Talk about one elegant backyard wedding! We were completely surprised to find out that this resort like-location was, in fact, the backyard of the bride’s family home in Santa Fe, California. The rustic Mediterranean style looked gorgeous with deep shades of burgundy, slate grey, and shades of blue.
This west coast wedding has lots of great ideas you can incorporate into your special day, so keep scrolling for all the highlights. Plus, grab a closer look in the gallery captured by the talented Garrett Richardson.
West Coast wedding
From Garrett Richardson Photography: The inspiration behind the wedding design came from Sam's love of deep, bold autumn-inspired colors and the dramatic Mediterranean style architecture of her parent's home in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
a few Rustic details
The bold burgundy and slate grey hues created a stark contrast to the more neutral tones of the house and the backyard. The outdoor reception featured stunning farm tables lined with dramatic greenery and eclectic slate grey lanterns. Sam and Matt are both from the midwest, so we incorporated a few rustic touches in including the farm tables and wooden cross back chairs.
creating a romantic reception
The dinner tables encircled the distinctive aqua blue pool and Mediterranean style courtyard. The pool was accentuated with floating arrangements of rustic grey lanterns and bold garlands of greenery and burgundy florals. The sweetheart table served as a dramatic statement piece underneath an intricate gazebo adorned with lush natural greenery and twinkling lights. Delicate glass orbs hung above the sweetheart table added a romantic touch.
the brides favorite moment
From the bride: One of my favorite moments includes the few minutes before I went down the aisle while still hidden from view. Seeing the ceremony décor and set up alongside the ocean and all of our family and friends was a surreal feeling—that all of these people were in one gorgeous place all together at the same time—a once in a lifetime moment.
Check out the wedding film from Side by Side Cinema below to get a closer look at this elegant Mediterranean style wedding!