This whimsical and elegant styled shoot comes to us from Jennifer Tan of Reverend Tan, based in Davis, CA! Here’s Jennifer to tell us more:
The juxtaposition of a rustic ranch and romantic historic mansion, created the perfect venue for our inspiration shoot in Woodland, California. From “Gramp’s Truck” to the handbuilt bar, the sweet ceremony arch to the elegant bridal suite, The Yolanda Ranch is a haven for a wedding!
See more after the cut!
Antique stained glass windows, hand-chalked wall, salon style chairs, yummy drinks and lovely flowers made the spacious bridal suite a delight for the bride. She could peek out the windows to watch guests mingle in the grassy dells of the property.
English Garden Style florals were seasonally sourced from local growers and blended beautifully with the ranch’s older growth of vines and trees. Silver containers of varying sizes served as mini-gardens throughout the venue. Fragrant flowers and herbs added another layer of sensory experience to the celebration.
Custom watercolored, hand-lettered invites matched the colors of the evening. Soothing, original harp music during our inspired ceremony provided a relaxed, uplifting atmosphere as the couple stood with the officiant in front of custom plant-dyed silk ribbons and hanging flower and candle-filled mason jars.
Wood pallets from the ranch were covered with a lace cloth and adorned with flowers and thrifted vintage glass bottles and candlesticks. The candles in hanging mason jars along with strings of lights across the lawn area lit up the night with a romantic glow as the sun went down.
The cake was inspired by elements of the shoot: The romantic rustic theme, the lace on the wedding dress, the pops of gold spread throughout the décor. Caramel apples featured twine wrapped-sticks to match the twine on the cake and burlap in the frames. Pretty cookies were handcrafted in the shape of wedding cakes. Chocolate-dipped strawberries adorned the antique shelf nooks. Luscious little lemon, brownie, caramel and other dessert bites were fun to find and sample throughout the antiques.
Advice to Couples: It’s all about the search! Source decor through thrift shops and repurpose what you have at home. The venue offered pallets, the old truck, chalkboard signs, and bar. Look beyond the table! Gramps truck was the perfect spot for our dessert bar. Go local! The guest gifts were herbal-infused organic honey jars featuring honey from a local beekeeper. Our vendors all are located within 40 miles of the venue. Use your senses! Our shoot included rustic romance using all of our senses — see the sweet lace, taste the luscious cake, smell the fresh herbs, hear the lovely harp, and touch the heavenly treats.
So lovely! Thank you Jennifer for sharing. For more information about Reverend Tan, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
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Officiant: Reverend Tan
Harpist: Rick Tan Harp
Stylist: Quaint Ink
Venue: The Yolanda Ranch
Florist: Cultivate Moonflowers
Photography: Artisan Wedding Photography
Cake and Sweet Tables: Batter Up Cakery
Dessert Bites: About a Bite Bakery
Cookies: The Cookie Craze
Hair: A Style So Sweet
Make-up: I Do Makeup & Hair
Dress: Enchanted Bridal Shoppe
Plant-Dyed Silk Ribbons: Syrendell
Chalk Art and Invitations: Reverend Tan
Model: Ashley Saidee Pinkston