Bespoke-Bride: Wedding Blog



April 2014



An Intimate Rustic Beach Wedding: Ryan & Amber

Written by , Posted in Beach, Intimate, Real Weddings, Rustic

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Today’s stunning wedding comes all the way from the beaches of California. It has to be one of my favourite ever weddings we have featured on this blog and you will soon see why, the details of this wedding although very simple are so swoon-worthy!

Ryan and Amber chose to get married on  Stinson Beach, they opted for a small intimate ceremony with just close family and friends and the beach provided the privacy this couple so desired.

There was a huge emphasis on family in their wedding which I really loved – Amber wore her great grandmothers vintage wedding ring and Ryan’s father officiated which I think is wonderfully special. They worked very hard to create lots of personal touches with Ryan creating the stationery and favours and Amber putting together her own bouquet.

The beautiful photography was courtesy of Crystal Lynn Photography who has done the most amazing job of capturing the natural simplicity of this wedding.

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Ryan and I are a bit non-traditional and very private. We knew as soon as we started planning that we wanted a small, simple, and personal celebration that reflected our personalities. Our day started with an intimate, no-fuss beach ceremony surrounded by our closest family and friends and ended with a small reception at Ryan’s parents’ house. I cannot imagine a more fitting day for Ryan and myself! Stinson Beach served as our ceremony backdrop and the inspiration for our aesthetic. Not wanting to detract from the beauty of the beach, we agreed on a simple, natural, and clean aesthetic with subdued tones of sage, slate, and sand. Family was also at the center of our day (quite literally—Ryan’s dad officiated!).

The most amazing aspect of our wedding was witnessing the collaboration and generosity of our families in making our day happen. Everyone pitched in in one way or another and helped our vision come together. It was an amazing day filled with the people and things we love the most. I would not change a thing about our wedding!

Super Suppliers – Photography: Crystal Lynn Photography// Dress designer: From Va Et Vien (BHLDN Niceties Dress)// Brides Shoes: Charming Charlie// Groom’s shoes: Reef// Bride’s belt: Anthropologie// Catering Co: Tres Hermanos Taco Truck (Sacramento, CA) // Cake Co: Groom’s sister // Invitations: Designed by groom// Favours: Designed by groom// Bouquet: The Farmer’s Wife (assembled by bride)// Cufflinks: Stampin’ Off the Path, Etsy // Bride’s Engagement Ring: Tiffany & Co// Groom’s Wedding Band: Etsy: Jewelry by Johan, Etsy//

I have a feeling this wedding is going to be pinned within an inch of its life, and you can definitely see why!

Much Bespoke Love

Emily x


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