Our next wedding took place in the great outdoors at the fabulous Walnut Grove in Southern California. With a color palette composed of the bright beautiful colors of summer, Jenna and Chris embraced the rustic setting creating a relaxing wedding celebration decorated with touches of burlap and wood.
Casi Cielo Events & Flowers created vibrant floral arrangements filled with sunflowers and colorful daisies. Read on to hear so much more from Jenna about their special day, especially their full budget breakdown. Don’t miss a single detail from this rustic summer wedding by perusing the full gallery here, all amazingly captured by Chaffin Cade Photography.
Rather than just selecting one color for the bridesmaids dresses, Jenna opted for three colors. With nine bridesmaid she had three girls in each color, adding a significant amount of color while also maintaining a cohesive look — such a great idea for a large bridal party!
From the Bride On What She Would Have Done Differently:
I would have secured my veil! I wore a tulle birdcage veil and it was windy. It ended up blowing off my face and didn’t stay put during the ceremony. Definitely check the weather on the day of and if you decide to wear a short veil, make sure its secured with several bobby pins.
From Chaffin Cade Photography:
When you arrive at a wedding venue filled with 50-year-old-walnut trees, has two gorgeous farms on either side of it, an adorable bridal house and has the cutest, most in love couple ever… well, you know it’s going to be a fun wedding day. We loved every aspect of Jenna and Chris’ special day. Their wedding felt so personal and every item seemed so carefully picked out-from the reception decor, to the lemonade stand for the guests, to the groom’s and groomsmen’s coordinating Chucks! We felt honored to be part of this day…and when Chris surprised Jenna at the end of the night with a special song, everyone there (including us!) just about fell over because it was so sweet.
To make their wedding day even more memorable, the groom serenaded his lovely bride. So incredibly cute!
Photographer: Chaffin Cade Photography
Hair & Makeup: Kumkio of Eco Heads
Venue: Walnut Grove
Caterer: Command Performance
Cake & Desserts: Jamaica's Cakes
Flowers: Casi Cielo Events & Flowers
Dress Designer: Watters
Dress Shop: Tradesy
Groom's Attire: JC Penny & Converse
DJ: Red Shoe LA
Coordinator: Mia Bella Weddings and Events
Veil or Hair Accessories: January Rose & Floralworld
Stationery: Camille Hashem of Charmed by Camille
Event Designers: Bride & Groom | Shoe Designer: RSVP | Officiant: Jay Pryor
Read on to see how much this rustic summer wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.
The total for the day (including the dress, accessories, shuttles to and from the venue, lawn games, etc.) was approximately $28,000. The majority of wedding decor was DIY and I purchased my dress on Tradesy and got it for half the price.