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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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Blush Pink Sand Rock Farm Wedding

As much as I looove a great blush infused wedding moment or flowers by Laughin’ Gal Floral that give me a case of serious Spring fever, it’s the couple behind this affair that really makes it sparkle. They’re beyond adorable and oh so in love, infusing their wedding day with a big dose of personality and a whole lot of candy for good measure. See all the goodies captured by Em The Gem in the full gallery.

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From the Bride April… This is so cliche, and it’s probably cliche to say it’s cliche, but our wedding was everything I always dreamed it would be. Like many girls, I pretty much started planning my wedding from birth. When it came time to finally get serious about planning, in other words, when I actually had a fiance, I was so excited to bring all of these ideas to life! A couple weeks after we got engaged, Ben moved up to our new place in Portland, while I stayed behind to get as much planning done as I could. It was a little bit overwhelming at first, but with Ben’s help and input and my mom there with me at every vendor appointment, I knew that our wedding was going to be absolutely perfect.

I’ve always been an artistic gal, and we knew we wanted to incorporate that into the wedding. It’s those special touches that we felt were the most meaningful. I created a few hand lettered signs, and put together a fun and unique guestbook table, which I came up with completely on my own. Ok, maybe I saw it on Pinterest. We also incorporated a little bit of Portland in the decor, since we are recent Pacific Northwest transplants, and we showcased my extreme sweet tooth with a home made candy bar and Ben’s love of pigs with marzipan pig favors and cake toppers.

Not only was our wedding day perfect and special, but the whole weekend was an experience that will never be topped. Having our bridal party, who are all our closest friends, come from around the country to spend the weekend with us at Sand Rock Farm was a memory we will both cherish forever. At the end of the day, there is nothing we would have changed (except maybe more candy).

Photography: Em The Gem | Videographer: Santa Cruz Live Music + DJ | Floral Design: Laughin' Gal Floral | Cake: Buttercup Cakes | Catering: Local Harvest Catering | DJ: Santa Crus Live Music + DJ | Bed + Breakfast: Sand Rock Farm | Hair + Makeup: Tranquille Spa | Rentals: Alexis Party Rentals

Seascape Beach Resort Wedding by Danielle Gillett Photography

I love a Bride with a vision. Mostly when her vision just happens to be seriously gorgeous like this lovely lady’s. Her seaside soiree comes to life beautifully through the images by Danielle Gillett Photography, and it’s all so lovely I couldn’t possible pick my favorite feature of the day.From the gorgeous blooms to the gorgeous details to the gorgeous couple – it’s a lovely vision if I ever did see one! Catch it all here!

From the Bride… Growing up in Santa Cruz, I always wanted a beach wedding. However, with my dad in a wheelchair, I couldn’t imagine how we would ever be able to get him onto the sand. I fell in love with the idea of having my wedding at the Seascape Beach Resort because of their beautiful bluff nestled into the cliffs with panoramic ocean vistas and their handicap accessibility. I wanted to transform my ceremony space into the shoreline, mixing flowing grasses, agave and succulents with driftwood, old ship floats, shells and bottles. It felt like you were walking along the beach after a storm. I’d also found old doors and tables that looked like they had spent a lifetime by the sea.

Having grown up in a flower shop, it was really hard for me to pick out my wedding flowers. My mind would change from week to week. I swear I drove my poor mom crazy asking her about all of the different flower combination schemes I would hatch. The flowers had to not only be beautiful but really had speak about what my husband and I like. Finally, I found the perfect mixture of elegant and classic flowers with just the right amount of fun and funky textures. Garden roses, lilac, hydrangea and ranunculus mixed with tillansias, scabiousa pods (my husband’s favorite), succulents and bunny tail grass put me in flower heaven!  

For the reception, I wanted to create an oasis. Ever since I started planning my wedding there were three things that I needed for my reception. I had to have a capiz shell chandelier, peony linens (my favorite linen by La Tavola) and casual bamboo chairs. I knew that everything else would fall into place as long as I had those things.

Wedding Photography: Danielle Gillett Photography / Wedding Venue: Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos, California / Floral Design + Decor: Seascape Flowers / Wedding Cinematography: Austin Roman / Wedding Cake: The Buttery / DJ: Sound in Motion / Linens: La Tavola / Wedding Dress: Enzoani “Dakota” via Trudy’s Brides / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nordstrom / Bridesmaids’ Jewelery: Bella Mare / Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar / Groom’s + Best Man’s Attire: Patrick James / Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

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