Handmade California Ranch Wedding: Brittany + Anthony

romantic outdoor wedding

Brittany + Anthony’s romantic wedding, held at Walnut Grove in Moorpark, California, was the perfect balance of rustic elegance + vintage chic! The day was a total DIY affair, and Brittany + Anthony spent many early Saturday mornings together, hunting for eclectic treasures to incorporate into their day. In the end, literally every decor element + piece of furniture included was handpicked + fixed up by the two of them, making their wedding full of personality + a sweet reflection of their unique style. Here’s more about it from Brittany:

The inspiration came from really wanting it to be an extension of ourselves on such a memorable day. I love anything gold, floral or glass and finding an outdoor venue with gorgeous trees was a must. Both of us love simple but elegant- and we kept that vision throughout the planning process. From the very moment we got engaged, the yardsaling, thrift store shopping, designing and budgeting was all done together. I think that really built up the excitement of the day even more to see how it would all come together.

Brittany + Anthony, congratulations on a beautiful celebration + big thanks to Valentina Glidden Photography for sharing these beautiful images of their day with us!

bride

fabric bouquet

bride


To keep with the vintage vibe of the day, Brittany created all the floral arrangements + bouquets using Balsa wood stems purchased from Save on Crafts + paper flowers purchased from CinnamonWillows on Etsy. Love how it all turned out!

romantic pink bridesmaids

pink bridesmaids

bride and groom

groom

groomsmen in suspenders

vows sign

flower girl

I have so many moments I wish we could do it all again it was so much fun! We chose not to see each other before the ceremony and I can't even explain the emotion I felt when I saw Anthony at the end of the aisle – and then seeing my little girl off to the left waiting for me, knowing I would soon be his wife and we would unite as a family was amazing, such surreal moment. I really breathed it all in. Also the father daughter dance, I lost it, crying mess the whole time – but it was a moment for my dad and I to say a few words to each other and quickly reminisce (between tears)!

paper flowers

groom


Brittany has a six year old daughter named Jadyn and on the day of the wedding Anthony also became her dad. During the ceremony, Brittany + Anthony read their vows to each other, and then Anthony read his vows to Jadyn, promising to take care of her, and promising to be her daddy. He then put a ring on her little finger! The day wasn’t just about the fact that Brittany + Anthony were becoming husband + wife, but that Brittany, Anthony + Jadyn were becoming a family. So, so sweet!!

romantic outdoor ceremony

romantic outdoor ceremony

romantic outdoor ceremony

wedding party


Brittany wore a beautiful dried flower halo by The Sunflower Stand, which she paired with a Twigs & Honey veil for the ceremony. Such a pretty look!

corn field

wedding family

wedding family


These portraits of the brand new family seriously melt my heart!

wedding family

bride and groom

bride and groom

romantic flower crown bride

bride and groom


And as I’m sure you’ll agree, there were so many sweet details at this wedding, like these darling paper flower guest favors! The pretty signage was designed by Rifle Paper Co.

bottle favors

seating chart

dinner menu

instagram sign


Totally adore their family “sweetheart table”, too! :)

bride and groom table

custom chairs

bottle table centerpieces

calligraphy print

favors

hanging vases

vintage books

vintage dessert bar

first dance

ribbon wand exit

You don't need to spend a ton of money on every item. Pick what matters to you and splurge on that – in our case it was the venue and honeymoon and we worked our budget accordingly.

Not to care if you aren't being as traditional as others think you should be. I had some people ask why we weren't using real flowers or why we were making our own desserts. They don't have your vision nor do they need to – it's your wedding day, make it completely what you both want and enjoy the entire process. Ultimately it's not just a wedding – it's about the marriage and your commitment to each other long after the wedding is over. Keep all the planning in perspective, be organized, don't procrastinate and have a blast with it!

photography: Valentina Glidden Photography // venue: Walnut Grove Moorpark, California // day of coordinator: Michele Spring of Mia Bella Weddings // floral design: Balsa wood and CinnamonWillows // wedding dress: Nicole Miller // hairpieces: The Sunflower Stand // veil: Twigs & Honey // shoes: Vince Camuto // jewelry: Odette NY & Catbird // bridesmaid dresses: Forever 21 // make up: Done by the bride // hair: Jonathan Gognavec, Harlow Salon // groom suit: 3 Day Suit Broker // videography: Jason Shelton // paper goods: Rifle Paper Co. and BHLDN // catering: Command Performance // cake: diy by family and friends // music: DJ JKino // flower girl dress: Chasing Fireflies

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Comments

  1. Brittany and Anthony did a fabulous job maintaining their simple, elegant and vintage vibe throughout every aspect of their wedding. The colour palette they chose was perfect for the outdoor backdrop and I especially love the table centre pieces. The paper florals were just so pretty and delicate and weaving them throughout the design of the wedding really brought a cohesive feeling to everything. Nicely done.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring this beautiful wedding!! I loved being able to capture it.

  3. Absolutely beautiful Brittany!! Congrats!

  4. This is beyond stunning- absolutely picture perfect! Wow <3

  5. The I’m Hers, I’m His chairs are adorable.

  6. Incredible!This blog looks beautiful! Excellent choice of colors!

  7. Excellent color palette for this wedding! And the cloth flowers were a simply perfect touch.

  8. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful wedding!! Love the colors!

  9. So pretty and romantic….love the bridesmaid dresses!

  10. Beautiful wedding photos! Gorgeous bride, lovely dress, great venue! Wonderful inspiration for engaged couples!!! In love!

  11. Awesome! Really love the one in the long grass/corn stuff! I wish we could have more outdoor weddings here in Ireland, so jealous!!!

  12. What a stunning bride! Love the bridesmaids dresses

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