When Ashley and Kellen of Weeno Photography sent this wedding over, we were immediately smitten with the bride, Rachel’s, style! Her taste in wedding decor proved to be just as spectacular, creating a relaxed atmosphere for the couple’s wedding guests with a local band Poor Man’s Poison and the helping hands of many a family member.
From the photographers, Ashley and Kellen: John and Rachel got married mid October on an estate in central valley California. They tied the knot under a huge oak tree and had the reception surrounded by walnut orchards. They proceeded to have the live music and dancing in the barn! Every last detail of this wedding was thoroughly thought out by the bride. She is a very stylish bride with good taste and wanted that to come out in the wedding. Therefore, making their wedding perfect for each of their personalities.
Rachel and her family did everything for their wedding. Her mom and her found old tin coffee cans filled them with flowers and made centerpieces. For the numbers on the tables she got old books from a estate sale nearby and her dad bolted old address numbers to them. Each of the plates for the reception was bought at a thrift store where John and Rachel first met while working there!!
It was a dry wedding, so instead of beer they had soda in bottles! It was a huge hit, especially with the striped straws! The bride and groom also set up their own little “love bird” table. They bought the Mr & Mrs letters from and antique store and hung them, the chairs were in her apartment previously but she knew she wanted to use them for the wedding.
The ceremony was lined with signs that she and her parents painted with the date, their names, and little sayings from the actual ceremony. A beautiful touch to making a big ceremony site feel a little more intimate. Her father walked her down the aisle to her groom and her grandpa. Her grandpa said a few words, and then her father went on to marry them. Her brother is a musician so he played during the communion keeping it a family affair.
As for the reception they hired a local pizza place to bring a mobile wood burning pizza oven and make TONS AND TONS of pizza! And for the dancing, they hired a local bluegrass band, Poor Mans Poison to play in the barn. It was a HUGE hit, and the everyone danced the night away!
Wedding Vendors (Visalia, CA):
Wedding Venue: Bennet Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Weeno Photography / Wedding Dress: Vintage / Bride’s Jewelry: Vintage and Forever 21 / Bride’s Shoes: Poetic License / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ModCloth and Macy’s / Groom’s Attire: Forever 21 / Groomsmen’s Attire: Calvin Klein / Groom and Groomsmen’s Shoes: Vans / Stationery: Bride / Ceremony Musician: Luke Mundy / Wedding Music: Poor Man’s Poison / Wedding Caterer: Fatte Albert’s Pizza / Ice Cream Sandwiches: IT’S-IT Ice Cream / Officiants: Bride’s father and grandfather