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An Earthy Wedding in Glen Ellen, CA

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Lauren & Steven in Glen Ellen, CA
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Ceremony and Reception Site: Beltane Ranch, Glen Ellen, CA  
Photography: Kate Harrison Photography  
Consultant: Off the Beaten Path Weddings 
Gown: Angel Sanchez, Saks Fifth Avenue Bridal Salon, Beverly Hills, CA 
Hair: Heather Lennox/Salon NOVO
Makeup: Rahnie Rachelle 
Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate, Bella Bridesmaid 
Formalwear: Men's Wear ...
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Mini chalkboards served as no-frills table numbers.
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Black tags with a simple hole-punched design were clothespinned to an old wooden gate.
DIY Project
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White farm tables made ideal blank canvases. Burlap runners were overlaid with Spanish moss and homegrown succulents.
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Bunches of calla lilies decorated the wedding day.
Oh So Lovey Floral Designs, Glen Ellen, CA
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A mariachi band played during the cocktail hour.
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Large succulents lined the ceremony aisle.
DIY Project by the Bride and Friends
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The three flower girls wore frothy tulle dresses that Lauren's mom made.
DIY Project by the Bride's Mother
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The couple exchanged vows beneath a giant blue oak overlooking the striking vineyards of Sonoma Valley.
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Before the ceremony, guests sipped on refreshing sparkling lemonade - it was set up on the Beltane Ranch's 1953 Chevy.
DIY Project
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The three bridesmaids wore different dresses made of the same black dupioni silk. The guys coordinated in classic black tuxedos.
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Purple and white sweet peas, roses, potato vine and succulents added texture to the bridesmaid bouquets.
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The guys wore classic pocket squares and calla lily and succulent boutonnieres.
DIY Project by the Bride's Mother
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Lauren's mom put together a delicate bouquet with Lauren's favorite flowers on the ranch: calla lilies, lobelias and maidenhair ferns.
DIY Project by the Bride's Mother

Lauren & Steven in Glen Ellen, CA

The Bride Lauren Benward, 32, works at Beltane Ranch and Steven Krause Photography
The Groom Steven Krause, 46, owner and photographer for Steven Krause Photography
The Date July 16

Lauren and Steven really wanted to complement their venue's natural beauty, so they worked with a rustic-elegant theme and used homegrown elements, plenty of succulents and repurposed materials to complete the look they were after.
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