When these two came to me, they had just booked their venue – a beautiful ranch in Tomales in early October. They wanted their day to feel intimate and cozy, so it was the perfect opportunity to lean in to fall colors and textures and give them a super cozy wedding day.
We utilized lots of shades and textures of green, floral designs featured beautiful fall golden ambers and dried fall tones like sea oats and lots of intimate lighting to make the barn feel romantic. The ceremony focal point was two massive redwood trees, which were beautiful on their own and didn’t need much sprucing up, so we stuck with two beautiful but simple ground floral arrangements flanking our bride and groom. During the ceremony their officiant (the bride’s older brother and recent newlywed himself) let the couple through a wine ritual. One of Carrie and Dane’s favorite activities to do together is visit wineries, and it was where Dane proposed, so it was only fitting to include some wine drinking during the ceremony, and a bottle they sealed to open together on their first anniversary along with notes to each other.
As the sun was tucking behind the mountains, guests enjoyed the final warm October breezes during cocktail hour before heading into the bistro light adorned barn where they were met with luxurious velvet green linens and chunky amber goblets, as well as a homemade candle favor our couple made for each guest. Being big travelers, our couple opted out of table numbers and instead named each table after a city or place meaningful to their relationship. Guests danced the night away with foliage wrapped beams outlining the dance floor, and ended their delicious meal with made to order donuts.
Photography: Olivia Marshall Photography | Venue: Stemple Creek Ranch | Catering: Elaine Bell Catering | Floral Design: Golden Fields Floristry | DJ: Heart of Gold Djs | Hair and Makeup: Dreamcatcher Artistry | Cake: Flour and Bloom | Photobooth: Say Ya! Photobooth | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Stationery: Minted and Bright Line Studio | Transportation: Bauer | Planning + Design: Prim Event Studio
Shared on 100 Layer Cake