Ben + Shayda

The amazing photographer, Shyla Dalirifar, recently sent in the gorgeous DIY wedding of Shayda and Ben for me to share this week on Once Wed. The bride did such a wonderful job crafting many of the details herself, so I was thrilled when she generously agreed to send over some more details from their wedding…

I really wanted a 50’s vintage-y wedding with a modern twist. I knew I wanted the bridesmaids in two different color dresses (I had ten of them!), and their flowers to be in the opposing color..  to tie the dresses and flowers together. I decided on the cake and how I wanted it to look first off.  Design and color wise, taupe and bright pink just seemed to fit. I originally had a vintage blue color in mind, so I threw pops of that in as well. I found vintage millinery flowers, other woodsy items (acorns and such), + some feathers, and fashioned the boys some boutonnieres. This was one of my favorite projects and not difficult to do!


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I thrifted, thrifted and thrifted. I bought most things for the wedding that way, and made them useful for my purpose. I thrifted all my center piece items… milk glass and taupe vases for the flowers and cafe au lait bowls + milk glass bowls for the succulents. Ben’s mom made table runners. Friends made paper pom poms in my colors.  My mom’s friend found a local wholesale flower shop and bought all our flowers and arranged them ourselves. I’ve done arranging for a couple of weddings before, but doing your own was one of the most difficult aspects. Difficult, but rewarding!







Thank you again to Shyla for sending in this gorgeous wedding. And to Ben and Shayda for letting us take a peek in your beautiful wedding. We wish you two lots of love and happiness for many years to come!


Photography:Shyla Photography

Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Dye

Cake: The Bakery Bar

Cake embellishments: Wendy Kromer

Venue: Zweifel Farms in Tillamook, OR

37 Responses to “Ben + Shayda”

  1. Charlotte

    Where did you get the bridesmaid dresses and how did you make your “just married” banner?

    I love it all!!!

  2. Grace

    Oh my GOODNESS!
    I’m seriously swooning over here.
    Too much cute in one wedding.

    Consider it all right clicked and saved – I’m in love!

    <3 Grace.

  3. Brancoprata

    This is a beautiful wedding! So perfect! Everything works in a oh so perfect way! And i´m inlove with her shoes and her dress and her birdcage veil… it´s all to go to be true! Congratulations to Ben and Shayda!

  4. joanna goddard

    what GORGEOUS photos! they look so in love. i love the groom’s fun ensemble, and the bride is beautiful. also, i was just eating Tillamook cheddar cheese for lunch, haha! :)

  5. Wendy Kromer

    Best Wishes Shayda & Ben!
    Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous images of your Wedding Day! THANKS TOO…for including our ( custom-made Sugar Paste Camellias into your Wedding Cake. Your vision for using them was just perfect! Your Wedding looked so beautiful, yet “playful & COMFORTABLE”!

  6. Mart and Lu

    i love this wedding…her dress is stunning. this wedding is too cute to pass up! i love the cupcake and wedding cake idea and the pom poms add such a nice touch.

  7. Bailey

    love this wedding. i was also wondering where you found the groomsmen’s outfits? was it a set or did you just find a vest to match the pants?

  8. angie

    Beautiful details! congrats! i have been crafting for months, and this must have been alot of work, but so worth it, very encouraging…..
    thanks for sharing..

  9. Shayda Rohani

    Hello all, thank you so much! Yes, this was a bit of work, but well worth it! We got the groomsmen outfits at j-crew. They were on sale.. and rentals were almost as much, but they ended up with a suit to keep! The ivory balloons I got from Lipman co. here in Portland. If you would like to see more pictures or have other questions, (I think I’m missing a few) please email me. I’d be glad to share…
    I’m selling my wedding dress, so let me know if anyone is interested!
    P.S a link to our slide show…

  10. April

    I like the white balloons, the table runners,the paper pompoms with the “Just Married” banner hanging right below it, and the wedding cakes. But what I simply adored, was the bride’s beautiful smile and the groom’s unique ensemble.
    The photos portray them as a happy couple, carefree, and very much in love…What perfect shots for a simply perfect country wedding!!!

  11. Margo


    You’re selling your gorgeous dress? What size is it and how much are you asking?


  12. Heidi

    Where did you find your pink criloline? I have been looking everywhere for one. I would like a pink one in a full length.

    Thanks so much!



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