This gorgeous rustic DIY wedding has all the glitzy style and natural beauty we love about California weddings! With tons of help from their family and friends, Genna and Justin DIYed most of their wedding day décor, including the setup, dinner, and dessert. The couple decorated cozy vignettes to display favors and personal keepsakes, and mixed copper and silver metals with lace and wood textures for a simple yet lush feel. Rather than a traditional fall color palette, the couple chose dark grays, blues, and pinks – which was a refreshing twist that speaks to the effortlessly cool style of this adorable couple. The bride looked stunning in a lace Maggie Sottero gown and sweeping romantic half-up hairdo. The incredibly talented Hanna Photography captured every detail with such intention and creativity!
Genna and Justin
Private Residence, Oxnard, California
Choosing the hair and make-up vendors was definitely the hardest part for me. I am a hairdresser, so finding someone for hair/makeup was very difficult as I am extremely picky. I do all of my bridesmaids’ hair regularly, so to trust someone with their hair for the wedding seemed almost impossible…until I found Blushing Beauty. They were SO TALENTED and professional! I wanted a very soft look – nothing too “bridal” – and they did exactly what we all wanted.
Our ceremony was personalized by my husband’s cousin marrying us. He did a fantastic job, and it made our ceremony even more special to have a family member marry us! We also wrote and said our own vows, which were so special to read in front of our closest family and friends. We did not do a “first look,” which really made our ceremony more emotional and made it feel so close and intimate.
I think the most memorable part of the whole day was walking down the aisle. Walking with my father was so special to me. He is my best friend and to have him give me to my future husband was so special.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Hanna Photography
Floral Design – Laurel Klein
Videography – Ridge Production Weddings
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Blushing Beauty
Wedding Dress – Maggie Sottero Designs
Bridal Accessories – Steve Madden
Groom’s Apparel – Hugo Boss
Groomsmen’s Apparel – 3 Day Suit Broker
Calligraphy – The Little Letterer
Congratulations to Genna and Justin, and a special thanks to Hanna Photography for sharing this gorgeous wedding! Looking to incorporate DIY details into your wedding day? Check out these 5 DIY wedding décor trends perfect for any skill level!