Every Part of This Serene California Forest Wedding Is Completely Gorgeous

What really makes Victoria and David's forest wedding unique is the fact that it was planned to be environmentally sustainable — not to mention that it oozes charm in every way. The couple tied the knot on their family's 60-acre property in Grizzly Flats, CA. Their mutual love for nature and water was reflected in the ceremony and reception, which were deep in the Sierra Foothills and surrounded by lush greenery. They were by the edge of a running stream, which "was heard in between vows," said wedding photographer Dave Shilling.

The wedding's rustic details, including the handmade wooden banquet tables, mirrored the natural setting. "Environmental considerations were taken, and one small ultraquiet generator was used to power a simple sound system, used almost exclusively by live musicians for the ceremony and reception," Dave said. "The plates were made of wood, the glasses were recycled bottles, and nothing was disposable."

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Photographer: Dave Shilling Photography // Hair: Shannon Ward // Floral Designer: Arden Parks Florist // Musicians: Hidden Animal // Makeup Artist: Karina Martin // Caterer:Our Farm Table // Bakery: Auntie Bea's // Submitted via Two Bright Lights