Rustic Rolling Hills + Tropical Details Unite in this California Wedding

California Barn Wedding

Nothing brings people together like a weekend away on a ranch—unless you add a wedding to the mix, of course! Emily + Eamon wed at California Ranch Events where they celebrated with people they love and lots of dancing under the stars. We love how they brought in modern + tropical details to a rustic venue to make it something so totally unique. When it came down to it, E + E were up for nixing several traditional elements in favor of spending more time with guests doing one thing they love the most:

Eamon and I are the happiest when good music is on, so a night full of dancing was 100% important to us! During the reception, we skipped the bouquet toss, money dance, cake cutting, and formal family photos just to optimize our dance floor time with our friends and family! We are insanely lucky to have so many beautiful people in our lives who support our love. We didn’t know until after, but we realized it why we decided to have a wedding versus to elope.

With planning by E Events Co. and photos by Alyssa Luzaich Photography, we’re excited to give you a look at E + E’s dreamy day!

modern pink and green invitation

For all the modern romantics out there—this invitation suite from Minted is just perfect!

modern wedding rings

The Stylish Duo

first look

California Barn Wedding

Don’t they make a great pair? And—loving how they elevated the traditional bride + groom look for something just a little bit more personalized.

tropical protea bouquet

Emily fit the “dream bride” bill in Made With Love’s Stevie Gown from Lovely Bride!

blue plaid suit

Meanwhile, Eamon’s navy windowpane suit from Indochino looks sooo good with that floral tie!

The Bridal Party

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Look at this crew!

pink bridesmaids

The ladies all chose their own dresses and they look so great together!

California Barn Wedding

Ceremony in the Rolling Hills

California Barn Wedding

tropical ceremony backdrop

Have you noticed how The Floral Times effortlessly brought a tropical touch to the rustic day? Such a fun + unexpected combination!


(DIY brides be sure to checkout our DIY backdrop round up!)

California Barn Wedding

California Barn Wedding

California Barn Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Wedding Party: Your Hand in Mine by Explosions in the Sky | Bride: Can't Help Falling in Love by Haley Reinhart

Recessional: Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder

First Dance: You're All I Need To Get By by Marvin Gaye + Tammi Terrell

The Newlyweds!

California Barn Wedding

California Barn Wedding

California Barn Wedding

LOVE this photo. And how gorgeous is Emily’s gold crown by Katy Howieson?

photo booth trailer

Fun! Love this Penny and Co. photo booth!

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Walking into the middle of the dance floor after we were introduced as husband and wife for the first time and hearing everyone's roaring, loud avalanche of love. That moment was indescribable. Highlights were: an epic soul train forming when the DJ played Give It To Me Baby by Rick James, Eamon taking the mic and rapping to Regulate by Warren G & Nate Dogg from beginning to end, and everyone belting out to our last song of the night, Bohemian Rhapsody!

The Rustic Reception

California Barn Wedding

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed bites from On The Vine Catering on family-style tables in front of the barn.

California Barn Wedding

bride and groom chairs

The darling reception was made all the more cute with tabletop + furniture rentals from Pleasanton Event Rentals!

California Barn Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

I know it can be difficult, but remember to slow down and remember to breathe as the final days before your wedding arrives. Take all the emotions you're feeling and share them with your partner. This matters more than finalizing all the tiny wedding details. Your partner might not admit it, but they want to know what you're thinking and feeling before you two officially say "I do." And you should know what they're thinking and feeling!

Don't be afraid to ask for help. Trust your bridal team, parents, or wedding coordinator to take over the logistical stuff— they'll get the job done! In the end, it will all fall in place and even if it doesn't, it'll still be the absolute best day of your life.

California Barn Wedding

Before you go, do yourself a favor and catch the highlights from E + E’s day in this soulful video by Gold + Gumption:

Such a beautiful day and a lovely couple! All our congrats to Emily + Eamon!

photography: Alyssa Luzaich Photography // venue name: California Ranch Events, Livermore, California, USA // planning: E Events Co. // florals: The Floral Times // wedding dress: Stevie Gown // wedding dress boutique: Lovely Bride // hairpiece: Katy Howieson // groom attire: Indochino // groom's shoes: Aldo // videography: Gold + Gumption // paper goods: Minted // catering: On The Vine Catering // desserts: Johnny's Donuts // tabletop rentals: Pleasanton Event Rentals // furniture rentals: Pleasanton Event Rentals // linen rentals: Pleasanton Event Rentals // music: DJ Ethan Stone // photo booth: Penny and Co.