Happy Real Weddings Wednesdays, everyone! Today we’re celebrating Shelby and Seth’s pretty Flower Farm wedding in Loomis! Expect a gorgeous lace gown courtesy of Always Elegant Bridal, beautiful and elegant decor (thank you Celebrations!), along with some even more amazing photos. Keep scrolling so you can read more about the couple, and see more photos from their special day!

Wedding gown from Always Elegant Bridal hanging on a doorframe.

Bride posing in her wedding gown after getting ready.

Bride and groom embracing for their first look at The Flower Farm wedding venue.

Bride smiling at The Flower Farm wedding venue.

Bride and groom embracing for their photos at The Flower Farm wedding venue.

Tell us a little about you and your beloved.

Seth and I met at the gym where I worked. On my last day, I wanted to give him my phone number but I chickened out. The word got around and he found me on social media. We’ve been together ever since. When he proposed to me on the beach in Bodega Bay with his grandmother’s vintage ring I was completely surprised! That was one of the most romantic moments of my life. During planning, wedding related parties, and personal life events came about, and it was hard to see the light at the end of the long tunnel that symbolizes our wedding day. However, we were blessed to have the most supportive family and friends who helped us experience the best wedding we could imagine.

Wedding arch at the Flower Farm wedding venue.

Groom saying "I do" at the altar.

Newlyweds walking down the aisle together at The Flower Farm wedding venue.

What was the best part of your day?

Our first look was by far the most intimate part of our day. We decided to share private vows to one another. This set the tone that this whole day was for us to unite as one. (Highly recommended). A close second was our choreographed first dance. Take lessons and you will be proud of the hard work it takes to dance with your new partner!

Reception venue at The Flower Farm wedding venue.

Bride and groom walking together to their first dance.

Bride and groom posing together at their sweetheart table at the Flower Farm wedding venue.

Advice from the couple:

We took our portraits right after the first look (had to touch up my makeup of course) and this allowed us to be able to enjoy cocktail hour with our guests. Also brides, if you are having small details that matter or even big details that matter give the people who are decorating and setting up a binder to “bride-splain” in painful detail. I took images from Amazon of my small details and printed them on paper to show exactly where something goes, when it goes out, how many of the sort, etc… we did not have a bridal party at all, just vendors doing the hard work, and then you don’t have to answer questions while you should be relaxing. Also, have a small clutch at your sweetheart table so you can touch up lipstick, perfume, etc… and drink tons of fluids the week before. Hydration is best overtime — not the day of.

Photos courtesy of and copyright Capture Create Studios used with permission.

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