After 10 years of long distance dating, we finally married on a beautiful spring day amongst close family and friends. We incorporated DIY elements to keep it budget friendly through handmade mason jar arrangements, lanterns, vintage antiques for decor and my love of bright colors that mismatch romantically. Family is huge to us so for tradition, the women performed an irish reel and the girls picked whatever dress represented their style. When Joe and I were apart, we wrote letters to each other on May 19th of the previous year and we read them separately before we walked down the aisle which triggered tears around the room! Finally we had our guests fill out mad libs at dinner that we read on our honeymoon. It was a romantic and love-filled day and the bright, homemade elements were perfect for us and much more fun than outsourcing!