Open Iris Photography

Through antique chinaware, wooden props and vintage furniture, this shabby-chic outdoor wedding came to life at Rancho San Antonio in Santa Ynez Valley, California. Monique Kelly (31 and marketing/communications) and Shade Kelly (37 and an entrepreneur) created a warm and welcoming environment for guests through many DIY elements—from mason jars wrapped with burlap and lace to the faded wooden table numbers and personalized chalkboard signs. Monique and Shade got married at the wooden arch underneath a large tree on the property, with tree stumps holding up flower arrangements that lined the aisle. White escort tags with vintage keys dangled from thin rope, guiding guests to their tables set with chinaware that went with the day’s theme. The two-tier white wedding cake ended the evening’s meal on a sweet note, beaded with icing and topped with their last initial in gold. We absolutely loved the dessert bar elevated on a wooden ladder, where friends and family stopped by to pick up their share of candy and cupcakes. A tip from Monique: “Savor every minute of your wedding and spend time together kissing, laughing and making memories with your family.”

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