Get ready for this Gothic Midsummer Night's Dream wedding in a forest

If I had to put a label on it, I would call our wedding a "Gothic Midsummer Night's Dream." We made sure to include a ton of natural and rustic elements like crystals, logs, animal bones, and balanced those raw materials with dark elegant pieces to get that "we just magically threw together a fancy party in the woods" vibe. James and I are both artists, so it only made sense that almost all our decorations/accessories were made by us. Don't miss how we narrowed down our venue search!


A rustic music festival wedding in the towering redwoods

A ceremony beneath towering redwoods. A giant rainy parade (with colorful parasols!) from ceremony to reception led by an epic brass band. Bad-ass live music into the wee hours. A couple who both jumped in to join the bands! Yep, it was just as awesome as it sounds.

In addition to the redwoods at Pema Osel Ling, there were cabins, camping, and hula hooping in a wedding dress. Megan and Dave were tearful, joyful, and music festival vibes were everywhere. Don't miss the brollies, gorgeous cakes, and face cut-outs on the dance floor!


A fairylit wedding in the woods (with flower kitty and folk dancing)

"It was a woodsy, naturalistic fall-themed wedding with twinkling lights all around. The magpie aesthetic showcased the uniqueness of found items, like an old chandelier hanging from a tree, a tiny bicycle covered with ivy, a table made from an old tree stump. The setup followed the natural curvature of the forest, which led to an asymmetrical seating pattern and the bridal party coming in from the side." Just from that you can tell this wedding is going to be SOMETHING. Get ready to be wowed by the beauty of this fairylit wedding in the woods…


Flowers & whimsy galore at this forest wedding in Sebastopol

Claire and Eric's are super talented people who DIYed the hell out of their lovely forest wedding in Sebastopol. Eric harnessed his graphic design skills and they crafted whimsical brass animals, floating paper cranes, HUGE paper flowers (a favorite!), and paper crowns for all the guests, UK-style.

Nominee for most adorable moment: instead of a first dance, the couple serenaded their guests with "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You," returning to their college show choir roots where they first met. You've got to see this flower-filled wedding that shows off this couple's serious DIY skills…


Be swept away by this woodland backyard Kentucky wedding

Jordynn and Cole's wedding day was nestled in the beautiful hills of Kentucky, in a backyard which belongs to the bride's family. Vintage windows framed a cleared out portion of the woods, while chairs and church pews lined the rows leading up to a handmade cross altar. Family photos could be seen nailed to the trunks of trees, wildflowers were strategically hidden throughout the area, and the aisle consisted of rugs varying in size, shape, and color. It was truly a magical setting.

Let's peek at this woodland backyard Kentucky wedding…