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Handmade California Ranch Wedding

We know that you will go nuts over this next wedding! Filled with thoughtful details and clear blue skies, this Beltane Ranch wedding, photographed by Edyta Szyszlo Photography, is overflowing with inspirational details. Prepare to bookmark this wedding for some serious homemade wedding ideas. Caroline, the bride, dishes the dirt on some of her wedding planning tips and tricks, so be sure to read on.

There are so many more handmade wedding details, so don’t forget to click here to view the entire gallery. You will be happy you did!

From the bride, Caroline:

“The inspiration for the day was definitely the venue itself. We wanted it to feel cozy, natural and effortless – so the decor would just blend in and highlight the beauty around us. I am an avid estate sale antique hunter and love the feel classic and simple that timeless pieces create. We collected over 100 glass bottles of all colors from many different places, with our favorites coming from the Alameda Antiques Fair, which is a huge fair on an old airport tarmac with an amazing selection of antiques of all kinds. we also found a lot of wonderful old lace as well as inherited some of my grandma’s lace to adorn the tables with the colored bottles. I wanted the flowers to have a wildflower feel and Leah and Rafael at Spiral Hand did an amazing job. My girls wore beautiful dresses of their choosing in muted ivories, blushes and pinks, and they looked incredible. I love that they can wear their dresses again! the boys looked great in grey slacks with ties we bought in Italy when we were on vacation, and black chucks, Andres’ favorite shoes. With the raw linen tablecloths, colored bunting flags my mom and nephew made, and gorgeous flowers, it was perfect.”

Photography: Edyta Szyszlo Photography
Venue: Beltane Ranch in Sonoma Valley
Day-Of Coordinator: Karin Kamb of Clever Girl Consulting
Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering
Florist: Spiral Hand Designs
DJ: Nor Cal Pro Sound
Bride’s Hair Accessory: Untamed Petals
Hair: Robert Lupo
Makeup: Danmark Bantay
Dress: Jim Hjelm
Bride’s Shoes: Urban Outfitters embellished with Anthropologie hair pins
Groom’s Suit: Theory
Groom’s Tie: Urban Outfitters
Groomsmen Ties: Purchased in Italy
Bridesmaid Dresses : Cream/Blush/Ivory from various retailers
Officiant: Javier (Groom’s brother)
1st Dance music performed by Francisca Valenzuela (Groom’s sister)

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  1. ahhhh so gorgeous!!! it came togetherly perfectly WC thanks!!!

  2. 0. Jared says:

    Beautiful wedding. Great photography! It takes a superbly talented photographer to make a beautiful wedding truly memorable. A good-looking couple helps too!

  3. 0. gwynethcolleen says:

    those shoes are so freaking cute!! love ‘em. very creative.

  4. also Caroline really went all out with all the details which you can find out about more on her original sneak peek here (in case you are super curious) http://www.edytaszyszlo.com/blog/2010/09/28/caroline-andress-real-dreamy-diy-beltane-ranch-wedding/

  5. 0. lindsay says:

    i’m *dying* over the adorable programs (not to mention the invitation suite) and i’m not sure i’ve ever seen chicer bridesmaid dresses. gorgeous wedding captured in gorgeous photos!

  6. Caroline & Dre’s wedding was stunning & so personal/DYI….Edyta certainly captured the details & is so talented. My friends, Rafa & Leah of Spiral Hand Design expressed Caroline’s floral vision so effortlessly as well. It was a pleasure coordinating this wedding!! K

  7. What a great wedding! Each and every detail is more lovely than the last!

  8. 0. terri falvey says:

    edyta does it again. what a beautiful wedding made more beautiful by some amazing photography!

  9. 0. christina says:

    everything about this is beautiful & the photography is absolutely stunning!!

  10. 0. Chin Kevin says:

    Beautiful job Edyta! The details and the photography are gorgeous!

  11. 0. Lisa says:

    Ooooh I LOVE this ranch!!! I stayed here on my drive from Portland to SF. What a little gem. It is just so beautiful and relaxing. What an amazing place for a wedding and what a gorgeous wedding it was!!

  12. I love all the details of a handmade wedding. You simply won’t find them anywhere else. Congratulations to the happy couple.

  13. 0. Leah Gagné says:

    We loved working with Caroline on her vision. I love working with found objects and was so inspired with her overall vision of bringing in these precious pieces. Beltane Ranch was the perfect location in pulling this all together and Edyta’s eye truly captured the essence of Caroline + Andres and how they wanted to share their special day with the people they love most. In pulling the whole day together effortlessly, calmly and efficiently there is no other planner better than Karin, Kamb.

  14. 0. Curious Cat says:

    beautiful wedding without a doubt. Just curious… what’s the age difference? I ask because my friend is getting married to older gent and not sure how young/mature/formal/informal should make wedding…

  15. 0. kelly ehrenfeld says:

    love everything about this wedding! does anyone know which jim hjelm style this dress is? i have been looking for a dress just like this for my wedding this September.

  16. This goes to show you that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to enjoy your wedding. This is simple and fun and they all seem to be having a great time. So Pretty!

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