At GWS, we throw around the term “DIY bride” quite a bit, but every once in a while we find ourselves faced with one who needs a bit bigger, more formal shout-out and Rylynn is definitely one of those brides. She designed her + Tyler’s entire wedding herself! She took a watercolor lettering class so she could design the signage and place cards. She shopped at flea markets every weekend to find all the Moroccan furniture and various decor. Then, she worked closely with the team at their venue, Sand Rock Farm (in Aptos, CA), to create the amazing florals and cake design. It all came together seamlessly + beautifully and what an experience it must have been. Well done, Rylynn! Such a beautifully executed DIY affair!
R + T say, We enjoy the outdoors and surrounding ourselves with nature. Tyler’s love for surfing and my love for redwoods made Northern California a prime location. In our search for a venue we wanted a spot that made you feel close to nature. We wanted a relaxed semi casual wedding vibe. With locally sourced food, craft cocktails, mixed match neutral palette bridal party attire, and jewel tone floral arrangements. Our inspiration stemmed off of the free spirited boho theme.
Thanks so much to Catalina Jean Photography for sending these gorgeous images our way!
The most memorable moment of our wedding day was our first look. It was a very intimate time between Tyler and I. It's already an emotional occasion, seeing each other for the first time on our wedding day was a personal experience for us to express our affection toward each other.
We adore the cozy, woodland feel to the ceremony and, of course, a vintage rug underfoot is always good with us!
Rylynn went to flea markets almost every weekend searching for treasures to add to the wedding + her hard work definitely paid off! We love the Moroccan-inspired lounges she staged and we think you’ll love the vintage-boho look to the tablescapes, coming up in just a sec!
See even more in the sweet film below by A Little Long Distance:
Plan ahead, and research, especially if your on a budget. If you want to acquire a specific aesthetic and your on a budget, be a DIY bride! Instead of renting furniture which can get very pricey, I went to flea markets weekly and found amazing furniture for our wedding. I also took a brush lettering workshop and saved money by making our own signage and place cards.
photography: Catalina Jean Photography // second shooter: Love is Rad // planning + design: The Bride // venue: Sand Rock Farm Aptos, California // florals: Amanda Connors at Sand Rock Farm // videography: A Little Long Distance // wedding dress: BHLDN // shoes: Jeffrey Campbell // hair + makeup: StudioK // groom’s attire: J.Crew // officiant: Christa Mercado // paper goods: Honey Hue Paper Co. // catering + baked goods: Sand Rock Farm // dj: Brigido Bautista