Rustic wedding decorations at Rancho Las Lomas

After a few weeks of dealing with a move to a new place, a friend has sent me these pictures from a recent wedding at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado Canyon. The venue is always beautiful, and I appreciate the wedding decorator’s decision to not try to overwhelm the ceremony with flowers — rather, there are a few rustic touches, like baskets and braided candle holders, along with succulents, ferns and flowers here and there. I thought the decor was thoughtful and purposeful. What do you think?

Also, I’m a fan of the Marine honor guard. They look very serious, and the ladies attending weddings always appreciate men in uniform, amirite?

A pinwheel wedding at Newland Barn


Once in a while Darleene lets us take over her blog with a guest post, and today is one of those days! So thanks, Darleene, for allowing us to share a beautifully handcrafted wedding we recently photographed (my husband Keith and I are Orange County wedding photographers—Lori Anderson Photographers).

Cate and Ian are a cute couple who met while in college in Florida. They are also both quite tall, which Keith, himself six-foot-four, enjoyed, but that’s not what made this wedding so special. For this budget-beautiful wedding in Huntington Beach, bride Cate did most of the planning—and therefore the decorating (or at least the imagineering)— herself, with the help of her family and fiancé.

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