Rustic, chic Marin Headlands wedding: Ivette + Benjamin

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We love it when a wedding comes in that just screams “cool”, and today’s is that, plus more. Ivette & Ben were kind enough to share a bunch of little details from their wedding and we’re so excited to be able to pass them on to yous.

Rustic headlands california wedding

Poster-sized invitations – yes! What a brilliant way to announce that your friends and family are about to attend the best wedding they’ve ever attended. The budget for their invitations was $800. To save some cash, dear friend, Satoko Furuta, designed them and had them printed on poster-size chipboard.

Rustic headlands california wedding

Rustic headlands california wedding

Rustic headlands california wedding

Rustic headlands california wedding

Ivette and a few friends baked Mexican wedding cookies and packaged them up as cute favors (the sweet little box on the left, above). More and more we’re seeing brides and their families bake their own sweets. We love the idea, the bonding experience it creates and of course, the money it saves! Ingredients are inexpensive, plus you can easily purchase goodie bags and decorate them however you’d like. Uline and PaperMart are great places to start.

And flowers from Flora Grubb are nearly all a girl needs to make her wedding pretty perfect. They’re so so good.

Rustic headlands california wedding

If you’re ever visiting San Francisco you must stop at Dynamo Donuts. With a plethora of flavors to choose from (ginger orange, banana de leche, bacon maple apple + more!), Ivette & Ben opted out of the traditional cake and saved a few hundred dollars going with a donut bar. The upside – guests got to choose their tasty treats. Well played!

Rustic headlands california wedding

Rustic headlands california wedding

The Headlands Center for the Arts could not have been a more perfect venue. Find a great venue like this and decorating easily slims down because you have such a great space to start off with. Simple Christmas lights borrowed from family saved Ivette & Ben $400 bucks.

Rustic headlands california wedding

The key to throwing such an event and saving money in the process? Having crafty and creative friends! Or at least friends who are willing to give free labor for your projects. Thank you Kate for sharing such a great wedding and Ivette for sharing such helpful deets.

Photography: Kate Harrison / Venue: Headlands Center for the Arts Donuts: Dynamo Donuts / Catering: Katie Powers / Makeup: Judy Chen / Wedding Coordinator: Lisa McNichol / DJ: Spencer Sutherland / Flowers: Flora Grubb Gardens / Hair: Eliza Desch / Printing: Anthem Screen Printing / Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Groom’s Suit: Custom-made by Andreas Gorges

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dallas on May 25, 2011

Love the invitation dallas

Katie on May 25, 2011

Could you tell me where Ivette's gorgeous dress is from/designed by??? I absolutely love it!

Butterfly Brides Of Cheshire on May 25, 2011

This looks like you both enjoyed it

birdie to be on May 25, 2011

Gorgeous invitations!

100layercake on May 25, 2011

Hi Katie! The dress is from Priscilla of Boston, Reverie STYLE MALDIVES, and you can find it here...

Jill Lauren on May 25, 2011

I LOVE this wedding! The overall theme is fabulous and just so cool. Great photos Kate. The flowers are probably my favorite - I think the bridesmaids bouquets are amazing!

Shannon on May 25, 2011

Where on earth did the bride get the Kraft boxes for the tables? I NEED those so badly!

Ivette on May 25, 2011

I purchased the Kraft boxes on eBay. Just search for "vintage cheese boxes."

small on May 25, 2011

What a gorgeous wedding. The flowers are so great and donuts really should be at every wedding!

Linda on May 25, 2011

LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVE these table runners!! i have been scouring for super long burlap/linen runners like this everywhere!! where are these from? all around, a stunning wedding :)

milka on May 25, 2011

Lovely and beautiful, thanks for sharing your wedding. I'm also curious where you got those burlap runners! Please do tell! Thanks....

Ivette on May 26, 2011

I purchased burlap at JoAnn Fabrics. My mom and I frayed the edges by simply pulling on the fibers. :-) No sewing involved!

jenn {bow tie & bustle} on May 26, 2011

Love, love, love the donuts! So adorable!

nicole b. on May 26, 2011

Gorgeous gown!!!

Marie on Sep 4, 2011

Are you selling any of your cheese crates? Thx!

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Does your friend, Satoko Furuta, design invitations for weddings? I would really love to have the contact info:)

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