diy wedding

Rachel & Brian // Auburn Wedding Video

Meet Rachel and Brian. Not only are they super smart (aerospace engineers), super crafty, and super fun, but they're also two of the sweetest people you will ever meet! We're lucky enough to have gotten to know them and hang out with them over the past year! There are so many things we could say about their wedding, but we'll let them do the talking! 

We loved ... 

... That they made (almost) everything at their wedding! This was definitely a DIY wedding. Rachel and Brian spent a lot of time together in the months leading up to the wedding creating meaning details for their day. It is awesome when couples plan the wedding together! Not only does it represent both individuals, but it also brings you closer leading up to the big day! We gave them the hashtag #craftiestcoupleever. And it is so true! They made all the flowers, Rachel's birdcage veil, invitations, Save the Dates, programs, doors, playlist, bunting and so much more! 

... Their vows and speeches during the ceremony! Rachel and Brian took time to write vows that really spoke to each other. Brian started with "I love you because" and tell a reason he loved Rachel. Then he said "Because I love you" and made a vow to her. Then it was Rachel's turn, and then back and forth. This was a beautiful way to make unique vows to each other, speak their heart and share their heart with their loved ones. In addition to their personalized vows, they also asked five loved ones to speak during the ceremony in leui of reception speeches. This was a beautiful and unique touch! 

 ... Brian's grooms cake! Brian made his Oreo groom's cake and it not only looked awesome, but was a perfect idea. And no Oreo cake is complete without milk! As a fellow Oreos dunked in milk fan, this could be one of my favorites! 

... The cake cutting! The cake cutting is one of my favorite traditions. It's fun because it can go anyway. Will they be nice, will they shove it in each other's face, will one be nice and the other not? However, when I saw Rachel get the custom Mr. and Mrs. Reitz aprons out, I know it was going to get serious! And they did not disappoint! The aprons did their job and all attire went unharmed. 

Congratulations Rachel and Brian! Thank you for trusting us. We had an absolute blast !!