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Country Californian Wedding

This wedding has an amazing mix of opposites — indoor and outdoor, rustic and romantic, whimsical and practical — and we couldn’t be more sold on the results. The couple even recruited the help of a brass band who tops off the wedding aesthetic perfectly! Shannen Norman was there to capture the day absolutely perfectly.

country californian wedding by shannen norman

From the bride, Kathryn: I envisioned an effortless organic style. True to the location we embraced the lavender fields and natural inspiration that surrounded us by incorporating hints of beige and green into our wedding parties wardrobe. In keeping with an effortless theme (FYI not so effortless) we handcrafted everything from wedding signs, floral arrangements to paper flowers and cupcake towers.

country californian wedding by shannen norman

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country californian wedding by shannen normancountry californian wedding by shannen norman

country californian wedding by shannen norman

country californian wedding by shannen norman

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? 1) Here is what I will say… “The dress DOES matter!” It doesn’t have to be an expensive dress but it does have to be the dress that you want. No one looks at or comments on anything more than you and your dress that day. 2) Do not be involved in setting things up the day of your wedding. 3) Allow ample amount of time to get ready and feel ready.

country californian wedding by shannen norman

country californian wedding by shannen normancountry californian wedding by shannen norman

country californian wedding by shannen norman

country californian wedding by shannen normancountry californian wedding by shannen norman

country californian wedding by shannen norman

country californian wedding by shannen norman

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Wedding Vendors (Cherry Valley, CA):

Wedding Venue: Highland Springs Resort / Wedding Photographer: Shannen Norman Photography / Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini / Wedding Shoes: 7 For All Mankind / Wedding Veil: David’s Bridal / Wedding Planner: Rachel Tetrow / Wedding Flowers: Robin with Infinity Bouquet / Bride’s Hair: Chelsea Neilson at Aveda (Redlands, CA) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: preowned by bridesmaids / Wedding Music: The Petrojvic Blasting Company / Cupcakes: Sprinkles / Wedding Invitations: Vista Print

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