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Karin & Jon: An Outdoor Wedding in Philo, CA

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Karin and Jon set a simple, elegant tone with invitations printed on handmade cream-colored Tibetan paper, lined with an Indian block print paper in celadon, cream, and gold. The invites were held together by a ribbon wrapped around a small twig taken from the apple farm.
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Almost all of the flowers for the wedding were picked from the apple farm and arranged by owner Karen Bates.
The Philo Apple Farm, Philo
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Jon's boutonniere was a mix of farm fresh flowers.
The Philo Apple Farm, Philo
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Karin and Jon special furry guest even got in on the act and dressed up for the celebration!
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Karin and Jon enhanced the natural look of their venue with simple touches of greenery and farm-fresh flowers. Almost all of the flowers for the wedding were picked from the apple farm and arranged by the owner.
Karen Bates, The Philo Apple Farm, Philo
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The couple exchanged vows in a clearing of the orchard beneath a handcrafted wrought-iron huppah.
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“The band had a great breadth of style,” Karin says, “from New Orleans–style jazz to reggae to blues, rock ’n’ roll, and mariachi.”
Bay Area Booking, San Francisco
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Despite the threat of rain (a last-minute tent had to be set up for the band), the fun, social atmosphere made for a lively reception, behind the farm's main house. Food stations with delicious bit-size servings encouraged guests to mingle, while lights strung between the trees and a roaring fire pit kept the setting cozy.
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Karin and Jon's guests could choose from an array of colorful umbrellas to shield the threat of rain during the couple's nuptials and reception.
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“We ordered two round cakes, both covered in a chocolate ganache icing,” Karin says. The bottom cake was a hot-milk sponge cake with brandy, pastry cream, and fresh berries, while the top layer was a rich chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and a thin layer of apricot.
Downtown Bakery and Creamery, Healdsburg

Karin & Jon in Philo, CA

For Karin and Jon a little communication goes a long way. The two met when they were paired up during a workshop and started dating six months later. The Bride Karin, 39, therapist The Groom Jon, 37, development consultant The Date June 18 During a weekend getaway to Anderson Valley, the couple was working out a to-do list for the next few months when their conversation turned to the subject of their wedding. “At that point I joked to Jon that it was perhaps a bit premature to be talking weddings given that something pretty crucial was missing,” says Karin -- to which Jon responded with a sweet, previously planned proposal.
- Miles Stiverson
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  • Karen Bates, The Philo Apple Farm, Philo
  • Bay Area Booking, San Francisco
  • Downtown Bakery and Creamery, Healdsburg

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