A Rustic, Southern Charm-Inspired Wedding at Camarillo Ranch in Camarillo, California
With natural open land that had an on-site red barn and Victorian estate, Camarillo Ranch in Camarillo, California, was the perfect venue for this rustic wedding filled with Southern charm. "I grew up in South Carolina and I knew I wanted a rustic feel to our wedding," Victoria Helou (30 and a community manager) says of her marriage to Robert Helou (30 and a contractor). "When I showed up at Camarillo Ranch, I had this overwhelming feeling and knew that it was the venue for us." They kept the palette light with soft shades of pink, gray and white reflected in many of the wedding details—from the invitations to the hydrangea, rose and baby's breath centerpieces arranged inside wooden boxes. Two faded wooden panels created an entrance into the outdoor ceremony space, leading to the grand tree where Victoria and Robert said their vows. The party then moved into the classic barn, where twinkling string lights, chandeliers draped with greenery and a large heart-shaped wall decoration accented the space—creating a charming vibe mixed with wooden interior and furniture. Vintage dinnerware with white menu cards had sprigs accenting the top, and each setting had jarred strawberry that guests took home. We absolutely loved the dessert options: cake balls covered in sprinkles and glass jars of candy to supplement the white wedding cake on top of a rustic bark stand. Check out more of these rustic details that charmed us, below.