Here’s to a rustic vintage California wedding that truly takes the cake! Everything from the weathered signage to the simply elegant jar centerpieces makes us swoon. The bride applied her talent and designed it all from staining the wood tables to bringing wooden wine barrels down from Napa Valley to serve as cocktail tables. The food was served on old tables and her mom collected all the vintage mason jars and vintage napkins used for cocktails and dinner and her grandma sewed the table runners. This gorgeous reception took place on a Private Estate in Coto de Caza on a rustic pasture. Each detail was captured by Jennifer Gilmore Photography along with second shooters: Tulips & Tangerines and Honda Photo Art. Even though this divine celebration took place in Orange County, you can easily get a similar look in Chicago. Scour flea markets and vintage shops for jars and other nostalgic accessories that catch your eye and build around your theme. Ask family and friends to donate items or get involved in the search as well. If you’re inspired to tackle DIY projects, then look to Martha Stewart Weddings for the latest how-to projects. And be sure to check out our noteworthy vendor suggestions below for help in recreating this theme right in Chicago.
Details: Photography: Jennifer Gilmore Photography with second shooters: Tulips & Tangerines and Honda Photo Art | Wedding Coordination: LVL Weddings and Events | Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop | Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhullier found at Erin Cole Couture Bridal | Vail, belt, and custom shoulder piece designed by: Erin Cole of Erin Cole Couture Bridal | Bride’s Diamond Earrings, Bracelet, and Diamond Rings: Designed by David Lemmerman of Lemmerman’s | Groomsmen ties: Burberry | Groom ‘s Suit: Hickey Freeman | Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG Maxazria | Bridesmaid Gifts: Robes from Plum Pretty Sugar | Videographer: 618 Studios | Custom Letterpress Invitation Design Paper Rifle | Invitation Letterpress: Bjorn Letterpress Studio | Dessert: Frostings Cupcakes | Music: Soulville Band | Ceremony Music: Seaside Strings | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals and Signature Party Rentals | Lighting Design: Diamond Power Services | Hair: Pamela Simpson | Makeup: Smoke and Mirrors Makeup Spa | Other unique details: Ring pillow was from the Groom’s parent’s ceremony 40 years ago | The estate barn was transformed into a Sweet Shop filled with more desserts then one could handle, including mini bottles of milk with warm cookies, root beer float shots, and fresh fruit verrines | Signature Drink was the Hummingbird ~ St. Germain’s signature drink garnished with fresh lavender from a family friend’s farm | Guests were greeted with wooden signs throughout the reception site with quotes from famous love songs from the Beatles and Elvis
For your rustic Chicago Wedding consider these wedding experts:
Venue: Celebrate with rustic vintage furniture at Salvage One | Flowers/Dècor: A Perfect Event | Invitations/Signage: Be U Brides | Photography: Fig Weddings | Hair and Makeup: Beauty on Call | Vintage Plates: Vintage Plate Rental | Signature Drink: Binnys | Get your California Tan with The Sinless Tan (they’ll come on location)