A Rustic, Fall Wedding at Long Hollow Ranch in Sisters, Oregon

Paulina Inzerillo (25 and a nonprofit development professional) and Anthony Machi (25 and a business development professional) pulled off their rustic

Paulina Inzerillo (25 and a nonprofit development professional) and Anthony Machi (25 and a business development professional) pulled off their rustic meets vintage and boho wedding by incorporating elements of wood, lace, beads and feathers, plus a rich palette of merlot, mulberry, gold and dusty blue. “We loved the idea of the simplicity and beauty of the outdoors coupled with the richness of color and decor,” Paulina says of their autumn nuptials. The couple said their “I dos” at Long Hollow Ranch in Sisters, Oregon, an operating dude ranch that “really felt like home,” Paulina says. “The vision for our day was to have a destination weekend where our closest family and friends could gather, enjoy and celebrate.” The couple’s families helped them build their ceremony arch and the bar for cocktail hour. Their mothers and grandmothers helped to crochet table runners and beaded dream catchers, while their dads built a wagon wheel chandelier for the barn. Paulina and Anthony even made homemade wine to serve to their friends and family, while their aunts and cousins baked cookies. “What was special for us was that family and friends gave so much to our wedding, and it was so representative of the love they were imparting on us as we stepped into marriage,” Paulina says. “Nearly every piece of decor and furniture was made or refurbished by our parents. They were incredibly supportive in several big projects for the day.” After a personal ceremony overlooking Long Hollow Ranch’s beautiful property, the couple and their friends and family celebrated with dinner and dancing at the ranch’s barn.  —Marissa Hermanson

To complement Anthony’s tweed sport coat, Paulina sported merlot-colored high heels, an Etsy score. The vintage shoes were lined with metallic gold and lettered with little “A's” on the heel, a nod to Anthony.
Bridesmaids donned mulberry-colored Azazie gowns in a variety of styles.
“Our flowers were rich in color, texture and shape,” Paulina says. Her bouquet incorporated burgundy dahlias, chocolate cosmos, and red hanging amaranthus and was tied with burlap and ribbon. “We included a simple variety of berries, herbs (rosemary and thyme) and eucalyptus as accents.”
Rustic DIY signs directed guests to the wedding event at Long Hollow Ranch in Sisters, Oregon.
“We really wanted our ceremony to be grounded in our story and share our journey as a couple,” Paulina says. Paulina and Anthony’s friend Darrell officiated, and as Paulina says, “he really captured our story and shared his heart.” The couple exchanged vows under a willow arch that they had made the week before with Anthony’s parents and grandmother. “We treasure that we stood under something we created together,” Paulina says. For a unity ceremony, the couple’s mothers poured rose petals into a single vase to symbolize two families becoming one. Another memorable moment: The wedding party prayed over the couple before they were announced as husband and wife. “To have a community that we love and cherish surround and embrace us was a memory we will never forget,” Paulina says.
Paulina and Anthony met during their final year at the University of California, Berkeley, and started their relationship as close friends, but it soon blossomed into more. “Through the highs and lows, we have walked by each other’s side and grown in love,” Paulina says.
Paulina and Anthony used their marsala, gold and dusty blue color scheme as inspiration for their four-tier cake. “I painted a burgundy peony on our invitation, and Nickol [the cake maker] created one made of fondant to top our cake,” Paulina says. “She added a couple of fondant feathers to match our dream catchers, and she included our wedding saying, ‘I have found the one whom my soul loves.’ ”
At the dinner reception at Long Hollow Ranch in Sisters, Oregon, plush seats were adorned with “Mr.” and “Mrs.” signs.
Tables were adorned with burlap and lace runners, which were topped with handwoven dream catchers hanging on mason jars. “To create fun and color, we used vintage mismatched dishes as our place settings,” Paulina says. “To keep with our theme of community, our meal was served family-style, and everyone passed around each dish and served one another. It felt like a true Sunday meal at Grandma’s.”
Paulina and Anthony’s reception was held in a 1907 barn at Long Hollow Ranch in Sisters, Oregon.
Paulina offers her advice for other brides: “Bring all of who you are to each other, and create time to be intentional with each other and those closest to you in your planning. Remember that your wedding day is not just an event with endless checklists; it’s the start of a marriage surrounded by those you love. Have fun, and laugh often. The adventure is just beginning!”