California forest wedding: Melissa + Morgen

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We’ve always wondered what an adult tree house would look like so when photographer, Kurt Boomer shared Melissa + Morgen’s romantically rustic wedding, we had our a-ha moment. This is it – the ultimate adult tree house, fitting for an adorable couple that loves Disneyland so much that they’ve dedicated every Monday to it. The incredible branch structure they married under, the sound of a small stream nearby as they exchanged love notes to one another, and the beautiful mountain setting engulfed with pine trees…magical!

My dress was from Mary Linn’s Bridal. The dress was a Matthew Christopher but redesigned by the amazing seamstress Lupe at Mary Linn’s. She knew exactly what I wanted. The whole top of the dress was redone with the added ruffle on top. My veil was from BHLDN and the birdcage veil and hair clip that I wore after the ceremony was made by one of my bridesmaids!

The project I loved making most was our silverware holders. All we did was sew burlap together to create a little pocket then tied a cute paper travel tag around stamped with the word EAT. We made the tags look a little used by lightly smearing the stamp on the edges. Then there was our table runners made of burlap and lace. They were made with by my Nana and accented with boxes that were stained and handmade by my brother-in-law. 

The flowers were a lower budget item for us since we knew we didn’t want to take away from the already beautiful setting of Pine Rose – we wanted a lot of green and not a lot of pricey flowers. We went with bright fire orange dahlias as the main flower with red coffee beans, and silvery eucalyptus branches. 

Once the sun went down and the string lights came on, the level of beauty hit its max.

The Pine Rose, as a venue, is gorgeous and it’s not just for the outdoorsy type! There’s something nostalgic about celebrating one of the most important days of your life under the stars surrounded by California’s natural beauty. We’re loving it.

Congratulations M + M!

Photography: Kurt Boomer / Venue: Pine Rose / DJ’s: Prime Time Productions / Flowers: La Jarden Florals / Bride’s dress: Matthew Christopher purchased at Mary Linn’s Bridal / Veil: BHLDN / Birdcage veil: made by one of the bridesmaids / Hair & makeup: Amica Mia Salon / Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss / Shoes + tie: Nordstrom / Bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew, Bella Bridesmaid, David’s Bridal 

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dekalb wedding photography on Mar 1, 2012

Lovely! Treehouse wedding was definitely the first phrase that came to mind when we saw this post.

Pretty Clever Bride on Mar 1, 2012

I'm a sucker for any wedding that features an old typewriter! This is one is just lovely!

Nicole on Mar 1, 2012

Loved your dress! The ruffles on the top are so elegant.

Kristine {In Love, Engaged} on Mar 1, 2012

Wow, what a stunning venue. And I seriously love every single detail--the calligraphy flower boxes, the mason jar seating tags, the striped straws, even the mosquito netting over the dessert table! Gorgeous!

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Another spectacular Californian wedding! Love, love, love it :) oxox on Mar 2, 2012

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The detail around the top of her dress is amazing. What a beautiful wedding.

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Love the venue... Where in California is the location?

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Amazing wedding! Love love love that dessert table! Everything looks delicious!

Kurt on Mar 5, 2012

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Terry on Mar 7, 2012

Kurt you did a wonderful job on the pictures, I love all the details that you have captured. Everything looks so beautiful, everything looks perfect. The bride & groom look amazing! What a beautiful Wedding!! Thanks for sharing!

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