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Chic California Wine Country Wedding

Durham Ranch @weddingchicks

You are bound to have a few mishaps throughout your big day, but if you just roll with it you can have a fabulous day and some killer stories to look back on. Ron and Liz did just that at their chic California wine country wedding and they loved every minute of their day.
This beautiful day was coordinated by Bash, Please and captured by Nordica Photography. To see more of the glamorous details you can visit the full gallery here.

white and green bouquet by Brown Paper Design @weddingchicks

chic wedding invitations by Bash Please @weddingchicks

Tie Mishap & Other Memorable Stories

From the Bride: We had one man in the wedding party without a tie! Durham Ranch is nowhere near our hotel so we couldn't go back to see if it was there! Glen, who was actually a brides man, had to give up his tie so that the groomsmen looked cohesive. Ron eventually found the tie in his suitcase after the wedding.

We had a couple other mishaps but I know look at them as memorable. I had a cathedral length veil that blew on top of a candle during the ceremony and melted in places until Glen, the brides man, discreetly threw a rock on my veil to keep it out of the flame.

remembering loved ones @weddingchicks

walking down the aisle @weddingchicks

outdoor wedding ceremony @weddingchicks

Nordica Photography @weddingchicks

shades of gray wedding dress @weddingchicks

Comfy Shoes Are Key

Wear comfortable shoes if you want beautiful pictures! I wore flat sandals for the wedding and I'm glad I did. Jakob, our photographer, found some beautiful locations around Durham Ranch but they were not always easy to get to. If I wore uncomfortable shoes, we would have never gotten some of the beautiful shots we did.

rustic wedding venue @weddingchicks

table number ideas @weddingchicks

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black on black spot varnish wedding menu @weddingchicks

Stay Present & Make Memories

People are telling you the truth when they say the day flies by! I tried to soak in every moment from the moment I woke up with my family to the last moment at Durham Ranch when Ron and I stood under the beautiful starry sky. The few mishaps we had (the ties, the melting veil) are now incredibly funny stories.

wedding cigars and beautiful night sky @weddingchicks

ServiceVendor
Bridesmaid dressesJenny Yoo
Cake & CatererPaula LeDuc Fine Catering
Cigar BarCF Dominica Events
Coordinator & StationeryBash, Please
DjEver Music Group
Dress designerPnina Tornai
FlowersBrown Paper Design
Guest TransportationPure Luxury Transportation
Hair & MakeupMisty Spinney
PhotoboothThe Traveling Photo Booth
PhotographyNordica Photography
VenueDurham Ranch