Looking back on her big day, the blushing bride Dewi (Mertha) Simpson admits that her and her husband Colin Simpson were “F-ing crazy”. The California couple took on the overwhelming task of having a DIY wedding and wow was it a lot of work.
Even though making all the decorations nearly killed them, the Simpson’s DIY backyard wedding was unquestionable the best day of their lives, and turned out exactly how they wanted it. Not the mention the couple did it on a budget.
As you can see from the breathtaking pictures below, the wedding expressed the couple’s love for each other and was extremely sentimental. Admittedly, Dewi claims that “now that it is over, looking back, all that craft-chaos and stress only solidified our relationship”.
On the wedding day itself, Dewi and Colin woke up extra early to finish setting everything up. After all the tables and decor was finally in place the couple looked out on the beauty that they had created and hugged each other. It took so many sleepless nights and early morning labors to create their special day, which made it even more special.
As sappy (or sweet) as it sounds, the couple’s favorite memory of that day was when the two of them finally finished setting up and were standing together in their PJ’s, sweaty from spending hours moving tables and hanging lights. As sappy (or sweet) as it sounds, at that moment the couple knew that nothing could break up their marriage.
Photographer: JMfoto Photography//Lighting: Allie's Party Rentals //Favors and Gifts:Crate & Barrel//Dress Store: Dahlia Bridal//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Dewi Mertha//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Men's Fashion Depot//Shoes:Nordstrom //Officiant:Rick Shea//Floral Designer: Whole Foods Market Floral//Makeup Artist:Chantall Northrop//DJ:Mark Smith//Caterer:San Diego Taco Company//