Terra and Daniel

Sebastopol, California

 

 

Photography | Apollo Fotografie | @apollofotografie

Venue | The Barlow | @thebarlow707

Event Planner | So Eventful

Apparel | Lovely Bride

Apparel | The Combatant Gentleman

Shoes | BHLDN | @BHLDN

Invitations | Minted | @minted

Cake | Village Bakery

DJ | DJ-AMS Entertainment

Transportation | California Wine Tours | @calwinetours

From the Photographer

Terra & Daniel’s wedding venue was an open, airy warehouse with a big beautiful lawn and oak tree. It was bright, simple, and clean, with a modern and industrial feel. They used mixed metals, natural wood, and greenery, all with a super organic, bright, airy feel to supplement their wedding theme while keeping the whole event very personal and intimate…less big wedding, more festive dinner party.

 

Terra took on many DIY projects in order to keep everything very personal and unique. With the help of her fiancé and bridesmaids, Terra DIYed all of the linens, florals, signs, decorations, sweetheart table backdrop, and chuppah. You can really see the care that went into creating each individual aspect of their wedding décor. Terra’s dress had clean lines and the modern but timeless look. She paired it with a simple veil trimmed in satin and the most amazing (but comfortable) pair of heels. She tied it together with very sentimental accessories: An opal necklace that she wore as a bracelet (the first gift Daniel ever gave her, and her something blue), her grandma’s Chinese gold bracelet (something old) and a ring that used to belong to Daniel’s grandmother (something borrowed from her sister-in-law). The vision for Terra’s bridesmaids was the ultimate cool girl, and anything but bridal. White was the perfect choice to fit into their modern, industrial vibe. Paired with gold accessories and nude shoes, they were #squadgoals for sure! The guys wore charcoal grey shawl-lapel tuxedos for the right mix of modern and timeless.

Terra & Daniel had no flowers at their wedding, but instead a mix of succulents and tropical greens. And they DIYed it all! The bouquets were a mix of greenery cut from their yard, and were tied with ribbons they dip-dyed to match the rest of the linens. The boutonnieres were similarly made of succulents and ferns cut from their yard and wrapped in copper wire.

 

Their ceremony ended up in Plan B. It was originally going to be on the lawn under the oak tree, but due to the rain, they moved it into the warehouse where the reception was also being held. They adjusted the floor plan a little to create an aisle between the tables and the alter was on the dance floor. While not their original vision, it ended up being perfect. The ceremony ended up feeling very comfortable and intimate, like sitting next to a window in a café and watching a rainstorm. They had a Jewish ceremony and Daniel and Terra made their chuppah out of copper pipes, and sewed and hand-painted a taglit (the chuppah covering) to go with the rest of their linens. The rabbi hit a perfect mix of humor and tradition, but everyone’s favorite part of the ceremony was when he has them all close their eyes and listen to the rain tapping on the metal roof of the warehouse. It really brought everyone into the moment, feeling an immense calm while at the same time a reminder of the magnitude of the moment.

 

As for the reception, Terra & Daniel brought long wooden tables and metal café chairs into the space, which enhanced the industrial and modern warehouse. Terra and her maid of honor cut and dip-dyed all of the runners and napkins, and Terra made table number and menu signs for the tables from wood and photo transfers. The tables were then dotted with potted succulents, which guests were able to take home at the end of the night. The food was local and seasonal, and served family style, which exemplified the intimate yet elegant dinner party vibe they were ultimately going for.