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An Offbeat DIY Wedding With Hand Dyed Clothes & Lobster Bake!

I was bowled over by the creativity of Aline and Alan’s wedding when Christian Pleva Images kindly sent it my way. It embodies everything I adore about wedding DIY done good – a day that’s been created to truly reflect the couple’s style rather than “paint-by-number” details. This celebration screams their personality, style and their shared love of art.

Owners of the Make Hang Gallery in San Francisco, Aline and Alan are passionate about a Japanese form of dying cloth called Shibori which creates a pattern using varying methods of stitching, binding, compressing and capping and this passion was reflected throughout their wedding day in their and their guests clothes, accessories and flags all of which where created using Shibori…


Here’s what photographer Christian had to say about this unique and beautiful event, ” Their day was a relaxed day of celebration, starting with swimming playing on the beach, followed by a lobster bake at the family home with a live jazz band. When the sun began to set the bride and groom changed and walked together down to the beach. Their kiss was at the exact moment the sky was at it’s peak of colour with the sunset and friends and family joined in a song to celebrate their union”.

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It just goes to show the weddings that exude such natural beauty are those where the details begin and end with the couple and what makes them tick. Love. It. All.

Happy weekend,

Love Sarah xx

Credits: Christian Pleva Images via Two Bright Lights // Location, Nahant Beach // All other details were DIY

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  • Alyse November 9, 2013, 1:14 am

    Beautiful….my only regret is that I soul not be there to share both your summer and Autumn celebrations …..:)

  • Holly Dargie and Carter Smith November 10, 2013, 12:02 am

    Amazing day at our home with our beautiful family, children and friends. A dynamic duo, Aline and Alan, make their own fun wherever they go. San Fran wedding was equally colorful!

  • Nathan @ Artemis Stationery November 12, 2013, 6:23 pm

    Very inspirational, a lot to love. The dress looks great and the flags look a great way to bring style and colour to the environment. Brilliant photos of it to.