This DIY wedding in California looks like such a blast!

A bohemian, vintage, effortlessly cool and stylish celebration of Ryan and Lauren (aka Ry-Lo)’s love captured to quirky perfection by Sam Ciurdar.

Featuring a Fall inspired coloured palette in the middle of Spring – who says you can only use rich Autumnal colours after September anyway?!

Gold dipped feathers, glittery signs, heart garlands, burlap bunting and a whole host of DIY projects. Lush florals that will blow your mind  – I’ve fallen particularly hard for Lauren’s unstructured floral crown and feather filled bouquet.

Plus a bride and groom so freakin’ gorgeous they should be on the cover of magazines and a proud father who will melt your heart.

 From The Bride…

It was difficult describing to people what Ryan and I envisioned for our wedding since we don’t really fit one particular theme. I remember throughout the planning process using a lot of words like “un-structured” and “random.” I absolutely LOVE fall colors, and since we couldn’t have a fall wedding with Ryan being a football coach, I decided to bring fall to spring. It ended up being a mesh of boho-vintage-RyLo. 

 Decor & Details

We made all of the decorations ourselves. I am so thankful that one of my biggest concerns throughout the planning process was that I had too much help. With a few cocktail and dinner incentives, I ended up with lots of family and friends spending late nights with me covered in glitter and feathers to make my dream come to life. It also didn’t hurt that my mother-in-law and sister-in-law rent vintage antiques for weddings and stylize as well (Shameless plug: Timeless Love Events.com).

My favorite décor had to be the gold dipped feathers, and the flowers! Bethany did an incredible job understanding my bizarre descriptions and capturing everything I wanted. 

 The Wedding Music

Processional: Sea of Love by Cat Power

Recessional: Ho Hey by The Lumineers

First Dance: This Must be the Place by The Talking Heads

The best part about our wedding was celebrating our love with the best people in the whole world and some seriously awesome dance moves. Our first dance was my favorite moment during the wedding – it was the one thing in our wedding that really captured us: a lot of weird, a lot of random and a little rhythm. 

 Advice For Other Brides

If I could give advice to any bride it would be that the day goes by too fast to focus on minutia – it is your man and the special people you share your day with that make it the best day – not what color napkins you chose. Also, use the wedding timeline from RealSimple.com, so helpful!

Congratulations Ryan and Lauren!

Photographer: Sam Ciurdar / Videographer: Ark Films / Bride’s Dress: Tara Keely '2210' / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay 555 / Groom's Suit: Calvin Klein / Groom's Shoes: Asos Desert Boots / Wedding Venue: Quail Haven Farm, Vista, California, USA / Catering: Richard Jones Pitt BBQ / Floral Design: Splendid Sentiments / Cake Baker: Cakes to Celebrate / Paper Goods: Megan Lane / DJ: Timmy D Productions / Vintage Rentals & Styling: Timeless Love Events