Show us a floral wedding dress, and you can pretty much guarantee we’re going to be captivated. Add in the fact that bride Radha made the bride herself, and we’re completely blown away! Radha and Lance’s supremely sweet day, photographed by Larissa Cleveland, is truly all we need to brighten up our day ASAP.

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

From the bride, Radha: I used the silk sari that my mother wore in my parents 1973 hippie wedding to make the Chuppah for the ceremony. To incorporate our much-loved cat I added her face to the Tapatio bottles on the dining tables. I started sewing at age 5 and I always knew I would make my own dress, and it wouldn’t be white. I found a limited edition print from Liberty of London. I used a white and green color scheme with pops of coral around the venue to tie back to the dress. From the watercolor invitations drawn by a designer friend to the reclaimed wood boxes for the tables my fiancé built in our hallway, to the little signs I made for the dessert table from vintage ceramic letters this truly was a DIY wedding.

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa clevelandvintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa clevelandvintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa clevelandvintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

My friends and family all helped out and my mom did all the flower arrangements using vintage glass bottles and milk glass classes I had collected at antique fairs around SF. Seating Map — each table was one of our favorite SF locations, from the Opera House to a Mission taqueria, Bi-Rite Ice cream shop, our favorite bookstore. Each escort card had an image of something you would find at that location so it was a game to figure out your table. Steel heart – I found a vintage steel heart that I used to display pictures of us, our friends and our cat Akira. Food: To go with the laid-back atmosphere we did a Mexican family style dinner with a taco bar, aguas frescas and summer blackberry margaritas.

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa clevelandvintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

Instead of cutting a cake we had a white heart piñata that we broke together filled with Mexican candy. The dessert buffet featured treats from some of our favorite SF bakeries and ice creameries. Music: My cousin who is an accomplished musician and composer played pieces from some of my favorite operas for the ceremony and then some favorite vintage rock/country songs (with an ironic spin on love) for after dinner. Also on the theme of ironic songs for a wedding my bridesmaid surprised me with a rendition of Diamonds are Forever.

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

vintage pink floral garden wedding from larissa cleveland

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Wedding Vendors (Sebastopol, California):

Reception Venue: Vine Hill House / Wedding Photographer and Cinematographer: Larissa Cleveland Photography / Wedding Dress: made by bride / Bridesmaids’ Dress: J. Crew / Bride’s Hair: Belle of the Ball / Wedding Caterer: A la Heart Catering / Bakery: Born and Bread / Wedding Cake: Miette Patisserie and Confiserie

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Comments (26):

  • Katrina McCullum on April 18, 2015

    I love this wedding, it looks so fun. I love the different restuarants and the pinata... I love everything. Her dress was gorgeous.
  • Fernando Colaço on February 20, 2012

    Wow. that dress is amazing and you sure put it at your service composing great photos. Love every photo. Congrats.
  • jonahliza on February 1, 2012

    ohhh, that dress!! so beautiful. gorgeous wedding. i know a miette cake, when i see one. im thinking about getting a couple of them for our wedding dessert table, along with their awesome macarons.
  • Chloe on February 1, 2012

    What a beautiful gown! So pretty and non-wedding (which I for one love).
  • Emily Heizer, Photography with Flair on January 31, 2012

    Her dress is stunning!
  • Pam on January 31, 2012

    I just had to comment on this beautiful, thoughtful, and sweet wedding! I read and see many and this one really spoke to my heart! So original and lovely to every detail. I adore it and as a stylists this has me giddy! Her dress is beyound glorious and I eespecially love the pinata. Awesome!
  • Liz S. on January 31, 2012

    Very rarely am I so taken as to actually write a comment. But WOW. What a gorgeous wedding this is. The wedding dress pattern and matching groom's tie was just sublime. Best wishes to the happy couple!
  • Carolyn on January 31, 2012

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress! So clever and fun. A perfect combo of wedding whimsy and eclectic elegance! Congrats to the happy couple!
  • jen on January 31, 2012

    this has officially blown me away! what a BEAUTIFUL bride omg i am in love with that dress!
  • Alyx on January 31, 2012

    love this wedding! her dress is gorgeous:X:X:X:X LOVE IT
  • Carly - Wedding Invitation Boutique on January 31, 2012

    I LOVE her dress! I really want to wear a beautiful floral dress for my own wedding but I've got a feeling I'll end up falling for a traditional white/ivory gown when it comes to the crunch :-)
  • Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! on January 31, 2012

    Gorgeous! I want to get married again so I can wear a floral dress!
  • Hazel on January 31, 2012

    Love the linens- did you make them?
  • Megan on January 31, 2012

    LOVE this wedding. The dress is to die for! Do you know if the bride made her own pattern for her dress or is it available to buy somewhere? Heck, I would even buy the patterns off the bride if she made it herself!
  • Melyssa on January 30, 2012

    This wedding took my breath away. And of course I gasped out loud when I saw they used the same cake stand I just purchased for my upcoming wedding. Her dress is absolutely AMAZING. Like... my second favorite wedding dress ever (besides mine, naturally!)
  • Beane and Company on January 30, 2012

    Love it!! I wish more people wanted to wear nice colorful wedding gowns!
  • Ariana on January 30, 2012

    Holy wow, I LOVE her dress so much. The fabric is stunning and I can't believe the bride made it! So very impressive. Also love the matching tie.
  • Matthias on January 30, 2012

    Gorgeous, love it all. Larissa is an amazing photographer.
  • Sarah on January 30, 2012

    Such a beautiful and fun wedding, dress, and bride! All of the little details really come together in this wedding.
  • blue elephant photography on January 30, 2012

    This dress is just too fabulous! It definitely made me stop to take a look. Thanks for sharing!
  • elizabeth on January 30, 2012

    wow! that dress is amazing!!!!! these pictures make me want to get married again ... to the same man of course :o)
  • Jen @ Bijou Bride on January 30, 2012

    Love the printed gown and glitter belt!!!
  • lydia {ever ours} on January 30, 2012

    i love that her dress matched his tie!
  • Kathy Banner on January 30, 2012

    THIS simply melts my heart!!!! I just LOVE a bride who knows what she wants! LOVE IT, Kathy
  • Rachel on January 30, 2012

    What an absolutely gorgeous wedding! I am so in love!
  • Emily on January 30, 2012

    I love everything about this wedding. But ESPECIALLY her dress/belt/hair/ Okay, yeah, everything. Love the photographer's work here too!

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