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!
All the decor details were handmade by the couple and their friends & family. I love a group effort!
Beyond in love with Sonoma Valley’s oak trees and the rustic, textured environments.
The mix of wine country rustic and California cool. I dig it.
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?
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 ;)
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 ;)
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.