I hope you have your morning cup o’ joe in hand, a snuggly pair of slippers on your feet, and your heart strings ready, because this Holman Ranch Wedding shot by the amazing Tanja Lippert, needs you to spend some time with it. There is so much pretty here to view, and even better so many personal touches it is a tad bit overwhelming! I hope you love it as much as i do.
DIY Projects and Details:
Manzanita Tree: A young manzanita tree was brought down the aisle in a wagon by the brides sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew. The mothers planted some soil in the base of the tree and the fathers watered it as part of the ceremony to symbolize the strong roots of their parents marraiges and their close family ties. The tree was then planted at Holman Ranch, so it will always be there for the couple to return to.
Aisle “runner”: The brides parents collected shells from their travels, and guests from far away places also shipped shells from distant countries which were then all scattered down the aisle.
Specialty Drink: A basket of grapefruits took centerstage at the ceremony to celebrate the first cocktail that Todd ever bought Rebecca. Greyhounds were served as the specialty cocktail at the wedding.
Napkins: Instead of renting dinner napkins, Rebecca found 40 yards of fabric which a family friend, Elisa Cetera, made into napkins. They were able to take the napkins home after the wedding, and keep or gift them all so there was no waste.
Table Names: Wooden frames with photos of of Todd and Rebecca in their favorite places named with the location. These frames were gifted after the wedding to grandparents, aunts and uncles, and those who could not make the wedding
Green Planning: Homemade streamers, Haybales, and a homemade wine barrel bar, were just some of the sustainable additions at this beautiful wedding
Escort cards: The bride adores receiving and writing letters, so she passed on the feeling of joy at a personal and heartfelt note by writing each guests a wedding note of thanks.
Song: Rebecca practiced “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson for months prior to the wedding, and sang it to Todd with the band behind her as a wedding day surprise.
Venue: Holman Ranch
Photographer: Tanja Lippert
Caterer: Paradise Catering
Florist: Christine Cater
Entertainment: Keith Johnson Band
Ceremony Music: Steve Ezzo
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Make-up and Hair: Freebird Productions, Tia Raegan
Napkin Seamstress: Elisa Cetera
Cinematographer: Weddings on Film