Bohemian + Rustic Love

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.

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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

Catering: Morepleaze

Bar + Alcohol: Sutherland Distilling

Music: Lisa Marie Johnson

Bridal Gown: Custom by a friend of the bride

Bridesmaids: BCBG

 

Fall in Love

We loved all of the details and fun of S + J's fall wedding. It had the perfect amount of texture, color, and warmth. Set at the beautiful grounds of Concannon Vineyard and Winery. We were blessed with a beautiful day. Photo's by the talented Rachel Howden.

The bride and groom did not want to do a first look, but they opted for this special moment of a "first touch" . It was a beautiful and sweet time they shared.



When planning the big day it was important for it to be comfortable and inviting. The bride wanted hints of fall given it was the middle of October. We tied in a few tiny pumpkins around the area and decided on a mix of lanterns and florals for the centerpieces. A few of our favorite highlights were the custom designed cornhole boards by none other then Jen of JBG Designs and the late night treat of donut holes for guests to take on the way out.

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Cross Back Chairs : Textured Linen Overlays : Custom Designed Seating Assignments

 

A special thanks to all of the vendors

Rentals

Almost every single wedding we do we are selecting rentals with couples, reviewing them, managing them and making sure they perfect.

We love the girls and inventory at Pleasanton Rentals. They have a great selection of linens and furniture that can really add some personal touches to your wedding. We asked them a few questions to give our clients some insight and tips to consider when looking at rentals...

Photo by Erin Marie Cadwalleder

Photo by Erin Marie Cadwalleder

 If you have a venue that provides everything in a basic level, what is the best item to upgrade (linens, china, chairs)? 

Chairs! Chairs make the biggest impact. When your guest walks into your reception you want to WOW them right away. But, linens are right up there on my list with importance of designing an event. 
Photo by Erin Marie Cadwalleder

Photo by Erin Marie Cadwalleder

Photo by Jennifer Pope

Photo by Jennifer Pope

Photo by Leah Michelle

Photo by Leah Michelle

 

How many months out should most couples be looking at linens and flatware?

We typically want our clients to book 5-6 months out from their event. As a client you want to make sure you book your items well in advanced so there won't be any hiccups later in your wedding planning. You can always update the quantities of your rental items as long as we have the items available.
Photo by Erin Marie

Photo by Erin Marie

What is your favorite trend coming in the next year?

Lush colors with bold table top elements. We have noticed that the trends are leaning more towards a look than a theme. You don't really see a wedding in a barn with mason jars and burlap anymore. You see clients using more elegant touches in a rustic venue. For example, we see rich textured linens, shiny flatware, bold china with our cross back chairs to give this look a little more intimate flare.
 

 A neutral palette is very popular, how do you recommend making it special? 

We all love neutrals, but adding a little pop with your napkin and florals will make a huge difference. Never be afraid of color!

 

 

What items do you rent that clients may not think about at first?

Chargers. Clients don't ever think of chargers right away, but they make a HUGE statement at your event especially if the wedding is buffet style and the plates are at the buffet line, the chargers make the tables look set and complete.
Photo by Rachel Howden

Photo by Rachel Howden

Photo by Leah Michelle

Photo by Leah Michelle

What are your top 3 napkin folds?

Menu fold to show off your menu, but still have the pop of color with the napkin. Wrap the napkin around the charger for a simple look. Throw a napkin ring on for a little detail to the table top. 
Photo by KANDACE

Photo by KANDACE

 What is the craziest thing someone has asked to rent? 

If we rent animals. 

 Thank you so much, if you have a few minutes and want to see some pretty stuff pop on over to Pleasanton Rentals site. We are big fans of personalizing your wedding and believe rentals are a great avenue to achieve a unique look. We love mixing table styles, linens, patterns, and you can never go wrong with a fun flatware statement. One of our personal favorite things is a good lounge. It adds warmth and creates a space for your guests to feel like they can relax and have fun all night long.

Photo by Francesca Penko

Photo by Francesca Penko

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*All of the photos used in this blog post are items from Pleasanton Rentals from weddings we have planned!