This wedding submitted by Sacramento based photographer Emily Heizer sums up pretty much everything I love about farm weddings. They are intimate, laidback and charming – which feel effortless above all. I am smitten by the “Chapel” sign above Erin and Matt’s ceremony arch!

From Erin:

We chose an old barn in the orchard where Erin grew up – her family has been growing nuts in the little town of Winters , California since 1944. We transformed the old barn into a fantastic party with the help of beautiful tents and lighting, farm tables and lounge furniture, and homegrown fresh fruit centerpieces using Erin’s grandmother’s wedding china to feature fresh picked (that morning!) apricots and cherries, which doubled as favors with the addition of hand stamped paper bags. The reception was beautiful but what really made our day unique was the private ceremony we had immediately before the reception in the middle of the orchard, surrounded by our immediate family, the best woman, and the maid of honor, under the walnut trees and a hand painted “chapel” sign.

Wedding Vendors (Sacramento, CA):
Photographer: Emily Heizer Photography / Venue: Family Orchard Farm / Tents, lighting, and tables: Zephyr Tents / DJ: Big Fun DJ / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Sacramento (lounge furniture, chairs, linens) / Caterer: Buckhorn Catering / Save the Date and Invitations: Lulu Paper / Flowers: Organic Flowers and Farmers Market