At Estate Weddings and Events, celebrity weddings are our guilty pleasure! One of our very favorites is that of Resse Witherspoon and Jim Toth. We love these nuptials because of their balance between southern traditions and modern love. Plus, their rustic summer wedding at an Ojai, California ranch estate is right up our aisle!
In true Legally Blonde style, Witherspoon pushed the boundaries yet again with pink-- only this time it wasn't just by printing a law thesis on pink paper! The second-time bride shined in a romantically pink Monique Lhuillier gown.
Witherspoon's custom-made dress featured a Chantilly lace corset bodice and full tulle A-line skirt. The gown was embellished with a satin ribbon with silk flowers, which matched the dress of Witherspoon's daughter Ava who served as maid of honor in her own custom Lhuillier.
Tabloids and reporters alike critiqued Witherspoon's decision to go pink. They claimed, "weddings dresses are supposed to be white...period!" On the contrary, I think Witherspoon's pink gown was refreshing and daring. She might have even started a bit of a trend! It seems more and more celebs are opting for blushing gowns. Just a week ago, Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco looked pretty in pink at her romantic New Year's Eve wedding. Could pink be the new white?
Witherspoon and Toth's country-elegant wedding combined Southern roots and inspiration from a 1920s ranch estate. Her theme was "rustic romantic", which fit nicely with her Ojai estate. The wedding at her country getaway not only proved romantic but also true to her and Toth's love origins. Here's a peek at Witherspoon's ranch estate!
Wedding planners reported Witherspoon's minimal use of decorations and embellishments. This doesn't surprise us! With such a beautiful estate, we know decorations are never the #1 priority because it's all about the venue!
Only little touches were needed to bring out the more "rustic" look she was going for. The decor included lanterns, mismatched antique chairs, leather sofas, wagon wheels and Turkish textile pillows, according to Us Weekly. White, blush and lavender flowers were set up on each table in mason jars, fish catcher lanterns and antique pots.
While we all don't have a country getaway of our own, Estate Weddings and Events has venues that are so similar you'd think they're right in Witherspoon's neighborhood. Edgewood Ranch in Nicasio, California is an equestrian venue that exudes rustic elegance. Although this estate may not be on Witherspoon's street, it is in the neighborhood of George Lucas' Skywalker's ranch!
The Benton Ranch Estate in Temecula, California is also a great place for a rustic ranch style wedding. With over 30 acres of usable land including picnic space under the trees, Benton Ranch can accommodate an affair big enough for the tabloids!
Ranch style is captivated by newly built stables, which can house an additional 80 guests for dining in the breezeway. Plus, a rustic gazebo provides additional shade and lounge space for guests, while others can take a summer stroll by the private lake.
Recreating the storybook country wedding of Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth is completely possible! The rustic farm style and Witherspoon's bold pink dress joined to make a wedding full of cutting edge traditions. We raise our mason jars to the lovely couple!
What do you think about pink wedding dresses and country decor? Is pink fresh and new, or something we should leave for the movies?