Vanessa & Rachel

DIY garden wedding

* Vanessa, Sixth Grade Teacher & Rachel, Insurance Claims Rep * Photographer: Still Music: Wedding Photography * Soundtrack for Listening: “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert*

One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: A DIY wedding filled with love, laughter, and tasty food, pieced together by a lot of hot glue, twine, and spray paint.

The Info—Photographer: Still Music: Wedding Photography / Location: San Diego, California / Venue: San Diego Botanic GardenWedding Dresses: David’s Bridal

Other cool stuff we should know about: Our wedding left us feeling like we are the luckiest people in the world. We feel so lucky to have found each other and to have been able to celebrate our love in front of our friends and family. We were lucky to get engaged and then win tickets on the Ellen Show for an all-inclusive vacation to Jamaica that we could use for our honeymoon. We were luckier to pick a date and plan our entire wedding, with the added bonus of finding out our marriage would be legally recognized only a few days before the wedding. We were lucky to have such incredible photographers that made us feel completely comfortable and gave us such beautiful pictures. Most of all, we are beyond lucky to have so many friends and family who not only stood beside us on our wedding day, but collected tin cans and wine bottles, cut burlap, and hot glued their fingers to help us to pull it all together.

Favorite thing about the wedding: Having all of our friends and family who support us in one place to celebrate our love!

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