Krissy and Mark envisioned their wedding as a fun and carefree affair, and so they chose their favorite movie, Up, as inspiration. Their celebration--which featured a blue, yellow, and gray palette and lots of DIY projects--matched exactly what they had imagined.

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Love Story

Krissy and Mark became friends at work. By constantly hanging out, they found that they had shared interests, and even had lots of common friends. "We liked doing the same things and listening to the same kind of music. We had the same ideas and opinions about things, not mention we were both stubborn," says Krissy.

Eventually, the two's friendship blossomed into romance. Krissy and Mark started going out on friendly dates, and they realized that they enjoyed each other's company a lot. The bride recalls, "It just got to a point that we realized we're infinitely better together, and we couldn't remain just friends anymore."

The couple's laid-back nature also reflected in the groom's proposal. Narrates Krissy, "We had just finished bathing our dogs, and I was cleaning. Mark said I should sit down with him, just for a bit so we could talk--which got me thinking if I did something wrong." Suddenly, Mark held out a ring in his hand, and started blabbing about the future. Finally realizing what Mark's gesture meant, Krissy said, "Let me try it on!"

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Wedding preparations

Krissy and Mark knew from the start that they wanted they wanted a relaxed atmosphere at their wedding. They chose the movie Up as inspiration, and fused that with Southern California aesthetics and a blue, yellow, and gray palette.

To say that the couple was hands-on with the planning is an understatement. The bride enjoyed doing lots of do-it-yourself projects, which included cockades, buntings, wooden birdhouses, and even the backdrop and props for their photo booth. On the other hand, the groom folded paper cranes that were used as escort cards. "It was fun. I'd do more if I had time," says the bride.


The couple did all they could to personalize their wedding, but the bride shares, "I wish we had hired a professional coordinator. I only asked for the help of a friend who organizes small events. Our wedding entourage had to shoulder most of the tasks--good thing we were able to pull the whole thing off. Everything would have been easier if we had a really good coordinator." Despite minor hitches at their wedding, Krissy tells other couples to relax and enjoy the wedding day. "Not everything is going to go as planned--don't stress when that happens. Remember that the most important thing is that you'll be marrying the love of your life," she says.

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