Well, hello again!
We are so excited to post some images of Jo and Cody’s fabulous details! There were so many incredible personal touches that Jo and Cody’s friends and family pulled together for their big day that we thought they needed their own post!
It’s always so much fun to see how couples incorporate their personalities into the ceremony and reception. Jo and Cody were looking for a “rustic vintage” sort of feel for their wedding day with some shabby chic flair, and their family and friends came through in spades!
As we mentioned in their previous post (Part One), the wedding was held at a private ranch up in Menifee. With acres and acres of property, there were so many options for them to do it up right. Let’s start with the ceremony site, shall we?
As guests walked up to the property, the were greeted by the ranch’s Guard-Pug. Adorable little pup! Continuing on through the rows of hanging red lanterns, guests found themselves at the guest sign-in table, which included a collection of the families’ snapshots hanging from a small decorative tree and the coolest sign-in “book”: an engraved image of a tree on a piece of wood, complete with an inkpad and wet wipes for friends and family to leave their thumbprints and special notes to the happy couple. How awesome is that?!?
On to the ceremony site. Jo and Cody set up their nuptials to look like an old building with the roof torn off, so guests would walk through an open door frame and find their seat on a covered haybale. The altar received a similar treatment, complete with glass door and window along with weathered boards along the sides.
Everyone loves a good sassy pair of shoes, and Jo did NOT disappoint!! Isn’t that great how the ruffles on the toes of her shoes echo the trim on her gorgeous gown?
The bouquets were BREATHTAKING and so full of fall color and texture!
Sara Lighthall, a VERY talented friend of Jo and Cody’s, designed all the attire for the groomsmen and bridesmaids. The colors meshed so well together, and all the bridal party looked classy and hip as they stood side-by-side with their dear friends!
Adults weren’t the only ones having fun on the big day. Special care was taken so that family and friends of all ages could join in the festivities! With a croquet set-up on one lawn and a bocce set on the other, a good time could be had by all. Notice the rustic “Games” sign? This and many others were hand-painted and set up all over the grounds.
Rustic. Hand-made with love.
Even the bathtub full of sodas added to the fun! Every table, every countertop, every serving station was designed, built and weathered by hand.
And a shucking board for Oysters…what a great use of a washboard.
This old truck served as the background for the photobooth we set up with some old frames Jo & Cody had collected for people to pose with. Good times!
The modern barn that housed the reception. See the big casks out front? Yup. That’s how guests filled up their wine.
Just look at these tables!
Guests and family sat together at these long tables rather than separated by round tables. Isn’t that cozy? And how cool is the mossy table runner?
Each placecard was antiqued and held in wine corks that the bride and groom sanded down themselves (that’s a LOT of cork to inhale!).
Another fantastic and personalized detail: the “cake table”. You may notice that there is no cake on this old antique hutch (and yes…it was hand-weathered to perfection). Instead, various family members made their favorite signature pie/dessert to place on the shelves. Of course, there were little hand-made chalkboard signs that labeled each dessert. Just adorable.
Hand-made jams, jellies and jerky for the guests to take home on the way out? A perfect way to end a perfect day.
To Joanna and Cody’s friends and family: Have you signed in to their Pictage Event Page yet? You will be notified as soon as the individual images go live in a few weeks, and you will receive a gift certificate toward your first print purchase!