Real Wedding: Aimee + Colin’s Rustic Ranch Wedding

Today’s wedding is so sweet and has lots of amazing details. Just wait until you see the ceremony backdrop!  Aimee + Colin were married at the incredible Condors Nest Ranch in North San Diego. The beautiful photography is by Colleen Sherman Photography.

Shoes and bouquet

bride with shoes, sweater and umbrella

bride with sweater

The bridesmaids dresses are from Anthropologie, and their sashes were made by Aimee. Aimee’s dress is Jenny Lee.

bridesmaids dresses with ribbon

bridal party groomsmen ties

invitations in a wood box

From Ashlyn of Carter and Cook, There wedding was Anthropologie inspired and a perfect fit for the Ranch. Colin and his family built the wood structure that framed the ceremony our of weathered wood and old glass windows. It made for a perfect backdrop!

rustic wedding ceremony backdrop

ceremony backdrop wooden windows

Wedding ceremony backdrop rustic

The venue is filled with unique and beautiful locations such as an old green house, big red barn, stables to feed horses, a large single story ranch house, and fields upon fields of rolling hills. During cocktail hour, guest were able to go pet the goats, pigs and horses you find on the property, take fun photos near the barn, and sign a huge old piece of wood that Aimee will add fun knobs and turn into a coat rack for their new home. It also makes a great location for some amazing portraits!

wedding portrait trailer

wedding green house

wedding umbrella and red sweater

Old shutters, books, fresh and canned peaches and an assortment of beautiful glass filled vases with wildflowers lined the long tables. Aimee was the poster child for the ultimate DIY bride. She made table runners, collected all of the shutters, and books. Each guest was able to take home a jar of Aimee’s homemade peach jam. Each place setting had a variety of old silverware, and different china. It gave such an eclectic, and homey feel to the tables. Guests enjoyed shirley temples out of mason jars, and were served a delicious BBQ dinner.

Rustic Wedding Table Design

Anthropologie wedding design table reception

Wedding Reception plates and napkins buttons mason jars

wedding rustic reception books table numbers

mason jars cake with bunting anthropologie

cakes with bunting and dessert table

Be sure to also check out their amazing video by 4120 Weddings. Thank you to Aimee + Colin for sharing your beautiful wedding with us today!

Designer & Coordinator: Carter & Cook Event Co.
Photographer: Colleen Sherman Photography
Videographer: 4120 Weddings
Florist: The Floral Lab
Paper Stylists: Posh Paperie
Venue: Condors Nest Ranch

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  1. WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! :) This wedding is STUNNING and 100% amazing. I am obsessed! :)

  2. oh my gosh! those shoes are truly amazing. . .may we have some more info on them?

  3. I don’t know if I could love this wedding anymore than I already do. I love the cardigans, the colors, the bike invitations, the bunting on the cake and the table settings! So pretty much everything.

  4. Gorgeous details, couple AND photography… it’s all perfect. I love the cake decorations and that venue is amazing!

  5. LOVE it all!!! great job to all of you!

  6. That is absolutely stunning… all the details are so elegant with a rustic touch… beautiful! and the portraits are amazing too!!

  7. super ridiculous adorable!!! love it hugely!

  8. Jenn! What a great fresh look! xoxox

  9. I love everything about this. What a fabulous team and great couple.

  10. The styling for this wedding is perfection! Ashlyn & Heather are seriously SO talented!

  11. Does anyone know what the guest count is for this wedding? I love the way they have the outdoor ceremony set up, and I’d love to copy it for a 200-person wedding in September!

  12. Congrats on the new website!! It looks great! This wedding is my favorite of all the ones you’ve featured. It’s my dream wedding down to the very last detail! Thanks for sharing :)

  13. Thanks for featuring their wedding Jen. It was so much fun to be a part of! Aimee’s fab shoes are Manolo Blahniks, and the guest count was 150. :)

  14. Those shoes!!!! They’re adorable!!! Love this wedding. and everything about it. The videography was clever, the images… captivating, all the little details… superb!!! Fun couple… Love it!!!

  15. the styling of this wedding is amazing! love the anthropologie feel!

  16. yay for the new blog and look! i love it! the wedding party and cake pictures are my favorites from this lovely session!

  17. beautiful styling c+c! those shoes!

  18. I was never interested in a wedding video but this one is amazing! It’s so real, sweet, and down to earth. Love it!

  19. This wedding is absolutely stunning. Also, the jars and stir sticks were AWESOME! The stir sticks are such a great DIY project. Great wedding!

  20. I love the photo of all the groomsmen jumping; what a fantastic shot! Also her colors remind me of sherbets, they look fresh and sweet and yummy.

  21. Gorgeous! I have to compliment you on your blog. i stumbled upon it, and it’s an awesome place for inspiration for not just brides and grooms, but for anyone working within the Wedding Industry. (and that’s an incredible amount of people!) Love the posts, and love the mish mash of inspiration posts with real wedding posts. Really well done, and a place I’ll definitely be visiting often. ox

  22. who is the dress by? i adore it. i was just describing a dress like this the other day.


  24. I love this wedding! It’s everything I dream off for my own wedding… The details, the venue, and my favorite moment in the video: the presents they offer each other! Stunning!

  25. The site looks fabulous!

    This wedding is stunning and oh, my, my… those shoes, the backdrop, the table settings…. everything about this just said dream to me. Wow!!

    Gorgeous photography!

  26. What a charming and beautiful event!

  27. Wow, wow, wow. This is instantly my faovrite wedding ever!

  28. This is gorgeous! I love the use of Vintage paper! I have been selling so many different vintage paper packs for brides recently to use in their decor, invitations, etc. This is so unique and creative!

  29. Absolutely fabulous! Backdrop reminds me of an old Ralph Lauren ad. Rustic and chic. Exquisitely done, guys!

  30. anybody know where the cake stand was purchased? I love it!!!

  31. The windmill is fantastic! And, again, those mason jars of flowers-love ‘um.


    All this is Grace and Charm

  32. A-MAZING!!!! This wedding is SO up my alley!! I LOVE all the details, the colors, the venue, gorg, gorg, gorgeous!!! All these vendors rokced it out!! Fabulous!

  33. Perfect and I loved your interview on Weddings Unveiled. You might not remember but when I started blogging I contacted you and you were the kindest person. I will never forget that you actually answered me back, personally. I hope Germany is ready for you! :-)

  34. Does anybody know where the invites came from? My fiance is a bike store manager/mechanic and we are looking for non-cheesy touches like this and I love these!

  35. Hannah- the invites were by Posh Paperie. You can see more of their work and their contact info here –

    To those of you who asked about the dresses, cake stand, etc., the couple is still on their honeymoon, but as soon as they return I will have answers for you guys. Thanks everyone!

  36. Wow! So lovely!! All the thoughtful details just make it perfect. What material did they use for the table runners? I’ve been looking for something like that!

  37. I can’t believe I JUST not stumbled upon this blog and realized it’s awesomeness. Those details are amazing and the video is pretty awesome too.

  38. Perfect, loved!!!

    Please, what is the name of the music Videographer?


  39. Perfect, loved!!!

    Please, what is the name of the music Videographer?


  40. The music we used in the video was by Derby. The song is called “If Ever There’s a Reason”.

  41. Matt Manghan,
    thank´s a lot…

  42. That cake is too cute!!! I love it.

  43. hey Jen – were you ever able to find out where the bridesmaids dresses were from?


  44. Shoot… nevermind!! I just noticed that it says they are from Anthropologie inbetween the picturs.

    Ignore me! :)

  45. Love this wedding. Absolutely beautiful!
    Just wondering where the bride got her necklace. I have been looking for something similar.
    Thanks and Congrats!

  46. where did you get that stunning backdrop for the ceremony? I’d love to find some old wall with windows for my wedding!

  47. I would love to know where the bride got her bridesmaid dresses… can you contact her and ask?


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