23 Sep

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Who doesn’t love to see a slew of pretty bridesmaids dresses on the blog? For their ranch wedding, TV post supervisors D + M went for “whimsical vintage romantic” – which is just what Desiree dreamed up on Pinterest. Their theme really took off when they enlisted Blush Botanicals for florals, and created sweetest dessert bar ever. Thanks to Ashley Kelemen Photography, who these guys chose for the soft, romantic film photos.

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

And the floral goodness begins…

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Desiree always dreamed of getting married under a gorgeous old tree like the one they found at Rancho Bernardo Inn. They also loved that RBI has a beautiful ballroom and the guests could stay all weekend.

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Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

A friend suggested they take a selfie during the ceremony, but here’s what happened: Right after Mike smashed the glass, I was distracted, expecting him to get his cell phone out and do the selfie. Instead he grabbed me (to my surprise) and swooped me over for our first kiss. It was perfect. Once he stood me back up, he took out his camera and snapped a shot of us and all our guests in the background. Props to the groom on that one!

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Honestly, has there ever been a more elegant tablescape than this?!

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Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Southern California ranch wedding | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79005

Pretty little macarons on the dessert bar…

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The bride’s favorite moment: Just as my parents and I were making our way down the aisle, a leaf got caught in the train of my dress, resulting in a little “scccrrrp” sound every time I walked. I couldn’t do much at the time since everyone was staring at me. I whispered to my parents “Do you hear that stupid leaf?!” They did and all three of us were giggling until we finally made it to the grass where it was silenced. It definitely kept me from bawling my eyes out as I came down the aisle! My other favorite moment was during the ceremony when Mike and I would look at each other with intense love and respect. The light was pouring in through the trees in the most beautiful way. I wanted to remember that moment forever.

And the groom’s: One of my favorite moments came at the end of the night when the “after party” ended up at one of the Jacuzzis on the hotel grounds. Desiree didn’t want to change out of her wedding dress just yet, (she wanted to wear it as long as possible), so we both showed up in suit and gown. She plopped herself into an armed pool chair with her big dress billowing over the sides. Next thing I know, she’d got a bottle of champagne in one hand and a cigar in the other. I smiled to myself and said, “That’s my wife!”

PS: If you love Ashley’s photos, see her in our vendor guide!

Photographer: Ashley Kelemen Photography / Photo Assistant: Jen Wojcik / Videographer: Alumiq Productions / Venue & Catering: Rancho Bernardo Inn / Event Planner: Cara North of Luxe Events / Floral Design & Flower Crown: Blush Botanicals / Hair & Makeup Artist: Kristi Colby of The Makeup Box / Invitation designer: Merrimint Designs / Cake: Vallee d’Brume / Desserts: Sweet Lydia’s / Band: Wayne Foster Band / Film Lab: Indie Film Lab / Bride’s Dress: Pronovias from Pebbles Bridal in Woodland Hills / Veil: David’s Bridal / Engagement Band: Robbin’s Brothers / Groom’s Suit: Jos. A Bank / Shoes: Nordstrom / Tie: Burberry / Cufflinks: Grandfather’s / Bridesmaids’ Earrings: J. Crew

 
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22 Sep

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Open fields, lush greenery… Farm wedding inspiration is kind of our fave recently. Amy Nicole Photography captured all these wild, earthy scenes at Belle Lumière’s medium format film workshop back in July. She explains: The workshop took place at Bloomsbury Farm, a sanctuary of beautiful fields and wide-open country, which brought so much organic beauty to the details. A perfect spot to set up shop for the day, no?

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Designer Ginny Au styled a colorful, organic tablescape with dusty purple and hints of gold. The shoot was full of these pretty, muted colors and unexpected details, like this cloth draping.

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Sigh… These bouquets are beyond beautiful.

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Organic Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Amy Nicole Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78985

Parting words from Amy: A huge thanks to Lexi of Belle Lumière and the wonderful team who dreamed it up and offered their help and knowledge to continue the love of film!

Great work, everyone!

Photographer: Amy Nicole Photography / Location: Bloomsbury Farm / Workshop: Belle Lumière / Teachers: Elisa & Edward Bricker, Austin Gros, & Ryan Bernal / Styling: Ginny Au / Florals: Kelly Lenard of Intertwine / Hair & Makeup: Amanda Gros / Invitation Suite: Abany Bauer / Workshop Invites: Katherine Ross of Script Merchant / Lab: Film Box / Cameras: Contax Rental / Rentals: 12th Table / Dress: Sarah Seven from The Dress Theory / Model: Caylin Cervetti

 
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22 Sep

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Today’s sweet couple Jen & Jason got married exactly one year after the day they got engaged. Their warm, rustic wedding was the ultimate marriage (really, no pun intended!) of elegant and natural, with an intimate outdoor reception + ceremony, that felt cozy even with 185 in attendance. Plus, it was 100% them – from the hints of peach to the giant oak tree, everything fell into place.

Thanks to Annie McElwain for the photos!

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This 200 year-old oak tree sealed the deal for these two… No wonder!

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The bridal bouquet had peonies, roses, gardenias, and greenery, all wrapped in cream lace.

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They left most of the DIYing to Bash Please, who styled + planned the big day. Jen says, We were especially lucky to work with the wonderful ladies of Bash Please who are incredibly good at their jobs and put together a fabulous event with the best vendors.

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These dreamy string lights were one of the bride’s favorite decorations.

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We’re pretty much on board with anything Honey & Poppies whips up – remember the whimsical bouquets from this Palm Springs wedding?

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The bride happens to be a singer/songwriter (recognize her from American Idol?!), and she surprised her guy with a performance. Jen says, During our cocktail hour, I organized an acoustic set of music performed by a handful of our super talented friends – at the end of the set, I surprised Jay by singing him a special version of “I Only Have Eyes For You”. He had no idea, he was beside himself!

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A few words from Jen, The most important part about your wedding is the fact that you are marrying the love of your life, in front of the people who love you… As long as you have good company, enough food and drink, and some music to dance to, you’re golden. 

Cheers J & J! Check out Jen’s Pinterest board for more rustic, elegant inspo.

Photographer: Annie McElwain / Videographer: McDuff Productions / Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa / Planning & Design: Bash Please / Florist: Honey and Poppies / Hair & Makeup:  TEAM Hair and Makeup  / Paper Goods, Save the Dates, & Invitations: Bash Please / Cake, Catering, & Bar Services: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa / DJ: Mike Cruz / Rentals: Ventura Party Rentals / Linens: La Tavola / Lighting: Bella Vista Designs / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Custom, Thumbelina Designs / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Wedding Bands: Custom, XIV Karats in Beverly Hills / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Shoes: Hugo Boss / Tie: Hugo Boss

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