Country Californian Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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



15 comments
  1. lydia {ever ours}

    love all the bridesmaid dresses. the neutral colors were so perfect!

  2. Jo ~ My Whimsy Ways

    All I can say is I’m jealous that this isn’t my wedding it’s simply stunning!
    Jo xoxo

  3. jillian nicole {uniquely chic events}

    Love her bridesmaids mismatched, but still cohesive look! Gorgeous wedding!:)

  4. Sabina

    I guess that who said that simple is always the best choice was right. Love the atmosphere of this wedding.

  5. Carolyn (flowerfinderuk)

    Stunning rural location. The bridesmaids look fabulous and makes a change to see the variation in the neutral colours. Overall looks fantastic.

  6. Nya

    Gorgeous wedding! I’m getting married at Highland Springs Resort this July, I hope my wedding will be this beautiful!I’ve been searching for a day of coordinator that is familiar with the location but not too pricey. Do you have contact information for Rachel Tretow? I can’t seem to find her online.

  7. Verdure Floral Design

    We love the Gypsophelia bouquet x

  8. Blue Bend Photography

    The lavender is totally beautiful!

  9. Calie Rose

    Love the babies breath bouquets!

  10. Rachel Tetrow

    @Nya…you can reach me at notyourmoms@hotmail.com

    You can also reach me on my facebook page. I loved working with Kathryn and Chris, and the staff at Highland Springs is amazing. Definitely send me a message if you are still looking for a coordinator.
    Thanks!!!

  11. Trish

    Amazing photos! Beautiful bride.

  12. HSR

    Nya- Rachel’s email is as follows:

    racheljoy@hotmail.com

    Good luck on your wedding!

  13. Brenda

    spectacular – gorgeous from beginning to end!

  14. Desiree Harmison

    Absolutely stunning wedding!!!
    Where is the dress from?

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