California Wedding with Bride in Two Wedding Dresses and Reception on a Ranch in Petaluma Decorated with Drapes and Foliage by Onelove Photography Pin Image

California Wedding on a Ranch in Petaluma Decorated with Drapes and Foliage

As Katy Perry once sang “California girls, they’re unforgettable” which is certainly the case with bride Mindy in her two knockout bridal outfits. Donning Noel & Jean separates with beautiful lace-up back detail for the outdoor ceremony and an exquisite Rue de Seine boho gown for the reception on the ranch. Now, if anybody is thinking of having a California wedding, count me in!

WHAT MADE OUR DAY UNIQUE

“Drew and I both wanted our wedding to reflect our relationship and keep the day simple, casual, and fun. We wanted to throw the best party for our family and friends, and fill the day with great food (including late-night In N Out!), booze, and music that was meaningful to us. I’ll never forget the moment when Drew surprised me by playing a song with his brother on guitar. It was the single greatest moment of my wedding day. Drew had told me years earlier that he always dreamed of playing for his future wife on their wedding day, but he never mentioned it again. So when he started playing “Springsteen” by Eric Church – one of the first country songs he ever showed me – I melted. I’d never felt more in love than I did at that very moment.” – Mindy & Drew

California Wedding

We love getting the opportunity to cross the Atlantic ocean and see how our American friends enjoy their nuptials. Today’s California wedding took place on a ranch in Petaluma and has blown us away from start to finish. The drapes and greenery decorating the reception look both bohemian and elegant, plus there are many more delicious details to swoon over. Be sure to look out for the acrylic signs, wooden signs and adorable favours too.

INSPIRATION & STYLING

“We wanted our wedding day to feel effortless, casual, and FUN. We wanted the guests to feel so welcome and at ease – which is a huge reason why we served cocktails during the ceremony! We wanted a natural vibe – lots of greenery and lots of white. Our venue was so beautiful that we didn’t need to do much from a styling perspective – we wanted to keep with the rustic barn theme but just glam it up a bit. The biggest compliment we received from the guests is that our wedding reflected who we are – not only as individuals but also as a couple.” – Mindy & Drew

Great advice from Mindy & Drew – “Remember who you are and what you want. Don’t feel pressured to do something just because it is what other people commonly do. For example, we skipped the champagne toast because both my husband and I don’t drink champagne! That alone saved us $1,500 in the planning process!” If you’d like to hear more money-saving tips, check out our podcast ‘ways to save money on your wedding.’ You’re welcome.

Photography by Onelove Photography
Author: Lorna Shaw
Lorna loves a new posh frock, is a hopeless romantic and is lucky enough to be living her ‘happily ever after’ with her wonderful husband & three beautiful children.

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