Fun California Barn Wedding: Molly + Stephen

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Molly + Stephen’s stylish and colorful Camarillo Ranch wedding was not only a beautiful celebration of their union, but it was also a fun party. Donuts for dessert and a surprise flash mob during the reception is my kind of wedding, right?! I love that their day was also very much based on meaningful values that were important to them as a couple.

From Molly, One important value for us was coming into and continuing our marriage as equal partners. It started before the wedding with a mutual engagement and shared wedding planning responsibilities. On the wedding day, we chose to walk down adjacent aisles with our parents in locked arms. And rather than the bride take on the grooms last name we decided to develop a new last name deriving from our surnames – Molly Krans and Stephen Mancari became Molly and Stephen Krancari. Both families pass on their names and the family line is still easy to follow. Through all of these activities we reinforced our equal partnership and commitment of marriage.

There are so many great details throughout, one of my favorites being the use of airplants + kale in the table arrangements. Thank you so much to Fondly Forever Photography for the gorgeous images and congrats to Molly + Stephen!

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airplant bouquet

pillbox bridal hat

first look

first look

bride and groom

bride and groom


How cool is Molly’s airplant bouquet?! Is anyone thinking of carrying a similar bouquet on their wedding day?

airplant bouquet

geometric ceremony cubes

ceremony

ceremony

ceremony

wedding party

mismatched bridesmaids


I love the colorful, mismatched lace bridesmaids dresses + the alternating bouquet designs!

mismatched bridesmaids

groomsmen

bride and groom

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bride and groom

lace table runner

airplant centerpiece

airplant centerpiece

airplant napkin ring


Their menu, provided by the Flying Pig + Ludu food trucks, sounds SO yum! And donuts for dessert?! It doesn’t get much better than that! Oh, and if you love their placemats like I do, you can find them here.

fun menu

schedule of night

Our Musical Choices

Processional: We Bought a Zoo – Jonsi

Recessional: Closer – Tegan and Sara

First Dance: You Were Made For Me – Sam Cooke

first dance

dessert bar

donut bar

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Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

As our guests were finishing the meal, a group of 12 migrated toward the dance floor and broke out in a flash mob mashup including music from Usher, Justin Timberlake, Jagged Edge and Katy Perry. The crowd’s excitement escalated and sustained a full dance floor for the entire night.

You can see part of the flash mob in their wedding film by McDuff Productions!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

It was our priority to be fully present in the wedding festivities with minimal stress. Despite being thoroughly planned people, a wedding coordinator provided essential advice, great ideas, and managed the vendor relationships. For us, easily worth the cost.

In addition, we highly recommend a videographer. See why it's worth it in our video above! :)

photography: Fondly Forever Photography // venue: Camarillo Ranch Camarillo, California // event planning + coodination: Erica Espana of Twine Events // floral design: Oak and the Owl // wedding dress + hairpieces: Alina Pizzano // shoes: Via Spiga // bridesmaid dresses: An assortment of lace dresses Molly curated from across the internet // hair + makeup: Mackenzie Edwards, MAC // groom attire: J. Crew // paper goods: Ellen Krans // catering: Flying Pig + Ludu Truck // dessert: Aunt Mary’s Homemade Salted Caramels, Chocolate-covered coconut macaroons, and Sidecar Doughnuts // music: Matt and Lauren Meares // dj: Michael Gantz from MES DJs // videography: McDuff Productions //  flash mob choreography: Jennifer Lissick and Julia Randall

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