[real wedding] Vera + Tim

Congratulations to Vera & Tim, married on April 30th, 2010 in Costa Mesa, California!

Vera {my oh-so-creative DIY client} was so kind to share lots of the little details from her wedding day, along with a video slideshow! Below are a few snip-its, along with her own notes & links on where to find these creative vendors! I’m sure she hopes that this will help you start your wedding-planning-brainstorming-engines! 😉

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I wanted to thank you so much for all of the wonderful designs you cooked up for our wedding.
The day was absolutely beautiful and I’d do it all over again if I could!
Our photographer was Eric Cotter of Jim Kennedy Photographers, Huntington Beach, CA

turnip rose wedding

Ceremony & Reception Venue + Catering : Turnip Rose at the Grand Newport Plaza, Costa Mesa, California. AMAZING Service!!
> Mary Dix, Turnip Rose Planning Consultant
> Kelsey, Turnip Rose Day of Coordinator.

wedding clutch

> Clutch courtesy of Etsy seller: DavieandChiyo

custom wedding dress label

> Dress label courtesy of Etsy seller: danamariecreations

wedding makeup

> Make-up – Carina Lindgren, Flawless Faces Costa Mesa, CA (Her studio is SOOO cute!!)
> Hair – Joanne Kawata, Spectrum Hair, Garden Grove, CA

> Flowers by Pearl Barro Floral Architecture, Aliso Viejo, CA

> Photo blocks courtesy of Etsy shop: mleefipps

ceremony programs

wedding reception stationery

> DIY Wedding & Reception stationery : The ceremony programs with ribbon are in the basket, and the 2-layer Table & Menu cards {all designed by papercake of course, digital pdf’s supplied so I could print & assemble myself!}

wedding cake & candy bar

> Cake by Rockwell’s Creative Gourmet Cakes, Orange, CA
> Our Farewell Table : each guest received a bag with cookies, a Krispy Kreme Doughnut, coffee/tea or bottle of water to go.  {came in very handy the next morning for breakfast!  😉

> My reception dress (from David’s Bridal)! I couldn’t dance in that big ball gown so I figured I better have a more comfortable alternative. Saw it online, went to the store over my lunch break, tried it on and walked out with it in under 15 mins.  There were 3 brides there trying on dresses and they all looked at me like “How did she just do that?”

reception dress

> This is the wedding gift I gave to Tim.  I had a portrait painted of his (our) dog Suzie Q.  Painted by fellow Etsian: sharonlamb
> and Tim’s wedding surprise for me… his cousin is the high school mascot, Buzz The Yellowjacket.  On our first date, Tim was stung by a bee so we now have this great love of everything bee’s.  Of course he came out dancing to Imma Be by the Black Eyed Peas.  So classic.

bride & groom thank you signs

> Thank You + Mr & Mrs signs courtesy of Etsy seller: familyattic

And finally a video slideshow of our big day!

wedding slideshow

**Thanks Vera for sharing. Also check out where it all started, vera’s map + engagement video!

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