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Quirky California wedding: Lisa + Geoff

September 21, 2009

Ready for a DIY FEST?? Lisa and Geoff went nutso with the projects for their super cute wedding… as in, they made everything. EVERY. THING. Including the bride’s dress and all of the the bridesmaid dresses. That’s some hardcore commitment to handmade. Let’s just get right into the photos and we’ll explain as we go.


First off, um hello chalkboard quote bubble! Will you come to every wedding and follow us around where ever we go? Awesome idea.


Next, Lisa designed their invites and all paper goods. Their theme is a mix of summer fair and backyard BBQ. Cute, no? She posted more pics of their invites and their unreal little cake toppers from bunny with a toolbelt on her blog.

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And the dress. Inspired by a 50’s party dress, Lisa made the entire thing by hand. Look at the layers of tulle! It took her almost 6 months to make it, and she finished just 4 days before the wedding. The skirt is killing us.

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She also made her veil, obviously. She posted a tutorial on her blog in case any of you are up for a pretty project.

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And she made the bunting flags lining the aisle. We haven’t seen them used in this way yet. TRÉS CUTE!


And she made the felt mustaches for their photos. Which, according to her mustache tutorial, looks to be a pretty easy project.

Bridesmaids dresses? Made them. Of course. Is there any other way? (more photos on her blog)


Look at their elephant cake topper!!! Geoff made the cupcake stands from thrifted candlesticks epoxied to trays/plates/pie pans. And shockingly, there is no tutorial. But what a cute idea.


Keeping with their fun theme, tables/centerpieces were named after different board games.

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Aren’t they the cutest? Lisa and Geoff, you two did an amazing job throwing your wedding party. Thank you sooooo much for sharing with us!

You can also see their adorable day after shoot at the California State Fair on Rock ‘n Roll Bride

Photography: Sarah Maren / Cake topper: bunny with a tool belt / Flowers: Party Petals / Food: California Barbeque / Cakes and cupcakes: Babycakes / Coordinator: Ursula Edwards of Pleasant Events / Everything else: Lisa + Geoff