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Joanne & Jake: A Redwood Forest Wedding in California
Photos By Shanti Duprez Fine Portrait Photography
By L. K. on Jun 13, 2013 at 6:00 am in Rustic, Budget-Friendly and Simple/Minimalist
Joanne and Jake were married on a summer’s day among California’s majestic redwoods at Pema Osel Ling, an eco-friendly retreat center located on more than a hundred acres of redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The details were simple but fitting. Joanne’s graceful sheath dress was handmade by Amy Kuschel, and she carried a cheery, seasonally apropos bouquet of yellow roses and mixed hydrangeas. Following a breathtaking ceremony in the presence of nature’s loftiest trees, the couple and their guests headed to a private meadow, where they dined alfresco on organic, local fare served up by the house chef. A lively bluegrass band played into the night, and the best man serenaded the newlyweds with a riff on John Mellencamp’s 1982 hit, “Jack and Diane.” Shanti Duprez of Shanti Duprez Fine Portrait Photography captured the day beautifully.
Sharing is Happiness
Photography > Shanti Duprez Fine Portrait Photography
Ceremony Venue > Pema Osel Ling
Reception Venue > Pema Osel Ling
Flowers > Susi’s Flowers
Cake > Heather’s Patisserie
Music > Dark Hollow Bluegrass
Bride’s Dress > Amy Kuschel
Bridesmaids’ Dresses > J. Crew
Hair > Tranquille Spa
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