Our drive down to Amy & Drew’s wedding was the wettest we’ve seen in a long time. Our windshield wipers were on full speed and that still wasn’t enough to get to their wedding in Ferndale, California at the beautiful Historic Fern Cottage. Thankfully, rain plans were set long before their date and we were able to make the change earlier in the week when the weather forecast looked bleak.
We love when a groom wears their traditional blues and Drew’s Navy blues didn’t disappoint. There’s just something special about seeing our military men and women dress up. Thanks for your service, Drew!
Amy & Drew each had one person in their bridal party, her maid of honor and his best man (also a member of the Navy).
Now, I don’t know the luck of other wedding planners, but we have NEVER had it rain on a ceremony. Somehow by the grace of God, the skies always part just in time and every ceremony has been untouched by rain drops. That doesn’t mean that raindrops don’t fall steadily before or after but our ceremonies are always beautiful. The adorable Ferndale Community Church was reserved as a backup just in case. How cute is it?
After the ceremony, guests transitioned down the road to the beautiful Historic Fern Cottage. It’s sprawling gardens, cute barns and sheds, and orchards create the perfect setting for summer weddings.
Huge lawn game enthusiasts, Amy & Drew had custom bocce balls made for their big day.
Their romantic reception was held inside the “secret garden” walls (a fully enclosed shrub lawn). It was so intimate and cozy.
Each guest was gifted a hand tied blanket at their dinner seat to help keep them warm over the course of the evening.
Sweet Basil Catering out of Ferndale provided a scrumptious Mexican inspired meal with tamales, fresh fruits and vegetables, and burrito fixings.
How cute is this little guy squeezing his eyes so tight while Amy & Drew had their first dance?
The day concluded with the most gorgeous rainbow that stretched itself wide right above the venue. It was an incredible team effort by an amazing vendor team and a wonderful group of Amy & Drew’s family and friends.
Photography: Leon Villagomez
Church: Ferndale Community Church
Venue: Fern Cottage
Floral Design: Flora Organica Designs
Makeup: Two Beauties
Hair: Cindy Knight
Catering: Sweet Basil Catering
Rentals: North Coast Events & Rentals
Boutique Rentals: Something Borrowed
Signage/Pillows: Bride & Groom
Linens: La Tavola
Cake: Ramone’s Bakery