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Real Wedding – Rustic DIY Wedding In The Santa Cruz Mountains

03/06/2015 |

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Sara & Dustin   ♥   Santa Cruz, USA

Photography:   onelove photography


Mountain weddings always seem to be so tranquil and idyllic, and Sara and Dustin’s ceremony certainly lived up to this with a sweet and private setting tucked away within the quiet hillside of Boulder Creek in California.


Once it was declared that Sara and Dustin had ‘nailed it’ – literally, check out their cool announcement board! – the party really got started!


This cool couple put their heart and soul into their DIY day and it really paid off; there are so many steal-worthy ideas! Rustic signs, a milk and cookies station, personalized blackboard glasses for all of the guests, a homemade photobooth, wedding flowers put together from the local farmers market and more.


You’ll be so impressed by the festival feeling that this darling duo managed to create for their celebration and the stunning, serene Santa Cruz mountains standing silently in the background simply add to the already magical atmosphere.


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Real Wedding – Rustic Outdoor Wedding In California

22/04/2015 |

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Julie & Mario   ♥   California, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography


Julie and Mario knew what they wanted from their wedding venue for the start. They dreamed of tying the knot outdoors at a relaxed, rustic location and so they set upon finding their desired location to say “I Do”.


The idyllic Inn at Winters Park in Northern California ticked all of the boxes. This luxurious country estate boasts a Victorian Mansion built in 1865 which is set within ten acres of beautifully manicured gardens and rich farmland overlooked only by the Blue Ridge Mountain range.


Being in the wedding design and printing industry this sweet couple certainly stamped their personal style onto their day. Warm pops of canary yellow perfectly complimented the Californian sunshine, and DIY details and customized installations added to the laid-back, rural charm of this delightful day.


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Real Wedding – From Chicago City to Sunny Sonoma

22/10/2014 |

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Molly & Patrick   ♥   Sonoma, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography


Just like many couples before them Molly and Patrick chose to have a destination wedding so that they could enjoy guaranteed sunshine on their big day and celebrate their special occasion outdoors.


So they said farewell to their beloved Chicago city and its more temperamental temperatures and jetted off with their nearest and dearest to tie the knot al fresco at the rustic Beltane Ranch in Sonoma, just an hour outside of San Fran.


The pretty peach theme and perfectly fitting vintage touches purely accentuated the lovingly restored ranch house backdrop and breathtaking vineyard surroundings. Thankfully the oh-so-talented onelove photography team were also on hand to beautifully capture all of this wonderful wedding pretty!


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Real Wedding – Stylish Sonoma Soiree

17/09/2014 |

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Ashley & Andy   ♥   Sonoma, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography


Oh my! This stylish Sonoma soiree is delightful and then some. Held at the Buena Vista Winery – California’s first premium winery founded in 1857 – this beautiful historical vineyard radiates with rustic charm.


From Ashley’s fabulous fishtail frock, glittering gold accessories and statement shrug to the gorgeous gold sequin bridesmaid dresses this sure is one fashionable occasion.


Beautifully chic natural décor and charming details were teamed with pretty personal touches to ensure that their day was breathtakingly elegant.


Oh and I almost forgot to mention the Bubble Room! Yes, there was a room in the wine caves purely dedicated to champagne – now that’s my kinda wedding reception!




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Real Wedding – Rustic Romance In Carmel Valley

12/02/2014 |


Kersten & Christian   ♥   California, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography


Kersten and Christian tied the knot in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley in California and successfully added loads of local flavour to their romantic rustic wedding.


With delightful DIY details done right, the result was a unique, highly personalised and handmade wedding celebration – there’s even a pretty little piglet named Hamilton at the party!









Kersten says:

“We wanted to highlight the best of California, so most everything was local, seasonal, homegrown, and community-driven. A friend made our invitations using photos Christian took of Carmel Valley (reproduced in the program we made); Christian brewed all the beer; a groomsman with a knack for mixology created a signature cocktail; my DJ brother got everyone dancing; a family friend made the delicious lemon cake; and my super-artsy sister Katherine did all the signage, escort cards, and table signs depicting things that are meaningful to us-a cypress tree, Half Dome, a pig. We just wanted the wedding to reflect our love and friendship, and the love we have for our families and friends. And we wanted it to be an awesome party.”



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Real Wedding – If You’re Going To San Francisco

08/01/2014 |

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Colleen & Daniel   ♥   Sonoma, San Francisco, California

Photographer: onelove photography

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Today’s real wedding is seriously swoon-worthy. Colleen and Daniel tied the knot at the beyond-beautiful Villa Montbella in Sonoma, overlooking sunny San Francisco. 


Everything from Colleen’s effortlessly elegant style, the olive branch theme (symbolising peace), the delicate big-day details and the romantic Californian light was captured perfectly by the talented one love photography team.


The cute-as-can-be flower girls wore dainty flower crowns just as the old song goes: “If you’re going to San Francisco, Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…”

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Keana says:

“There’s something about this wedding that makes us want to pull up a seat at the dinner table and swoon. The candlelight, the wine, the romance – we are in love with this incredibly intimate wedding at an estate in Sonoma that looks like it’s straight from Tuscany.”


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