Jessica and Sebastian’s DIY Farm Wedding

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Jessica and Sebastian live in Petaluma, California and got married on June 6th, 2015 at Peterson's Farm, Petaluma in a sun-drenched budget DIY farm wedding. Kathryn Rummel from Kreate Wedding Photography was their fabulous “dream capturer” and photographed as all their visions came to life that day.

Jessica and Sebastian live in Petaluma, California and got married on June 6th, 2015 at Peterson's Farm, Petaluma in a sun-drenched budget DIY farm wedding. Kathryn Rummel from Kreate Wedding Photography was their fabulous "dream capturer" and photographed as all their visions came to life that day.

Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Image Courtesy of: Kathryn Rummel from Kreate Wedding Photography

From Jessica: Our vision for the wedding came to us quickly. Sebastian’s grandparents have a farm in Petaluma, and 4 other family members have gotten married there. We wanted to follow tradition but we wanted to make it our own. We planted flowers, put up reclaimed wood DIY touches all over the farm, and embraced the beauty that is Sonoma County. As I love all colors and really could not just pick two. I envisioned bright beautiful flowers, blush and cream dresses for the bridesmaids, and the natural accents of the farm to all blend together.

Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Images Courtesy of: Kathryn Rummel from Kreate Wedding Photography

My husband is a musician plus he does video editing and media production for Heritage Salvage. They take old wood, and recycle it to make beautiful pieces of furniture and remodel many restaurants in the Northern California area. Michael “Bug” Deakin is very close with my husband, and leading up to the wedding I was told to come to the “yard” to choose accents, wood for signs, and to see the DIY table made of redwood (this redwood tree fell in the Bohemian Grove in the 1906 earthquake, and after our wedding was cut into 3 smaller tables for 3 different families) that the wedding party would sit at. We picked out old fencing, that had soft green moss growing all over it to replace the lattice that was the backdrop at the ceremony site, and even built a little stage for one of the bands to play at.

Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Images Courtesy of: Kathryn Rummel from Kreate Wedding Photography

My flower inspiration was dahlias. I love how bright they are, I love their textures, how big they can get, and all the different color options. My florist, Kasey Peterson, was fantastic! She used lighter creams and pinks for my bouquet and had my bridesmaids carry brighter, bolder bouquets that matched the centerpieces.

For the centerpieces, I had wanted redwood rounds with bright flowers and candles. Something that would tie together the whole farm. On one of the work days at the farm, Sebastian’s grandfather showed me rounds of wood he had cut from a huge oak tree that fell during one of the storms this past winter. They were perfect! So he cut me 20 more and even made me some bigger pieces to use down the aisle.

Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Images Courtesy of: Kathryn Rummel from Kreate Wedding Photography

Our bar selection was easy as well. My pops works for a fantastic winery in the Dry Creek Valley, Bella Vineyards and Ten Acre Wines. We did two reds, a white and their rose. My uncle and dad, who are very crafty, made a Red Ale and a Lager for the beer drinkers. For cocktails, we had a signature River Town Mule (as Petaluma is a river town). The whiskey was put in the barrel the day after we got engaged and hand crafted by our good friend and distiller from Stillwater Spirits. We also bottled this and gave it as gifts to our vendors and friends that helped.

Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn RummelJessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Images Courtesy of: Kathryn Rummel from Kreate Wedding Photography

In lieu of party favors we donated money to a cancer foundation (Unify to Thrive) that our friend set up before he lost his battle to cancer.

We danced our first dance to “ When I get my hands on you” sung by Marcus Mumford, written by Bob Dylan. We had three bands play, as many of our friends are musicians, and danced the night away with friends and family.

Jessica and Sebastian's Budget DIY Farm Wedding || Photo by: Kathryn Rummel
Image Courtesy of: Kathryn Rummel from Kreate Wedding Photography

Vendor Credits:

Photography: Kathryn Rummel of Kreate Wedding Photography

Venue: Peterson’s Farm- Petaluma, CA

Caterer: Sol Food- Puerto Rican Cuisine (dinner)

Appetizers: Speakeasy Restaurant

Hair and Makeup: Mandy Maher of Dukes and Dolls Salon in Petaluma, CA

Florist: Kasey Peterson of Kasey Lyn Designs

Cake/Desserts: Bovine Bakery Petaluma ,CA

Wine: Bella Vineyards & Ten Acre Winery

Music: The Bootleg Honeys (played while guests arrived and while bridal party walked into ceremony) The Dixie Giants (They are an energetic group that play New Orleans Jazz music) they appeared after the ceremony while people had appetizers and drinks- it was awesome!

The Highway Poets (My husband's band – they played 3 songs, rocked out, then joined the party and we clicked PLAY on our Spotify playlist.)