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DAVE + JESS | BEAUMONT, CALIFORNIA
DIY Comic Book Backyard Wedding

Jun 8, 2016

We absolutely adore David + Jessica. Ever since our first 3-hour date at a local coffeehouse in Palm Springs a few months ago, these two were our absolute jam – funny, absolutely in love, and super down to earth. We’ve been waiting not so patiently for their wedding, because not only did we know they’d have some pretty rad people there (since they both play in bands, they had to hang out with cool people) but they have spent the last few months carefully handcrafting a ton of DIY details. We got a sneak peak of the bouquets at their engagement session a couple of months ago, and so we knew we were in for a treat when it came time for their big day! They told us all about how the wedding was going to be practice and preparation to launch their business – Kittysaur Creative, which is going to feature a comic-book-decor-but-for-adults goodies that we’re super excited about!!!

Little did we know just how amazing all of their DIY comic book backyard wedding details would be!!!

They got married at Dave’s mom’s beautiful home in Beaumont, right in the backyard under the arch that Dave’s dad made by hand. Not only did they make dozens of comic book flowers for the boutonnieres, bouquets + tables, but they also made an entire DIY photo booth – complete with a backdrop of comics! On top of all that awesomeness, they even brought in some vintage arcade games for their guests to play with during the reception for an epic video game battle (it literally was on like Donkey Kong)! All of Dave + Jess’s friends are big gamers just like they are, so that was a huge hit!

Their wedding cake by Joey, the Baker was super cute, too! Dave + Jess handmade cartoon versions of themselves with Totoro – a character from one of their favorite movies, My Neighbor Totoro, for their cake topper; we can honestly say we never thought we’d see anime-anything at a wedding, but it absolutely fit in with their fun wedding!!

They also handcrafted what might be the most detailed wedding invitation we’ve ever seen; actually, we can’t even call it an invitation, because it was more like a book! Throughout the several pages of their wedding book, there were several references to their favorite movies – Back to the Future and Star Wars, among others. It also told a brief synopsis of their love story, and had all kinds of pop ups and scrolls hidden inside it – it was absolutely amazing what they were able to create!

And of course, our favorite caterers (ahem, In-N-Out) brought their big burger makin’ truck and parked it right in front of the house and Jessica’s best friend gifted them with a whole truckload of tasty tater tot’s from local Beaumont favorite, The Stoppe!

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Jess + Dave’s RAD Wedding Team

coordinatorNikki Resley Events

officiant | Aleah Purcell-Jurnecka

cake + dessert barJoey, the Baker

floral, photo booth + invitation book |DIY, Kittysaur Creative

catering | In-N-Out

tater tots | The Stoppe

hair | Bri Norland, Studio Fifty Fifty

makeup | Kathryn Hoist

groom’s suit | Perry Ellis

bridal gown | The Dresser Bridal

jewelry | Blue Nile

arcade rentalsMuseum of Pinball in Banning

rentals | Classic Party Rentals

Randy + Ashley Durham are a husband and wife wedding photography duo from Southern California, and available for weddings all over everywhere!

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  1. Misty

    June 8th, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Whaaaat!? How rad is that invitation suite!? And i love the “flower” petals. What a fun day!!!

  2. Sara O'Hara

    June 8th, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Okay, this has got to be the coolest wedding EVER!!!! All those DIY details are so high class and AMAZING!!!!!

  3. Bri Cibene

    June 8th, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a creataive wedding!!! Love the arcade games! You guys did a great job photographing this!

  4. Candi

    June 8th, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Love this!!!!!

  5. Meredith

    June 9th, 2016 at 2:45 am

    I adore this wedding! That invitation is amazing and they are just the cutest couple!

  6. Mahlia

    June 9th, 2016 at 7:00 am

    What an awesome and fun wedding! Totally a geeks wedding style. The comic book flowers, invitations, portal references & In & Out burgers? ! SO much fun!!!!

  7. Harmonie McCoy

    June 10th, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Oh my heck Ashley. I love this wedding and I mostly feel like
    I know a famous celebrity who took these amazing photos. You my friend are kicking butt.

  8. Mindy Fluhr

    June 10th, 2016 at 7:22 am

    What a stunning couple and location! I just love the touches of rose gold everywhere.

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