Vineyard Wedding in California with DIY Details

A vineyard wedding is always incredible in and of itself. This we know for sure. But when you add perfectly planned DIY details to the mix, then you know it’s going to be sensational. Another thing we know for sure, is this couple are insanely fun to be around. Just take a peek at the images by Rebecca Gosselin Photography – full of laughter, infectious smiles and frivolity all-round. It’s a bona-fide California wine country handcrafted affair that exudes an amazing sense of  style, featuring not just a whole range of gorgeous handcrafted decor, but also a drop-dead stunning statement necklace to accessorise the brides’s Paloma Blanca gown.  Yes, it’s that good, lovelies. Enjoy all the perfection of this DIY masterpiece.

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Wedding Highlights

Angel and Ryan wanted to have a sophisticated and comfortable wedding with a great party. She loves to dance, he loves great food and beer and together they love entertaining family and friends. Coming from Nevada, these two wanted to create a great getaway for their guests and ultimately decided to bring everyone along with them to Wine Country. Keeping with their theme of sophisticated comfort, Angel and Ryan found a sweet private residence called the Oak Leaf Retreat in Healdsburg, CA to tie the knot. Many of the wedding day elements held some sort of significance to the couple and many of the details were created by either them or family members.

The DIY elements of the day:

Tables – wine bottle hurricane cut by groom, wood planks for the runner, interspaced bud vases (put together by the bride’s stepsisters) and simple but elegant candles and succulents. Necklace – made by bride’s mom featuring grandma’s brooch (who was at the wedding); Table names – Beers with couple related theme (groom and bride love craft beers); Escort Cards – created by the Bride’s stepsister are embossed coasters tagged with names to take home if desired. All paper goods/programs/invites – created by a friend of the groom. DIY photo booth. Drink Stirrer Flags with song quotes for signature cocktail (a Pimm’s cup, the bride love’s music); Triangle dinner bell – from the bride’s step mom (we had one growing up) for getting guests attention for speeches or kisses. Several wooden signs for direction. Lighting – by the Bride’s Dad.


Photographer:  Rebecca Gosselin Photography // Event Planner: Kelly & Company, Wine Country Weddings // DJ:AMS DJ and Entertainment Services // Floral Designer: Dandelion Floral // Makeup Artist: It’s A Date at The Powder Room // Event Planner:Kelly and Company Events // Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca // Caterer: Park Avenue Catering Co.// Cake Designer: Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Gorgeous Ojai Valley Inn Barn Wedding by sun-dance photography

Today’s wedding is such a beautiful, romantic, chic affair that takes your typical rustic “barn wedding” to a whole new level. I’m talking a swoon-worthy dress. Drop dead gorgeous bride. Dreamy images by sun-dance photography and a pretty pastel palette. All set against an awesome red barn backdrop at Ojai Valley Inn. Fascinated?  No problem. You can see every last love-filled moment right here.

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Photographer:  sun-dance photography // Reception Venue: Ojai Valley Inn // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Pretty Pastel Rustic Chic Wedding by TréCreative Film & Photo

TréCreative Film & Photo has not only magically captured all the crazy gorgeous details of this Californian wedding and the stunning romantic setting of the Patrick Ranch Museum in Chico, but also the abundance of love it emulates right through their lens. This rustic chic affair is the epitome of that combo with a feminine pastel palette, swoon-worthy bouquets and the down-to-earth charm of a barn wedding.  It’s so goddamn pretty we  literally want to print out the pics and display them in our office . Yep, it’s just the kind of wedding that reminds us why we love what we do.

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From the photographer

The whole morning before seeing each other at the first look, Corina was so calm! She was completely relaxed and definitely had that beautiful bride’s radiance. She got ready with her closest family and friends and that made the morning that much more special. Upon seeing each other at the first look, both Corina & Jason cried tears of joy and were eagerly ready to say “I do”. Their wedding was a culmination of Jason and Corina’s stylish elements mixed with the rustic feel that Patrick Ranch has to offer. Nearly all of the couple’s guests traveled to be with these two. Family and friends are important to them, and they spent a good portion of cocktail hour mingling and making sure everyone knew how grateful they were for their guests traveling to celebrate with them. Jason and Corina are a perfect pair and it was such a joy to photograph them on their special day!!


Photographer:  TréCreative Film&Photo // Event Coordinator: Chico Event Specialists // Caterer: Bacio Catering // DJ: Brandon Entertainment // Floral Designer:  Cambray Rose Florist // Ceremony Location: Patrick Ranch Museum // Reception Location: Patrick Ranch Museum // Cinema and Video: TréCreative // Cake Designer: Upper Crust Bakery // Hair Stylist:Vida Salon // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

California ‘Re Do’ After Wedding Session by 1985Luke Photography

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Karla and Steven were married in California around this time last year; however on their special once-in-a-lifetime day Karla ended up being terribly sick! Her wedding day photo experience and the elated feeling of wearing her gorgeous, white gown, all ended up being somewhat a blur. So a romantic ‘re-do’ session for these lovely newly weds was definitely in order – and 1985Luke Photography were delighted to come to the rescue. Rather than a trash the dress session, they decided to preserve her beautiful gown and have fun by accessorizing instead! Jewellery, hair accessories, a pastel pink sweater, and a bubblegum pink bike were all added to a pretty rustic setting to create a fun and pretty do-over session they will lovingly cherish forever!

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Photographer: 1985Luke Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Shabby Chic Monterey Wedding by Jennifer Eileen Photography

This sweet Monterey wedding captured by Jennifer Eileen culminates an eclectic mix of styles into one pretty affair. The lovely bride Aykui gained inspiration from a variety of wedding blogs to create her own individual wedding style which she describes as ‘a little bit shabby chic and a little bit rustic, blended with classic wedding looks.’  Although Aykui hails from from Texas, she decided on a destination wedding in the stunning coastal town of Monterey California. Although she originally wanted a beach ceremony, she soon realized how much it meant to her to get married in a church and went with a beautiful traditional ceremony instead. Their romantic reception was held at the newly restored historic Perry House which was the perfect outdoor venue for their stylish event. Aykui did a phenomenal job of co-ordinating every element of the day and sourced many of the pretty wedding details from several Etsy vendors. With pretty pops of daffodil yellow and aqua sea green this modern wedding is the perfect mix of fresh, fanciful and just plain fabulous.Shabby Chic Monterey WeddingCalifornia WeddingMonterey WeddingCalifornia Shabby Chic WeddingShabby Chic Yellow Wedding BouquetSea Green Wedding ColoursShabby Chic WeddingYellow Wedding ThemeShabby Chic Monterey BrideShabby Chic Wedding Dessert TableShabby Chic Wedding CakeModern Monterey Wedding CoupleShabby Chic Yellow CentrepieceYellow and Green Wedding FlowersShabby Chic California WeddingModern California WeddingShabby Chic Wedding Details

Photography: Jennifer Eileen Photography / Hair Stylist: Cielo Hair Studio  /Floral Designer:  Swenson and Silacci Flowers / Cake Designer:  Patisseri Bechler /Ceremony Location:  St. Mary’s By The Sea / Event Venue:  The Perry House / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

DIY Ahmanson Ranch Wedding by The Youngrens

In my opinion, this beautiful DIY wedding at Ahmanson Ranch in California is the perfect combo of a chic modern affair and backyard soiree. Completely personalized by the bride and groom, it is perfectly infused with style, grace and complete and utter beauty. It’s the type of wedding with it’s loving attention to detail and wonderful creativity you know has been created from the ground up. Yet, at the same time it’s so stylish it literally takes your breath away and has you longing for more when it’s time to leave. I was ecstatic when the super talented Youngrens sent this beautiful wedding my way. So much so, I just wanted to linger forever amongst all the pretty – the amazing white floral decorations and billowing sheer fabric, the champagne pink bridesmaids with their adorable clutch purses, and the amazing custom made bridal gown with its corset bodice and layered Spanish style skirt – totally exquisite!

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Wedding Photography: The Youngrens / Reception Venue: Ahmanson Ranch / DJ: The People’s DJ / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Murphys California Vineyard Wedding by Jessica Gilbin Photography

To complete our gorgeous mini escape to the vineyards we’re going to leave you feeling somewhat intoxicated when you savor every drop of this captivating wine country affair. Nestled in the hills of Murphys California, this autumn vineyard wedding is a pretty waltz through sophisticated chic, rustic charm and rich romance. With a glorious backdrop of overflowing vines, rustic architecture and an underground wine cave, it is so mesmerizing you won’t believe it’s real. Jessica Giblin was behind the lens to capture the stunning couple and all the dazzling details. From the bride’s shimmering Manolo’s to the sun-kissed vineyards, the jewel coloured bridesmaids to the romantic candlelit reception – this sparkling soiree is twinkling from start to finish.Vineyard WeddingsJewel Toned BridesmaidsCalifornia Outdoor WeddingWedding Jewel Tone DetailsMurphys California Vineyard WeddingWedding California Autumn ColoursCalifornia Wine Country WeddingCalifornia Wedding VineyardReal WeddingsReal Weddings Autumn ColoursReal Weddings VineyardCalifornia Vineyard WeddingsCalifornia Vineyard Wedding GlamorousCalifornia WeddingJewel Colours BridesmaidsMurphys California WeddingAutumn California WeddingVineyard WeddingJewel Coloured Autumn WeddingWine Country California Wedding

Wedding Photography: Jessica Gilbin Photography / Floral Designer:  Jackie’s Flowers /  Reception Venue: Ironstone Vineyards / DJ:  Fretty’s Dj Service /Jewelry:  Rodgers Jewelers /Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  De La Rosa Bridal /Photo Booth Equipment:  Wildrose Photobooth / Bakery:  Lilah and Sage / Courtesy of Two Bright Lights

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California Wedding with Vibrant Handmade Touches

This morning I wanted to share with you this happy and vibrant wedding celebration in sunny California. Held at The Condor’s Nest Ranch and captured by Tyler Branch it is full to the brim with gorgeous handmade touches including a vintage brooch bridal bouquet, guest seating cards with individual flag bunting, and a colorful array of mix-matched bridesmaids all donning knee-high boots. The whole vibe is infectious and it is easy to tell everyone had an absolute ball. Enjoy the full coverage of their merriment over at The Wedding Chicks.

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Vintage Rustic San Diego Ranch Wedding

When I discovered this delightful San Diego ranch wedding, I just knew I just had to share it with you. Photographed by the incredibly talented Tec Petaja, it is a great example of how two popular themes – vintage and rustic – can combine to make a beautifully unique wedding theme. The entire affair is perfectly infused with vintage touches, all styled personally by the beautiful bride Racheal.  By the way . . . Racheal has her own wedding and event design business, so if you love what you see (and I know you will), make sure you visit her blog Lace and Likes for more of her lovely work.

The happy couple, Rachael and Noah celebrated their big day at the beautiful Leo Carrillo Ranch in Southern California. Wonderfully landscaped, the ranch offered the perfect backdrop with whitewashed walls, splashes of vibrant turquoise and succulent cacti. At first glance, I immediately imagined just lazing back on the hacienda veranda with a cool margarita in hand watching the sun go down. It’s just like you’ve lost yourself in Californian history with the meandering tree-lined walkways, quaint shingle roofed cottages and wrought iron features, all within a simplistic color palette and exuding fabulous rustic style.

Beautiful bride Rachael (with her amazing green eyes), was a vision in white with a Spanish style wedding gown.  With a pretty sweetheart neckline and a full skirt with layer upon layer of tulle, her dress was nothing short of dreamy.  It was then topped off with a gorgeous French net veil giving it just the right touch of vintage to balance the look perfectly.

Cheery colorful bridesmaids show how a simple babybreath’s bouquet can add instant pretty and a touch of whimsy to any wedding day.

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I also love how Rachael incorporated plenty of little unique touches into the day. The outdoor tables were adorned with a mix match of glassware, twinkling tea-light candles in glass jars (so simple yet so effective), and pretty bunches of assorted blooms all accentuated the casual vintage feel. And to top off the old fashioned charm, jars of preserves made gorgeous favors for all the guests. Make sure you head on over to Tec Petaja’s photography blog to feast your eyes on the rest of this charming San Diego Ranch Wedding.

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