Not only is this Hopland wedding by Zoom Photography a lovely example of rustic chic but the whole celebration, set on a beautiful organic farm, is sustainably chic as well. Each hand-stamped detail, jar of strawberry jam and burlap garland was created with lots of love and care by this sweet bride, groom and their families and friends. We love weddings that not only have the prettiest of decor but a dedication to awesome eco-friendly and DIY details as well. Click here to see it all!
From the Bride…Everyone in Adrian’s family and mine pitched in, anything from hand squeezing limes to hand stamping cocktails napkins…making our wedding absolutely beautiful and memorable. After being together for 8 years Adrian proposed. I had never really thought much about our future wedding but as soon as he proposed I had a clear vision of what I wanted. My three brothers, sister and I grew up on a very rural 80 acre organic farm. To give you an idea of how rural it really was, we had a 2 hour bus ride to school, one way. We had acres of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. All of my brothers, sister and I were constantly picking, weeding, planting and reluctantly helping out on the farm. For dinner we always had something delicious that we had picked that day in the garden. I wanted my wedding to remind me of my life growing up on a farm.
Campovida is an all organic farm and winery. Not only was Campovida one of the most beautiful places, it is very environmentally conscious. They use all sustainable and local resources, have a composting and recycling program, solar panels, and they even have there own honeybees they use for honey. After meeting the gracious owners and taking one look at the gardens, I knew Campovida was the perfect place for our wedding. The owners Gary and Anna were so extremely welcoming and accommodating. The ceremony took place in the beautiful gardens. As you walked to the ceremony site, you pass these gorgeous flowers, herbs, vegetables, artichoke plants, and fruit trees. Everything was in bloom and thriving. One of the things my venue had to have was a barn and Campovida had the most beautiful barn, blend of modern and distressed. I knew the barn would be perfect for the reception. My wedding planner did an amazing job setting up the barn exactly the way I had pictured it.
I wanted my style to be rustic chic. The day after Adrian proposed I started saving every jar and milk jar that we used. I remember as a little girl my mom saving and reusing jars for all different purposes. For the jars I wrapped them with lace and tied a piece of twine in a bow around the jar. With the milk jars I tied the top with raffia. We used all of the jars for the flower arrangements. I bought 22 yards of burlap and cut them for the table runners. For the table numbers, I bought wooden numbers and stands at a crafts store. I painted them, and then, hand sanded and painted them again with an antiquing paint. They ended up looking old and rustic just the way I envisioned. I set the table numbers on top of old books that I had bought at an antique store.
For the seating cards, I hand stamped shipping tags tied them with raffia. The stamp was a very cute fork, spoon and knife set. I used miniature clothes pins to pin the tags onto old shutters. I made three different banners that we used for photos and the reception. I cut out squares and triangles of burlap and stenciled them with hand paint. We hung one that said, “Love is Sweet” from the dessert bar. Mr. & Mrs form the chairs that Adrian and I sat at for dinner. The last one, “just married” we used for photos. Our gifts for our guests I wanted it to be something homemade. With strawberries being in the peak of their season, I knew strawberry jam would be perfect. With the help from everyone we canned 145 little jars for organic strawberry jam.
Rosso’s Pizzeria was our caterer. We chose them because of their focus on farm to table food. They source all of their produce from local organic farms. They often use vegetables that were picked that morning for serving that evening, just like we did when I was little. They use a Tuscan wood-burning oven that makes the most delicious crisp Italian style pizzas. We also chose to roast an entire local pig in their brick oven. To go with the pizza we served one of the first wines Joseph Jewell made, a 2006 Pinot Noir. We also served a 2009 Russian River Valley Apian Way Pinot Noir. I loved that we were able to serve wine that we actually made.
One of the reasons I choose Lauri as our photographer was because of her amazing candid and unique shoots on her website. I would look at her photos over and over because they were so captivating. As soon as I talked to Lauri I felt like I had known her for years. Lauri and her assistant Jess had such amazing energy. They made everyone feel so comfortable and relaxed. They were quick, very professional, and very well organized.
Wedding Photography: Lauri Levenfeld of Zoom Photography / Second Shooter: Jessica Epstein Photography / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair + Make-up: Brush Salon / Wedding Dress: Mon Cherie / Wedding Cake: Sister of the Groom / Other Desserts: Family + Friends / Catering: Rosso Pizzeria / Band: AM Radio Band / Venue: Campovida / Men’s Suits: Tuxedo Gallery / Wedding Planning + Floral Design: Somer Wallan of Wallan Event Designs / Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events / Invitations + Save the Date: DIY by the Bride / Ring: Gold Bloom Jewelry