Country-Inspired Cali Wedding: Jessica + Brandon

rustic Union Hill wedding

We love that there are so many different ways to style a rustic wedding, don’t you? For Jessica + Brandon, “rustic” meant handmade, country-inspired touches and just the right amount of bohemian flair. The gals rocked boots (and super fun mismatched yellow or lace frocks), Jess looked rustic-glam with her worn leather belt paired with an amaze statement necklace, and the details infused throughout the setting were just so good. Union Hill Inn in Sonora, California provided the perfect backdrop for the day + gave the setting a quintessential Cali feel that we know + love so well. Jessica tells us a bit more about her + Brandon’s inspiration below:

My inspiration for the day was rustic, boho, and country to begin with. We really wanted to have a wedding that was romantic, personal and fun. I always like the small details, so when it came to planning the wedding, I put most of my energy into that. I went to antique fairs, vintage furniture stores, craigslist and hours of putting my poor husband to work making chalk board signs, lawn games and doing all the writing. We made almost everything ourselves for the wedding, and most of the furniture came from our home.

Thanks so much to Danielle Poff Photography for the super lovely images + congrats to J + B on a beautiful day!

rustic Union Hill wedding

rustic Union Hill wedding

We love the floral invitations Jessica + Brandon went with! Those pretties are available in the GWS shop, along with lots of other lovely invites!

floral invitation

floral bridesmaids robes

rustic bride

dresses and boots bridesmaids

Jess + her ‘maids chose casual, country-inspired attire and we seriously adore their laid-back looks! Shop their outfits – and our fave finds from J+B’s wedding day – below:

pink and wildflower bouquets

dresses and boots bridesmaids

giant succulent wildflower bouquet

suspender groomsmen

first look

rustic Union Hill wedding

rustic Union Hill wedding

These shots of the soon-to-be-newlyweds are the coolest and we can’t stop staring at J’s giant succulent bouquet.

rustic bride

rustic Union Hill wedding

rustic Union Hill wedding

statement necklace

rustic Union Hill wedding

rustic Union Hill wedding

statement necklace

vintage furniture lounge

rustic wedding party

succulent LOVE letters

rustic Union Hill wedding

branch chandelier

rustic Union Hill wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: 'Til Kingdom Come – Coldplay

Recessional: Everything – Lifehouse

First Dance: Fade Into You – Sam Palladio + Clare Bowen

rustic Union Hill wedding

rustic Union Hill wedding

rustic Union Hill wedding

rustic Union Hill wedding

guest book table

guest book table

rustic Union Hill wedding

vintage furniture lounge

BAR marquee sign

chalkboard drink sign

chevron table numbers

Such fun tablescapes, put together by Jessica + Brandon!

menu

photo table

ribbon backdrop dessert bar

succulent favors

rustic Union Hill wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

My most memorable moment of the day was jumping into the pool with my husband and friends. It was the perfect way to end a perfect day!

bride and groom in pool

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

My advice for those planning a wedding would be to have plenty of time and patience, also I would say to have a good idea of what your vision for the day is and do your best to stick with it. There are a lot of great venders on etsy that we used and even more great tutorials online to make your vision possible.

photography: Danielle Poff Photography // event planner: Sonora Events // venue: Union Hill Inn Sonora, California // accessories: Lo Boheme // bride’s necklace: J.Crew // florals: Bea Woodwell // desserts: Simply Delish // dress: Mori Lee // dj: DJ Sound Extreme // planning + design: Sonora Events // catering: L&M Blodgett Catering // paper goods: Wedding Paper Divas // hair: Tish Cortes and Miriam Nastac // makeup: Ashley Bias // film scans: Little Film Lab // love succulents: 1.By.Liz // balloons + balloon tassels: creativeexpres // robes: Silk and More

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