A Neutral-Colored Rustic Wedding at Camarillo Ranch in Camarillo, California
The neutral color palette mixed with plentiful amounts of greens warmly invited guests to enter the barn doors of this classic, rustic wedding. Melanie Greene (24 and a preschool teacher) and Jeffrey (JJ) Turbin (23 and in hospital quality assurance) got married at Camarillo Ranch in Camarillo, California, not only because it was convenient for family members who lived nearby, but also because they fell in love with the rustic feel of the barn and house on the property. The inside of the barn was strung with twinkling lights, which hung over wooden folding chairs where guests sat to watch the couple say their vows. Melanie and JJ were married in front of a wedding arch made of greenery and ivory flowers, captured on camera by Anna Delores Photography. The room was flipped for the reception, opening the space to fit round tables dressed in ivory linens that were decorated with centerpieces of leaves and eucalyptus, arranged with the help of Carrie Contreras. Guests located their designated seats with black circular chalkboards in silver frames that had names written next to tables. The couple's personalities shined through in having milk in glass bottles and platters of cookies instead of a traditional wedding cake (which they didn’t like, anyway). "Worry less about the wedding, and more about preparing for marriage," Melanie says. "Have fun, and practice making decisions together. Your style and taste will change, but the memories of spending time with your loved ones and forming a union will be what sticks."