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Sarvinski's Fun Filled Rustic Country Wedding

Casey and Rachel got married on the family vegetable farm in Pepperwood along the Avenue of the Giants. There was not a cloud in the sky as 300 friends and family gathered on hay bales to watch them perform their vows to each other. The vows were personal and heartfelt and Rachel’s stepdad entertained everyone with funny stories of how they met and some funny adventures of their relationship. After the beautiful ceremony, the bridal party headed to the Humboldt County Fair where they had a blast eating corn dogs and riding the big slide. We then traveled back to the Fortuna Riverlodge where Casey and Rachel celebrated the night away with family and friends. This was a beautiful rustic wedding filled with lots of love and laughter.

Curtis & Katie's Sunflower Rosina Vineyards Wedding

I photographed a wedding at Rosina Vineyards in July of 2018. Not long after, Katie contacted me about shooting her Rosina Vineyards wedding the following July. Her plans were for sunflowers everywhere. Fast forward one year, and one pregnancy later. This mama got married not long after having a baby! Big props to Katie! Planning a wedding while pregnant and then having a newborn is definitely not easy! : ) Curtis and Katie’s wedding was on a very warm Southern Humboldt day. It was filled with sunflowers, lots of love, and even more laughter. Tears were shed, amazing dance moves were recorded, and lots of laughs were had. I hope you enjoy viewing their photos! : )

Lucas&Vanessa'sRomanticRainyDayBenbowInnWedding

I have been dreaming of shooting a Benbow Inn Wedding ever since I started shooting weddings four years ago. There are two reasons for this. It is a gorgeous venue, and it is 5 minutes from my house. I was so happy when Lucas and Vanessa chose me as their wedding photographer. I was envisioning a beautiful, warm day full of sunshine which is typical here in Southern Humboldt. I kept checking the forecast for their wedding day, but the chance of rain just kept climbing until it reached 100%. I had been picturing their family gathered on the beautiful green lawn of the Benbow Inn with the bridge in the background, in the golden sunshine, followed by a romantic reception on the balcony under the starry sky. We like to make our plans, and then God likes to make his. Lucas and Vanessa took the rain in stride. They were down for anything! They had a vision of doing their first look beneath the majestic redwoods on the Avenue of the Giants. They didn’t let the rain stop their vision. I am so glad they chose to stick to the plan!

After the first look, we traveled back to Benbow for some bridal party portraits. This bridal party was down for anything and still had smiles on their faces despite the constant rain. Catrina Chavez of Above and Beyond Creations helped save the day with the vintage umbrellas which made for some romantic photographs.

After the bridal party formals Lucas and Vanessa said “I Do” in the quaint library of the Benbow Inn with a reception following upstairs. Their close family and friends traveled all the way from Central California to the middle of the United States to witness their vows and celebrate their love.

As their friends and family continued to celebrate, we snuck outside for some romantic sneak away shots which are my favorite. The rain still continued to bless their day, and we have some romantic and magical images to show for it!

We like to make our plans, and then God likes to make his. We can dream and plan all we want. But we can't control what happens in this life, all we can do is control how we react. It rained the entire wedding day of Lucas and Vanessa's wedding. But they took it in stride with each other by their side. I have 100% faith that this couple will be able to weather any storm that they face together.

Venue: Benbow Inn

Hair and Make up: Paige Paup and Calilyn Quinn Lyon

NINE HUMBOLDT COUNTY WEDDING VENUES FOR THE BUDGET BRIDE

Nine Humboldt County Wedding Venues For The Budget Bride

 

Humboldt County California is located in Northern California along the Redwood Coast. The beautiful setting found in Humboldt County makes for the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Whether you are looking for a coastal beach wedding or a wedding in the Redwood forest you will find it here. With stunning coastal and Redwood backdrops and the right photographer you are guaranteed to have beautiful wedding photos.

 

When scrolling through wedding photography on Pinterest from Humboldt County you may think it would never fit into your budget. But I am here to share with you nine wedding venues for the budget conscious bride.  

 

Who wants to spend your whole budget on a venue? Especially when you could use that money for things that last. The cake will be eaten,the dance floor will be packed up, the table decorations will be put away, but you will have the photos forever.  

 

  1. Merryman’s Beach House - Trinidad. Get married on Moonstone Beach. Events can be held on the beach in front of the large majestic rocks, by Little River, or at the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Contact Merryman’s Beach House for more details 707-616-6711. http://merrymansbeachhouse.com/

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Intimate Beach Wedding at Moonstone Beach

 

         2. Shelter Cove - Shelter Cover. Get married on Black Sands beach,  Mal Coombs Park, or wedding rock. Both of these                 locations is the perfect spot for an elopement or small intimate wedding. If you have less than 50 people no permit is required. It also can make for some beautiful, dramatic images as seen in John and Danielle's intimate destination wedding. 

https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/humboldtcountyelopementsheltercove

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove 

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove 

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove

John and Danielle's Intimate Destination Wedding at Little Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove

 

3. Pamplin Grove-Highway 36. - Have a secluded glamping wedding surrounded by beautiful redwood trees at Pamplin Grove. This spot books up fast for summer weddings so call 707-454- 7651 to get more information and book your spot. Outside catering must be used.

Josh and Amanda's Pamplin Grove Wedding. 

Josh and Amanda's Pamplin Grove Wedding. 

Josh and Amanda's Pamplin Grove Wedding. 

Josh and Amanda's Pamplin Grove Wedding. 

 

4. Fern Cottage - Ferndale. Get married in the gardens of the beautiful historic Fern Cottage. Must contact venue for quote. Prices vary based on time, amount of people and space reserved. Max amount of guest 300. Outside catering and alcohol must be used. http://ferncottage.org/  

Daniel and Jessica's Fern Cottage Wedding 

Daniel and Jessica's Fern Cottage Wedding 

Daniel and Jessica's Fern Cottage Wedding

Daniel and Jessica's Fern Cottage Wedding

Daniel and Jessica's Fern Cottage Wedding

Daniel and Jessica's Fern Cottage Wedding

 

To see more of Daniel and Jessica's wedding, click here.

https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/daniel-jessica-fern-cottage-wedding

 

 

5. Rosina Vineyards - Redcrest. Rosina vineyards is a beautiful venue that also has tables that you can use on sight, so you don’t have to worry about renting extra stuff. The venue is already so stunning, that you will only need minimal flowers, and table centerpieces, which will save you money overall. http://www.rosinavineyard.com

Meras magical wedding at Rosina Vineyards. 

Meras magical wedding at Rosina Vineyards. 

Meras magical wedding at Rosina Vineyards.

Meras magical wedding at Rosina Vineyards.

Meras magical wedding at Rosina Vineyards.   

Meras magical wedding at Rosina Vineyards.

 

To see the Mulder wedding at Rosina Vineyards, click the link below.

https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/merasromanticrosinavineyardwedding

 

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To see more of the  Mulder wedding at Rosina Vineyards, click the link below.

https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/thomasjessikasromanticrosinavineyardwedding

 

 

6. Miranda Gardens Resort- Quaint cottages surrounded by lush flowering gardens in the heat of the Avenue of the Giants. https://www.mirandagardens.com

 

7. Redwood River Resort - If you are looking for a vintage, rustic, outdoor wedding venue with cabins,large trees and lush greenery  beautiful redwoods, and a river near by, then Redwoods River Resort is your venue. The average cost of weddings at this venue is $1152 and $3671 for a ceremony and reception for 50 guests. http://redwoodriverresort.com

8. Backyard Wedding- Know any friends who have a beautiful property or ranch? Backyard weddings or weddings on private property can be the most beautiful.

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https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/daveandaimeeukiahbackyardwedding

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To see more of Dave and Aimee's backyard wedding, click here.

https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/daveandaimeeukiahbackyardwedding

9. Barn Wedding- Love the rustic style? Create a romantic rustic theme with some pinterest inspiration and a little hard work. Check out the blog below to see one example of how Nikki created the wedding of her dreams from and old barn. 

Rob and Nikki's rustic barn wedding on Elk River Road 

Rob and Nikki's rustic barn wedding on Elk River Road 

Rob and Nikki's rustic barn wedding on Elk River Road

Rob and Nikki's rustic barn wedding on Elk River Road

 

https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/robandnikkirusticbarnwedding

 





 

I would love to hear from you. Did you have a budget for your wedding? What items in your budget were non-negotiable and you had to have no matter the price? Drop your comments below.

 

Matt and Laura's Trinidad Beach Wedding