Remember how excited I was when I found out that my little cousin was engaged? Their wedding has come and gone and I’m barely getting around to posting about it. I was so giddy to see all the DIY projects that they had been working on throughout the year finally being put together. My cousin’s wedding can only be described as beautiful and I’m sad to say that we didn’t stay to see everything lit up at night. The wedding took place in June when my little Buttercup was about 5 months old and she was absolutely miserable. She cried in the mass as soon as the mariachi began playing and she was bawling so much during the reception that we decided to leave early. We missed EVERYTHING! I know what you’re thinking first world problems but please keep in mind that my cousin is more like a brother to me and I was devastated. We missed the first dance, the bouquet toss, the money dance, and all the fun things that come with the wedding. With that being said I now leave you with a ton of photos I took before we left the wedding.
Did you guys catch all those DIY elements? My cousin, his wife, and a lot of family members out did themselves with all the DIY details. Everything that is wood is DIY from the cake stand to the centerpiece holders. My little cousin did the leather initials in the favors and my aunts sent cookies from Mexico. I didn’t take a photo of the invitation but they too were handmade by my twin cousins. The veil was handmade by one of my cousin’s aunt and her friend. If you want to see the rest of my cousin’s wedding please check out their amazing photographer Valentina Glidden. Seriously go check out Valentina’s beautiful work. I’m totally smitten with the photos she took of my cousin and his new wife.
Venue: Heritage Museum of Orange County
Photographer: Valentina Glidden
Dress: Mon Amie Bridal Salon