26 Jul

California country wedding: Lauri + Karley

categories Real Weddings

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Lauri + Karley’ approach – add random details that perfectly reflect what they love. Guests dined on blue enamel camping dinnerware, wildflowers, cacti and jars of candles found themselves in every open space available, a nothing-but-donuts sweets table provided the always welcomed sugar rush, and at the end of the night Lauri threw on a plaid flannel, ran through a glow stick tunnel send off and into their honeymoon ride (Dodi the 1986 Toyota Dolphin) parked out front already packed to go with bikes and canoes for their honeymoon road trip. Big thanks to Still Music Photography for sharing this one with us!

historic santa margarita ranch

The historic, Santa Margarita Ranch sitting pretty on the Central California coast on nearly 14,000 acres of beautiful California landscape.

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vibrant bridal party

yellow, white and succulent bouquets

groomsmen matching vests and homemade ties

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homemade ties and simple boutonniere

As you can see below there were total of 12 groomsmen, including the groom + 3 dapper ring bearers. Impressively, Karley’s mother and sister handmade all the guy’ ties + the little guys’ bowties!

groomsmen trailer photo

silly bridal party photo

We shared this pic on our Facebook yesterday afternoon and y’all were lovin’ it! With good reason. This is a good looking gang of gals here with the most adorable variety of bridesmaid dresses.

classic white, off the shoulder dress

outdoor flower cart

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adorable flower girl and ring bearer

hear comes your girl wooden sign

So darling!

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streamer adorned wedding alter

detailed wedding dress backside

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wooden letter accessories

Lauri, her mom, Karley’s mom and the bridesmaids put all the reception and decorative flowers together the Friday before the wedding using daisies, ranunculus, feverfew, string of pearl, billy balls, peonies, million star, gerberas, anemones, freesias, lissies, roses… and lots of succulents.

suitcase and chalkboard entry table decorations

mr. and mrs. streamer signage

simple daisy centerpieces

blue wedding dishware

mr. and mrs. head table

Their music: Karley and the groomsmen entered to the sentimental version of Swept Away by the Avett Brothers. The girls and Lauri walked down to You’re That Way to Me by Jon Troast. They walked into the reception to Hall & Oates, You Make My Dreams Come True and had their “first bite of donut” to She’s Got the Honey by Mat Kearny. The father/daughter dance was to the country song I loved Her First. And, L + K’s first dance was the classic Heaven by Bryan Adams.

festive donut dessert table

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glow stick guest gifts

We raise and wave our glow sticks at these two and wish them the best!

Photography: Still Musician / Venue: Santa Margarita Ranch / Food: SloCo Pasty Co.Enzo’s MondeosBoni’s TacosSlo Donut CoMariposa Coffee Company / DJ: Taylor Gibbons from Santa Barbara / Wedding Coordinator: Nicole Kudlac / Wedding party flowers: SR Hogue & Co / Rentals: Unlimited EventsTaylor Rents / Camping plates & mugs: TexSport / Video: Mawwiage Films / Bride’s dress: The Bridal Collection / Shoes: Minnetonka Moccasins / Bridesmaid dresses: H&M, J.Crew, Zara, Anthropologie / Flower girl dresses: Girls Dress Line / Groom’s suit: H&M, vest from Express / Ring bearers: J.Crew

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  1. What a beautiful wedding! Love the donuts-only table :)

  2. Beautiful wedding! Love the donuts in the cake dome and the shot of the little boy is priceless! x

  3. What a beautiful wedding. The venue is spectacular, the flowers are beautiful as are the rest of the details, and I love the RV.

  4. Love the guest book idea with photos of the guests and their individual comments.

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  8. A doughnut table? I’m sold!

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  13. You know you’re having a fun wedding when you have a glow stick send off! Great pics by @stillmusician: http://t.co/XH3T72fu

  14. awesome couple, great details at this wedding and brilliant photography… well done everyone

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  16. Oooh – cool! RT @100LayerCake You know you’re having a fun wedding when you have a glow stick send off! http://t.co/G6kbqU0X

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  18. These photos are fabulous! What great shots!

  19. What a beautiful wedding- just stunning images!

  20. Beautiful wedding! Gorgeous couple! Love it!

  21. Yellow is pretty! I love the brides’ and the bridesmaids’ dresses! Stunning! This is a cool wedding! Congrats to the bride and groom! They look good together.

  22. What stores were these maid’s dresses from? I am in love

  23. A glow stick send-off makes this look like a fun wedding! http://t.co/xHD3ykc8

  24. A California wedding. With a barnfull of twinkly lights. And a campervan. And a baby. And a donut Dessert Table. http://t.co/Nbv8nsKo

  25. Where are the groomsmen’s vests from? I love them!

  26. Where did the groom and groomsmen get those suits? I am looking for something very similar and cannot find them at all..PLEASE HELP!!!

  27. I know Jessica posted this question before me but I am interested in where to acquire the same suits. My Fiancee absolutely loves them and I think they look perfect to go along with the colors she wants. Your response would be greatly appreciated!

  28. Lovely wedding!

    Same question as Jessica and Timothy. Where did you purchased the groom and groomsmens’ suits? Thanks!!!

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  33. Nice wedding!

  34. Love the groomsmen’s vests and slacks! I rarely see sites post where the groomsmen’s clothing was found. It would be very helpful to brides to share this information! Thank you!

  35. great pics, lovely wedding! What label are the suit ? I`m going to marry in June and I`m looking for a suit like this. Would be a great help, thanks…

  36. A terrific time Saturday night. We surprised my parents and they were thriled when they got there..Thanks! I used to be instructed by the photo booth person that pics would be online. Where are they?

  37. Does anyone know where the groom/groomsmen purchased their coordinating ties? I love them!

  38. Where did they buy those awesome ties?

  39. I have to ask, where did you find your suits? We’ve been looking for the same color and cannot find them anywhere!

  40. No word on these suits? The color is amazing it would be greatly appreciated if anyone can get info on the color? Brand? Or place purchased? Please let us know! :)

  41. Any word on the suits? The color is amazing, it would be greatly appreciated if anyone has info on the color? Brand? Location purchased?

  42. I want to know about the dress of groom and his company’s dress. Can you please tell which person or business they consulted for it?

  43. Fantastic floral arrangements! Also everyone looked so excellently styled at this wedding. Wonderful job!

  44. Fantastic wedding. Very beautiful great job!

  45. What a beautiful wedding, I love those patchwork hand made ties! Don’t suppose you have the contact details of the women who made them?

  46. Can I please get some additional detail on the men’s ties that were made.
    Did someone actually buy that patchwork material or was it made?
    Looking for similar material for my sons upcoming wedding.


  47. Can I get some additional information on the mens ties.

    Was that material bought or did someone make it?
    Is there a website where i can get more information?

  48. Hi
    I would like to know what kind of fabric you made the ties from.
    My daughter is getting married this Aug and i would like to make the ties
    different colours but with the quilt look.
    Is this the style of fabric or is it a lot of pieces put together

  49. Hello! I, like many others, am very interested in both the mens suits and the ties. Is the creator of the tie interested in making more for a wedding? This is exactly what my fiance is looking for in a tie. Please let me know!

    Thank you!

  50. I have an upcoming wedding this September and my fiancé LOVES the grooms suit…do you know where they came from and the name of the color?

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