Rustic-Chic Carmel Wedding

DIY Weddings, Real Weddings

Michelle and Ari’s wedding at the beautiful Holman Ranch in Carmel, CA was chock-full of sweet rustic details! Their seating chart was out of this world. Love the burlap and silhouettes! Amazing details aside, how epic are the portraits from this wedding?! SO epic! Epic portraits and amazing detail shots are courtesy of JL Photografia. How gorgeous is her poofy veil? It was handmade by bride, using blush pink tulle dyed in black tea. Sewn and accented with vintage crystal pin (bought at Alameda Antiques Market). Michelle also made all the jewelry for the bridesmaids, as well as the ruffled sashes to go with their dresses.

 bride groom tree
Their seating chart was made out an old cork board covered in burlap screwed with c-hooks made by the bridesmaids, and all the paper goods were made by the bride.
 wildflowers bride groom portrait
seating chart burlap silhouette
Their ring pillow was a pin cushion made by groom when he was in Kindergarten…hands down, this IS the sweetest wedding idea ever.

 
menu tablescape silhouette
 bride groom portrait treecake topper bride groom
 clothespins rings
Instead of a traditional guestbook, the bride purchased three old shutters at a thrift store, screwed in some loop hooks and tied some twine to create mini clotheslines where she placed mini clothespins where guests could hang messages.
 
 bride groom black white veil

Wedding Vendors (Carmel, CA):

Venue: Holman Ranch / Photographer: JL Photograpfia / Florist: Bride,family and friends / Caterer: Paradise Catering / Desserts: Miette Patisserie and Mission Pie / Lighting: Unlimited Events Inc. / Cake Topper: Naked Peggies / Paper Parasols: Luna Bazaar / Hair Stylist: Jessica Langella / Makeup Artist: Ivan Rocca / Bride’s Dress: Jenny Lee from The Unique Bride / Bride’s Jewelry: Haute Bride / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss / Cowboy Boots: Sheplers / Photobooth Props: Smitten Sticks



15 comments
  1. Christin O'Bryan

    What a lovely wedding! Thanks for sharing!

  2. WeddingXpert

    I’m totally digging the vintage portrait theme sprinkled throughout…it goes with all of the wonderfully simple details.

  3. Angela Gaspar Photography

    Very cute wedding. I love the “guest book”!

  4. Sarah

    what amazing photos and custom ideas:) thx for showing us this loveliness.

  5. Rachel

    Love the cake toppers! So cute!

  6. michelle

    love her veil! the bride should do a DIY post on how to create such a beautiful veil!

  7. forget.me.knot.weddings

    Love this wedding so much..so many great details!

  8. Paula@DreamWeddingItaly

    The whole thing is great! I especially like the guestbook shutters

  9. janet

    thanks so much for this feature and all the kind words about our work! we are so excited to be gracing your pages!!

  10. marydougherty

    very epic portraits – those trees are amazing. love the frame picture since it is a new twist on an old cliche

  11. Brent

    And I can also say: it was a lovely, joyous event.

  12. Michelle

    Thank you so much for sharing our wedding photos. I loved every moment of that day and these photos captured all of details that I worked so diligently to achieve. xo

  13. Maya Manolo

    love the creative pieces of this wedding. very nice :)

  14. Aleah + Nick Valley

    This is too sweet! And that ring bearer pillow? Wow!

  15. Becoming Mrs. Ford

    her veil? amazing!

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