Summer Lovin': Stephanie & Tom in Guerneville, CA

When Stephanie traveled to Jamaica for Spring Break during college, she met Tom, who was there on business. Attributing new meaning to the term “whirlwind romance,” their connection was so strong that Stephanie canceled her flight home and stayed in Jamaica with Tom—a spontaneous decision that Stephanie credits as having been the smartest choice she ever made.

After almost six years together, the couple tied the knot on a ranch in Northern California. 
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When Stephanie traveled to Jamaica for Spring Break during college, she met Tom, who was there on business. Attributing new meaning to the term “whirlwind romance,” their connection was so strong that Stephanie canceled her flight home and stayed in Jamaica with Tom—a spontaneous decision that Stephanie credits as having been the smartest choice she ever made.
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In an effort to remain budget friendly while also ensuring that every aspect of the wedding was replete with the couple’s personal flare, this outdoor summer wedding brought the concept of DIY to new heights. The couple created "Yay" flags for their guests to express their happy wishes to the newlyweds.
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The flower girl scattered petals from homemade baskets.
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Stephanie's four bridesmaids donned matching navy gowns.
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For the ceremony, the couple provided parasols for guests to shield themselves from the hot California sun. "During our ceremony, Tom and I started teqasing each other for crying...we had to ask the officiant to pause for a moment so we could release our laughter and catch our breath."
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Old suitcases brimming with sentimental artifacts and pictures of the bride and groom added to the vintage-style décor.
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Boutonnières matched the unique color palette.
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Place cards, handcrafted by Stephanie, whimsically hung from tree branches.
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