

  • strawberriesandcream

    strawberriesandcream said 7 years ago

    sooooooooooo beautiful, i am crying :) I can't get enough of this video, thank you so much!

  • manders11

    manders11 said 7 years ago

    This story almost made me cry!! how precious and genuine! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • unikdesignsonline

    unikdesignsonline said 7 years ago

    Your cake is one of the most unique we have seen. And we love your cake toppers!

  • grotesqueanimal

    grotesqueanimal said 7 years ago

    so creative, it's such a beautiful thing to see not only love but inspiration. congrats! your video is wonderful- i couldn't stop crying! thank you so much for sharing!

  • brownandblue2

    brownandblue2 said 7 years ago

    Loveeeeeeeeeee the film ,loveee the pics,i dont know you guys but i love you already,just the perfect wedding =)

  • Cantalupo29

    Cantalupo29 said 7 years ago

    Without knowing either one of you, you both seem like such beautiful people. really knowing how to live life to the fullest in the most simplist of ways. your children will become fascinating creatures with endless creativity and wonder. the love you two share, i feel, is hard to find. god bless you both for holding that capability within your hearts.

  • nsahn

    nsahn said 7 years ago

    wooooow, amazing ideas and i just loved the film!!! it was absolutely beautiful.

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 7 years ago

    Wonderful weeding !!!! Wonderful idea !!!! I want marry again with my hubby :))) Wish my wedding was like that Congrats !!!

  • aressa

    aressa said 7 years ago

    I love weddings that stray from the traditional! My son and daughter-in-law got married in a concert hall and the a retro-50's theme for their wedding....It was awesome!!

  • CheersToJuly

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  • GeeZees

    GeeZees said 7 years ago

    What a gorgeous wedding, love this couple!

  • ashleysisco

    ashleysisco said 7 years ago

    Beautiful and breathtaking wedding! And I absolutely love the video.

  • clovonnept

    clovonnept said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! I love all the little touches they added. I can't fathom what it was like to plan a wedding before Etsy. A lot of my own wedding had handmade elements that I was able to handpick (or custom design) at a fraction of what I could purchase it for at a mainstream store. From our invitation calligraphy to our cake topper, wedding jewelry and bridesmaid gifts, and much much more, Etsy played a huge role in making my wedding very unique and special.

  • beckscadile

    beckscadile said 7 years ago

    Everything about their wedding was absolutely perfect. It has now become my complete inspiration.

  • hildes

    hildes said 7 years ago

    Love it!

  • Innelle

    Innelle said 7 years ago

    shed some tears there at the video.

  • SpackleTheGap

    SpackleTheGap said 7 years ago

    Im getting married in May and Im taking notes!!! Your story is so inspirational and has taken away the stressful feelings Ive had :)

  • angiebell

    angiebell said 7 years ago

    hello there, i really hope you read this golriz! :D first of all, i feel kinda wierd writing this, but it needs to be done. i dont know either of you but you are such an inspiration. ive been reading your blog golriz for about a month now. i love seeing what you've written everyday because you find such wonderful things on the internet. i honostly cried when i watched your wedding because it was so perfect and amazing and just wonderful. im 18 and never been in a relationship but lately ive been having that feeling, you know the one where you want to be with someone. well after i watched the video i realized that i shouldnt settle for anyone but the best. im a very creative person and i should hold out for that person who inspires and loves my creativity. how ever long it may take. thank you for reminding me about that! may you have a lovely rest of the week and keep blogging golriz, i always look forward to seeing what you have to say p.s i think your freckles are really beautiful! <3 angelina

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  • mechanicalDear

    mechanicalDear said 7 years ago

    So perfect.

  • TheEverlastingPosy

    TheEverlastingPosy said 7 years ago

    So fun and unique!

  • fadingrainbow

    fadingrainbow said 7 years ago

    I just watched the video and cried, I'm such a softie. Now just waiting for my own Devon!

  • boobahloujewels

    boobahloujewels said 7 years ago

    Beautiful and unique! Congratulations

  • PlasticRosary

    PlasticRosary said 7 years ago

    this video made my heart melt and yea i cried a little too, so amazing!

  • abelkins

    abelkins said 7 years ago

    I fell in love with you and your wedding. I am aspiring to be a wedding planner and I feel like I have learned so much more by looking at your pictures, watching your video, and reading this blog than I ever will in class. I learned wedding should be personal, not just a production. Your wedding was so beautiful and the blog about your engagement and the wedding video made me cry. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • planetstudio

    planetstudio said 7 years ago

    congratulations !! a creative wedding !!

  • BlushEnvy

    BlushEnvy said 7 years ago

    The video was amazing!!! What an incredibly personal wedding~ Where can we get a CD of the couple singing? The music was just fantastic as well-seriously blown away. Congrats to to incredibly talented people.


    MyMEMENTO said 7 years ago

    So unique and beautiful! Love it:)


    HMBLH said 7 years ago

    Uniquely Beautiful.

  • santosleather

    santosleather said 7 years ago

    Longevity and endless love to you !

  • santosleather

    santosleather said 7 years ago

    WOW ! The video is fantastic ! You guys look so happy, what great memories you have created for yourselves and for your family... Be happy and be true to one another ! I have been with my guy since the age of 15 and we got marry at 24 (12 years ago) and we are so happy because we are friends and confident above all....and we don't keep any secrets !

  • tomasmriddle

    tomasmriddle said 7 years ago

    i work hard so for my wedding i wanted a vacation and that is what we did. It was awesome. I love what you did. It was really creative and I so think it expresses your personalities. i loved the paper chandelier. I thought the TV piece was over the top but hey, it's a wedding. Oh, and i downloaded the image of the wedding rings. That really symbolizes what a wedding should be about.

  • orloSubito

    orloSubito said 7 years ago

    Ohh what a beautiful wedding, I have to think i mine now, but riding yours has been good , I' was so anxious now!!! and there is everything to do!!!!!! thanks for the advises:-D

  • medicineproductions

    medicineproductions said 7 years ago

    Sounds love-ly! Makes me want to make more Bridal pieces!

  • medicineproductions

    medicineproductions said 7 years ago

    Sounds love-ly! Makes me want to make more Bridal pieces!

  • medicineproductions

    medicineproductions said 7 years ago

    Sounds love-ly! Makes me want to make more Bridal pieces!

  • thebadgerset

    thebadgerset said 7 years ago

    Thats such a beautiful wedding, really makes the day their own and a day to remember, as some weddings do seem to a be a bit generic, this could never be that. so personal.

  • ilovewhatilove

    ilovewhatilove said 6 years ago

    sweet wedding! and i love the background music=)

  • collectiblesatoz

    collectiblesatoz said 6 years ago

    Congradulations! Love your dress! Really sweet.

  • paperjes

    paperjes said 6 years ago

    It's so nice to see people celebrate a marriage! This video is magical.

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