Real Wedding: Ashley + Aaron’s Rustic Wedding in Calistoga

Since it is Earth Day this week, I thought this gorgeous outdoor rustic wedding photographed by the talented Meg Smith would be perfect. This wedding actually took place almost two years ago, but I had never seen it and it’s too beautiful not to share again! Ashley and Aaron were married at the Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga California. This ranch is perfect for an outdoor wedding since it is surrounded by meadows and has amazing views. The chefs at the ranch use only local, organic ingredients for the food, which is a big plus in my book. But my favorite feature of this wedding is the AMAZING flowers + centerpieces – they are stunning. All the floral decor was created by none other than Ariella Chezar. I love the ribbons hanging from the bouquets and the use of the old letters and vintage cans for the centerpieces. These centerpieces are great because you can save them (the cans and letters) to remember your day – and you are recycling old materials! She also included persimmons in the centerpieces – love! Happy Earth Day!

peach and orange bouquet

ribbon wands

brown bridesmaids dresses

outdoor wedding

letter table decor

I love that they rented a vintage photobooth! If you are interested in renting one of these, check out photo works interactive.


wedding postcards
{all photos from Meg Smith}

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  1. This is the scene, the colours, natural happyness that I alway wantes on my wedding.
    I love the flip-flops!
    Great ideas!

  2. I absolutely love every detail of this wedding…gorgeous floral arrangements…Thanks for posting this one!

  3. i love Meg smith’s photography, she captures the creativity of the day so beautifully and naturally. I absolutely love the letters for the table settings.

    x from

  4. what an absolutely lovely color palette! We likey! A lot!!

  5. Hey jen, i just wanted to thank you for the fabulous ideas you have compiled here.. i am planning my wedding right now and your blog has been more than helpful!
    keep up the good work

  6. how beautiful! i love the look of the ribbon!

  7. Her flowers were absolutely stunning!

  8. What a beautiful day, the colors just warm me right up!

  9. your blog always has the most amazing ideas/pics

  10. I absolutely love the invitations. Any idea who they are by?


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