Edyta Szyszlo Photography

September 28, 2010

Caroline & Andres’s Real Dreamy DIY Beltane Ranch Wedding

beltane ranch wedding

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Dreamy, dreamy, dreamy!! Caroline and Andres’s wedding was simply that. All the elements of a perfect wedding day mashed together and  the best part – these two were just beaming at one another! Best yet, my dream of photographing at Beltane Ranch in Sonoma with the most fantastical couple came true. This handmade-with-love wedding will have you drooling over the gorgeous couple, family and friends along with the diy details. Big thanks to my lovely right-hand photo lady, Jenna! Enjoy the sneak peek!

beltane ranch wedding

All the decor details were handmade by the couple and their friends & family. I love a group effort!

beltane ranch wedding lace invitations

Beyond in love with Sonoma Valley’s oak trees and the rustic, textured environments.

beltane ranch wedding horses

beltane ranch wedding white bouquet succulent boutonniere

The mix of wine country rustic and California cool. I dig it.

beltane ranch wedding vintage car polaroids

I’m such a huge fan of the blush/nude/cream colors! So feminine and pretty, not to mention so flattering on all skin tones! Good looking group, huh?

beltane ranch wedding nude pink bridesmaids dresses

beltane ranch wedding ceremony

beltane ranch wedding ceremony fabric flags

beltane ranch wedding diy handmade decor

So many incredible details! My favorite was Table #1 (the couple’s table) with Caroline’s grandmother’s vintage, floral china. Oh and another favorite (haha) was their initials + hearts on the dinner napkins! Caroline pointed out the double entendre for California love ;)

beltane ranch reception colored glass centerpieces

beltane ranch wedding fabric flags

beltane ranch bride and groom

beltane ranch wedding reception

Cute factoid: Andres is a twin and their (along with their sister-in-law) birthday was on the wedding day! So there was a surprise birthday song & cake blow-out! They 1st danced to a song written and performed by Andres’s sister, who is an extremely talented Chilean musician. Goosebumps! And apparently, table 12 was the table to be ;)

beltane ranch wedding dancing celebration

The night ended with “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond and lots of family hugging ;) Caroline and Dre – Thank you for such a lovely day! It was beyond perfection.

Vendors: Venue – Beltane Ranch in Sonoma Valley, Day-Of Coordinator – Karin Kamb of Clever Girl Consulting, Caterer – Elaine Bell Catering, Florist – Spiral Hand Designs, Hair – Robert Lupo, Makeup – Danmark Bantay, Dress – Jim Hjelm, Bride’s Shoes – Urban Outfitters embellished with Anthropologie hair pins, Groom’s Suit – Theory, Groom’s Tie – Urban Outfitters, Groomsmen Ties – purchased in Italy, Bridesmaid Dresses – Cream/Blush/Ivory from various retailers, Bride Hair Accessory – Untamed Petals, Officiant – Javier (Groom’s brother), 1st Dance music performed by Francisca Valenzuela (Groom’s sister), DJ – Nor Cal Pro Sound

Decor: Invitation Set – Bride & Groom w/ help from Kristen (friend), Ceremony Celebration Flags – Bride, Lace Heart Wish Board – Kristen (friend), Finger Painting Art – Leone (bridesmaid) & Eric (her husband), Escort Cards – Bride, Fabric Flag Garland – Bride’s Mother & Ring Bearer (nephew), Birthday Cakes/Dessert Table Sweets – Cakes by Bride’s Mother & Suzanne (her friend), Cupcakes by Tomiko (bridesmaid) & her mother Susanne, Cookies by Alaina (friend), Centerpieces – colored glass/vases & lace collected by Bride via antique fairs, estate & garage sales, thrift stores. Napkins – purchased at Ikea & stamped with initials & hearts by couple with friend Alaina, Table Numbers – house number tiles from Italy, Cake Stands: made by couple from thrift store plates and candlesticks glued together.



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