Long Beach DIY Wedding

DIY Weddings

Today’s bride and groom put together their amazingly creative minds and hands to pull off their Long Beach, CA wedding. The groom, Jonathan, is a jeweler who made all of the groomsmen’s cufflinks, the centerpieces, and the altar, while Amy took on the flower arrangements. They lined the altar with Amy’s grandmother’s quilt, which was also used in their engagement session and it was their main source of inspiration for their wedding. She wore vintage wedding dress she found in Chile and had it altered with added flutter sleeves… Just wait until you see her amazing birdcage veil! Thanks to Chad Cress for sharing this wedding with us.

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whimsical monkey wedding cake topper

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See the rest of the wedding here

Wedding vendors (Long Beach, CA):

Reception Venue: Grace Brethren Church / Wedding photographer: Chad Cress / Food truck: Tacos Jerez / Wedding dress: vintage + bride added flutter sleeves / Groom’s suit: Native Sons / Birdcage veil: Jade Rose Designs



25 comments
  1. robert johnson

    i love this! gonna head over and check out the rest of the images now. amazing creativity…on everyone’s part! thanks for sharing! :)

  2. kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer}

    oh this is fun! love the bright colors and all the wonderful details!

  3. Julian Beattie

    Gorgeous! Love this.

  4. amber

    i adore this wedding! so fresh, creative, colorful & fun!!!

  5. Laura

    Gosh, I am just in love with this couple. Such quirky style and I love it! And all the unique little touches…gotta love it!

  6. Molly Hartman

    This is ah-mazing! Truly unique with ideas I’ve never seen before and style that is just spot on and lovely. Congratulations!

  7. Rebecca

    Absolutely stunning canary yellow veil. I love that they used all colors and not matchy match. Brilliant!

  8. Carly

    Where is the beautiful fur stole from?

  9. Erica Ann Photography

    Wow, what a funky couple. I love all of the personalized details and the bridesmaids were awesome in all of their different dresses!

  10. amy

    Thank you so much for posting this! i used this blog to plan my wedding and get ideas to cover up the uglyness of our church. It is awesome to be featured on it. thank you muchly. amy

  11. Jonathan

    Carly that stole is my Grandmothers stole.

  12. The Average Bride

    Oooo I love that ribbon backdrop. Gorgeous bride!

  13. Laura Preshong

    wow! what a fun and vibrant wedding.

  14. Jade Rose

    Canary veil and hair piece are from Jade Rose Designs.

  15. Jonathan

    p.s. amy hand made the sock monkeys.

  16. Danielle

    Gorgeous! I love all the personal touches. Everything feels so personal and handmade. Love it!

  17. Hadley

    Where did you make your photo guestbook? I’m looking for a good website to order one from.

  18. Aleah + Nick Valley

    Now this is a darling wedding! I love their guest book concept; it’s such a great idea!

  19. amanda heer/brooch bouquets

    the quilt got me!!! Love it

  20. amy

    shutterfly.com i did the 8 inch book, and it was kind of small for us, but we had 300 people at our wedding. and everything under 10,000$ and planned in 2 months while in school full time and working, of course it helps to have a mcgiver handy man as a fiance…

  21. Amy's Mom

    It was a beautiful wedding and both Amy & Jonathan worked so hard. The back drop was individual strips of fabric that were cut and tied to twine – took two hours to hang and place just right!

  22. Madison

    Love all the colour in this wedding! The monkey cake toppers are adorable and the cake beneath them looks super gorgeous. The string theming throughout is so creative, i love it!

  23. Aunt Nancy

    It was a special wedding and we loved sharing it with you. Every detail was in place. Can’t believe you did it in two months. Congratulations.

  24. the bride

    yes the headpiece is by jade rose designs, but the veil was made by me and cut by my maid of honor

  25. Renee

    Just gorgeous. Lovely work and what a creative couple :)

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