Mojo, mojitos, and a hair cutting ceremony: This might be the most DIY wedding you'll ever see #Wedding Porn#california#couples of color#diy cake#diy wedding#flower crown#mountain#outdoor#unity ceremony#vegan Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Feb 29 2012) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Ariel and Samuel, the lovebirds of Bowerbird Photography had quite the amazing wedding at Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, California. Everything was DIY with lots of help from family and friends. The day included a full-on pot luck dinner, musical numbers (with video!), a hair-cutting ceremony, and a ceremonial making of "mojo." Enjoy this glimpse into a very cool wedding. The officiant was their oldest friend, Matt. They wrote the ceremony themselves, which included wrapping all the guests in a swath of gold silk while the wedding party played drums. Auntie Yam reading 'The Owl and the Pussycat' A 'hair-cutting' ceremony! When Ariel first met Sam, he was doing a performance piece at the University of Washington which included cutting a lock of his hair. She still has it in an envelope to this day. The ceremonial making of 'mojo.' This was a special Puerto Rican garlic sauce that Ariel's dad made. They ate it with a loaf of bread made by Sam and some homemade kombucha. The parents were welcomed into the new families with handmade recycled paper leis. Ariel's dress was eight dollars at a thrift shop called Painted Bird. Sam's outfit was from Buffalo Exchange. After the ceremony, they enjoyed a mojito stand and Ariel's mom and her friends sang "Beyond the Blue Horizon": Potluck plus vegan cupcakes in two flavors: kiwi, mango, lavender and banana chipotle baked by their friend Karina. After the amazing potluck meal, Ariel's uncle Chris played a song that he wrote for them: The cake was made by their friend Butch. Thanks to Ariel and Samuel at Bowerbird Photography for sending us their amazing DIY wedding. Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Mich & Dan's gothic Transformers and cupcakes wedding NEXT The best decision I made in my marriage? Keeping my name. Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] LOVE the story behind the haircutting ceremony (which is a cool idea anyway). Amazing upcycled outfits, too! There's obviously so much love between and surrounding this couple. It makes my heart smile 🙂 Reply it looks so vintage! for a second there i didn't know if it was current or not! perfect Reply Wow…this is definitely off beat! Talk about breaking the norms! Reply Ariel and Sam's wedding was just as awesome as it looks! I am so happy to see my amazing friends on one of my favorite blogs! (oh hey I am a bridesmaid, so I guess I am on one of my favorite blogs too–rad!!) Reply Beautiful. Reply I am loving the vibe of this wedding (and loving the dress too!). Awesomeness! Reply Beautiful people! <3<3 Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.