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Dawn Ranch Enchanted Forest Wedding

Romantic Weddings

There are no words to describe my healthy obsession for this wedding shot by none other than Tinywater Photography. It’s not everyday that we see an enchanted forest wedding done so beautifully, to the nines. It’s one of those themes that can go spooky rather than whimsical, and Jess Flood nailed it. The bride’s pooch was part of their day, so it was only fitting that it dressed up for the occasion sporting French cuffs and a bowtie. You must see Abbey and Josh’s photo gallery for up close images!

Tinywater Photography. It’s not everyday that we see an enchanted forest wedding done so beautifully, to the nines. It’s one of those themes that can go spooky rather than whimsical, and Jess Flood nailed it. The bride’s pooch was part of their day, so it was only fitting that it dressed up for the occasion sporting French cuffs and a bowtie. You must see Abbey and Josh’s
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Dawn Ranch wedding enchanted forest theme
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Dawn Ranch wedding enchanted forest theme
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Dawn Ranch wedding enchanted forest theme
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Dawn Ranch wedding enchanted forest theme
Dawn Ranch wedding enchanted forest theme
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Dawn Ranch wedding enchanted forest theme
Dawn Ranch wedding enchanted forest theme


Tinywater Photography. It’s not everyday that we see an enchanted forest wedding done so beautifully, to the nines. It’s one of those themes that can go spooky rather than whimsical, and Jess Flood nailed it. The bride’s pooch was part of their day, so it was only fitting that it dressed up for the occasion sporting French cuffs and a bowtie. You must see Abbey and Josh’s View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From Tinywater Photography: Josh and Abbey’s enchanted forest themed wedding took place at the gorgeous Dawn Ranch Lodge in Northern California’s wine country. Dawn Ranch is located just twenty minutes from the Pacific coast, along the Russian River, and nestled in 15 acres of towering redwood trees and lush riverbank.

They went all out on their enchanted forest theme with handfuls of pine cones, ferns, antlers, moss, and tiny twinkling candles laid out across tables among old weathered antique book pages marking each chapter of the day’s festivities. We truly felt like we had been transported into one big gorgeous daydream!

While rain moved in at the start of the day, the wedding party was prepared and embraced it with pink and polka dotted rain boots and bright purple umbrellas.

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Guerneville, CA):

Venue: Dawn Ranch Lodge / Photographer: Tinywater Photography / Event Designer and Florist: Jess Flood / Cake: Fleur de Lisa Cakes / Dress: Vera Wang

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Given the importance of appreciating those guys that are the most important to you in life, Groovy Groomsmen Gifts want to ensure whatever you give them on wedding eve hits the mark, honors your posse and is something that doesn’t end up in that box in the basement.

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Festive Rancho del Cielo Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

If you’re in need of a boost of vitamin D on this gloomy afternoon, this wedding designed by the ladies of Bash, Please is just what the doctor ordered. Shot by Love Me Sailor, filmed by Shark Pig with music by The Flashdance and delish food by Heirloom LA, how could you not? Love the burst of color and pops of gingham + chevron. It makes me long for summer days, or maybe I’m just on the wrong coast.

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Joel and I always envisioned our wedding outdoors, it’s a must living in Southern California. To our dismay, the week leading up to the wedding was unseasonably cool and gray, a big concern for a sun lover like myself. We got heaters at the last minute for fear that it was going to be in the 60s and overcast. What an amazing joy on the morning of the wedding when I woke up to the most gorgeous sunny day, and it was perfect all the way through. Only my family from Miami could complain that it was a little too chilly for them, but that’s what the heaters were for!

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Joel and I are both artists so we decided early on that we wanted lots of color to bring out the vibrancy of our personalities. It was important to include lots of details and personal touches, the little things that make a wedding memorable. (There was no particular theme.) We selected shades of blue, yellow, orange, green, with gray and wood accents. Thanks to our coordinators Paige and Kelly of Bash, Please we were able to add touches of color that brought life to an otherwise bland venue. This also gave it a certain DIY feel, but retained an elegant sophistication that is hard to pull off with lots of color.
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Another big factor was the food. We asked ourselves early on if we could ever remember the food we ate at a wedding, (we couldn’t!) and after a spectacular tasting, we decided to hire Heirloom LA. Our guests are still talking about how good the food and the drinks were!
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Wedding Songs:
For our ceremony, we hired a gospel choir to perform during our ceremony, they are the talented True Worship Gospel Singers of Rancho Cucamonga. They sang Love and Happiness by Al Green as our recessional. (I can’t remember the processional song, I didn’t really hear it anyway.)

Joel and I danced to Otis Redding’s “That’s how strong my love is”. It was a tearjerker.

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Malibu, California):

Venue: Rancho Del Cielo / Design, Paper, Florals, and Coordination: Bash, Please / Videography: Shark Pig / Photography: Love Me Sailor / Music: DJ Smiles of The Flashdance / Catering/Bar: Heirloom LA / Wedding Cake: Cake Monkey / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals: Smart Party / Seed Bombs: Common Studio

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York Homespun Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Quintessentially British, Kath and Ste’s wedding will charm you with loads of style. Emma Case Photography, who is not new to Ruffled, was on hand to capture their day at the York Maze – a corn maze field complete with a pretty barn and a giant trampoline!

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Neither of us had a specific idea of how our wedding might look, but we both wanted it to be an informal, fun and relaxed event. It was also important to us for our guests to have a good time. When I first started looking at magazines, I saw some beautiful weddings but they didn’t feel like our style. It wasn’t until I discovered the world of wedding blogs that I found some real inspiration – we particularly liked the look of a lot of the casual, backyard style American weddings, and stole a lot of our DIY ideas from these.
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We didn’t want to spend a lot on decorations, so I made the hanging fans in the barn myself with lots of help from my bridesmaid Ruth (a primary school teacher so very useful in crafty situations) although I did manage to superglue my fingers together in the process. The flowers were an incredible joint effort by our parents who cut them from their gardens the day before and arranged them in a mix of mason / jam jars and old milk bottles from my grandad’s farm. We also put tea lights into lots of jam jars and put them outside when it got dark.
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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? I would just say relax, enjoy the planning and don’t let it become all consuming. Remember that the wedding industry is a big business, so stand your ground and don’t just do something because it’s the done thing or because a supplier is intimidating you into it – my first dress shopping experience was awful because I had such a pushy sales assistant. Having vendors that you like, trust and that understand what you want make life so much easier – so do your research, choose wisely, and it’s half the battle won.
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Wedding Songs:
Processional: “Sweet Thing”- Van Morrison
Recessional: “Good Day Sunshine”- The Beatles
First dance: “Two For The Road”- Bruce Springsteen

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Elvington Lane, York, England):

Venue: York Maze / Photographer: Emma Case Photography / Florist: DIY / Wedding Dress: Fur Coat No Knickers / Shoes: Joules / Rings: Rust / Hair: Bang Hair / Makeup: Catherine Gajewska / Groom’s suit: Debenhams / DJ: friends and family / Dessert: Yorkshire Wolds Dairy Ice Cream / Wedding invitations and posters: Liz Newell (liznewell84@hotmail.com)

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