Our featured couple today, Mercedes and Damon, pictured their big day to be rustic and vintage early on in the planning process. The rustic-vintage wedding theme has perfectly become a scene stealer. The combination is aesthetically pleasing to the senses . That could be just one of the reasons why many couples today site a rustic-vintage emphasis as they envision their wedding décor. The two had been hard to work to achieve what they truly wanted. And viola, everything looked awesome!
Extra Special Details
The theme. This wedding was planned to ensure that a strong presence of both vintage and DIY were felt throughout each area of the Ranch, creating a cohesive design aesthetic.
The bridal outfit. The bride wore a vintage lace dress perfectly paired with lace-up vintage heels.
The DIY Projects. The ceremony was marked by a custom-built (by the groom and his groomsmen), over-sized picture frame, perfectly positioned to frame the Pacific Ocean behind the couple as they said their I Dos. The entrance to cocktail hour featured the couple’s restored camper, inviting guests to come inside, sit around the dining table, and raise a toast to the newlyweds. Outside were vintage sporting seats, accented with well used wine barrels and the couple’s very own DIY corn hole. The reception showcased a collection of vintage furnishings –a small chest of drawers containing escort cards, a trunk overflowing with photo booth props, and an eclectic mixture of cut-glass cake stands offset by vintage photos of the couple’s family. The reception area also featured a custom-built teepee for the enjoyment of young guests, as well as a wall of handmade paper flowers, adding a pop of color against the Barn’s natural wood.
The Wedding Planner’s Advice
No matter what your style, or how many styles you may have, take the risk of blending together everything you love and all that is important to you! This was the single binding element for Mercedes and Damon, and the result was truly stunning and incredibly meaningful! — Krystle Smith
Wedding Budget: $10,000 – $20,000
Venue: Swallow Creek Ranch
Wedding Planning & Design: Smith & Murphy Events and Design House
Photographer: Kaitie Brainerd Photography
DJ: Captain Planet
Caterer: Chef’s Table Catering
Rentals : Central Coast Tent & Party
Stylist: Courtney Rossi Artistry