Carnival-Themed Spring Ranch Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 13, 2013


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Kelli and Derek were married at Cava Event’s Rancho Rubalcava in San Jose, California on May 18. This 12-acre venue has amazing views of Silicon Valley. How’s the for a dramatic backdrop? The offbeat couple opted for a carnival-theme with lots of whimsical do-it-yourself details. The bride walked down the aisle wearing a strapless beaded lace wedding gown with pleated tulle tiers and a pair of “something blue” peep-toe pumps (only to change into sneakers shortly after), accessorized with her hair down in loose curls and a luscious bouquet of peonies. Inside the reception, umbrellas hung from the ceiling while guests enjoyed comfort foods like baby back ribs, bbq chicken, potato salad, and garlic bread. Yum! And let’s not forget about the popcorn and cotton candy too.

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Photography: LightSplash Photography | Venue: Cava Events | Invitations: Jen Simpson Design | Dress Designer: Oleg Cassini | Shoes: Michaelangelo | Jewelry: One World Designs | Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang Men’s Wearhouse | Officiant: Rev. Katie McClelland | Caterer: Sam’s BBQ | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes