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Jewel tones and California charm radiate in this orchard wedding

Sunset Ventura wedding portraits

The lush, naturally stunning landscapes of Ventura County, California were a visual masterpiece in this vibrant fall wedding. Erin and Nate wed at Quail Ranch, a picturesque Spanish-style estate that perfectly complemented the wedding's jewel tone florals. It was important to the bride to feature lots of pops of color and we can certainly say her wedding perfected this!

Keep reading to see this couple's adorable nods to their fur babies, colorful floral chuppah, and modern meets rustic design. All beautiful photography by Mandee Johnson.

Modern and elegant wedding invitations

Vera wang bride & bespoke accessories

Erin was a vision in Vera Wang - wearing a strapless crepe gown with a modern vintage flair. Pairing her designer dress with long tulle gloves and a billowing horse-hair trimmed veil, the bride elevated her look to style icon!

Vera Wang

Bride putting on tulle gloves

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The bride has a white leather jacket and matching Chuck Taylor's for an end of the night wardrobe change! We love the blending of bridal style throughout the day.

Groom in wildflowers

Groom, Nate had to include his own custom accessories - including blue floral tie to match the venues gardens and adorable dog pattern socks. This is not their only fur baby detail, be sure to keep an eye out for their cocktail hour!

Dog pattern unique wedding socks

A pop of color for a timeless first look

The bride and groom utilized the stunning architecture of the estate for a romantic first look. Erin's choice of a luscious, jewel toned bouquet by Pilar Floral punctuated the couple's stylish attire.

Bride in Vera Wang dress with colorful bouquet

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"Erin and Nate’s engagement was a proposal for the social media age. They first met at work, where they exchanged playful banter and poked fun at each other’s quirks. After both moving on to find new jobs and despite Nate’s unsolicited dating advice to Erin at the time, the couple began dating. Nate started plans for his wedding proposal months before the scheduled date. This included a day-long scavenger hunt which involved Erin going to multiple locations for brunch, cake, and the nail salon. Erin was provided instructions from Cameo videos by her favorite celebrities! Nate had organized all of these videos to be posted on his Instagram. While Erin watched his IG stories to unravel the clues, their friends were also following along with the adventure online! The final location was at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, where Nate was waiting."

Colorful bouquet for modern vintage bride

Pink bougainvillea chuppah

The lemon orchard garden of Quail Ranch radiated abundant California beauty and created a romantic haven for an breathtaking ceremony. Guests proceeded down the grand staircase, which followed the natural outdoor blooms alongside olive trees. The focal point for the couple's nuptials was their brilliantly pink bougainvillea draped chuppah.

Grand staircase bride procession

Pink bougainvillea chuppah

Rabbi Janice Mehring officiated the couple's Jewish ceremony, that was clearly heartwarming and emotional for the bride and groom.

Jewish wedding ceremony under chuppah Jewish wedding ceremony tradtions

Breaking glass at Jewish wedding

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Modern cocktail hour lounge

We love the blending of styles in this wedding! The modern cocktail hour lounge that was a lovely contrast to the more rustic reception area. Brick & Brass Bar crafted the delicious cocktails that were accompanied by custom napkins of the couple's cats.

Modern cocktail hour lounge

Custom cat cocktail hour napkins

Modern bold wedding sign Photo album guest book

A Cali lover's earth tone reception

Xo Kate Events stunning reception design was nestled between secluded star pines and oak trees. Earth toned tablescapes were paired with jewel tone florals and greenery with fresh scents to complement the soft smells of the orchards (selected by the groom)! The overall love of California was radiant in the rustic minimalist style, highlighted by elegant taper candles in long glass votives.

California orchard rustic reception Rustic California reception table

Earth tone and jewel tone floral reception

The lovely earthy linens are by Luxe Linen. Their modern menus featured the delicious catering by Command Performance Catering Group.

Modern menu

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Modern bride and groom enter dance floor

Golden hour first dance at Quail Ranch

Wedding sunset over Californian hills

Congratulations Erin & Nate! Be sure to check out the full gallery of images from Mandee Johnson for even more vibrant inspiration.

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