Elegant Vessels Ranch wedding: Nicole + Andrew

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Marrying a professional graphic designer has its perks. And so does hiring Erin Hearts Court. For one, all of the design from the invitations to the programs, stickers, menu cards, escort cards, etc. etc. come out spot-on-gawgeous. Can you guess who the designer is? It’s Andrew, our groom. Then there’s the stellar photography of Erin Hearts Court. Nicole + Andrew envisioned a relaxed outdoor wedding on a breathtaking country-esque plot of land, and their photos – well, they tell that tale in the most beautiful way possible, starting with this sweet strapless polka dot tulle dress.



Since Andrew is a graphic designer he did all the print materials and invitations. We splurged on letterpress for the actual invitations. We had them printed at Quality Letterpress. The other print materials were not letter pressed and we had them printed at Sunset Press. Highly recommend – they’re both great to work with and printed everything super fast.





They had a string quartet play classical music during the ceremony and then some blue grass and old jazz standards through the cocktail hour. As far as the songs, the bridesmaid processional was, Air on the G-String,  brides processional was, Jesus Joy of Man’s Desiring, and for the recessional, Bill Cheatham.






Dahlias, garden roses, hydrangea, and ornamental cabbage were used in the arrangements. Simple, classy and doesn’t distract from the already scenic venue!




Their first dance was to “Our House” by Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young, the Father/Daughter dance was to “Little Trip to Heaven” by Tom Waits, and the Mother/Son dance was to,”If You Want to Sing Out” by Cat Stevens.



Wow, this last photo leaves such an impression! Would you believe this venue is located in Southern California? We wouldn’t have either.

Congratulations Nicole + Andrew!

Photgraphy: Erin Hearts Court / Venue: Vessels Ranch / Catering: The Wild Thyme Company / Florals: family friend, Pam Donlyuck / Cake: friend of the bride and groom, Lauren Gibbs / Invitations and Print Design: groom, Andrew / String Quartet: Allegretto Ensemble / DJ: Myson King / Bride’s dress: Christos Zinnia Dress / Shoes: Kate Spade Billie Pumps in Gold / Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss / Bridesmaids: J. Crew / Groomsmen: H & M

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dekalb wedding photography on Mar 15, 2012

That last image seals the deal. We have to move to California! Just kidding. But honestly, this wedding is amazing.

Stephen on Mar 15, 2012

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Amazing work!

Connecting Four on Mar 15, 2012

Wow that is lovely! I adore that style dress, it's so free and elegant. I hope my wedding can be something like this!

Brit {Colure Weddings} on Mar 15, 2012

I love this couple's clean and crisp style. They paid attention to detail yet everything there made a statement.

April on Mar 15, 2012

What a lovely wedding! Thank you so much for posting the Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dance songs! I've been having such a hard time finding ideas that are different from the usual songs!

Chocolate Fountain Hire - Hot Chocolates (Clayton) on Mar 15, 2012

Gorgeous bride!!! Spectacular setting - love it!! :) oxox

Anna - La Fleur Vintage on Mar 15, 2012

Beautiful wedding! I can't get enough of the white/green florals lately and these are perfect!

Megan Fickling on Mar 15, 2012

GORGEOUS as usual from Erin Hearts Court!

Jessica on Mar 15, 2012


Tamra {ever swoon} on Mar 15, 2012

That first look scene in the barn is one of the best i've ever seen! Empty barn, perfect setting. I love the fresh clean look of this wedding, yet you still feel lively atmosphere. Great share!! everswoon.com

CN on Mar 15, 2012

Sooooo beautiful. This wedding has inspired me to simplify things. I love the clean, beautiful and genuine look of this.

wedding photographer on Mar 17, 2012

The bride has a gorgeous dress! And the last pic rocks!

Tim Duncan on Mar 18, 2012

Love that black and white photo of them and their first dance. Sweet love! And wow! That last photo is AMAZING!!

Becca on Mar 19, 2012

I love the boxes that the flowers are in...could the source be shared? THANK YOU!!!

bethany on Mar 20, 2012

gorgeous! I love that they stayed away from the usual DIY things that are becoming wedding staples and kept it so clean, fresh and timeless.

Jamie on May 15, 2013

I love everything about this wedding, I wish I could duplicate it for myself.

Cory on May 22, 2013

What a beautiful wedding! Where did you get the napkins?

Luanne Bostwick on Jun 4, 2013

Wow, how depressing is that this, not the article nevertheless the amount of sheep who obtain in to this crap.

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