Erin and Jason, the super fun and super gorgeous couple below, created an amazing wedding at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. As can really only be done in SoCal in October, they held the entire wedding outdoors. The outdoor setting added to the rustic vintage affair. The ceremony occurred underneath a huge old oak tree that Blush Botanicals strung with ribbons. The ribbons wafting in the breeze throughout the ceremony were so dramatic! The cocktail hour then occurred on an adjacent terrace and lawn. Erin and Jason created signature "Mr." and "Mrs." drinks that were tray-passed with either pink or grey and white striped straws. During the cocktail hour, guests (and particularly the children!) played croquet on the lawn. Michael Tiernan entertained with his fantastic singer-songwriter style. It was a perfect October day with the Santa Ana winds lightly blowing to keep the temperature warm into the evening.
As the sun began to set, guests were invited to move to a third lawn where twinkle lights zig-zagged and the pink, ivory, burlap, and gold decor created a perfectly romantic feel. Erin and Jason also put together two seating areas with vintage furniture for their guests to enjoy--with one having a camera and tripod to take photo keepsakes. The Kicks band kept the dance floor full and guests dined on the Inn's amazing food and special miniature sweets and cupcakes made by a family friend. Special thanks to Joie La La Photography for so beautifully capturing this amazing wedding!
Burlap. Ribbons. And Yarn. Oh my! These three textiles, are the main ingredients in order to create your own rustic wedding. Whether it's hanging from a tree, mantle, or wrapped around bottles and vases, these keynotes create the pure vintage package. And the best vintage items are the ones that are found. Erin scoured her own family's attics for old candle sticks, frames, books, tin containers, and even a radio flyer wagon which she incorporated into her decor. The best vintage is found vintage for sure! If you can add to your own family's memories and pull out old photos or favorite vintage pieces to display, it will add a personal touch that honors your family in a very sweet way!