California Backyard Wedding

DIY Weddings

Is there a more summery color palette than yellow and pink with pops of aqua? I think not. The bride, Jennifer, designed and handmade all the little details herself – including refurbishing the vintage dresser used as the dessert table. Photographer Melissa Brandman captured their wedding day and all the pretty details for us to gawk over.

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pink and yellow DIY wedding

pink and yellow DIY wedding

pink and yellow DIY wedding

pink and yellow DIY weddingpink and yellow DIY wedding

pink and yellow DIY wedding

pink and yellow DIY wedding

pink and yellow DIY wedding

From the photographer, Melissa Brandman: Jennifer, her family and friends worked tirelessly to create this sweet vintage backyard wedding. Inspired by a color palette including barn red, robin’s egg blue and butter yellow, the bride and her family designed and hand crafted every last detail, incorporating vintage furniture, Etsy finds, and lots of sewing! Their DIY efforts kept costs down and only added to the charm of this backyard fete. Jennifer and Elliott were determined to keep their wedding focused on the family and friends there to celebrate their day: they wrote a letter of love and gratitude to their guests using a vintage slat chalkboard that was placed near the ceremony site. And as a fun twist, after dinner guests were treated to the 80s cover band The Reflexx – a favorite of the bride and groom.

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Wedding Vendors (Southern California):

Venue: private residence / Photographer: Melissa Brandman / Caterer: Mi California Pollos / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Wedding cake: Katella Bakery

  1. Candace {}

    What a beautiful bride!

  2. Paper Moss

    Beautiful! I love how the palms offset a heavy vintage feel. The colors, textures and style has such a light, happy feeling!! Gorgeous wedding!

  3. Madison

    I really love the colour scheme in this wedding, the teal with the yellow and everything, just stunning. this wedding makes me very happy!

  4. Erica Ann Photography

    Oh my gosh, love it! Especially that dessert table!

  5. Rachel

    Oh My God!!!!! So beautiful!!!! Love yellow and blue!!! Perfect!!!!!! Love love love!

  6. No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane

    I think one of the most beautiful parts of this wedding is that they will be able to look back, in 20 years, and still love the details. It’s all about the meaning behind the details-that stuff never goes out of style.
    The photos are perfection!

  7. lydia {ever ours}

    love her headpiece. the details are super cute too!

  8. Silky Drawers

    I do love a vintage wedding, i want one myself.

  9. Lynda Head

    Iam having a vintage wedding and have found this site to be a great help. Ilove the beautiful dresses and receptions gives me confidence for my own wedding

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