Yellow and Gray is such an amazing color combo and it has never looked better than in this stunning garden DIY wedding! I am in love with all the fabulous ceremony details and the charming centerpieces. And the gorgeous portrait shots Driver Photo was able to capture are just the icing on the cake!

The beautiful bride Elaine shares all the details:

From the start of our engagement, Chris and I wanted our wedding to have a casual, backyard-family-barbeque feeling. We loved the picturesque setting of the Camarillo Ranch and the blank canvas that the barn provided to make our vision come to life. We knew we were going to be on a budget so we shopped around for vendors and began DIY projects immediately. I gathered various ideas from the internet and got to work! 

With the help of my best friend and graphic designer, I DIY’d all of the paper details of our wedding, from the invitations and save the dates to ceremony programs and tags for our mason jars. I also folded about 5 bazillion paper pinwheels that we used for both ceremony and reception decor. We found mason jars on sale at Big Lots (of all places!) and decided to use them for our glasses and also as favors for our guests. I trolled discount and thrift stores for bottles and containers for our centerpieces. 

Our good friend and groomsmen Mike brewed three craft beers that were a huge hit with our guests. My mom sews, and helped make so many little details, including the table toppers for the bottle centerpieces and my beautiful veil. We also asked various family members and friends to make desserts for our dessert bar. Our wedding was a huge collaboration and wouldn’t have been the same without the help of so many!

Photography | Driver Photo

Event Designer | Jannineland

Decor Rentals | Linen, Lace, & Love

Florist | Yamaguchi Nursery

Reception Venue | Camarillo Ranch

Invitation Designer | Caitlin Rolls

Dress Designer | Casablanca Bridal

Bakery | Rabalais Bistro

Headband | Acute Designs

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  1. Amanda Driver
    March 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Thanks so much for this great feature, Megan! Lots of love from the Drivers. :)
  2. Ashley
    March 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Love this wedding! This is very similar to the look and feel my fiance and I are going for, right down to the bride & groom only table and the yummy cake pops! Kudos to everyone who put this lovely wedding together and congrats to the bride & groom!
  3. Sarah {A Paper Proposal}
    March 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Love all of the paper pinwheels!
  4. Lauren @ ELD
    March 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    So beautiful! Love the colors, the details, the pinwheels... and that beer tap-cooler is awesome! :)
  5. kate
    March 27, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    what a gorgeous wedding! i love all the details, and the bride's dress is amazing! i love the last pic, so cute!
  6. Jayson, Richmond VA photographer
    March 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Ha! I love the beer taps in the cooler with the "Bud Light" down there sign. Anyway, beautiful wedding! I love the details and colors. Very nice!! -Jayson and Rachael
  7. prom dresses
    March 29, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Yellow is so shining!! Every yellowed detail is so adorable!! Love the cuteeee yellow dessert!!!
  8. ashley
    March 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    eeeeeeeek!! I love your dress!! good job on a beautiful DIY wedding
  9. Brandie
    March 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Beautiful and unique wedding. Such an inspiration!!
  10. Jessica
    April 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I love the colors and feel of this wedding! My fiance and I are looking to use gray and blue for our wedding. The brides maid dresses are beautiful! Where are they from?
  11. Elaine
    April 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you all for the great compliments! I would also like to thank linenlaceandlove.com for some of the decor rentals.

    Jessica--the dresses are a knockoff of the J.Crew "Arabelle" dress, we ordered from a Chinese manufacturer (storeofdress.com)
  12. Krista
    April 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous wedding! I love the pinwheels! Did you make them yourself? If so, how did you do it? Congratulations!
  13. Hannah
    April 18, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I love the pinwheels! Where did you get the paper?? I'm wanting to do it for my wedding too1
  14. Elaine
    May 10, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Krista and Hannah-- I did make most of the pinwheels myself. They are easy to make but definitely time consuming. I used mostly scrapbook paper from Michaels/Joann's fabrics. I used an online tutorial, if you google
    "pleated paper pinwheels" or something to that effect youll get a couple different options. Good Luck!
  15. Elaine
    May 10, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Krista and Hannah-- I did make most of the pinwheels myself. They are easy to make but definitely time consuming. I used mostly scrapbook paper from Michaels/Joann's fabrics. I used an online tutorial, if you google
    "pleated paper pinwheels" or something to that effect youll get a couple different options. Good Luck!
  16. Christine
    May 28, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Do you know what collection your dress came from at Casablanca? I would love to use it for inspiration for my own!
  17. Danila
    October 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Hey! I absolutely love your bridesmaids dresses. Could you tell me the designer/info on how to get them!?