No matter what way you look at it, this California ranch wedding was just destined to be darling. When you take a couple who isn’t afraid to make a wedding day their own, throw in some tailgating games, a milk and cookies bar, and a few paper pinwheels for good measure, the result is what I like to call “unpretentious pretty.” Marianne Wilson Photography captured all the sweet and silly moments that made this wedding so special. And you, my dears, can see it all with a trip to the full gallery right here.


From Marianne Wilson Photography… This wedding was truly a wedding that was fun and about a celebration. Christine and Brandon wanted to make their wedding as relaxed and ‘them’ as possible. They had a close friend officiate, Instead of any unity candle or wine ceremony they did a unity “cupcake” ceremony. Where they shared a cupcake. They enjoyed tailgating games and shared their love for cupcakes, cookies and milk with a milk and cookies bar. Their whimsical wedding was set at the beautiful Wiggy ranch which was a perfect natural setting that they adorned with pin wheels and paper decoration.

Wedding Photography: Marianne Wilson Photography / Wedding Venue: Wiggy Ranch in Carpinteria, California / Wedding Planning: Simply Natural Event Planning / Floral Design: Kathleen Buckley / Wedding Catering: Command Performance / Wedding Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes / Invitations: DIY by the Bride + Groom / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet (Fiesole in Cream) / Bride’s Veil + Headpiece: Tessa Kim (Pearl Bandeau Birdcage Veil w/ Organza Flower Fascinator) / Bride’s Shoes: Boden (T-Bar Flower Heels in Heather) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Groom’s Attire: Express

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