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Handmade Elegant Country Wedding

wedding kiss

There is something inspiring and empowering about putting your own wedding together by hand; at least that is what Tina would say about her handmade elegant country wedding. As you can clearly see, she makes a valid point with all the thoughtful details used at her Petaluma, CA wedding.
This fabulous wedding is sure to have you blissfully sighing over each and every fabulous photo captured by Volatile Photography. If you can't get enough there is plenty more to see in the full gallery here.

scalloped edged wedding invitation

classic wedding gown with white cowboy boots

wedding breakfast of champions

Type A Bride

From the Bride: Being very type A, everyone, myself included, thought I’d be a major pain when planning my wedding but I enjoyed the planning process so much. I kept waiting for it to become stressful and it never did. I loved every meeting, making the timelines and working with Tony to create a day we would cherish forever

cute pastel purple bridesmaid dresses

shabby chic bridesmaids

pink white and purple bouquet

wedding photography by Volatile Photography

classy groom look and adorable purple flower girls

Not Too Serious

In addition to knowing right off the bat that we wanted to marry in a barn, we also wanted our wedding to overall be a fun gathering of our family and friends, nothing too stiff or serious. We incorporated our love of making things by hand and did all of the favors and signs ourselves.

babys breath ball aisle decor

please sit where ever your heart desires

rustic flower girl wagon

his and hers vow books

gueatbook table

DIY Mini Bunting Escort Card Display

Isn't this the most adorable thing ever?! And guess what, its super easy to make yourself. How about that!
Step 1:
Cut fun scrapbook paper into mini bunting flags and label each with a guests name and table number Step 2:
String twine between a pair of step ladders Step 3:
Using mini clothespins attach all of your min bunting flags to the twine and watch your guests go wild over how creative you are!

mini bunting escort card display

find your seat diy display

cute love ladder

cocktail hour

Fall In Love With Your Venue

Shortly after Tony and I got engaged we went to Olympia’s Valley Estate to check it out. We had a few appointments at several barn venues, as soon as we stepped foot on the property we cancelled our other appointments; we knew we had found our venue.

watering can flower arrangement

spread the love jam favors

reception entrance

classy barn dinner reception

birch wood table numbers

braided wedding hair and chandeliere lighting

sweetheart table

Childhood Sweet Tooth

We also included a donut bar because I have been obsessed with donuts since I was a kid and my dad would bring them home for us on the weekends.

elegant white wedding cake

rustic sweets table

ServiceVendor
PhotographyVolatile Photography
CoordinatorAlex Quintana Events
FlowersVandal Floral Design
VenueOlympia's Valley Estate
StationeryMinted
CakeLet's Do Cake
CatererPreffered Sonoma Caterers
Hair & MakeupHair And Makeup By Jenny Mattos
Groom’s attireMens Wearhouse
Dress shopNovella Bridal
Dress designerCasablanca Bridal
Bridesmaid dressesWatters
DjPure Energy Productions
Bridesmaids Hair & MakeupFringe Salon