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Rustic Farm-to-Table Napa Valley Wedding

If you’re looking for the quintessential California wedding, look no further. This Napa Valley celebration hits every note, from epic farm-to-table feast to romantic winery views. Onelove Photography captured every inch of this summer soiree and I predict these pics becoming the new go-to source for all those seeking some rustic west coast wedding inspiration.

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From One Love Photography… This couple loves Calfornia for it’s culture: live folk music, wine and fresh produce, and wanted to showcase this at their wedding. It was all about the food! Guests were greeted with Spiked Strawberry Lemonade. Signature drinks were Greyhounds and Cucumber Collins, along with a Fine Scotch Bar.

From The Bride… Wine country is really special to us as a couple, so we didn’t want to do anything too flashy to overshadow the beauty and simplicity of that region. We picked all local wines and beers, and the food was farm-to-table. We are city and country so there was an elegance to a lot of the elements in the wedding while keeping the overall vibe down to earth. Adding the live Bluegrass band and having our first dance be a George Strait song while dancing in the dirt in Jimmy Choo’s and eating fresh oysters is a perfect example of how we tried to compliment various sides of our personalities and who we are as a couple.

Our venue had a balcony that overlooked our cocktail area and after the ceremony we headed up there to do a quick toast. First we spent about 10 minutes alone relishing what had just happened. Once we stepped on to the balcony it was so fun and touching to look out over all of the people we love most in the world.

Also our first dance is absolutely burned into memory, every second of it was delicious to just be completely wrapped up in each other and the moment.

Photography: onelove photography | Videography: Matter Video | Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville | Jewelry: Wedding Atelier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Caterer: Off The Beaten Path Weddings | Hair And Makeup: Bella Bridal Hair | Calligraphy: Kirby Salvador | DJ: Walt Vela | Groom's Attire: Aksel Paris - Custom Suits | Event Coordination And Design: Off The Beaten Path Weddings | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Elegant Calamigos Ranch Wedding

Set amongst the enchanted Malibu mountains and sprinkled with glowing chandeliers, this enchanted forest fete from Sara Lucero and Amari Productions is captivating to say the least. Because when the Bride’s mother owns a lighting company, Mi Casa Lighting, drenching your Big Day in gorgeous chandeliers is a must. Coordinated beautifully by A Signature Wedding, every piece fits together like a perfectly pretty puzzle.

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From Sara LuceroGeorge is an East Coast boy and Angelica was born and raised on the West Coast, but they fell in love in Chiacgo and now have their lives there together. The wedding day was mixed with ivy league quality details and a laid back southern California charm… and it was absolutely perfectly beautiful.

From the beautiful Bride…Walking towards my husband that day at Calamigos Ranch, I felt a deep sense of peace and ineffable bliss that will stay with me forever. The beauty of the surroundings granted me a sensory experience unlike any other; the sight of the sunshine peaking through the trees with the majestic Malibu mountains in the background, the sweet fragrance of flowers and sweet scented herbs that filled the air, the gentle sound of the Spanish guitar playing in the background, the palpable outpouring of love from our loved ones, all beautifully coalesced to amplify, and make tangible, the feeling of the abundance of life and love in our lives.

From the onset, we knew we wanted our wedding to reflect our relationship; easy, natural, simple, serene, and whimsical. An “enchanted forest” theme seemed fitting. Primary petals helped the enchanted forest come to life with lots of beautiful greens, like olive and eucalyptus, for a minimal feel. We believed that the natural surrounding was beautiful as it was and wished to only minimally enhance nature.

My mothers store Mi Casa Lighting, provided the 12 chandeliers that decorated the ceremony and reception, and that added the “enchanted” to the “enchanted forest” theme. The cloudy blue bridesmaid dresses contrasted perfectly with the abundance of green and were reminiscent of of the beautiful brightness of the sky. Following the ceremony, everyone danced the night away under a large canopy to Dashing Events tunes.

In the end, we could not have envisioned a more perfect day. Thanks to our wedding planner Monique at A Signature Wedding, and everyone else, our day was filled with much harmony, nature, love, happiness and laughter. Thanks to Sara Lucero and Amari productions for capturing our big day.

Photography: Sara Lucero | Videography: Amari Productions | Coordination: A Signature Wedding | Floral Design: Primary Petals | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Cake: A Sweet Design | Ceremony Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Reception Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Lighting: Mi Casa Lighting | DJ: Dashing Events | Hair & Make Up: Fiore Beauty

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Rustic Meets Southern Charm Ranch Wedding

I believe a little dash of Southern charm can, and should, be added to every celebration, whether you’re in Mississippi or Montana. These southern California sweeties brought that flair to their rustic ranch wedding, and combined with Cali’s summer style, it made for one fantastic mix. Katie Shuler snapped it all and Amari Productions brought it to life, so we can start pinning the pretty details right here.

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From The Bride… My husband and I took on a lot of projects for our wedding. We got engaged on February 23, 2013, and because we specifically wanted a July wedding, planned our wedding a year and a half out in order to accommodate all of our DIY projects. It’s important to give yourself an ample amount of time if you plan on having a handmade wedding. Trust me – I was still doing projects up until about a day before our rehearsal dinner because of unforeseen events, i.e. three weeks of pneumonia for me (one month before gracing the aisle!) Thankfully, my handy husband and bridesmaids tackled several items on my to-do list during that time. Our proudest DIY projects include all of our wooden signage, hand painted by my Husband, and our tattered fabric American flag. These were our focal points throughout all three areas: ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

Both of us being, ironically, Georgia Peaches who met on the west coast, wanted to bring the south to California. One thing my husband and I have in common is the fact that we both moved quite a bit throughout our upbringing. We have each lived in several states and have family in different places throughout the US. This led us to our idea of hosting a celebration with a “family reunion” theme. Our tables were labeled by the different states we’ve lived in, with a personal fact about either of us on the back on the table marker.

The majority of our wedding guests traveled to be with us on our special day. We kept our numbers small in order to accommodate all family members, who were willing to travel, and just a few of our closest friends. This made for the intimate atmosphere we had hoped for. Being in July, we wanted to have an underlying patriotic theme, mostly carried throughout our color scheme of pale blues, lacy whites and blush pinks. We love country music and we love a down home good time! We wanted our ceremony to be traditional and sophisticated, despite our non-Church venue, and for our cocktail hour and reception to be a comfortable, playful backyard BBQ atmosphere. Overall, our day was filled with lots of laughs, sweet tea, lemonade and dancing to the tunes of The Drinking Cowboy Band! We even had true southern appetizers, such as hush puppies, mac-and-cheese and fried green tomatoes.

Photography: Katie Shuler Photography | Videographer: Amari Productions | Wedding Planner: Liz Beck Events | Florist: Annette Gomez | Wedding Dress: Christopher's Bridal | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bari Jay | Catering: Festivities Catering | Band: The Drinking Cowboy | Groom's Attire: A Better Deal Tuxedo | Cake & Desserts: Elizabethan Desserts | Photography - Assistance: Wade Carr | Reception Dress: Tadashi Shoji | Rentals: Abbey Party Rentals | Rentals: Adore Folklore | Venue: Los Peñasquitos Adobe Ranch House

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