Rustic-Bohemain Wedding in the Redwood Forest: Ashley + Cheyne

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We’re not sure there is a prettier place to exchange your vows than the middle of a forest of redwoods. Case in point: Ashley + Cheyne’s rustic-bohemian Armstrong National Forest wedding, which seriously couldn’t have been any more gorgeous! With top notch wardrobe styling, charming woodland design elements, and an overall fun + laid back feel, this is one of those weddings that you just know was not only visually stunning, but was a true reflection of the two people it celebrated! Here’s a bit more about it all from the bride:

We really wanted our friends and family most of which were traveling to attend to just have an amazing time and feel like a little mini getaway for them. Our wedding was a 3 day event with hiking and wine tasting included. Our biggest inspiration when planning was just nature’s beauty, moss and wood were key for us. A bohemian feel with natural elements. We just really wanted our personalities to be reflected through our wedding. And most of our wedding was put together or made by us with help from friends and family. 

Thanks so much to Alixann Photography for these super gorge photos of Ashley + Cheyne’s day and big congrats to the newlyweds!

first look in the redwoods

first look in the redwoods

first look in the redwoods

redwoods wedding

redwoods wedding

redwoods bride


Ok, could Ashley have looked any more beautiful? Her Maggie Sottero gown + headband were absolutely made for her!

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green bow tie

head band


And major love for Cheyne’s rad boutonniere! A family friend used a mini slab of wood, eucalyptus and lavender to create that guy! So unique + fun.

woodland boutonniere

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bride

redwoods bride

redwoods wedding

redwoods wedding

redwoods wedding


From the first time visiting the Armstrong woods together, we couldn’t envision getting married anywhere else. Just the natural beauty and history is so amazing we wanted all of our friends and family to be able to experience that beauty as well.

wedding sign

redwoods wedding

green branch altar

flower girls

redwoods ceremony

redwoods ceremony

The first moment seeing each other for the first time! It was an unreal feeling knowing that we were about to become man and wife! Also being able to have all of our closest friends and family be one place all at the same time. Having one of our closest friends, Mykel be able to marry us meant the world to us. It was so much more sincere and personal. He was able to really make it about us and nothing else plus add a few laughs to make it more laid-back.

redwoods ceremony

redwoods ceremony

redwoods ceremony

just married embroidery


Quite possibly the cutest flower girls ever! And the sweet BHLDN banner they carried was just so fitting!

flower girls in wreaths

redwoods bridesmaids

bridesmaids in lace

bridesmaids in lace

groomsmen suspenders


Ashley, Cheyne, and their whole bridal party looked pretty killer, right?! If you love their looks – and the awesome woodland decor from this gorge celebration – you can shop their day below. We were able to snag some of the real items used, as well as some very similar finds for you! :)

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wedding party

bar

wine bar

gold rings

redwoods reception

moss table runner

moss table runner

moss table runner

cakes

redwoods wedding

Don't sweat the small stuff! The details that you think are going to matter in the long run don't. Enjoy the day because it goes by way too fast.

photography: Alixann Photography // ceremony: Armstrong National Forest in Guernville, California // reception: private residence Santa Rosa, California // florals: family friend, Lokelani Pearl-Webb // food trucks: Ribs on Wheels and Las Plebes Omar Rivera // cakes + french macrons: local supermarket, Oliver’s Market // dj: grooms cousin, Shaun Borson // hair + makeup: done by herself // wedding dress: Maggie Sottero // second dress: Topshop // headbands: Maggie Sottero, and made by bride // bridesmaids dresses: assorted stores // flower girls dress: made by sister in law // groom’s attire: vintage, Zara // groomsmen attire: assorted // bow ties: made by bride // bartenders: family friends Lindsay Segber and Jason Hall // officiant: Mykel Esquivel // save the dates + invitations: done by brides stepmother Shelly Larson // bride + groom table: made by groom // bar + signage: made by brides stepmother Shelly Larson // rentals: Wine Country Rentals // bride + groom’s arrival car: brides uncle’s // rings: Ashley – Kate Szabone; Cheyne: Point No Point Studio

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Comments

  1. I love the intimacy and the effortless look of this wedding!

  2. Beautiful bride and beautiful location to get married! Felt like I was being told a story through the photos.

  3. Those trees! How’d I’d love to shoot there. This wedding all looks so effortless and fun. I love the alfresco table set up!

  4. Love the location. Such a casual and relaxed theme for the wedding.

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