Corrie and Dave knew they wanted their fun and laid-back wedding to be unlike anything their guests had ever seen and boy did they pull it off! When the bride enters on jet ski, you know it’s going to be good! With festival flair and family as their focus, they planned the first wedding EVER at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch in Lemoore, CA – how cool is that?! The venue has a quirky and eclectic vibe with old surf boards on the walls, vintage airstream trailers and the world’s longest open-barrel artificial wave! Oh, and did we mention that Corrie had not one, not two, but THREE dresses?? This wedding was seriously one big, rad party!
Corrie shared with us about their inspiration for the day:
Dave and I were really passionate about creating an experience for our guests that wasn’t at all in the realm of being a conventional wedding event. We created something that felt more like a festival than a wedding and had a really unique experience for all of our guests – from Eddie Vedder giving us a private concert at our rehearsal dinner-to surfing at the surf ranch, we had a full on festival experience.
Singler Photography captured the details of the day, so grab your boards! Surf’s up!!
The perfect place for a laid-back wedding! Total California surfer vibes!
We are in LOVE with C + D’s wood grain invitations by Danielle Leopold Designs! A little rustic with a little bit of modern flair!
Raw and rugged! C + D’s rings are so cool and unique!
The Bride and Groom
We are loving C’s stunning hair and makeup by Shelly McMillan-Baird. She looks so beautiful and relaxed! We also HAD to ask about her THREE dresses! Here’s what she had to say about them:
I wore one for the ceremony that I bought from Spell and The Gypsy, out of Australia. I wanted something that was informal and I could hike up so as not to get it drenched on the jet ski. Just before dinner I changed into what might be the greatest dress ever- from Chosen by One Day which also came from Australia – it’s a custom made dress that made me feel like Beyonce. Funny thing is I don’t even like sparkles and glitter but it was fantastic! For the dance party, I slipped into a lighter option which was just a fun sheer for Love and Lemons dress. Even though they were all so different and unique they had the same theme of being sheer and worn with a bodysuit instead of a long slip.
Dave was looking SHARP in his Klein, Epstein & Parker attire!
Surf’s Up for the Ceremony
Ok, C may just be the COOLEST BRIDE EVER! Talk about making an entrance!
Lavish floral created an amazing teepee-style arch to go along with C + D’s laid-back wedding vibe. We love how simple it is, but the large scale makes a huge impact!
Processional: Live Sax by John Avery playing a version of When A Man Loves A Woman
Recessional: Hall and Oates, You Make my Dreams Come True
First Dance: C + D chose not to have a first dance
A Relaxed and Laid-back Wedding Reception
Such a cute guest book idea! This is definitely something C + D can display in their home to remember their rad day!
Give us alllllll the charcuterie tables!! Check out one of our recent posts to see how these epic grazing tables are totally taking over wedding receptions!
Definitely the toasts that were given, that was something super special that you can reenact. There was also the bride jet ski entry-I always knew I didn't want to just walk down an aisle-I like to be a little different and this venue gave me the opportunity to really use my creativity.
C + D chose the perfect combination of relaxed and rustic decor for their laid-back wedding reception. We love how they used different sized floral arrangements and bud vases to add variety to the tables!
Riding the Wedding Day Waves
Relax! Although there might have been a little stress through the extensive planning process for such a dramatic affair - it doesn't do you any good anyway and you need all the rest you can get-so try not to lose any sleep! We really did try to just enjoy the entire process. Also, although we did all the planning, it's critical to have a day-of-coordinator so you can not think about anything. We had a really great crew! Lastly, don't get caught up in trends or what you think you have to do or have or wear. This is maybe the one time you get to have everything your way so embrace and take advantage of all that.
Seriously dying over here looking at C’s reception dress from Chosen by One Day! Total boho goddess!! Are you loving glittery gowns?! Check out some more ideas below!
So many cool spots in this venue!!
WHAT. A. PARTY! Congratulations Corrie and Dave! The GWS Team is wishing you guys the absolute best!
photography: Singler Photography // venue name: The Surf Ranch, Lemoore, California, USA // event design: Corrie Anderson (Bride) // planning: Corrie Anderson (Bride) // florals: Lavish Floral // wedding dress: Chosen by One Day // hair stylist: Shelly McMillan-Baird, L'Atelier Hair Studio // makeup artist: Shelly McMillan-Baird, L'Atelier Hair Studio // groom attire: Klein and Epstein & Parker // paper goods: Danielle Leopold // music: Robbie Gallo of B3K and Vokab Kompany // officiant: Chris McGee (Friend) // second wedding dress: Spell Designs // Live Sax Player: John Avery