6 Dec

diy southern california wedding

These two lovebirds have a little something to do with an announcement we’re making in our next post. (They’re teaming up with photographer, Max Wanger on a rad new project). It’s exciting news that you’ll have to wait to hear because for now we want to chat all about their quirky, carefree and colorful, rustic bohemian wedding! It’s gorgeous!

black and white wedding portrait

Reinna’s off the shoulder ivory lace wedding dress was purchased from an Etsy shop, Luv Stoned Vintage. And her sweet floral headpiece was handmade by her sister, My Cakies.

floral wedding crown

We know what you’re thinking. We love her lipstick too! It’s Ruby Woo by MAC Cosmetics.

wildflower wedding bouquet

Reinna’s bridal bouquet recipe: anemones, mums, and wax flowers.

diy southern california wedding

bohemian bridesmaids

All of her bridesmaids dresses were individually bought at thrift stores or vintage shops. They look so darling next to each other in their mismatched patterns, don’t they?

wildflower bouquets

wildflower wedding bouquet

diy southern california wedding

wildflower bouquets

bohemian wedding party

That’s quite the lineup of flower girls! Their wedding had over 300 guests in attendance so it kinda goes with the vibe. Plus, we just love all flower girl dresses from Indo Crafts & matching headpieces.

diy wood wedding signage

bohemian flower girls

ribbon ceremony entrance

As for their wedding songs: Reinna walked down the aisle to Sigur Ros’ “Saeglopur” & their first dance was to Beach House’s “Take Care”.

bohemian style wedding party

whimsical wedding ceremony

southern california wedding

mixed matched groomsmen

diy southern california wedding

Ready for all the pretty details? There are lots of them, and all DIY’d by the bride!

diy ribbon backdrop

diy southern california wedding

diy fabric bunting

diy southern california wedding

cabbage florals

churro wedding favors

churro wedding favors

wedding sweets table

diy southern california wedding

strawberry shortcake

While everyone else got to munch on churros and bundt cakes, their wedding cake of choice was a strawberry shortcake.

southern california wedding

southern california wedding

southern california wedding

Breathtaking photography of such a great couple. Congrats Reinna + Christian!

More from their wedding on our Facebook page!

Photographer: Max Wanger of Max and Friends / Videographer: Steve Pappin aka Son of Shark Pig / Venue: Parker Ranch in Trabuco Canyon / Event coordinator + planner: Ashley Adams of Gypsies and Thieves / Hair: done by bride / Makeup: Christina Cassio / Florist: bride’s mother & sister Ruby of My Cakies / Cake: all bundt cakes by Rosalind Marquez, strawberry shortcake wedding cake by My Cakies / Catering: Panchos Tacos / Invitation designer: dear friend Andrew Ho / Rentals: Classic Party Rental and all linens were thrifted by couple / Dinosaur cake toppers: Ashley Meaders

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  2. Wow! what a wedding and what a beautiful couple! loving this lad back boho feel. xx

  3. I love the banners and ribbons everywhere. So colourful.

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  7. Wow! Loads going on but so beautifully presented. I think I’ll grab myself a cup of tea and have another good look.

  8. Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Cruz! They could not be any sweeter and their wedding is a pure reflection of them! Beautiful job to all the vendors involved in creating such a sweet day!

  9. A colorful bohemian wedding beautifully photographed by @maxwanger.. http://t.co/yASaKCym

  10. Very unique and beautiful. I love her gown and headband is so simple and lovely.

  11. Beautiful wedding. Where is the venue?

  12. WOW! That is really impressive! What a unique wedding!
    Sometimes it seems like DIY weddings cost more than regular weddings…I would love it if you could include the average cost of each wedding in each post. Just a thought!

  13. such a lovely DIY wedding! love her style and the photos by max. did I miss where this was held, didn’t see a venue listed?

  14. Oh my gosh, I love all the colour and all the handmade pieces! What a beautiful celebration :)

  15. Oh I am so sad I missed this wedding! it looks amazing! hugs!!!!

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  17. Love the mix of colors!! This wedding has such a fun and relaxed feel! I love the non traditional desserts, churros are one of my fav snacks!

  18. How is it that empty picture frames can always make everything look so much more magical and interesting.

  19. What an impressive array of thoughtful details and DIY touches! Wonderful job on the photography, too! Kudos to the wedding planner and coordinator; as a fellow wedding planner here in Hawaii, I understand the behind-the-scene logistics that serves as the “glue” holding together the individual pieces, and from the looks of the photos, everything turned out beautifully!

    Congratulations to the Mr. and Mrs!

  20. What is this venue? It’s beautiful

  21. To everyone that was asking about the venue, we contacted the bride and have updated the credits. Their venue (so gorgeous!) was the Parker Ranch in Trabuco Canyon.

  22. All of the bright paper decorations were gorgeous and really accentuated the desert landscape. And Beach House for a wedding song? Nice!

  23. Where did you purchase the Churros? I need to find some for a crowd. Also, where’d you get the bags?

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