Central California Rustic Wedding

We really want you to watch the film above, and share with us if you think it is as adorable as we did. Threaded Films documented the wedding rehearsal, all the way to the sparkler exit. The whole shabang and then some. Threaded films is part of our Hand-Picked Collection, you can learn more about them here.

Bonus! Besides the wedding film, we have all the photos from Nick Radford Photography. You can see everything in action and up close. Be sure to scroll down to read about how the bride and groom hand-crafted their wedding from scratch. One of our favorite elements has to be the reception bar that was hand-made by the groom. It even comes with built in beer taps. Don’t worry there are a ton more photos in the  full gallery to see from this central California rustic wedding.

In order to wear your hair down for your wedding, you definitely need to wear the right dress. Rachels’s sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice goes perfectly with her cascading curls. A definite go-to glamorous style by San Luis Obispo makeup and hair stylists The Queen’s Bees.

Guests were given mason jars with labels to write their names on their cups. Always a great idea to cut down on costs and eliminate trash. Rachel and Bradon served lavender lemonade and ice water with lemon. We found similar Glass Drink Dispenser over here from Pottery Barn. You can do a sangria, punch or any iced thirst-quencher of your choice.

We are loving this wedding venue, Spanish Oaks Ranch event center is conveniently located in the heart of California’s Central Coast, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Overlooking the rolling hills and lake surrounded by magnificent oaks, such an amazing place for a rustic outdoor wedding.

Don’t think we forgot about the adorable flower girl above! How fancy does she look in her customized wagon?

Rachel and Brandon set out to create a destination wedding that took their guests out of the daily grind and placed them in the beauty and tranquility of Central California at Spanish Oaks Ranch. Taking the Do-It-Yourself theme to an entirely new level, Rachel and Brandon hand crafted virtually every piece of the wedding day decor. From the place cards that dangled from the distressed wood hand-made place card frame, to the table numbers, no two alike, all made from various pieces of wood and doo-dads. . . .to the reception bar that was hand-made by Brandon himself, with built in beer taps – this wedding was entirely crafted from scratch.

See more hand crafted table numbers in the full gallery. Are you loving how each one is different?

Cinematography: Threaded Films


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Photographer: Nick Radford
Flowers: Lori Boe Floral Design
Venue: Spanish Oaks Ranch
Makeup & Hair: The Queen’s Bees
Caterer: Pacific Harvest Catering
School Bus: American Star Trailways
Getaway Car: Classic Motoring
DJ: Ritchie Ruggiero | Cake: Mom | Coordinator: Shelly Swope | Officiant: Eric Nelson (Friend)

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  1. -100. Wedding Wardrobe says:

    All the decor looks as from a story or a magazine. Great work planning!

  2. -100. katebreuer says:

    Wow! The decoration is beautiful and it looks like total fun! I love aqua and yellow :)
    I think the idea with the lights at the tree trunks is really cool, makes the tree look magic!


  3. -100. Elaine says:

    the ceremony venue is so beautiful :X love how they make the table numbers :X great idea

  4. -100. Marcy Lamont says:

    Such a beautiful summer wedding, loved the details x

  5. -100. Nick Radford says:

    Being given the honor of documenting this day was one of my personal highlights of 2012. The photos hardly do it justice. The way Brandon and Rachel love each other is inspiring, and the way they cared for making their wedding an extension of their own personalities was truly incredible.

    Thanks wedding chicks for appreciating these two as much as I do.

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous :)

  7. -100. @SmthingVintage says:

    Rustic and vintage wedding! http://t.co/uIEdgVjx #attentiontodetail #outdoorwedding

  8. -100. Steve Luxenberg says:

    It was such a joy to document this story. Rachel and Brandon truly are an incredible couple and to not only share in their weekend, but have the opportunity to experience such a handcrafted day was a boatload of fun! So excited to see that Wedding Chicks loves the wedding as much as we do!

    Thanks for sharing it with the world!

  9. -100. @ThreadedFilms says:

    Did you heard??? Rachel and Brandon are blowing up @weddingchicks right now! DIY wedding meets STEROIDS. http://t.co/rFWE5p9s

  10. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    RT @ThreadedFilms: Did you heard??? Rachel and Brandon are blowing up @weddingchicks right now! DIY wedding meets STEROIDS. http://t.co/rFWE5p9s

  11. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    This Central California Wedding is full of TONS of ideas! BEST TABLE NUMBERS! Thanks for sharing this @ThreadedFilms http://t.co/P9K6rBmC

  12. -100. @ThreadedFilms says:

    RT @weddingchicks: This Central California Wedding is full of TONS of ideas! BEST TABLE NUMBERS! Thanks for sharing this @ThreadedFilms http://t.co/P9K6rBmC

  13. -100. @katelynbishop says:

    RT @weddingchicks: This Central California Wedding is full of TONS of ideas! BEST TABLE NUMBERS! Thanks for sharing this @ThreadedFilms http://t.co/P9K6rBmC

  14. -100. @ucdavisevents says:

    RT @weddingchicks: This Central California Wedding is full of TONS of ideas! BEST TABLE NUMBERS! Thanks for sharing this @ThreadedFilms http://t.co/P9K6rBmC

  15. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    Going BANANS for these table numbers – every one is handmade and completely different! What do you think of table 14? http://t.co/P9K6rBmC

  16. -100. Dominique says:

    Where can I get some socks like that? Adorable.

  17. -100. Jennifer says:

    Where did you get those socks made? I would like to have some made for me and my sisters. Thanks

  18. -100. @WedWeekly says:

    This Real Wedding Video should inspire you to make your own! http://t.co/YPh95hQs @WeddingChicks #WW_RealWeddings

  19. -100. Bre says:

    Ahhhh I LOVE her dress!! What dress is that?

  20. -100. Rachel says:

    Thank you so much for featuring our special day- it’s surreal to see our amazing images and film trailer up on your site! We truly had some amazing vendors (some local to us, others local to the destination) that made our day unforgettable.

    To the ladies asking, I had my socks custom made by a seller on Etsy named AlohaBlu. She was amazing to work with and I love the socks :)

  21. -100. Heather says:

    Love this! Adorable. Where did the bride get the personalized socks?

  22. -100. @AbsoluteAllWed says:

    Central California Rustic Wedding ~ loving the table numbers so creative! http://t.co/tzZpN5DE via @WeddingChicks

  23. -100. Christina says:

    This could easily be the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever seen. Rachel – what an incredible honor for me to have made your wedding socks. I wish you and your husband all the happiness and joy the world and bring. Aloha Nui Loa, Christina

  24. -100. tracy s. says:

    Where did you get the socks? Would love to get my niece a pair

  25. -100. Julia says:

    This was the most beautiful, most sincere, wedding I have ever witnessed. Hats off to the Bride, Groom, their families, and vendors. Craziest thing is… I think (I know) their marriage will be even more beautiful!

  26. -100. Mallory says:

    does anyone know where this place is located?

  27. -100. Victoria says:

    All wonderful, even the smallest details


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