Julie and Kaori tied the knot at the historic Beltane Ranch in a September wedding, filled with beautiful personal details. The ranch had an old truck from the 1950’s on it, and Julie and Kaori served lemonade out of the back of it as their guests arrived. At the end of the night, they filled the back of the truck with jars of local Sonoma honey for guests to take home with them. To echo the truck theme, Julie bought three old toy trucks on eBay to fill with flowers. (This is probably my favorite detail!) There are huge, hundred-year-old raspberry bushes at the Beltane Ranch, so Julie and Kaori decided to incorporate raspberries into several aspects of the wedding. Kaori’s dad drew the raspberries on their letterpress invitations and programs, and there were raspberries in the cake, salad, and flower arrangements. The cake had one layer of dark chocolate raspberry, and one layer of vanilla pound cake with crushed apricot preserves. For their guest book, they put out markers, stamps, and a Polaroid camera and asked guests to take a photo of themselves and write a note or make a drawing – what a fun keepsake!
Congratulations Julie and Kaori!
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September Wedding at Beltane Ranch15 March 2008
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