A Natural, Rustic-Chic Wedding at Dawn Ranch Lodge in Guerneville, California
With friends and family flying in from around the world, Deborah Kim (34 and vice president of marketing at Index) and Jared Bloom (33 and cofounder of 4th & King) picked the beautiful camping grounds at Dawn Ranch Lodge in Guerneville, California, to house their guests for their weekend-long wedding. "Our general theme was “rustic chic,” and we really wanted to play up the natural beauty surrounding us outdoors," Deborah says. The gray and yellow palette blended well with the wooden details that created a natural setting for the day, which started with getting married at the branch altar covered in greenery. For the cocktail hour, Deborah and Jared changed into traditional outfits for the Korean ceremony, where family members offered words of wisdom and toasted to their marriage. Dining tables had wooden slabs displaying numbers positioned next to wooden boxes filled with dahlias, roses and other colorful blooms. We especially loved the traditional cake that embodied the rustic-chic vibe. "The wedding cake was white with fondant frosting, featuring two beautiful coral sugar flowers in the shape of dahlias and vine designs on every other tier, both of which were meant to evoke the surrounding decor," Deborah says.