Handmade Bohemian Ranch Wedding: Kaitlynd + Joel

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Sometimes uniformity can be so overrated, and today’s handmade San Luis Obispo ranch wedding, captured by Danielle Poff Photography, really backs up that idea! When asked about the inspiration for their day, Kaitlynd + Joel simply said, Everything was mismatched and really easy going. We don’t like to match and we didn’t want it to be a traditional-looking wedding, we just wanted it to be fun and low stress! A pretty great wedding philosophy, don’t you think? So, mismatched bridesmaid dresses, juxtaposing decor + hand-picked design elements were all a go, and it resulted in day where these two – and their laid-back personalities – could really shine!

turquoise ring

floral robes

Cute, cute getting ready robes…

WTOO wedding dress

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

…but we think we like their dresses even better! Kaitlynd’s ladies each picked a dress that they loved from retailers like Anthropologie, Free PeopleUrban Outfitters + Nordstrom Rack. If you’re considering doing the same thing for your wedding, share this post with your bridesmaids! We have a fun shopping guide to get a similar look below :)

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

denim groomsmen

And we have to give a little love to the guys! We can totally get on board with Joel’s groomsmen in chambray shirts! If you need a starting point for this look, check out ASOS’ selection of men’s denim shirts.

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

ranch wedding

vintage crates

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

When my husband Joel and I linked arms, I told him I just wanted to kiss him already and he leaned in for a kiss! Everyone started laughing.

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Amsterdam – Gregory Alan Isakov

Recessional: Hold On – Alabama Shakes

First Dance: The Promise – Sturgil Simpson

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

lemonade stand

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

brick table numbers

The reception tables each featured a table runner with a different pattern and a mix of potted plants and fresh floral centerpieces by Lori Boe Floral.

garland runner

garland

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

Arroyo Grande Wedding

floral garland cake table

Arroyo Grande Wedding

See more in K + J’s wedding film below by Cana Family!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Don't stress about little things or people, invite the people that you love and that love you. And if you have the money, a wedding planner might be a savior!

photography: Danielle Poff Photography // venue: Husband’s Family Ranch in Arroyo Grande, California // florals: Lori Boe Floral // wedding dress: WTOO Pippin Gown // hairpieces: Lori Boe floral // shoes: old gringo cowboy boots & Ariat cowboy boots // bridesmaid dresses: AnthropologieFree PeopleUrban Outfitters, Nordstroms Rack // hair + makeup: Dani Cepeda at Heritage Salon // groom’s suit: suit jacket from Ben Sherman, jeans from G star Raw // videography: Cana Family // paper goods: Heather Hayes // catering: Don Sherpanski BBQ // cake: Annette Valdez + ice cream from Doc Burnsteins // officiant: Richard Harrison // music: Dana McGregor // film lab: Photovision

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