Vintage California ranch wedding: Megan + Chris

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Very important wedding planning lesson this morning, pretties… Gorgeous venue = beautiful wedding without a ton of effort. Beltane Ranch, nestled in Sonoma Valley is one of those places. And of course Megan and Chris did an awesome job with the little details, making the whole feeling of their wedding come together nicely. They collected mason jars, clothespins, a vintage bike, vintage luggage, iron address numbers for the table numbers, and all sorts of other good rustic decors. Plus Megan really focused on using Etsy vendors whenever possible. Excellent way to avoid doing everything yourself while still getting into the handmade spirit.




That tree is killing us.











Pretty, no?

Photography: Kate Harrison Venue: Beltane Ranch / Dress: Marisa from the Bridal Galleria in SF / Bridesmaids: J.Crew / Bridesmaids earrings: Bumbershoot Designs / Flowers: Fleurish Garden Goods / Invites: Cheer up Cherup / Desserts: Bake Sale Pretty / Wedding cake: made by bridesmaid Misha! / Catering: Elaine Bell Catering / Pom Poms: Party Poms on Etsy / Photobooth & favors: Photo Boof!

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Sarah on Oct 12, 2009

Beautiful wedding, gorgeous blog entry. Megan and Chris have exquisite taste, and it was a joy to see their vision come to fruition day-of. Simple, elegant, and not the least bit contrived, this was a true representation and celebration of an easy-spirited California couple. Desserts by Bakesale Betty!!

margaret Haas on Oct 12, 2009

Beautiful venue, seems to fit them perfectly. Did you say who did the calligraphy?

laura on Oct 12, 2009

I went to a wedding at Beltane this summer and it was seriously the most beautiful wedding I've ever been to, with the best food. That tree is unbelievable.

lara on Oct 12, 2009

so beautiful! i love every bit of it. gorgeous pictures and what lucky duckies for such a fabulous day :)

LibbyJames on Oct 12, 2009

i love all the little details and the invites, wonderful!

Petra on Oct 12, 2009

who did the beautiful calligraphy? and the bride's jewelry is amazing!

Brancoprata on Oct 12, 2009

Love this wedding, so simple yet so elegant and unique! Love the invitation and all the details. What a great inspiration! Thank you!

Courtney on Oct 12, 2009

Love Love Love every detail of this wedding. Thank you for sharing!

Molly Jean on Oct 12, 2009

such a true lesson indeed! my girlfriend got married yesterday at Duke Gardens (@ Duke University in Durham). same held true for her day. her ceremony backdrop was an enormous & stunning goldfish pond topped with tons of water lilies.

Dana Cordova on Oct 12, 2009

I love, LOVE all the paper collateral—everything works so well, bravo!

Jessica on Oct 12, 2009

I LOVE her dress...I see that it's a Marisa...but does anyone know the style name or number?? Beautiful wedding!!

Wedding Chicks on Oct 12, 2009

OMG! Love, love, love this wedding! The invites are so fun, that tree is gorgeous and I especially love that chandelier!! so great!

Nadine on Oct 12, 2009

Beautiful stylish wedding, love the tree and all the fabulous accents.

Suzanne on Oct 12, 2009

OMG -- the pictures of this wedding are gorgeous! everything looks so perfect!

Allegra on Oct 12, 2009

gorgeous photos. the edits are true to the style of the bride's vision. i love the details of the bell jars with the rocks and candles and then as center pieces for the flowers. the name cards and writing are gorgeous. LOVE the shot of the bride on the truck. so detailed but not overdone. gorgeous wedding!

Yvonne on Oct 13, 2009

What a gorgeous wedding!

Sara on Oct 13, 2009

FABULOUS details and such amazing photography! The brides jewelry caught my eye as well! lovely lovely lovely.

Gio on Oct 13, 2009

LOVE IT! Can someone please tell me where the bride's gorgeous earrings are from?

Sara'sweddingideas on Oct 13, 2009

Lots of attention to detail and lots of work. I like the way you incorporated the period style into your wedding theme, really tied it all together. Congrats.

Theresa on Oct 13, 2009

Can someone email me who makes the bride's earrings and bracelet? Thanks!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life on Oct 13, 2009

My fav. is their save the date!!!

Megan on Oct 13, 2009

The calligrapher's name Liz Merolla & the earrings are from Bloomingdales (SF store) and the bracelet is from a vintage store (was only $40). Thanks everyone for all amazing comments!

Jessica on Oct 13, 2009

Megan- You looked so beautiful - Can you tell me about your dress, I LOVE it! Is it the Marisa 815? Did you get it in white or ivory? Also, around how much did you pay? Would you be willing to sell it? ;c) i just love it!! Your wedding is an inspiration!!

cassandra @ coco+kelley on Oct 14, 2009

LOVE the TREE!!!! what a perfect wedding locale. also loving the jewelry!! gorgeous!

Megan on Oct 14, 2009

Jessica- Send me your e-mail address and I can fill you in about the dress. My e-mail is

Cindy Douglas on Oct 14, 2009

Everything about this wedding was perfect...simple, elegant and beautiful! Megan and Chris did a fantastic job coordinating all of the little details themselves, and the wedding photographer, Kate Harrison - was truly, truly amazing!

Megan on Oct 14, 2009

The calligraphers e-mail is!!

April on Oct 15, 2009

The bride looks fabulous and stunning in her beautiful Marisa wedding gown. Nice choice. I also love the earrings and the whole theme of the wedding. Great job...way to go!

Jay on Oct 16, 2009

Everything from this wedding looks fabulous, from the save the date cards to the reception!! I love the colors they chose and also the vintage feel of everything!!! Picasso Perfect Photography

Kate-Emerald Weddings on Oct 18, 2009

I love that tree! What a beautiful spot for a ceremony. Her flowers were beautiful and they look so chic in the mason jars!

Chatterberries on Oct 19, 2009

What a beautiful wedding pictures, they look so lovely! :)

margarita on Oct 21, 2009

Gorgeous weeding, bride and photos!!

Amanda Katherine on Nov 15, 2009

The invites are too cute and the flowers are perfect!

Alexis on Mar 3, 2010

Absolutely stunning! I love everything about your set up and decoration. This is definitely where I want to get married! Have been looking at this site for a couple years now, but I have one question. Where did your guests stay? It doesn't look like there are many choices for lodging for other guests that are reasonable affordable and not 30-40 min away... any suggestions would be much appreciated!!

Amelia on Apr 10, 2010

Absolutely beautiful. I came across this post when searching for this dress. Just perfect. What a sweet couple with a creative eye! Congratulations to the two of you. :)

Helena on Jun 2, 2011

I love the idea of using the bike to sign post the wedding.

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elreen on Mar 9, 2012

What every w omens dream is to be with there love forever and that special moment begins when they get married. It is a very special and romantic moment specially when everyone is there to support you,A lot of preparations needed from flowers,gown,venue and photos.

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