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Real wedding: Kristen + Ben

October 25, 2010

We’ve got a major weakness for rustic and romantic coastal weddings, and these photos of Kristen & Ben’s wedding totally deliver. Josh Goleman is the photog responsible for these stunning images, but Kristen & Ben deserve a ton of credit, considering they designed and built pretty much everything you see here themselves – even if it meant learning to use a super antique sewing machine and silkscreen printer!

This venue (Oz Farm) was a perfect choice for this event, btw – what with the gorgeous scenery, barn, redwood grove, cabins, and swimming stream.  Soooo pretty and full of natural beauty.

This gorgeous retro-French looking poster featuring silhouettes of the couple was a fab idea!  The colors are awesome, too, as is that clever little book/ring pillow.

Super sweet idea right here.  Guests wrote notes to Kristen & Ben on these 100 year old French postcards and put them in a 200 year old antique letter box during the ceremony… oh the things you can find on eBay!  They plan on reading them on their tenth anniversary.

Loving all the colorful details here, it fits so well with the simple hues of the wedding party ensembles.

We LOVE this little bit here – each placecard featured the guest’s silhouette.  We can only imagine how long that took but – yeah, so worth it.  Amazing, and such a great thing to take home.  All the paper goods were printed on birchwood by the couple, except for the invites and poster, which were made by Night Owl Paper Goods.

What super gorgeous photos!  That silhouette is so classy.  Love every little thing about this, congrats Kristen & Ben!

Venue: Oz Farm / Stationery & design: Kristen Landgrebe Vandivier, Charlie Paper / Photography: Josh Goleman, Wedding Artists Collective / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Container & decor rentals: Artiste Fleuriste / Wedding coordination: Kristen Carnes (Events Etc.) & Cindy Kahan / Bluegrass band: Knuckle Knockers / Square dance caller: Evie Ladin of the Stairwell Sisters / Flowers: Garden by the Sea / Cake & pastries: Franny’s Cup and Saucer / Hair: Judy Cecere / Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Groom’s wear: John Varvatos / Bridesmaids gowns: Nataya / Flowergirl gowns: Beane and Co. / Groomsmen wear: J.Crew / Veil: Tia Mazza / Shrug: Cassin / Bridesmaids hairpieces: Brenda’s Bridal Veils / Garter: The Sparkling Cocktail / Invitation printing: Night Owl Paper Goods / Rehearsal dinner catering: Bones Roadhouse / Ringbearer book “pillow”: The Dainty Woods / Photobooth props: Maro Designs on Etsy