Humboldt Wedding by Sarah Maren Photographers
August 31, 2011
United States
DIY Inspired

Get ready all you rustic chic loving brides-to-be to feast your eyes on this next beauty of a wedding. Set amongst the Redwoods in Northern California, this wedding has so many sweet and simple ideas that you can infuse into your own day. I'm personally loving the cute burlap banner, all those super cool maids dresses lined in a row, and the bride's beautiful boho look. Sarah Maren Photographers was there to capture all the details and if you just can't get enough, click here for the full gallery.





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From Sarah Maren Photographers...Somer and Andy have been together for over a decade, so their wedding came as no surprise to any of their family and friends.  Their love is deeply rooted in each other, and as they have grown as people and as a couple. Humboldt County, California had played a large part in their relationship.  Andy's father owns a beautiful home hidden deep in the ancient redwoods that make Humbolt such a stunning location.  When Somer and Andy officially got engaged, there was no other place by Humbolt House to have the wedding.  They thoughtfully planned their wedding to be deep reflection of who they are as a couple, but also who they are as individuals.

Somer embodied a forest nymph in her flowing Grecian style dress and elegant Seychelle's sandals. Adding the spectacular wreath atop her head for the ceremony she literally brought out the sunshine when she walked down the aisle.  Despite DAYS of pouring rain, just as they were saying their I Do's the clouds parted and the song Somer had walked down the aisle to, "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles, suddenly became a prophesy fulfilled.  After their very personal ceremony, that was preformed by one of the couples closest friends and included the breaking of the glass to honor Andy's Jewish faith. The couple invited their 120 guests to join them for cocktails in a small tent.  They has signature drinks, including homemade ginger ale and Jameson's Whiskey (a crowd favorite), local Humbolt county wines and a selection of hand crafted beers the groom had brewed himself for his wedding.

They then invited their guests into the large tent for a delightful dinner full of local produce and meats.  As Somer works for the Rainforest Action Network, and is very conscience of the environment the couple were so thrilled to be using local, organic ingredients.  The couple also composted leftovers and used biodegradable cups for their rehearsal dinner and part of the evenings festivities. After heartfelt toasts from family and friends, Somer and Andy took to the dance floor and opened their party with their first dance to Talking Heads "This is the Right Place" Despite inclement weather, a dress with 3 inches of mud at the bottom by nights end and some transportation hiccups this wedding was bursting at the seams with hospitality, warmth, extreme happiness and most importantly unlimited love.

Wedding Photography: Sarah Maren Photographers / Flowers: DIY / Ceremony + Reception Location: Private Residence in Humboldt, California / Caterer: Verbena Catering / Bride's Shoes: Seychelle's