A Mendhi Ceremony & A Beautiful DIY Wedding: Jenni & Alex

January 18, 2012

Jenni & Alex’s wedding celebration began with a Mendhi ceremony held at the groom’s parents house a few days before the wedding. Their photographers Madlove Photography were there to capture this intimate event as well as their actual wedding, which was held at Rancho Guajome Adobe in Vista, CA in November.

“They were such a sweet and fun couple!”explained photographers Mike & Nickie. “Their day was filled with so many beautiful details, many of which were handmade by Jenni. She DIY’ed the boutonnières, table settings, wedding favors and so many of the cute decorations. They were really able to achieve a beautiful, vintage aesthetic for the whole day.”

The bride wore a Dolly Couture short wedding dress and Wild Diva shoes which she customised herself by adding flowers and other materials bought from a craft store.

“We loved working with Jenni & Alex because they are the type of couple who just keeps you smiling and laughing the whole time you’re with them. Their ceremony, which was officiated by a friend, had their guests laughing the whole time, yet it was also so beautiful and heart-felt. Besides the awesomeness of having food from Whole Foods and an ice cream truck, our favorite part of their day was the first dance. Alex sat Jenni down in the middle of the dance floor and danced to/mimed ‘I Put a Spell On You’ around her in front of all of their guests. It was hilarious!”

Gorgeous! Thank you to Jenni & Alex and Madlove Photography for sharing these with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Madlove Photography
Venue:  Rancho Guajome Adobe, Vista, CA
Bride’s Dress: Dolly Couture
Bride’s Shoes: Wild Diva
Bride’s Headpiece: DIY


    The beautiful photographs capture such tenderness between Jess & Jordan – magical stuff!

  2. Amal bolbol

    Wow, the love between Jess and Jordan clearly shows through in every picture. Brought tears to my eyes. Flippin’ awesome! Congrats guys!

  3. Maggie

    Am I the only one who thinks that the Bride and Kat are very alike? I mean, look at their faces… in my opinion the girls are very simmilar!

  4. So damn cool! I also got married on Halloween (best date ever!), but I can only wish as was as effortlessly cool as these guys. 😛

  5. Fantastic! I love all the photos so much – and what a spectacular collection for them to remember their day.

  6. I LOVE this!! Probably beacause I’m also having a DIY tea party wedding 🙂 What an amazing location, I adore their venues, and the photographs are so full of love – they must have had an amazing day! xx

  7. Sarah

    Oh, this is lovely. It appeals to me on so many levels, especially the punk values – and the budget. We only spent around £1200, for our wedding – and the biggest spend for us, too, was the photographer.

    We got married in a Victorian cemetery – I wore a 2nd (3rd, 4th?) hand 1950s dress, and the priciest part of out outfits was my husband’s superb Harris tweed waistcoat.

  8. Love it! Lisa Jane was also our wedding photographer-so so pleased we found her, I love these photos and the tea party!


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