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A Romantic DIY Home Wedding |Andrea and John

Andrea and John's romantic DIY home wedding was a beautiful and intimate celebration of their love and the love of their family and friends.

Andre and John met at work and built a deep friendship over the years while they were forced to navigate the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic together. And it was during this time that their love began to grow.

Andrea was drawn to John's mix of opposing traits, describing him as daring and adventurous while also being kind and thoughtful. She appreciated how he made her happy and excited and supported her during the most challenging time of her life.

John, in turn, was enamored with Andrea's selflessness and kindness, her incredible talents, smart, articulate, a brilliant writer and musical. He considered her his best friend and was in awe of her ability to make him feel loved and supported. The couple realized they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together while on vacation in Tulum, Mexico.

John proposed in a romantic and intimate setting, surprising her with a private chef, candles, white flowers and a diamond ring he had picked out during a work trip to NYC.

The couple exchanged vows in a heartfelt ceremony in their backyard, surrounded by close family and friends. Their intimate DIY home wedding was simple and elegant, with homemade floral arrangements and twinkling lights creating a romantic ambiance. The couple's children, Polly, Jake, Millie, Lillian and Lucy, also played a special role in the ceremony.

The reception was a joyous and relaxed affair, with delicious food and drinks, heartfelt speeches and plenty of laughter and dancing. Andrea and John's family and friends were happy to be a part of their special day and support them in building their new family.

Andrea and John's love for each other and their family was the heart of the celebration, and their DIY wedding at home was a beautiful and intimate reflection of that love.

Here are some favorite photos from their romantic DIY home wedding beautifully captured by Ralph Deal Photography.

Getting Ready

diamong wedding ring placed on top of a concrete table

good bracelet to be used for the wedding

wedding heals

white wedding dress and white junior bridesmaid dress

boutonniere with a compass design

dark pink bridal shoes

Jimmy Choo wedding shoes and wedding purse which are part of the wedding detail photos

bride getting ready with the help of her maid of honor


brown leather groom's shoes

the groom's coat in royal blue color


groom getting ready along with his groomsman


dashing groom getting ready for his diy home wedding

groom getting ready with the help of his father

groom with his groomsmen

Bride and Groom

radiant bride smiling wearing her wedding dress and holding her bouquet

bride wearing a white jumpsuit for her diy home wedding

newlyweds kissing at their living room

the newlyweds laughing while sitting in their living room

dashing groom sitting on the stair way and crossing his hands

Romantic DIY Home Wedding Ceremony

young girl as a flower girl with her uncle walking towards the altar

groom getting teary-eyed at her bride

dashing groom walking to the altar

hand shot of the couple holding hands during their wedding ceremony

couple getting teary-eyed during their wedding ceremony

light moment between the couple during their diy home wedding ceremony

far shot of the wedding ceremony area

landscape shot of the wedding ceremony area

female guest reading a scripture during the wedding ceremony

the first kiss





newlyweds kissing at their living room

DIY Home Wedding Reception

the wedding table decoration

diy home wedding menu

the wedding table decoration

guests standing around the pool

outdoor decor of a diy home wedding

simple flower vase arrangement in the wedding reception

detailed shot of the flower decorations

wineglass lined on top of the table

the first dance

light moment during their first dance

groom embracing his bride during their first dance




tender moment between the bride and her daughter




groom giving a toast

the couple's son giving a toast



night shot of the wedding reception

couple having a tender moment

wedding guests having fun during the wedding party

wedding guests having fun during the wedding party

wedding guests having fun during the wedding party

wedding guests having fun during the wedding party

wedding guests having fun during the wedding party

couple and wedding guests having fun during the party

wedding guests having fun during the wedding party


wedding guests having fun during the wedding party

couple and wedding guests having fun during the party


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couple kisses for their end of night shot

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couple kisses for their end of night shot

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Dress: Jenny Yoo | Grooms Suit: Henry Davidsen | Music: ECE Entertainment | Hair: Ashley Magliocco  | Florist: Vito from Extraordinary Events | Wedding Coordinator: Lauren Westerman 

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"Wow where to begin! Ralph was our photographer last year for our October wedding, from the first phone conversation I had with him I knew a made the right choice. I could not have been happier with how my pictures turned out as well as with the experience my husband and I had with Ralph and his entire team.

Throughout the entire process Ralph took the time to make sure everything went perfectly even when it didn't. Ralph was professional, attentive, and patient to every email, text, phone call and question, including the ones asking him to resend our photos almost a year post wedding because it slipped my mind to download them. Can't wait to work with him and his team over and over again for year to come!"

-Jackie Izabelle

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