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Intimate Summer Wedding at Sand Rock Farm

I love when I stumble upon something that I’ve never seen at another wedding before, and the imagery of hands, used throughout this celebration, is a perfect example. Representing the couple’s support and love for one another, they were a beautiful symbol used throughout the day. Add in the gorgeous florals by Flower and Forage, photos by Scot Woodman and I’ll be going through this gallery over and over again.

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From Scot Woodman Photography… David and Lauren are both really artistic as individuals and together they knew they wanted their wedding to be something special. They had no strict guidelines, just a desire to be married in a space within proximity of Berkeley but also far enough away that they could build a weekend vacation into it for their families. They decided on Sand Rock Farm B&B in Aptos, CA because of it’s location, the lush gardens, beautiful rooms, and many hidden spots. They decided to make as much of the decor for the wedding as possible in order to have an intimate wedding full of personal touches. Lauren learned to throw pottery and it gave her the perfect opportunity to add in some funkier touches. They included hands on many of the decor items to reflect supporting one another as they strive towards being stronger, happier, and more loving people in the world, both as a couple and as individuals as well as their decision to have a handfasting ceremony as part of the wedding ceremony.

David performed a song he wrote for Lauren at the reception. They also asked many of their friends and family to assist with the various crafts projects they did for the wedding, from the table decorations, to the amazing floral arrangements, it was a day of beauty, love, and lots of laughter!

The DYI projects made by bride included invitations, ceramic pots, corn hole boards, wedding itinerary fans, cake plates, and Shibori tablecloths and Shibori chalkboards.

Photography: Scot Woodman Photography | Event Coordinator: Jessica Gauss, ASB Events | Floral Design: Flower And Forage | Wedding Gown: Bona Drag | Bakery: The Buttery | Jewelry: Mineralogy On Etsy | Catering: Chef Jonathan Miller | Hair & Makeup: Kelly Jones | Live Band: The Vivants | Photography - Second Shooter: Nicole Anderson, Sorella Muse Photography | Pies: Duende | Venue: Sand Rock Farm

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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 | Coordination: 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 | Linens: Napa Valley Linens | Location: Devine Ranch | Makeup & Hair: Skyla Arts | Rentals: Archive Rentals

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