You are going to fall in love with this super fun and summery blue and yellow wedding. How adorable are the cute balloons and the modern patterns? The printed bridesmaid dresses are fabulous!

Our wedding was held at Bridal Veil Lake in Corbett, Oregon.   The venue was stunning on its own, so we only had to add a few touches to make it us.  Our style is modern and sophisticated with retro flares.  We chose cool colors of grey and navy with lots of crisp white accents and pops of yellow.  Graphic patterns, like chevron, were paired with powdery white flowers to achieve simplistic beauty.  My bride’s maids and I took basic white canvases and hand painted the decorative signs using free online fonts and navy and gray craft paint.

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

Peter’s childhood mentor performed the service and his younger, Ben, brought the audience to tears with his baritone rendition of “Book of Love.”  We wrote our own vows and exchanged family heirloom rings. My dress came from Bride’s for Breast Cancer dress fundraiser.  It had never been worn and fit like a glove.  I didn’t have to alter it at all – it was like it was meant to be mine.

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

My favorite thing to plan was the candy bar.  My sweet tooth is deadly and I had fun looking all over town for a mismatched grouping of apothecary jars.  I printed the candy names on store bought labels and hand decorated the candy bags using a rubber stamp and navy ink. The venue came with four canoes.  During the reception, all boarded vessels and paddled around the lake as the sun was setting.  The guests had a blast, even though one canoe almost capsized!

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

Our wedding day was perfect, though it wasn’t without a few hiccups, and we wish we could re-live it every year!

blue and yellow DIY wedding | Christa-Taylor

Photography | Christa-Taylor | Venue | Bridal Veil Lakes | Caterer | Elephants Delicatessen Catering & Laurie’s Catering | Cake | Lambs Bakery Thriftway | Invitations | Simplicity Papers | Rentals | The Party Place Portland | Photo Booth | Photo Booth For You | Hair | Roberts of Portland | Jewelry | Gilt Jewelry | Bridesmaid Dresses | Anthropologie

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  1. Christa -Taylor
    May 9, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Thank you so much for featuring this wedding! I am so excited and beyond ecstatic :D

    Hope to work again with you soon!
  2. Allensbridal
    May 9, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding! These stunning photos really tell us a romantic story. The bridesmaid dresses are pretty things.
  3. bridaldressuk
    May 12, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Gorgeous. I really love this wedding. All the details of the wedding are great.