Two veterinarians in love marry under the pines in Silverado, CA. It sounds like it could come straight out of a movie tagline, and this wedding is not far from silver screen perfection. When you have a stunning bride in a to.die.for Amsale gown, photography by Braedon Photography that sends us right over the moon, and a venue like Rancho Las Lomas that screams natural elegance, the result is a wedding that simply has us reeling. Take a look at even more loveliness in the gallery, right here.
From the Bride... Rancho Las Lomas was the only venue that we toured. It was love at first sight for me. I have always wanted to get married under the pines, but we also wanted our family from Georgia to have the opportunity to visit the beach. We were enchanted by the rustic feel of the staircase under the lush trees, and even though a ceremony had not been done there before, it was ideal for us! We loved the property at RLL; with both of us being veterinarians it was the perfect ambiance for our ceremony: animals, beautiful scenery, aged trees and a classy facility.
Hays and I have very similar taste, so the decor was actually very easy to put together. We are not fans of highly polished decor. We found our inspiration in vintage items with natural color schemes. Our wedding planner, Lindsay Longacre of LVL Events, helped us to find a fabulous vendor for vintage pieces: Found Vintage Rentals. They really made our vision a reality. From the eclectic mix of tables down to the variations in chargers and silverware — it was all that we had hoped for. We had a couple of DIY projects. I have always found myself throwing away the ceremony program, so it wasn't a spending priority for me. Instead of allocating money towards programs, we found a frame at Home Goods, spray painted it with chalkboard paint and wrote out wedding party. Another project we worked on was shawls for the women. Even though the days are warm in September in California, we knew that it would cool off quite a bit in the canyon. Lindsay gave us an idea to provide shawls for the women: we purchased $3 fleece blankets from IKEA and cut them down the middle, then rolled them up and tied them with ribbon. They sat in baskets around the periphery of the reception area — they were perfect! I love scrabble, and I had seen some adorable ideas on Style Me Pretty for using scrabble letters in the decor. It was an idea that also fit well with our wedding style, so I made a filing system for seating cards with scrabble letters, linen and card stock. We placed the seating cards in an old library catalog drawer set. We also used some of the scrabble letters to make various signs around the venue.
It's tough to narrow down my favorite moments. The entire day was beyond my fairytale dreams, from the moment I woke up next to my best friends, to the moment my husband and I retreated to our cottage. One of my favorite moments was walking down the aisle with my Dad, surrounded by our friends and family, anticipating pledging my love to Hays. Hays and I had an amazing time dancing! Jordan Music Entertainment was awesome, and ALL of our guests were up dancing the night away with us under beautifully lit old oak trees. It was such a dream come true! The decor and fluidity of the event was above and beyond my expectations. Lindsay Longacre made everything go so smoothly on the day of our wedding, as well as coordinating the vendors. The setting of Rancho las Lomas, the decor from Found Vintage Rentals and the incredible florals and eclectic pieces from the White Lilac created an amazing setting for a dreamy day! Jordan Music Entertainment was one of our greatest investments for the wedding! Our friends are still talking about how incredible the band was, and how awesome the wedding guests were — it was an amazing party! My husband and I had such an amazing time!
Wedding Photography: Braedon Photography / Wedding Venue: Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado, California / Wedding Coordination: LVL Weddings & Events / Floral Design: White Lilac, Inc. / Officiant: Greg Mohr of You May Kiss The Bride / Wedding Cinematography: Plug Wedding Films / Catering: 24 Carrots / Wedding Cake: Simply Layered / Wedding Invitations: Chatham & Caron / Band: Jordan Music Entertainment / DJ: DJ Tasos / Vintage Rentals: Found Vinage Rentals / Lighting: The Event Company / Linens: La Tavola / Wedding Dress: Amsale / Hair + Makeup: Flawless Faces