A Hometown Boho Country Wedding in Mendocino, California

country boho wedding

Today’s lovely shoot draws inspiration from Karin’s (Clever Girl Consulting) country upbringing in Mendocino, California. Through her shoot,  Karin shares some of her personal inspiration to show brides a wedding that is casual, affordable, earthy, quirky, and especially intimate and personal. She hopes that as GWS readers view the feature, you’re feeling cozy and imagine having fun amidst the flora and fauna of a country town!

Mendocino is a quant artist town located 160 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The kind of town where people leave their doors unlocked; where the one-stop light on Hwy 1 is a welcomed relief to the crazy traffic back-ups in larger cities; and where neighbors and friends drop by your home unannounced to sit for a spell and chat or drop off a home-cooked meal.  Thanks so much to Edyta Szyszlo Photography for the gorgeous photos + styling also!

country boho wedding

country inspired wedding invitations

country inspired wedding invitation

Gorgeous invites by San Francisco based studio, Hello!Lucky.

country inspired wedding invitation

country boho wedding inspiration

The all-fern bridal bouquet was “just picked” from the Redwood forest on the farmhouse property. Such a fresh + simple look when paired with the Anthropologie maxi dress.

green fern bouquet

country boho bride

polka dot dress

country boho wedding inspiration

country boho wedding inspiration

country boho wedding inspiration

The couple in the shoot are a real life couple who are not only partners in love, but also music. They’re folk singers, down-to-earth, and most importantly in love! I love that Gwyn + Monko brought their instruments along for the shoot and spent time playing for each other. If you’d like to check out their music, you can listen here. :)

bride and groom dancing

feather boutonniere

fabric bow tie

I love his bow tie and her sweet hair flower! We will be sharing an easy DIY to create the pretty flower pin later today! :)

flower hair band

country boho bride and groom

bride and groom wearing boots

country boho bride and groom

country boho bride and groom

birds nest place card

birds nest place card

The tablescape was foraged from the forest + beach: moss covered wood, Queen Anne’s lace, fossilized rocks, and wildflowers from the field. The table, chairs, china and flatware are all part of Karin’s mother’s farmhouse stash, accumulated through countless antique shops and flea markets visits over the years. This is a great demonstration of how normal items that people might have in their home or gardens can make a creative, thoughtful table.

birds nest place card

moss table runner

The food for the shoot featured Karin’s mother’s fried chicken and fixings. Below is local beer from nearby Boonville, Anderson Valley Boont Amber, along with some “moonshine” whiskey from Charbay in St. Helena, CA called Doubled & Twisted.

local beers

dessert bar

pink macarons

Thanks so much to all these creative artists for sharing their talents with us today!

venue + food: The Mendocino Farmhouse // photography: Edyta Szyszlo Photography // styling + design: Karin Kamb, Clever Girl ConsultingEdyta Szyszlo Photography // models: Gwyneth & Monko, local folk singers // florals: Karin Kamb, Clever Girl Consulting // bride’s dress: Anthropologie, Field Biology Maxi dress // bride’s knitted wrap: Two Star Dog // bride’s shoes: Miz Mooz // makeup: Amy Wall of Mendocino Beauty // hair: Marianella Brey for Mendocino Beauty // hair accessory, groom’s bow tie + boutonnière: Almitas // paper goods: Hello!Lucky // groom’s clothing: vintage + personal collection // cake + cookies: Crisp Bake Shop

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  1. This is so beautiful! I love her anthro dress! They look so happy! It reminds me of a scene out of the Notebook! gorgeous!

  2. The fern bouquet is so unique & beautiful!

  3. So pretty, like – everything! Especially that spectacular bow-tie : ) Such attention to detail. Beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous! The color palette is just lovely, the table completely inviting, and those invitations–fabulous! They set the tone for the rest of the party perfectly. Beautiful photography, too.

  5. If I got an invitation in the mail like this one, I would be super duper excited to go to the wedding!

  6. AMAZING!! Congrats Karin this is so beautiful :)

  7. His beard is awesome plus she looks a bit like Zooey Deschanel!

  8. I love the instruments playing and the dancing. Makes me want to get up and dance along. Beautiful details, and images by the photographer.

  9. Absloutley utterly gorgeous.


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