Saturday, February 13, 2010

Paramount Ranch Wedding - "Go West"

Inspiration board from a wedding I coordinated at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA (where they filmed Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman and M*A*S*H).  Working with a national park always has its special rules, but this wedding turned out beautifully.

Flowers: Details of the Day
Photography: Laurel Dailey

Go West

Special details:

  • The bride and groom hired a square dance caller to teach and call out traditional square dances - the hit of the evening!
  • Cocktail hour took place in the middle of the western town used for many Hollywood motion pictures; drinks were served from the "Saloon"
  • The bride and groom are the outdoors-y type, and decided to make a "Trail Mix bar" - apothecary jars were filled with granola, banana chips, dried cranberries, almonds, and yogurt chips, and guests filled up small tin-tie paper bags with their own special trail mix combination.
Here's a picture from the trail mix bar:

Do It Yourself Tip:

We found simple wood cut-out shapes at a craft store (sheriff star [shown]; horseshoe; barn; apple; fence).  Then:
1. Paint them deep red (or any color matching the scheme); let dry.
2. Hot glue twine to the back, enough to tie around the apothecary jar
3. Write jar's contents on the painted shape with metallic permanent marker
4. Fill jar with desired contents; insert small metal candy scoop; provide little paper bags for guests to fill as their wedding favor!

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