A Rustic, Elegant Barn Wedding With Pastel Accents at Rancho Otranto in St. Helena, California

A soft color palette filled with pastels of pink, yellow and green blended in well with the naturally rustic elements at this outdoor ranch wedding. Holly Cobbold (27 and in recruiting) and Doug Streblow (29 and part of a nonprofit organization) held their wedding at Rancho Otranto in St. Helena, California. Filled with lush greenery, open fields and an onsite barn for the reception, the ranch is owned by Doug’s family. “[Doug and Holly] lived there for a while, and had many fun adventures, explorations and gatherings over the years,” Holly says. At the outdoor ceremony, hats and parasols were arranged on the corners of a white dressed table, with a vintage trunk in the middle that was filled with handkerchiefs and gardenia petals for guests to use, all captured by Still Music Photography. Since Holly had a strong love for peonies, the couple incorporated the classic flower into all the bouquets and centerpieces decorating the wedding day, with the help of Garden Party and also Doug’s mother, who is a florist. At the barn reception, there was a chalkboard seating chart bordered by a wooden frame to help guide guests to their seats, which were named after various locations around the world. We love that Holly and Doug created a personalized card for each guest that they displayed on the wooden doors of the barn. “We wanted to honor every single person who was there with us on the day of our wedding, so we created a "Love Tree," where each person had a card with a photo, their relation to us, and an "ask about" section with a few things about them,” the couple says. “It was a great way to stay grounded throughout the planning process, and always come back to and remembering why we were having a wedding, which was to celebrate our love with the people we love.”