Amy & Josh | Quirky DIY Wedding in Berkeley

You are going to love this sweet and simple wedding. The bride wore her mother’s dress and flowers in her hair, the groom wore a polka dotted bow tie and skinny suspenders, guests enjoyed homemade “Hostess” cupcakes. But the most wonderful thing about this wedding is the ceremony backdrop: an exquisite castle crafted entirely from cardboard.

How amazing is that castle! Amy is an artist and created the entire thing from cardboard. She also created the cake-like turrets for the dessert table.

The dessert table included red velvet, carrot, and filled chocolate cupcakes.

From the bride:

What was your favorite part of the day?  I was so nervous and stressed out, but as soon as I walked down the aisle and saw my husband waiting for me I felt only joy.

What advice do you have for other brides?  Have fun! Drink water! Take a break if you need one during the reception. Also, the day doesn’t need to be perfect. We had a few mishaps like scrambling the seating chart a little bit and me trying to put the ring on the wrong finger! But we just took it all in stride and tried to have a lot of fun.

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day? Friends provided the music for the ceremony. One friend played “Strawberry Fields” for the processional, and two bridesmaids sang “The Book of Love.”

Vendor Credits

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher / Venue: Berkeley Faculty Club in Berkeley, California / Bride's reception dress: BCBGMaxAzria / Groom's suit: vintage / Catering: Berkeley Faculty Club / Cupcakes: Noe Valley Bakery

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