Here’s a quick preview of my sister’s wedding. I have at least a bajillion of my own photos to go through, and my mom is meeting up with the photographer this evening!

The wedding was very low key and beautiful. I think we proved that you can have an incredible wedding on a tiny budget – it just takes a lot of team work! It also helped that we had a venue (my mom’s ranch) – but it required a ton of work to make it suitable for a wedding.

I made Amanda’s dress (she wore it with a Darlingtonia bow belt), Kim made her hairpiece, Amanda did her own makeup and Bobby, friends and family took care of the food. Tessa, my friends and I made all of the decorations. More details to come! I’m just being a slow-poke because I’m rather sickly at the moment.

Love Love,
Keiko Lynn

p.s. I also made the sign they are holding – I cut out all of those freaking letters by hand. I had blisters the next day! But it looked cute.

  1. samantha. says: October 14, 20107:02 pm

    your sister's makeup is beautiful! i sorta thought she looked like you and then i realized you were related! can't wait to see more of the wedding pics, i too am getting married soon on a teeny budget!

    xo
    sami

  2. Das What She Said says: October 14, 20107:03 pm

    wow you made her dress?

  3. Sandy a la Mode says: October 14, 20107:09 pm

    wow her dress and hair flower are sooo beautiful!!! love that sign they made too!

  4. vintagewithatwist says: October 14, 20107:11 pm

    wowsa! gorgeous photos, gorgeous bride!

  5. MUA says: October 14, 20107:14 pm

    she looks absolutely gorgeous and natural ! I wish them a beautiful lifetime together …

    Caro xxx

  6. Charlie says: October 14, 20107:22 pm

    gorgeous photos, and your sis is beautiful. love that sign they made as well ^^

  7. Aoife says: October 14, 20107:23 pm

    What a stunning dress! It's really beautiful. Seriously impressive dressmaking :)

  8. megan says: October 14, 20107:29 pm

    Beautiful work!

  9. Archives says: October 14, 20107:35 pm

    ohmygosh! PLEASE please please post more details of this dress – AMAZING!!!

  10. Tina says: October 14, 20107:38 pm

    Aww! Your sister looks absolutely gorgeous LOVE her makeup and her dress is stunning it looks simple but elegant. I love that hairpiece to. Looks like it was a beautiful wedding.

    Feel Better Keiko!!!!

  11. Lidi says: October 14, 20107:44 pm

    How lovely, I think low key weddings are more fun! Great job on the sign, can't wait to see all the pictures!

    Your sister looks beautiful!Do you know what lipstick she was wearing? I love it. :)

  12. sweetersalt says: October 14, 20107:45 pm

    The dress is beautiful! Amazing!

    I'm planning my wedding now. It is so easy to get caught up in the spend, spend, spend mentality. Our goal is to keep costs low, while still keeping it classy and in our style.

    I bought by 1950's wedding dress on ebay and the top half is currently being re-styled by a dress maker to make it more updated. I love making your dress truly your own rather than just picking one off the rack!

    Laura

  13. Future Lint says: October 14, 20108:01 pm

    Wow! Both she and her dress are beautiful! I love the shot of her and the horse!

  14. Rachael says: October 14, 20108:06 pm

    These pictures are stunning…the setting is adorable and your sister looks stunning!

    http://www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

  15. Becca Jane says: October 14, 20108:23 pm

    Her dress is lovely – you did a marvelous job! So pretty. Can't wait to see more pictures!

  16. Thrive on Novelty says: October 14, 20108:38 pm

    Looks like such a nice wedding! I really love the dress you made her (and the sign) xx

  17. Anonymous says: October 14, 20108:44 pm

    Wonderful dress! I wish I had a dress like that when I got married!

  18. Jessica says: October 14, 20108:44 pm

    Congrats to the couple! The pics are beautiful. Wow, you made your sister's dress?! It looks amazing!

    Jessica
    http://www.jrose-studio.blogspot.com/

  19. Rio says: October 14, 20108:54 pm

    Oh my goodness, your sister looks beautiful! You did a darn good job on the dress too- so pretty! :) I love how it was all so home-made and personal! Perfect! :)
    (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

  20. Justice Pirate says: October 14, 20108:59 pm

    How gorgeous! congratulations to your sister and her husband. She looked beautiful

  21. Mary @ stylefyles says: October 14, 20109:09 pm

    Of COURSE you made your sister's dress…..It's so beautiful. I don't know why the thought didn't cross my mind until I actually read that you did. But it makes total sense!

    You did such a great job!!!
    And that sign is fantastic too. Great work. Would love to learn more about your low budget wedding, if you're game to share.

    And your sister is gorgeous too!

  22. Summer Lee says: October 14, 20109:22 pm

    Her dress is so dreamy! It's amazing.

  23. Beautifully Pure says: October 14, 20109:34 pm

    Her dress is lovely! And I love the sign!! Now you have me wanting one like that for my wedding! But maybe I'll do what your sister did and have my sister cut it out for me… 😀

    Anyway, great job!! It all looks beautiful!

    ~ Katie

  24. Jay says: October 14, 201010:39 pm

    Your sister looks absolutely gorgeous :)

    commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

  25. kelly ann says: October 15, 20101:24 am

    i want you to make my wedding dress someday. seriously, you are so talented! and your sister is gorgeous.

    that is one of the most beautiful horses i've ever seen!

  26. genevieve, sandbox romance says: October 15, 20101:44 am

    That sign is precious and your sister looks STUNNING. How sweet!!

  27. Dhalia says: October 15, 20102:52 am

    These look so beautiful!!

  28. Jen says: October 15, 20105:03 am

    These are such beautiful photos. You did an incredible job on her dress! Looks like she learned to do her make-up from the very best 😉

    http://www.stylethroughhereyes.com

  29. andrea k (blonde bedhead) says: October 15, 20105:35 am

    Gorgeous. Everything is gorgeous. Your sister, her dress you made, these photos! I especially love the photograph of her with the horse (and that the horse has his ears forward, I hate when I see photography with horses and no one pays attention if the ears are forward or pinned back!)

  30. misscola says: October 15, 20107:56 am

    these pictures are wonderful, your sister is really beautiful and the dress waow!!! congratulations 😉

  31. a!k0 says: October 15, 20109:18 am

    I love the pictures and they look amazing!!! Low key wedding is so wonderful with family and friends helping :) Love the dress and the make up your sister did. 😀 Can't wait to see more pictures!!

  32. threesmallapples says: October 15, 201011:20 am
  33. Yesi Jukebox says: October 15, 20103:18 pm

    You did a wonderful job on her dress! It's gorgeous and so is Amanda =-)

  34. p e b b z s says: October 15, 20107:30 pm

    Looks like a lovely day. and the dress is so elegant and stunning.

  35. Jenny says: October 15, 20107:35 pm

    aw congrats to your sister :) these pictures are so unique and lovely.

    fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com

  36. cynthia fransisca says: October 18, 20107:21 am

    your sister is so beutifull..
    ilove the make up..classy!!

    thecrinoline.blogspot.com

  37. ming siew says: October 20, 20102:43 pm

    the dress certainly look designer to me if you didn't mention that you actually MADE it…simply gorgeous!

  38. butterfly307 says: November 2, 20107:44 am

    The dress is beautiful! She is lucky to have a sister like you!
    I wish all the best to the newly weds!! :*