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Switzer Farm Wedding | Mendocino


June 25, 2020


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Switzer Farm Wedding | Wow guys! Just Wow! This Switzer Farm wedding was incredible. The couple, the location, the people, it was the perfect day, and I think Brittanie and Nick would agree!

About Switzer Farm

Switzer Farm is a private, large residence venue on the Mendocino coast. It has beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, and is surround by the forest. The property is rented out for the weekend, so you get the place to yourself! And depending on the size of you wedding, many of your family or bridal party can stay with you.

The historic Victorian farmhouse house has 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen. The home was beautifully restored down to every last detail! So, you can have your rehearsal dinner, wedding and post wedding brunch all in one location without ever having to leave! Especially nice if any of the groomsmen accidentally have too much to drink! (haha! I say groomsmen because there is always one!) They just walk right upstairs to bed 🙂 And if you are having more guests than can fit in the house, there are 2 close by towns that others can stay! This includes Westport and Fort Bragg.

The space is vast yet private. The views are breathtaking and the landscape is diverse for lots of different photo opportunities. This venue is one of a kind. It can accommodate various group sizes, whether a small intimate wedding, or a gathering of 150 people. Many people are blown away with their venue visits. Especially because the owner is very friendly and helpful. He gives you a tour of the home and tells you all about its history. In the wedding industry, it’s unique to receive such a personal and meaningful experience. They really make their visitors feel welcome, and are excited to be a part of your wedding story.

The weather was absolutely perfect. Warm during the day, and cool at night. Northern California’s weather is more mild than So Cal (where we are!) so this October day was beautiful!

switzer farm wedding bouquet
casual wedding party
wedding dress
bride at switzer farm house
bride getting dress on for switzer farm wedding
dogs with bride's shoes
bridal portrait
groom getting ready for switzer farm wedding
switzer farm house
switzer farm wedding house
switzer farm wedding reception
groom going to first look
bride going to first look at switzer farm wedding
bride by the ocean in Mendocino
first look at switzer farm wedding
bride and groom at switzer farm wedding
bride and groom kissing

The First Look

The bride and groom told us that the first look was one of their favorite moments of the day. We feel it is the perfect opportunity for you both to pause and be authentically present in the moment. There is always so much going on on the day of the wedding. The first look is an intentional uninterrupted moment to be together and take it all in. Brittanie said “I felt so much warmth in my skin when I hugged Nicholas and he turned around before I could even wrap my arms around him. He’s pretty sure he cried for 45 minutes straight, but the smile in his eyes was there for the rest of the night. It felt so nice to have some time to share our feelings and emotions before the ceremony.”

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bride in front of house at switzer farm wedding
groom portrait at switzer farm
bridal party going to ceremony
walking to the ceremony at switzer farm
bride and her dad at switzer farm
groomsmen at ceremony on the coast
bride and groom at wedding ceremony
ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean at switzer farm wedding
ceremony on the grass near the ocean
first kiss at switzer farm wedding
bride and groom near Mendocino coast
bridal party at Switzer farm wedding
bridal party in front of the forest
bridesmaids at switzer farm wedding
back of brides dress
bride standing in front of the forest
groomsmen at switzer farm
bride and groom on the mendocino coast, switzer farm wedding
bride and groom with coastal views at switzer farm
silhouette of bride and groom on the coast in mendocino
bride and groom near mendocino at switzer farm wedding
bride and groom toast at their switzer farm wedding
bride and groom in the house at switzer farm
reception grand entrance
head table at switzer farm wedding
wedding cake
sunset on the mendocino coast at switzer farm wedding
sunset toast at switzer farm with family and friends

Meaningful Moments

This toast at sunset on the Pacific Coast was one of the best parts of the day. The bride and groom specifically chose to pause and watch the sunset with all of their guests from the porch of the residence. And this moment created special memories from their day. Here are a few words from the Bride to explain why.

“It was important to us to carve out a little time for our guests and ourselves to enjoy the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Many of our guests were coming from afar and some had never even seen a sunset over the ocean, so we wanted to ensure they had the opportunity to watch uninterrupted while knowing they were sharing this experience with so many people they didn’t even know.

Sunsets have always been special to us and as with everyone I am sure, they are symbolic to us as an ending that marks a new beginning. We are so glad to have punctuated our wedding with a beautiful sunset shared with so many beautiful people!”

wedding toasts
first dance at switzer farm wedding
bride and groom dancing at the reception
switzer farm wedding reception
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Venue: Switzer Farm You HAVE to check out their website! Very informational and helpful for those having or considering having their wedding at Switzer Farm!

Bride’s Dress: Rue De Seine from Dress Theory San Diego

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Lulu’s

Groom’s Suit: Menguin Tux

Florals: Afloral

Catering: Karina’s Catering

Rentals: Bright Rentals

Hair and Makeup: Love and Wolves Beauty

Bartender: Mendocino Outland

Entertainment: Ground Loop Events

Looking for more from Brett and Tori, check out this Adamson House Wedding in Malibu Ca, or this Yosemite Elopement.

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