The adage "Love your neighbor" was honored quite literally when Sarah and Oliver met. From officemates and neighbors, to boyfriend and girlfriend, and finally to husband and wife, Oliver and Sarah capped off the different stages of their relationship with a simple, heartfelt wedding that was personalized with a lot of DIY details.

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Love Story

Sarah and Oliver were introduced to each other by a common friend at their office. Not long after that, as they were hanging out, Oliver struck up a conversation with Sarah. He asked her where she lived--and they found out that they were neighbors. After that, the two of them would go to work and leave the office together, and what began as a friendly commute blossomed into a full-blown romance.

Three years later, Sarah and Oliver already knew they were going to spend the rest of their lives with each other. Their save-the-date cards were ready by the time Oliver formally proposed. While they were enjoying a meal at EDSA Shangri-la, he got down on one knee and asked Sarah to marry him. She said yes, and they were married seven months later.

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Wedding Preparations

Sarah and Oliver's morning wedding was a simple and casual affair that was made all the more endearing with the hard work that they and their friends put into the preparations. The event was also special because it reflected the couple's carefree and laidback personalities.


A good number of Sarah and Oliver's wedding details were do-it-yourself projects done by their maid of honor. The crafts reduced their wedding budget considerably, and put Sarah at ease because many of her wedding details were being handled by someone she knows and trusts.

While the maid of honor did a great deal for Sarah and Oliver's wedding, Sarah knew that there was still a lot to be accomplished. She learned that assigning tasks to Oliver was the best way to involve him in the preparations. As they worked together, the couple learned valuable things along the way. Sarah shares, "Be ready to spend a lot of time adding, deleting, and revising your guest list. Make two lists: [an] alphabetical list and [one] by table number; [these are] for easy tracking."

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