• DIY, casual outdoor wedding in Sonoma, California
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A DIY Outdoor Wedding in Sonoma, California

Besse and Michael's wine country wedding—full of handmade and vintage touches—was inspired by the surf culture of Venice Beach and Sonoma's natural beauty.

A piece of surf art hung in the couple's living room inspired their painted save-the-date, which Michael designed with the help of a friend. "We never wanted to do anything that felt ordinary or expected," Besse says. Photo: Noah Hawthorne Photography