When C + A approached me with their ideas it was anything but traditional. Set against her families 100 year old ranch in the Livermore Hills of Northern California. Months were spent gathering chairs from flea markets and thrift shops. It was the goal to use an eclectic and boho inspired approach with the decor reflective of her life as a yoga instructor.
The bridal party opted for an array of patterned bridesmaid's gowns while the brides dress was custom made from a family friend.
For the ceremony guests sat on cloth covered haybales situated in the pastures out behind the large barn, adorned with antique rugs and potted plants.
The reception featured a mix of chairs, table styles, and even china. The food was a very important element, the bride being vegetarian wanted locally sourced food that was intentional and filling. It was all served family style with open style seating. While the guests enjoyed dinner, they were entertained by the fabulous Marie Johnson and her band. We chose an area on the ranch referred to as the Cabin for the backdrop. It was shaded from the September sun, woodsy, and warm all while echoing the rustic charm of the wedding.
The party continued and the dancing took place at the Palapa. It was nestled nicely near the hay-bale furniture and giant custom built fire pit. The beer for the bar was served from a self-serve tap system the family built themselves.
C+A involved so many family members and friends to making the day personal, special, and free-flowing. It perfectly reflected their relationship and what they believe in life. Love, laughter, and intentional interest in the beauty of life.
A Special Thanks to all the Vendors
Planning: A Beautiful Gathering
Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals + Winged Heart Vintage Rentals
Bouquet: Sarah's Garden Design
Bar + Alcohol: Sutherland Distilling
Music: Lisa Marie Johnson
Bridal Gown: Custom by a friend of the bride