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A Bright, DIY Wedding in Rustic Guerneville

The white bridal cabin, the daisy filled meadow for the reception, and the tree lined pool and cabana for the after party, were just part of what made Gwen and Cory's bright, rustic wedding one to remember. 

The bride look gorgeous in a long, flowing vintage dress with white lace and embroidery, accented by red Bakelite jewelry and custom-made red suede shoes, as she walked down the aisle accompanied by a single guitarist. 

The chosen color theme of turquoise and red played together beautifully in everything from the groomsmen’s suspenders and pocket squares, to the bridesmaids dresses, jewelry and flowers, and even their nails. The bride, a clothing designer by trade, created the table runners, candleholders, place cards, and succulent displays donned in a different prints to match the color scheme. Cory made the cake topper – cute wood and felt figurines in the likeness of the bride and groom, including a tiny banjo played by Cory and a replica of Mr. Peanut their rescue pup and ring bearer. The tiny version of the newlyweds stood atop their three layer turquoise lace and red strawberry cake.

Bikes were also incorporated into their special day, since Cory proposed to Gwen at the finish of an epic ride from San Francisco to LA. After vows were exchanged, they rode off together on a tandem with Mr. Peanut in the front basket. 

Photographer: Liz Caruana Photography 

Floral Designer: La Bodega Flora 

Cake Designer: Pretty Please Bakeshop 

Band: Ela Jaszczak

Preferred Vendors

Swedenborgian Church: Not Your Average Church Wedding

An extraordinary venue in the heart of the city with a secret garden and an historic sanctuary where you will be married by candlelight.

Church Street Flowers

Church Street Flowers is a full service floral boutique specializing in custom creations for every occasion.

Les Cent Culottes

French Lingerie, sleepwear, hosiery & jewelry perfect for brides. 

San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart

With over 125 Bay Area vendors and the largest selection in the Bay Area, the SF Giftcenter & Jewelrymart has your wedding needs covered from head to toe. 

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort,

Spa and Casino

Create cherished lifelong memories in the stunning alpine setting at Tahoe’s newly renovated and only lakefront 4-diamond resort. 

Nordstrom Wedding Suites -

San Francisco Centre and Valley Fair

From your dress to every little detail, our Wedding Stylists will help bring your bridal vision to life, including looks for your entire wedding party.

Dream a Little Dream Events

Custom wedding and event planning company for the stylish bride.