Laid-Back Cali Ranch Wedding: Sam + Brian

outdoor ranch wedding

Sam + Brian are a fun-loving couple who wanted their wedding day to be laid-back + lighthearted. After finding Diablo Ranch in Walnut Creek, and being inspired by all of its existing character + charm, they knew they’d found the perfect spot to exchange their vows. And by bringing in just a few personalized details – like sweet garlands of Instagrams that they’ve taken of each other over the years! – they were able to really make their day a reflection of their love, all while keeping an easy going + playful vibe! Here’s a bit more about the day from Sam:

We knew this much right off the bat: it was going to be outdoors, there were to be elements of my favorite color – mustard yellow, and we would serve only the best food. Brian and I are also blessed to have such talented family and friends who put flowers, dessert and other details together.

Thanks so much to Erik Clausen for the truly stunning photography and big congrats to Sam + Brian!

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outdoor flower crown girl

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outdoor farm bride


Such cute first look photos! And don’t you love Sam’s summery bouquet of daisies + feverfew?!

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first look

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outdoor farm ceremony

Saying our vows. There were more than 200 people watching and listening, but in that moment, I only remember seeing him.

outdoor farm ceremony

outdoor farm ceremony

outdoor farm ceremony

outdoor farm ceremony

outdoor farm ceremony

outdoor farm ceremony

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Their escort card display turned out so great! And although it would be a bit time consuming, this would be such an easy DIY, too. Perfect for a rustic wedding!

stone seating card

bridesmaids

flag table numbers

flag table numbers

sunflower centerpieces

rustic outdoor farm dessert bar


For dessert, guests were served the couple’s favorite cookies + cupcakes, baked by friends + family members…

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grand entrance

reception

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And these portraits of Sam + Brian during golden hour are just incredible!

sunset bride and grooms

sunset bride and grooms

sunset bride and grooms

Processional: Bridal Party: Come Go With Me – The Beach Boys; Bride: Come Thou Fount (performed live by Grow + Twine)

Recessional: Best of My Love – The Emotions

First Dance: Crazy Love – Van Morrison

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Have dates where you don’t talk about the wedding. DIYers, delegate! At your wedding, everyone is watching you, but take some time to watch as well.

photography: Erik Clausen // venue: Diablo Ranch Walnut Creek, California // event planner: bride and groom, April Gray at Diablo Ranch // florals: Ivanka Matsuba // wedding dress: Wtoo Mimi Wedding Gown // hairpieces: David’s Bridal // shoes: Seychelles // bridesmaid dresses: varied, bridesmaids picked their own // hair: Esther Yoo  // makeup: Amy Quattrociocche // groom suit: J. Crew Ludlow Suit // paper goods: bride and groom, Timothy Santos (bride’s brother) // catering: Tako Bar // cake: Cookies by family members, S’mores and Neopolitan Cupcakes by Sara Masis

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Celebrate Black Friday on Wednesday with Trumpet & Horn

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It’s Thanksgiving week + we all know what that means! In addition to spending time with loved ones and eating some super delicious food, we get to shop some really amazing sales – like Trumpet & Horn’s Black Friday sale, promoted exclusively with GWS! :)

For the general public, the sale starts on Thursday + goes through Cyber Monday, but Trumpet & Horn newsletter subscribers can gain early, exclusive access on Wednesday and will also receive $100 off a Trumpet & Horn purchase, which can be used at any time! And since Trumpet & Horn sells one-of-a-kind, vintage rings + watches, you’ll definitely want to get to the sale first! :) To be one of the first to learn about the sale, just sign up here!

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While we all know Trumpet & Horn for their lovely selection of incredible vintage rings, they have recently added a collection of vintage watches for men and women! You can chat live with T&H’s helpful concierge service during business hours if you have a question about a watch or a ring. And with free shipping and returns, you’re always guaranteed a risk-free shopping experience. Love that!
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Romantic Autumn Wedding Inspiration

fall inspiration

Amidst the vibrant colors of early fall in the Pacific Northwest, a group of talented wedding artists came together to stage a celebration that is brimming with rustic, romantic details! Forest and Field did a gorgeous job capturing the feel of the season with arrangements overflowing with fall’s best blooms, vines + foliage decorating the ceremony site, reception table + dessert  bar. Bird is the Word crafted some super yummy looking eats + treats from local + seasonal produce and we love how Nakalan McKay Photography was able to perfectly capture the moody, early autumn sunlight in the photos! We’re sure those of you who are planning a fall wedding will find ways to incorporate some of these inspiring details into your day!

fall bride inspiration

fall bride inspiration

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This just might be the sweetest fall boutonniere ever!

fall groom

pear invitation

fall ceremony arbor

fall bride and groom inspiration


And the lovely dress + headpieces are modern, with a faint notion of The Great Gatsby. Such a pretty look!

fall bride and groom inspiration

fall bride and groom inspiration

fall bride and groom inspiration

fall table spread

fall table spread

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The apples atop the candlesticks is a really cute way to easily incorporate seasonal decor into your tablescape. Definitely a DIY idea for all of you fall brides-to-be to remember!

pear tarts

dessert spread

fall desserts


And the fun dessert bar is definitely my favorite detail from the shoot! The styling is the perfect mix of vintage + rustic and all the sweets look so, so good! :)

fall desserts

fall dessert inspiration

fall bride and groom inspiration

fall bride and groom inspiration


Thanks so much to the below creatives from Oregon for sharing this romantic, autumn wedding inspiration with us today!

photography: Nakalan McKay Photography // second shooter: Kira Noble // catering: Bird is the Word Fine Foods & Catering // model: Christie Chanthakhoun // dress: Christie Chanthakhoun Designs // veils + headpieces: Emily Riggs Bridal // florals: Forest and Field // hair stylist: Hair by Monique // calligrapher: Karina M. Salgado // event planner: Krisstina Grondin // makeup artist: Makeup by Alora // invitation designer: Rachel Getsinger // model: Santiago Rivera// etsy designer: Three Arrow Design and Build // event venue: Philip Foster Farms, Eagle Creek Oregon

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