An Intentional French Oak Ranch Wedding in Santa Rosa, CA

Natalie and Frankie’s wedding at French Oak Ranch in Santa Rosa, CA was one I’ll never forget. Not just because it was beautiful, but because I’ve known Natalie for 10+ years. We did competitive cheer together, and I remember the day she came to practice to tell me all about how her and Frankie were “official”. We were both so excited and jumping up and down. Fast forward to 2022, and she came to me when she got engaged to her first love. Natalie, Frankie and I worked hand in hand to create their dream wedding day that perfectly captured their personal styles and personalities – warm, organic, intentional, laid back luxury, and elevated simplistic. Being a part of Natalie and Frankie’s special day means more than they’ll ever know, and I can’t wait to share with you all of the details of their wedding day!

Natalie & Frankie’s Intentional French Oak Ranch Wedding

 I saw this wedding as a fresh take on “minimal”. We wanted all of the elements of the day to enhance French Oak Ranch and let the focus be on that and the feeling of the event. The venue was gorgeous! French Oak Ranch is such a hidden gem in the Santa Rosa area, and it’s perfect for a modern wedding with a country inspired setting.

The venue is surrounded by a beautiful lake, lush trees, and rolling hills. It also offers a stunning arbor shade structure that overlooks the private lake. There’s a large grass gathering area, a sprawling patio with a wrap around bench for seating with views, and a converted Arabian horse barn. Natalie and Frankie certainly chose a perfect venue. I loved the vellum name tags on the cups, custom made bar, garden inspired escort display, and Natalie’s DIY signage. Natalie did all of the signage, paper goods, and little details herself while I brought the vision together. Working together to create her dream wedding was such an honor.

Sweet Words From Natalie After her French Oak Ranch Wedding:

“Gianna is a lifesaver. So creative, detail oriented, hilarious, and goes above and beyond for her clients! Do yourself a favor and book her for all your events. You will feel stress free and so happy!”

Let’s Plan Your Own Dream Bay Area Wedding Together

Ready to start planning your own Bay Area wedding? I would love to be a part of your special day and bring your wedding visions to life, down to the very last detail. You can learn more about me here. If I sound like the perfect Bay Area wedding planner for you and your partner, then inquire with me here! I can’t wait to hear from you. In the meantime, check out more wedding days on the blog and to find inspiration for your own upcoming wedding! 

West Event Co | Bay Area Wedding Planner

Come see more from Natalie and Frankie’s French Oak Ranch wedding day below!

Wedding Vendors:

Photo: Haley Jacobson Photo | Video: Cross My Heart Films | Venue: Distinct Locations | Wedding Planner: West Event Co | Makeup: Daejah Vu Artistry, Valentina Sotelo MUA, and Janessa Elliott | Hair: Emilee + Hanna @ The Chair | Catering: Difilippo Pizza | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Florals: Floral Luxe | Cookie Bar: Cookie Take a Bite | Custom Candles: Bronx & T | DJ: Runaway DJ | Transportation: Sonoma Sterling | Golf Carts: Event Services Plus | Photobooth: Blooming Photobooth | Mobile Restrooms: The Posh Privy |

Bride and groom portraits at French Oak Ranch in California

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