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Rustic Santa Cruz Mountain Wedding

This wildly beautiful forest fete is proof that simple, raw beauty is just as powerful as loads of details. The florals from Plan Decor will enchant you, the seamless design from Amy Kaneko will stun you and the captures from Gia Canali will hold you captive for the afternoon. Get lost in all the lovely right here.

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From Amy KanekoKelly and Alex — an attorney and neuroscientist who live in San Francisco — envisioned a rustic, woodsy wedding. They scoured venues all over the Bay area and settled on a forested B&B in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Their ceremony took place in a clearing in the woods. They stood under a chuppah made of birch branches, gauzy fabric, and trailing vines. Bright wildflowers were tucked in sap jars and planted along the aisle. Afterwards, guests sipped cocktails in the shade of a massive redwood tree, then enjoyed a farm-to-table dinner. After dinner, the groom’s relatives performed classic dance hits in the stone ruins of an old barrel cellar.

Photography: Gia Canali | Flowers: Plan Decor | Catering: Local Harvest | Hair & Makeup: Courtney Hartman | Ceremony & Reception: Sand Rock Farm | Ceremony Duo: Laurel Thomson & Dan Frechette | Event Planning & Design: Amy Kaneko

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Outdoor Wedding Inspiration Filled With Rustic Romance at Devine Ranch

When Mike LarsonDanae Grace EventsKrista JonLaura Hooper Calligraphy and Just Cake join forces we know we better sit down, because the pretty they produce is just knock you out of your chair gorgeous. Just take a peek below, it will have you pinning the day away, and you can get started right here

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From Danae Grace EventsThis rustic grandeur shoot was the perfect style that showcased a new wedding venue, Devine Ranch. Encased by the California rolling hills and towering redwood trees, Devine Ranch’s timber frame estate naturally creates a luxurious aesthetic. Using soft wood tones, and French lounge furniture, this escape turned into a romantic haven. Secluded from the rest of the world, this venue offers incredible locations for brides to get married at. As a designer, I am constantly inspired by unique design concepts and wanted to style an overall look that was not only inspiring but a statement look. We used hints of the pantone color of the year and added a lot of charm with chandeliers and exquisite accessories and dresses.

The summer tuscan wood table was full of blush vintage stemware, bright florals, and statement chairs all coming together for a romantic dine-in evening. The couture theme was interwoven in every detail from floral design by Krista Jon, and table scapes by Archive Rentals. Vintage trophies were stuffed with luscious blooms with hues of pink, purple and vibrant greens to pull in the venues equestrian flair. We used an exposed cake, which paired well with the natural texture of the mountain river rock fireplace at the estate. Every element of this shoot would be perfect for a bride looking to create a romantic setting for her wedding celebration.

Photography: Mike Larson | Event Design: Danae Grace Events | Floral Design: Krista Jon For Archive | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Cake: Just Cake | Invitations: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Accessories : Untamed Petals | Coordination: Danae Grace Events | Linens : Napa Valley Linens | Location: Devine Ranch | Makeup & Hair: Skyla Arts | Rentals: Archive Rentals

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Rustic Ranch Wedding Inspiration

M’dears, from the moment I laid eyes on this rustic gorgeousness from Carlie Statsky and Esla Events, I could not wait to share it with you. As an East Coast gal with a love for nautical New England weddings, you might never have guessed that I’m secretly obsessed with ranch weddings. And every inch of this bucolic beauty is exactly why. From the vintage touches, courtesy of One True Love Vintage to the vast and open setting at Devine Ranch, how could you not love it all?

From Laurel at Esla Events… For this shoot, the team drew inspiration from three main sources.The ranch itself offered plenty of inspiration. From its grand-scale architecture to expansive rolling hills, the “quiet grandness” of Devine Ranch influenced both the design and photography style.

Second, we focused on blending the boundary between indoors and outdoors, something that I had been wanting to play around with for awhile. When I visited Devine Ranch for the first time — seeing the exposed stones in the main house, noticing the barn’s stunning line-of-sight, and walking around the beautiful surrounding fields — I knew it would be the perfect spot to play with this idea.

And last but not least, I wanted to put a clean and modern filter on everything. With a ranch setting, it’s easy to veer into a more traditional, busy, DIY look. Drawing inspiration from brands like Heath Ceramics, the idea was to create rustic beauty that had plenty of visual breathing room, and let each element feel deliberate and considered.

Photography: Carlie Statsky Photography | Floral Design: Fionna Floral | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara | Invitations: Aerialist Press | Jewelry: Haute Bride | Hair And Makeup: Skyla Arts | Devine Ranch: Devine Ranch | Event Planning And Design: Esla Events | Flower Girl Dress: Nordstrom | Flower Girl's Shoes: Minnetonka Moccasins | Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Wine Country Party | Ring Bearer's Clothes: JCrew | Robe: Doie Lounge

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