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Atwood Ranch wedding: Kara + Chris

February 19, 2013
simple white invitations and wood grain envelope liner

Kara + Chris’s Sonoma wedding is absolutely darling. From the soft sage and cream color palette to their sweets table covered in delicious pies and handmade apple butter favors. And want to know what else is neat? They sourced all of their vendors locally, from Sonoma County and the Bay Area, including their talented photographer, Em the Gem.

Justin Alexander lace and satin dress Justin Alexander lace and satin dress Heirloom roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, amaranth, scabiosa seed pods, geraniums, and succulents bouquet

Kara’s bridal bouquet recipe: heirloom roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, amaranth, scabiosa seed pods, geraniums, and succulents.

Justin Alexander sweetheart cut

succulent boutonnieres Atwood Ranch wedding Justin Alexander lace dress and vibrant bouquet black, three-piece suit and succulent boutonniere romantic outdoor wedding portraits vintage truck and scenic pond Atwood Ranch wedding portraits vibrant bridesmaid bouquets

Love that one of Kara’s bridesmaids was also one of our recent brides! Remember Melanie from the YEAH! Free Wedding?

mint green bridesmaid dresses and vibrant bouquets mint green bridesmaid dresses and black groomsmen suits barn wedding portrait flower adorned aisle and hanging lanterns wildflower aisle decor wedding guest parasols and programs mint green bridesmaid dresses and vibrant bouquets

Their music: Kara and her bridal party walked down the aisle to “Going to California” by Led Zeppelin preformed by Joey Curtin, and had their first dance to”Calgary”by Bon Iver.

outdoor ranch wedding ceremony Atwood Ranch Barn chalkboard sign and hay bales straw baskets and wildflowers outdoor ranch cocktail hour decorative wall flower arrangements and barn reception flower planter box and decorative baskets

The wedding favors were all handmade by a close family friend. They made delicious apple butter from scratch! They picked apple butter in honor of Kara’s late grandmother, who’s specialty was apple butter.

wrapped guest gifts and yellow table accents wildflower mason jar centerpiece bride and groom name garland simple and delicate rose flower arrangements large harvest table and chandeliers reception hydrangeas and fruit table decor chalkboard dessert table signs and rustic jugs dessert table assorted pies romantic barn first dance

Photographer: Em the Gem / Event coordinator: Julie Atwood Events / Hair & Makeup: Camille Monique Makeup / Florist: Maria Philbin Floral Design / Cake: Pies (flavors: blueberry, pecan, apple, fudge) by Alexis Baking Company / Catering: Sage Catering Company / Invitation designer: Bella Figura / Wedding dress: Justin Alexander from Trudy’s Bridal / Shoes: Nine West / Engagement ring: originally belonged to Chris’ late grandmother, purchased in 1958 / Groom’s suit: TopMan / Bridesmaids dresses: J.Crew