“But love, I’ve come to understand,
is more than three words mumbled before bedtime.
Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion
in the things we do for each other every day.”
- Nicholas Sparks

There is just something special about shooting a DIY wedding. You can literally feel the "blood and sweat" that was put forth in arranging every flower, every favor that was individually wrapped by hand, down to every nail that Daniel used to build their very own backdrop to serve as the altar. Every item or detail that was handcrafted was made out of love for the bride and groom to make it as perfect and as close to Meli's vision of her dream wedding would be. And when I made a comment on how everything is so beautifully arranged and every detail seems to be in harmony with each other, the coordinator replied with an earnest "That's all Meli." Indeed it was. And since Meli is a hairstylist by trade, beauty and style just goes hand-in-hand.


Venue: Elysian LA
Coordinator: Michelle Dixon of Coordinator, M.D.
Videographer: JasonKMedia
Florist: Sylvia Yuge
Hair/MUA: Melissa Dominguez & Droo Mascarinas
Cake: Carrie Yuge
Catering: KTCHN DTLA
Bakery: Semi Sweet BakeryCrème Caramel LA
MC: Danny Batimana
DJ: Keith Villamil