DIY WEDDING TO END ALL DIYS | Featured on: Style Me Pretty | Styling: Sitting in a Tree | Photos: Sarah Yates

I have to show you this, because it is a reason to live… if you look for reasons to live in your wedding blogs.  I hinted at its furious awesomeness in last week’s FFF, but it bears repeating and expanding.

The wedding of Junia and Andres, photographed by the amazing Sarah Yates, was featured on Style Me Pretty by Erin Lepperd of Erin Ever After, a very prolific partner in guest blogging crime over on SMP (not to mention, one of my favorite blogger broads)… and it is the end.  The end, my friend.  The end of any sadness, any inspiration drought you may be having, the end of suffering, the end of you doing any more work at your 9-5.  You’re done.  Because you’re going to stare at THIS for the remainder of your day.

Note: my Mom practically begged me to let her buy me those succulent candles on a trip to Crate & Barrel.  I didn’t let her because I didn’t have a need for them and because I’m crazy.  Aren’t they precious?

How much do you LOVE Erin for blogging that freaking phenomenal wedding?!!  A bushel?  A peck?  A hug around the neck?  I love her a barrel and an effing HEAP.  Thank you, Erin, for bringing me enough inspiration to last me through the weekend.  The wedding of Junia and Andres will be in my dreams – both the day and the night kinds.

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Credits, courtesy of SMP:

Photography: Sarah Yates / Venue: The Woods Clubhouse, Chula Vista / Event Design and Coordination: Sitting in a Tree / Invitations and all paper goods: Andres Montano / Catering: MIHO Gastrotruck / Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara / Shoes: BCBG / Veil: made from tulle cut from dress during alterations / Groom’s Suit:  J.Crew / Tie: Band of Outsiders / Groom’s Shoes: Ben Sherman

↙ Update: it’s up!!!

By the way, you totally have to check out the rad-ass Portland, Oregon wedding feature I have going up on SMP today.  No, seriously.  No.  SERIOUSLY.  When it’s up (I’ll update this post), check it out, and then GO TO THE GALLERY.  It is sick.

xoxo!!!  -Alison

Label(s): {DIY + Freebies}, {Real Weddings}

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  1. Super Burbs on May 26, 2010 (So do you and Erin)

    P.S. Why oh why did you not let your mother buy those fabulous cactus concoctions?!? Who doesn't need something like that in their abode?

  2. Kate@MagnoliaRouge on May 26, 2010

    Wow, wow, and more wow!! Such cute cute details!

  3. Mike on May 26, 2010

    Awesome m feeling watery

  4. postcards and pretties on May 26, 2010

    omg where do i start alison? loving all these great details. you & erin are pretty fabulous to crate your mom deserves those little succulent candles

  5. on May 26, 2010

    Loved this wedding and all the great details!!

  6. Kim @BrideGoggles on May 26, 2010

    I want that candy table. And those candles. Oh, I just want it all!

  7. Rachel (joliejolie) on May 26, 2010

    I think I shrieked at my screen when I saw this adorable wedding.

  8. goodlifeevents on May 26, 2010

    WOW! This is splendid! Yes, I just used the word splendid! Too charming! :) {A}

  9. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on May 26, 2010

    I can't get enough of this wedding. I love it every time I see it! It is absolute perfection!!!

  10. Junia Isabel on May 26, 2010

    Seriously. Best write-up of my wedding EVER. Alison, you've become my new internet BFF! :) You made my week! Hearing your sweet words makes all the hours that we put into our diy projects so worth it. It makes me so happy to hear that our little details that express who we are inspires. Yay!

    You guys all rock! It's so awesome reading your comments! :)

  11. Alison on May 26, 2010

    Junia, seriously, you are too sweet to say that. You've made MY week! Your wedding is the ideal; I love the fact that both of you had a huge hand in the making of it – that is the stuff of dream weddings, in my book. And the two of you make the cutest couple ever, by the way. You can feel the love between you in your photos; it almost makes me wanna cry happy tears (sooo not hyperbole). And don't get me started on the fact that your hubby designed the invites with your help! That is just too awesome. I'm so glad you enjoyed the write-up, truly! Thank you for letting me know :)

  12. Annie @ Marry You Me on May 26, 2010

    this was like a factory of DIY awesomeness! sooo cool + creative.

  13. Junia Isabel on May 26, 2010

    lol, it literally was a factory up to the night before the wedding having friends make cookies, moms cut little yarn pom poms, cutting & fluffing out the tissue paper/tulle hanging pom poms. it was insanely fun and wish i could do it all over again!

  14. dognbird on May 26, 2010

    Love the paper and the mini succulents. The Day of the Dead skull goodness is a visual feast too!

  15. ila on May 26, 2010

    love, love this wedding. i'm planning a succulents themed wedding too… thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Trisha Dean on May 27, 2010

    Love Ms. Yates LOVE her. Fab wedding.

  17. Kelsey on May 27, 2010

    Love the colors. So fresh and clean!

  18. Kelsey on May 27, 2010

    Love the colors. So fresh and clean!

  19. Joan~Five Grain Events on June 2, 2010

    Wow, what a stunning wedding. And a complete accomplishment for this DIY couple :)

  20. jav on May 27, 2014

    what a wonderful wedding…we have the same theme…. anyways may I know where you bought the succulent candles…thank you


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