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.
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
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!
From the Photographer: Chris and Dena’s ranch style wedding was DIY and personlized from top to bottom. From Dena’s silk bouquet, the flowergirls’ hair pieces, the bridesmaids’ custom clutches, the guys’ boutonnieres, the peacock feather accents, the cork name cards, and the picnic style tables, most of the details came from CuteandUnique.com, Etsy, Anthropologie, or local thrift stores. Even Dena’s corsette dress was custom designed and handmade by a designer friend. They also had ‘Muglies’ for the favors – ugly, tacky mugs that guests got to choose from and use for their drinks for the rest of the evening! It was so fun watching everyone walk around sipping from their mugs!
Wedding Photography: The Youngrens / Reception Venue: Ahmanson Ranch / DJ: The People’s DJ / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
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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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.
San Diego Ranch Wedding
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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