Modern DIY Bride: Earth Tones + Leather Details for this NorCal Wedding

Modern Rustic California Wedding

It’s a DIY wedding like you’ve never seen before. Perhaps 2020 is the year of the modern DIY bride. Brides, like Courtnee, who take specific + meaningful ideas, dedicate time to these projects and produce rad, authentic results!

Courtnee shares their wedding inspiration + some major #DIY details: Our venue was my Aunt and Uncle’s house in Northern California. It’s a particularly special place because it’s where we got engaged. My Uncle even officiated our ceremony! Additionally what was most important to us were the meaningful wedding details. From the macrame swings, signage + engraved leather place cards to the table numbers, menus + isle runner, everything was a custom design DIY. We loved all the details – even the individual paint strokes on the invitations (because texture is everything)!

With help from Alluring Events & Design, C + R’s wedding will definitely make you want to step up your DIY game! It’ll also give you some gorgeous modern wedding inspiration, and reinvigorate your love for earth tones (if you needed it).

Let’s head to NorCal – Elizabeth Warrick captured this sweet, DIY-filled day:

Painterly Invitations

earthy wedding invitation

Some super sweet, super modern wedding invitations by Shimmer & Stain; with fun finishing touches from the bride.

DIY Ceremony Views

initials ceremony backdrop

Modern Rustic California Wedding

Earth Tones For The Girls

Modern Rustic California Wedding

Hello, Angels Petals! These florals are the best parts of earthy, modern bohemian styles. We’re here for the mustard-gold pops against the mismatched bridesmaids dresses!

Modern Rustic California Wedding

Modern Rustic California Wedding

Golden Hour Portraits

mustard grooms jacket

mustard grooms jacket

Ryan looks so dapper in that marigold suit from The Black Tux! Doesn’t it compliment the decor + floral designs beautifully?!

Modern Rustic California Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Our biggest goal for this day was to have an epic and beautiful party - and we did! We wanted it to be something that fully represented us. The bar was called 'Bally’s Bar,' because that is Ryan’s nickname (Bally)... and he built the entire thing! And our dessert wall was called 'Courts Cravings,' because, if you know me, you know my favorite meal of the day is dessert! Seeing all of these details come together was wonderful.

DIY Reception Details

beer bar

Modern Rustic California Wedding

Modern Rustic California Wedding

The earth tones at these reception tables tell a very neutral, relaxed but elegant story. The napkins + runners from La Tavola Fine Linen pull in cream + cinnamon tones that help tie the palette together.


Modern Rustic California Wedding

If you’re feeling these masculine, neutral wedding details, your wedding style might be trending!

Dessert Wall For Days

modern dessert wall

Wow…we’re going to need a minute after taking in this dessert wall. Batter Up Cakery knocked it out of the park! The shelves, the colors, the macrame + details – nothing was left un-designed. We love DIY weddings!

Modern Rustic California Wedding

hanging wedding cake

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

So many hours were spent designing this wedding, and all of its little details - we loved every minute of it! I really encourage brides to indulge in this part of wedding planning. It helps you to slow down and enjoy the time BEFORE the big day. Pick out anything that brings you joy or represents you as a couple; whether that's a specific flower or even a shape! Figure out how to incorporate it into your special day, more than once. Colors, textures + shapes really inspired us.

photography: Elizabeth Warrick // venue name: Private Estate, Vacaville, California, USA // florals: Angels Petals // wedding dress boutique: Bride to be Couture // bridesmaid dresses: Vici Dolls // hair stylist: Beauty by Cosmogirl // makeup artist: Lajo Studios // groom attire: The Black Tux // videography: Dale Sanchez Visuals // paper goods: Shimmer & Stain // calligraphy: Shimmer & Stain // handmade details: Shimmer & Stain // catering: Flour Dust Pizza Co // cake: Batter Up Cakery // desserts: Batter Up Cakery // tabletop rentals: It's All in the Details // furniture rentals: Blossom Farm Vintage rentals (farm tables) // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen // music: Ryan Jay // photo booth: Strike a Pose Photo Booth // planning + design: Alluring Events // planning + design: With Grace & Love Events // ribbons: Party Crush Studio // pipe + drape rentals: It's All in the Details // rentals: Bright Event Rentals