Real Wedding: Rustic Chic California Celebration

We’re crazy about rustic weddings and we don’t foresee that changing anytime soon. But we do understand that when wedding style trends like this one hit an all time high on the popularity scale, that they can start to feel cumbersome. Thankfully, the world is full of creative, unique brides and grooms who keep bringing a fresh, fun approach to the rustic look. Today’s couple are a perfect example. Chelsea and Joey tied the knot at Grace Maralyn Estate and Gardens in Atascadero, CA, a location described by Ballad’s Photography as a place that “makes you want to throw off your shoes and stay awhile!” Chelsea wore a wedding gown that was custom-made by a dear friend and a boho-esque hair chain. Her maids wore mismatched mint green dresses of their choosing and her flower girls wore pretty ivory dresses and flower crowns. The bride and groom hosted a gorgeous ceremony outside that featured wooden folding chairs, florals galore and a beautiful white gazebo. After the vows, the couple’s lovely reception waited nearby on the lawn. With chic decor all around, including stunning centerpieces by April Flowers, and a dessert station piled high with desserts and cake, there’s no doubting that the newlyweds and their guests had a fabulous time celebrating under California’s big blue skies. As long as there are couples around like Chelsea and Joey to provide us with stylish takes on “rustic,” we’re keeping our fingers crossed that this trend isn’t going anywhere in the years to come!

wedding dress and pastel bridesmaid dresses hanging in barn door by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
bride in boho wedding dress by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
boho flowergirls in floral crowns by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
bridesmaids in mint green dresses with bride by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
groom in grey vest and mint tie by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
rustic outdoor ceremony at Grace Maralyn Estate and Gardens by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
rustic wedding ceremony with chalkboard sign by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
boho bride walking down aisle with her dad by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
bride and groom exchanging rings by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
bride and groom kissing under willow tree by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
wedding portrait on cerement stage by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
wedding party portrait at Grace Maralyn Estate and Gardens by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
escort card table with rustic decor by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
jam wedding favors by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
rustic wedding reception table with wooden picture frames by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
pink floral centerpiece with gold vase by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
cherry pie pops by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
portrait of bride and groom under big oak tree by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
portrait of bride in California desert by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography
portrait of rustic bride and groom in California desert by Ballad's Photography
Photography by: Ballad’s Photography

Many thanks to Ballad’s Photography for sharing this drop-dead-gorgeous day!

~Audra

Photographer: Ballad’s Photography//Caterer: Splash Cafe//Floral Designer: April Flowers//Location: Grace Maralyn Estate and Gardens

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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2 Comments

  1. In the picture of the three young girls, can you please tell me the name of the dress on the third girl, or where you bought it from? On the right? Thank you in advance!!

    1. Hey Stephanie, thanks for checking out this fabulous wedding! Any details about the wedding not listed in the write-up, such as florist, jeweler, or flower girl attire, will always be posted at the bottom of each feature. If it isn’t listed there, we were not given that information, and unfortunately we can’t help you with your search. Maybe the bride or another wonderful reader will be able to help you out! Good luck 🙂

      Caroline

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