Free-Spirited California Countryside Wedding at a Private Ranch in Santa Ynez

August 11, 2018 | juliette

Bri and Boomer treated their guests to a day on a private ranch in their California countryside wedding, and it could not have been more idyllic! With the help of Nicole Symer Events, the couple created a cozy western-meets-vintage vibe for their day, bringing in vintage chairs, antlers, antique textiles, and rustic wood accents to add dimension to the outdoor space. After exchanging vows under a huge oak tree, the couple and their guests dined under the stars in front of an old-time Western saloon, hotel, and general store. Bri looked like a true bohemian goddess in her off-the-shoulder lace Rue De Seine gown and flower-adorned hair, and Boomer channeled his country roots in denim, white button down, and cowboy hat. As if these photos captured by Cork Creative aren’t dreamy enough, they also captured a video that’s truly swoon-worthy.

The Couple:

Bri and Boomer

The Wedding:

Private Ranch, Santa Ynez, California

While planning all of your little details, don’t forget WHY you are planning your wedding in the first place. It is a celebration of the love between you and your significant other, after all. That is what it should be about. When you feel yourself going over the edge of stress from planning, take moment to breathe and remember those details are only brief. It is the overwhelming love and joy you will feel the day of that is most important.

The moment when I pulled up to the ceremony site and saw all of my friends and family gathered together and my soon to be husband standing up top waiting for me. It was when I first cried. All of my emotions overcame me and I felt the happiest I have ever been. For Boomer, his most memorable moment was sharing our personal vows at the altar. Getting caught up in day-to-day life makes moments such as those ones you’ll never forget.

We went for a vintage, western vibe and really it just came naturally. It pretty much expresses who we are as a couple and everything we love. Our house is decorated that way, mostly from Boomer‘s side of the family. He holds a strong value in the history of the countryside and family. We wanted to emulate that feeling and vibe. I am not sure if we accomplished it correctly to the rest of our guests, but we loved it and it felt perfectly at home to us.

Processional – “Universal Sound” by Tyler Childers and “Just Let Go” by Sturgill Simpson
Recessional – “Oogum Boogum Song” by Brenton Wood
First Dance – “I Aint Goin’ Nowhere Baby” by Cody Johnson

The Wedding Team:

Photography and Videography – Cork Creative
Event Planning – Nicole Symer Events
Floral Design – Terra Bella Event Florals
Cake – Birkholm’s Bakery
Stationery – Rose Gold & Copper Design Company
Wedding Dress – Rue De Seine
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Free People and BHLDN
Rings – Solvang Antiques
Rentals – The Tent Merchant


Congratulations to Bri and Boomer, and a big thanks to Cork Creative for sharing this lovely California countryside wedding with Junebug! Want to see more dreamy country wedding inspiration? This DIY Texas Hill Country wedding at Memory Lane Event Center gave rustic charm a quirky twist!

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