Wedding at Sonoma County Ranch

Today we’re sharing a gorgeous Wedding at Sonoma County Ranch.  The photos were captured by Lianne Milton; the flowers, design, and styling were done by Rachel of Finch & Thistle Event Design, who sent us the details of the special day.

Jenny and Jeff’s wedding took place on the bride’s grandmother’s 350 acre ranch in Sonoma County, just outside of Healdsburg. The ceremony was held on the lawn of the caretaker’s cottage overlooking fields ripe with hay and emerald vineyards lining the hillsides in all directions. White flags rippled in the wind, lace patterned lanterns danced from the tree branches and the sun beat down on a crowd anxious to witness the marriage of this long-time couple (11 years) at last.

Wedding at Sonoma County Ranch

view of the Sonoma County Ranch
Isn’t the location so beautiful?

groom having boutonniere pinned on; bride's bouquet
Jenny’s bouquet was composed of dahlias, scabiosa, lisianthus, David Austin roses, dusty miller, and more.

bride and groom with marriage commissioner
bride and groom sharing first kiss
table seating cards clipped on wire
Guests found their table assignments from escort cards clipped onto wire along with pictures of Jenny and Jeff’s families.

fabric covered saddles; papel piccado flags strung on a wire

The reception area was decorated with fabric covered saddles, cafe lights, and papel picado flags personalized with the bride and groom’s names.

reception tables covered with white doilies on taupe linen cloths;  flower centrepieces accentuated with real turkey feathers
The reception tables were covered in taupe linens and vintage doilies. The floral centerpieces were arranged in mason jars and milk glass and accented with wild turkey feathers collected on the ranch. The napkins were held together with kraft paper napkin rings. Small pots of local honey sat at each place setting as favors, with little tags that read, “thanks for bee-ing here!”
honey-pot favours; reception tables with flower vases
collection of family photos taken over the years
a wheel barrel full of flowers; reception table with food
bride and groom taking a romantic walk after their wedding at Sonoma County Ranch
Isn’t the back of Jenny’s dress pretty? It’s a Nicole Miller dress she found on Craigslist!
bride and groom displaying their shoes

Thanks to Lianne for sharing her photography and Rachel for sharing all the details of this sweet wedding!

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  1. This is a gorgeous wedding! Love their reception area decorated with fabric covered saddles!! So great for a rustic wedding!

  2. love the wheelbarrow of flowers!

  3. The location is absolutely stunning, and the wedding just kept getting better! The floral arrangements were gorgeous, and I love that she bought her gown on Craigslist!

  4. Thanks so much for featuring this wedding on Love & Lavender! Definitely one of my favorites from this past summer!

  5. The wheelbarrow arrangement is amazing! I notice that the link doesn’t work for Finch and Thistle though – do they have a website you could post?

  6. Hi Chelsea! Thanks so much for pointing that out. The links are updated but here’s her website too, just in case:

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