A Rustic Wedding in the Woods: Katie + Nick

Today’s wedding is so pretty – the ceremony is outdoors in the woods and has a great rustic feel to it. Katie + Nick (a talented photographer also) found a lot of inspirations from weddings Nick photographed. Whenever Nick photographed something he liked, he kept in in the back of his mind for their big day. When it came time to plan their wedding, Katie + Nick had a pretty good idea of the atmosphere they wanted to create. They both loved the green, woodsy, earthy feel of the venue and most of the decor was designed around the towering oak trees + wildlife of the Oak Canyon Nature Center. Thanks so much to the talented Hugh Forte for sharing his photos with us today!

bride getting ready

bride and groom in woods

Love the gorgeous bridesmaids in their boots!

bridesmaids in boots

birdcage veil

door at wedding ceremony

flower girls holding wooden baskets

rustic wedding details

When the groom is a photographer he can’t not take some photos himself also :) – totally love these!

photographer photographing own wedding

Such a pretty ceremony setting…

rustic wedding in the woods

nature center wedding california

wedding portraits

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Nick: When Katie was walking down the aisle, tears in here eyes, and Sæglópur by Sigur Ros blaring! :) Katie: Seeing nick for the first time, during the first look :)

bride portrait

rustic wedding details

rustic wedding details

rustic wedding details

mason jars for cups

rustic wedding dessert table

wedding in the woods

wedding first dance

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Hire a wedding planner. No, hire OUR wedding planner. Nancy was unbelievable. Delegate. Delegate. Delegate. You can’t do it all. Find trustworthy people and put them in charge of things. As stressful as it is, slow down, step back, and treasure every moment. It goes by too fast.

Such an adorable couple + lovely wedding. Best wishes to you both! And be sure to check out their pretty super 8 film by Stungun

Photography: Hugh Forte (digital – all photos from this post are by Hugh and you can see lots more from their wedding here on his blog) and Doug Boutwell (8X10 film)  //  Venue: Oak Canyon Nature Center //  Cinematography: Stungun //  Event Design + Planning: Nancy Park of So Happi Together //  Ceremony arch/garlands design + installation: So Happi Together and Olive Hue Paper Goods //  Wedding Dress: Debra’s Bridal //  Hairpiece: David’s Bridal //  Hair and Makeup: Hair was by Dianna Lopez and Makeup was Amy Clarke //  Shoes: TOMS shoes //  Bridesmaid Dresses: H&M  //  Groom Suit: Alfani Red from Macy’s  //  Floral Design: M’s Flowers //  Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas (invitations) – everything else was done by So Happi Together //  Cake: Heaven’s Kitchen (Heather Addison contact at hadd1son@sbcglobal.net)  //  Catering: Chipotle Mexican Grill //  Lighting – Chiavari Chair Rentals