Amanda + Corey’s love story has been such a sweet journey from hello to I Do! They met in Africa on a Habitat for Humanity trip and, despite returning to different states once home, their love grew as they traveled back + forth to visit one another and eventually began planning their romantic barn nuptials. Amanda’s love for both the beach and her beautiful seaside hometown brought them to Bolinas, California for their wedding day + we’re pretty sure you’re going to fall in love with the setting they created alongside their planner + designer, Ashley Pier Josi.
Mann Family Farm, a family run ranch with sweeping views and a gorgeous hilltop vista was the perfect place for Amanda + Corey to exchange their vows. Amanda shares, I always pictured my wedding on the beach or near the ocean in some way. When we started looking at wedding venues, Corey mentioned that it would be neat to have a reception in a barn. We aimed for something sweet and rustic, with coastal themes incorporated to bring together our mutual love of the ocean and our desire to have a wedding that was elegant but laid back. We had an amazing team who brought together all of these themes in to one perfect weekend.
Thanks so much to Melanie Duerkopp Photography for the beautiful images below and congrats to A + C on their dreamy wedding!
Amanda carried a super gorgeous rose-filled bouquet by Lexie Brooks, which was a perfect match for her effortless lace Jinza wedding dress.
This rustic hilltop ceremony site is just too perfect!
Corey and his groomsmen looked casual, but stylish in J.Crew denim shirts paired with khakis.
Melanie Duerkopp says, Guests were escorted back down the hill for fall’s best appetizer and dinner selections from the talented Jessica Lasky Catering as well as a Moscow Mule cocktail bar. A local acoustic band followed by Bolinas dj played all evening. Their intimate dinner inside the barn was adorned with chandelier filled greenery, market lights, hints of peach and pinks by the beautiful florist Lexie Brooks. The Aerialist Press hand wrote each chalkboard menu to top off the tables. A family style dinner was followed by a dessert buffet filled with Jessica Lasky’s most luscious sweets.
Personally, I'm a terrible planner, I had plenty of thoughts and opinions on what my wedding day would look like but I relied so much on finding an incredible team of professionals to help bring my ideas and hopes to life. My advice would be to seek out advice from as many resources as possible, but remember what elements are most important to you, and make that known. Also, the day goes by so quickly, savor the whole planning process.
photography: Melanie Duerkopp Photography // venue: Mann Family Farm Bolinas, California // event design + planning: Ashley Pier Josi // florals: Lexie Brooks // wedding dress: Jinza // bridesmaid dresses: Nordstrom // groomsmen shirts: J.Crew // hair + makeup: Sherrie Long // groom’s suit: J.Crew // paper goods: Etsy // chalkboard menu: The Aerialist Press // catering: Jessica Lasky Catering // linens: La Tavola // table top rentals: Classic Party // lighting: Illusions Lighting Design // officiant: Amanda’s brother, Tyler Mouer // ceremony + cocktail music: Dylan Squires // dj: Omar Rifkin “Omatic” // transportation: Howard Dillon // restrooms: Untied Site Services