California ranch wedding: Holly + Jon

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What you may notice after just a few images of Holly + Jon’s wedding, is there’s no defined “theme”. This wasn’t because of any lack on their part, it was because Holly decided to let go of the whole “wedding colors” topic in the beginning stages of planning. Instead of pining over two colors that went good together, she focused on a palette of several hues (that just so happen to go perfectly with our blog’s design). Start with a palette of soft, dreamy, earth tones and a venue with two beautiful plantation style homes, peach trees, a farm – all at the base of Mt. Diablo and you’ve got a romantic, no-fuss, comfortable California wedding!

minted wedding invitation

They ordered their super cute blush rose invitations from Minted.

Blush wedding dress

California ranch wedding

Holly’s bouquet had English Garden roses, Dusty Miller, Jasmine, Dahlias and mini Daisies.

California ranch wedding

California ranch wedding

The music:  The boys walked in to Sleepwalk by Santo & Johnny, the girls walked to Perpetuum Mobile by Penguin Café Orchestra and Holly walked to Canon in D. Their recessional song was a great classic 80s jam – Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears. Later, they entered their reception to Renegade by Styx and had their first dance to Let It Be Me by Ray LaMontagne.

California ranch wedding

Vintage brown bottles were a must and Holly was determined to have them everywhere. 2011 was the year of collecting vintage brown bottles at flea markets, antique fairs and thrift stores.

California ranch wedding

For the escort cards they purchased arrow pins from Miniature Rhino and attached them to kraft paper and stamped the table number on them. Easy and cute. Plus, they got to see everyone wearing their pin throughout the night.

California ranch wedding

California ranch wedding

Advice from the bride… A note about vendors. Don’t rush when selecting your vendors. Obviously their aesthetic and quality of work is number 1, but chose them how you would chose a friend. Do they respond to you in a reasonable amount of time? Are their responses thoughtful? Meet vendors in person and see if you click with them. If you don’t, move on and keep searching. This will make the whole planning process more enjoyable and those days leading up to the big day you won’t be second guessing anything. And if you can, hire Kate Harrison and Enjoy Events Co.!

Photography: Kate Harrison Photography / Day of coordination: Enjoy Events Co. / Florist: Anne Mendenhall Flowers / Catering: Trumpetvine Catering / Cake: Le Gâteau Élégant / Invitations: Minted / Venue: Mt. Diablo Ranch 925-899-8752 / Makeup: Trish Ward / Bride’s dress: Aire Barcelona by Rosa Clara/ Shoes: Franco Sarto found at a discount shoe store for $40 / Ring: Rivka Friedman blue quartzite ring from Gilt / Earrings + bracelet: Sister in law’s / Groom: J.Crew / Bridesmaids dresses: Alice + Olivia, Madewell, Modcloth, Just Cavalli and vintage

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Brigitte on Jan 26, 2012

Love this couple!! It was such an amazing/ beautiful wedding!! The did all the work themselves and pulled the whole thing off beautifully :)

Megan Clouse on Jan 26, 2012

Looks like a very fun wedding and I love the locale!

Kate Harrison on Jan 26, 2012

Thank you for this beautiful feature! Holly & Jon & Enjoy Events rock my world.

Brit {Colure Weddings} on Jan 26, 2012

Those invitations are gorgeous!!

LeChat de Sucre on Jan 26, 2012

That bouquet! That bouquet is devine!! Thanks!

Ariana on Jan 26, 2012

What a soft and romantic wedding. LOVE the arrow pins!

jessica//miniaturerhino on Jan 27, 2012

So happy to see my little arrow pins used in such a creative way in this beautiful wedding!! Thanks for sharing!

Valerie - { Phototerra Wedding Photography } on Jan 27, 2012

Love that this wedding was pool side - so pretty and so summer time! And her dress is amazing!

kirsten on Jan 27, 2012

Gorgeous! From the flowers to the ranch this is amazing! Simple but elegant! Look at Cupcakes Couture for more wedding cake inspiration!

Jacquelyn@jacquelynjacksonphotography on Jan 28, 2012

Love those very beautiful invitations!

Calie Rose on Jan 30, 2012

The brides bouquet is so very pretty! Love the details..the brown bottles with one of a kind flowers, the pecan covered cake, the horse shoe, beautiful invites, and their palette of several hues. Gorgeous event!

Tim Duncan on Feb 1, 2012

Her bouquet is beautiful! And that cake looks mighty tasty! :)

Bella Via Photography on Feb 3, 2012

Love the flowers!

Lee tydeman on Feb 3, 2012

My dearest friend anne Mendenhall @ annemendenhallflowers is an amazing bright sweet friendly And very professional Woman. Anyone that picks her to do flowers for their Event cannot go wrong! The flowers for this paticular wedding were gorgeous!!

Tvin - {Bridal Headpieces} on Feb 5, 2012

This wedding looks to have everything. It’s classy and simple at the same time; a perfect mix. The cake is amazing and I love the organic feel of the wedding invitations and the daisies in the bride’s bouquet.

Caitlin on Feb 6, 2012

What a stunning wedding! I am in love with the location. Is this a place anyone can rent?

Holly on Feb 9, 2012

Hi Caitlin, thanks! Yes it is avaliable for anyone to rent. You can call the ranch at 925-899-8752 for inquiries.

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Urban Stylz Wedding on Jul 26, 2013

What a gorgeous wedding, Very simple location but extremely effective at creating the story.

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What a stunning wedding! I am in love with the location. Is this a place anyone can rent? on Aug 19, 2013

Her bouquet is beautiful! And that cake looks mighty tasty! :)

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What a stunning wedding! I am in love with the location. Is this a place anyone can rent?

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