Running nearly 500 miles long, the Sacramento River has long been a source of natural beauty and awe. It’s also a beautiful backdrop for a low key, outdoor wedding.

Captured by Vanessa Lynne Photography, this outdoor ceremony is subtle but beautiful. Wood-framed pergolas are frame sandy terrain, mature trees, and a ring of white roses in full bloom. The setting is made even more intimate with geo copper lanterns and strategic greenery.

Vows overlooking the river calls for more casual but refined attire. The groom skips a suit jacket and instead

wears a creamy white dress shirt, fitted black slacks, and a white rose boutonniere to match the bridal bouquet. The bride opts for a cream-colored sleeveless sheath dress. The simple silhouette is perfect for a breezy day and matches the natural ease of outdoor beauty. Very subtle embroidery adds a touch of detail to the neckline, while a simple brown belt adds a natural waist and coordinates with the groom’s footwear.