You are going to love all the bright colors and fresh details in this outdoor wedding captured by Katelyn Cantu Photography! There were so many fabulous DIY details that this couple and their family helped create, including doing all of the flowers. The result was something personal, sweet, and handmade with love!
So we were a little unsure about what we wanted to do until my parents told me they bought property in Young, AZ and took me and Steve up there and, honestly, I knew from the moment I saw it that we were going to have to do it there regardless of it being 3 hours out of the Valley. It was the most gorgeous piece of property on a hill side with a gorgeous view. I knew I had to do flowers for days and they had to be real and wood elements everywhere with galvanized finishes. I wanted to do pops of color that would enhance the location not take away so I knew that we had to do shades of pink flowers and silver dollar eucalyptus everywhere we could find a place for it.
I knew my dress was the one the second I saw it! I was looking online like most brides do and searching on David’s Bridal I found a long sleeve dress which I never thought I would be into but when I saw the back detail and all of the vintage lace feel all over it I knew it would hug just right and it was going to be for me! I wore my grandmothers bracelet that she had put aside with a note attached for the next bride to wear for there wedding. It was really special because I felt I had her with me. I also cut a piece of lace edge from my mother’s wedding gown and wrapped it around my bouquet along with my frou frou ribbon and it was the perfect little daisy lace trim lace.
My most favorite part of the day was when all the anxiety left me. The moment I got to the edge of the aisle with my dad it was emotional for sure and all the stresses were over because I knew everything I had done was all we could do and that all this hard work was so worth it to see my groom waiting for me at the end of the aisle with the biggest smile on his face.
Almost everything was DIY. From the ceremony our arch was made from 4×4’s and two L-brackets we mounted flower foam boxes on it the day of so that the flowers could be hung and make a flowery arch. All my signs from a seating chart to my cake table were made by hand. All the chalk boards were also handwritten by me or my husband. We did a back drop for our sweet hearts table which my husband made from pallet wood and I hand made the chalkboard hanging on it from supplies from Home Depot.
Honestly it’s very hard work to make a DIY wedding come together there is certainly stresses that happen, but at the end of the day and all the work and the special things that you (have) to have it really isn’t about that stuff its about the marriage and making it last for a lifetime. I will say though I look back and I honestly can say whether there was tears or sweat it truly was 100% worth it I can say I had my idea of a perfect wedding and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Photography | Katelyn Cantu Photography | Venue | Private Residence | Cake | Sugar Lane Bakery | Catering | Dickey’s BBQ | Linens | Yknot | Photo Booth | The Fotobooth Bus | Dress | David’s Bridal | Shoes | Jeffrey Campbell | Hair | Senita Styled | Submitted via Matchology