We’re all for family traditions. The more the merrier in our opinion. They are the ultimate personalization – taking a wedding like this rustic affair and weaving it with unique details that are both meaningful and heartfelt. For Annemarie and Lukas, those traditions are of Scandinavian flavor and add to an already gorgeous day… This pure-white, classic and natural outdoor rustic wedding in Bonny Doon, California is sweet and timeless.
Annemarie shares, “We dreamed of having an outdoor wedding. We wanted our wedding to have a quiet, simple elegance and an intimate feel, and we wanted it to reflect the natural and harmonious beauty of the outdoors. We got married on a private property that my grandfather and great-grandfather worked on and knew well. It was special to get married in this setting–it felt like the closest we could get to having them there. We loved how this property held sentimental value for us, but we also loved the natural setting. The ceremony was in an open meadow surrounded by redwood forest and we chose a clear tent for our reception so while we were inside we could still see the stars and the silhouette of the trees against the sky at night.”
“I wanted chandeliers at our reception, but didn’t want to pay the steep rental prices. I found a rustic wrought iron chandelier at a flea market and found two more I could borrow. The chandeliers were meant to hold candles, but of course we weren’t allowed to have the open flames. We drilled holes in wax candles so we could insert little flameless candles into each of the wax candles. From the ground, the candles looked like they were actually lit!”