What do you get when you cross an ah-mazing setting, a big ol鈥 dash of DIY and a crazy-in-love couple? Camila and Jonathan鈥檚 wedding, of course! We鈥檙e so glad that the California couple who met during college (鈥淗e was the chatterbox that everyone liked, and I was the shy person who kept to herself,鈥 Camila quipped) shared their DIY-filled celebration with us. Held at the Old Whaling Station Adobe in Monterey, CA, Camila and Jonathan鈥檚 wedding bash was fun, casual and oh-so pretty. Read on for tips on how to get Camila and Jonathan鈥檚 romantic DIY wedding look.


1. Set the Stage: Camila and Jonathan wanted their wedding to be fun and playful with a soft color palette 鈥 that vibe is mirrored in their super pretty calligraphic invitations by Wedding Paper Divas.


2. A Mother鈥檚 Touch: Camila鈥檚 mom used to be a seamstress, so she sewed these breathtaking, colorful bridesmaid鈥檚 dresses by hand. Thanks a million, Mom!


3. Beaded Belt: Mom lent her magic touch to the wedding dress too. 鈥淚 didn鈥檛 want to spend $100 for a belt,鈥 said Camila, 鈥渟o I bought a length of bejeweled trimming and satin ribbon, and Mom made it happen.鈥


4. Herb-acious Boutonnieres: Also DIYed? These fragrant boutonnieres, which were made by bundling together different herbs and then wrapping up the stems with floral tape. So. chic.


5. Simple Centerpieces: For the wreath centerpieces, Camila and her crew daisy-chained baby鈥檚 breath together and then intertwined the floral chains with light gauge wire to keep it all in place. The table numbers were picked up from JoAnn鈥檚 and spray painted with gold and gold glitter. The hurricane vases are also from JoAnn鈥檚, and the candles are from IKEA. Talk about an inexpensive, yet super elegant tablescape!


6. Pretty Paper and Petals: We love this pinwheel and flower combo. To put them together, Camila purchased some milk-bottle-shaped vases and wrapped them with lengths of burlap and lace. She then filled the vases with baby鈥檚 breath, lithianthus and paper windmills made with scrapbooking paper cut from corner to center and then pinned onto a wooden dowel. The back side of the scrapbooking paper was also lined with a bit of washi tape for some extra color and contrast. Who needs a bunch of expensive flowers when you have these colorful beauts?


7. Shades of Pink: Mom to the rescue again! Camila鈥檚 mom put together this romantic wedding arch by making mini curtains out of sheer fabric and then hanging them off the back of the arch. The paper garlands were made by cutting out colorful circles of paper (using a circle cutter) and then sewing them together into long strands. We鈥檙e thinking this would look great in just about any wedding color scheme.


8. Here Comes the Bride: Another family member lends a hand to the fun affair: Camila鈥檚 sister made this cute 鈥淗ere Comes The Bride鈥 sign. And the adorable sign bearers were an extra special touch.


9. Salty Favors: Camila and Jonathan are both big foodies, so they wanted to incorporate that into the wedding somehow. The solution was these DIY herbed salt favors that doubled as escort cards. To make, take herbs of your choice and process with enough kosher salt to break down the herbs into bits. Manually mix in more salt and spread over a baking sheet to dry. Divide into airtight jars and label with something pretty!


10. Get Unplugged: Want your friends and family to spend your wedding with you and not, you know, on their phones? This 鈥淯nplugged Wedding鈥 sign is the perfect solution. Camila said that the sign was designed in Photoshop and printed at Kinkos. They spray painted the frame gold to match the other decor. Easy peasy.


11. Get Swept Away: Tons of DIY wedding moments are great and all, but the best part of Camila and Jonathan鈥檚 big day? 鈥淢arrying my best friend,鈥 said Camila. And that perfect Monterey weather didn鈥檛 hurt either. Swoon.

Congrats, Camila and Jonathan!


Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Caterer: Grapes of Wrath

Photo Flip Books: A Little Scene

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