Josh and Bryna’s Adventure-Themed Rough & Ready Vineyards Wedding

Josh and Bryna pose with their wedding party. Photo by Darling Photography

Mardie Caldwell

July 13, 2021

Of all the Nevada County wedding venues that Josh and Bryna had to choose from, they selected the Rough & Ready Vineyards to begin their married life together. Josh and Bryna shared with us that they chose our Nevada County wedding venue because they desired an outdoor wedding. After touring our outdoor wedding venue, Josh and Bryna were impressed by its natural beauty and decided it would be the perfect place for them to tie the knot!
Themed guest tables at Josh and Bryna's adventure-themed wedding at Rough & Ready VineyardsJosh and Bryna’s wedding theme was adventure and discovery, as they love to travel. Plus, Bryna and Josh’s mother both work together as researchers. The adventure and discovery theme could be seen throughout their wedding décor, which included clocks, luggage, globes, and wagon wheels. Josh wore a kilt to honor his Scottish heritage, and parasols were provided to Josh and Bryna’s guests to give them shade on their sunny wedding day. Each guest table had a travel or adventure theme, including Paris, Harry Potter, and Wine Country. Josh and Bryna chose eggplant and marine as their wedding colors.
A wedding timeline breaks down your entire wedding day into an organized timeline, which helps to keep everything on track when the big day finally arrives. It’s important to have a timeline because it keeps all of the wedding vendors, such as the caterer, DJ, and florist, on time for their roles. A wedding timeline will also assist in the flow of the wedding and reception.
When preparing for a wedding, each vendor needs to know what their set up will be, where will they be, and what time they will be providing their service. A wedding timeline organizes the day so no one is left wondering. Plus, no one will have to bother the couple with questions as they are enjoying their very special day!
Couples planning their weddings often want to see other’s timelines to get an idea of how specific they need to be with the timing of everything. Looking at other couple’s wedding timelines, such as Josh and Bryna’s, allows you to get inspiration and ideas for your own wedding.

Wedding Timeline for Josh and Bryna’s Adventure and Discovery-Themed Wedding



Hair and Make-Up – Wanderlust Beauty Parlour
10:00 am – SRC dropping off catering rentals
11:00 am Photographer and videographer arrive – Darling Photography and I Am Moment Productions
12:00 pm – Caterer arrives for set-up – A Family Affair Catering
1:00 pm Florist arriving for set-up – Strelitzia Flowers
1:00 pm – DJ arriving for set-up – ARIA Event Services
2:00 pm – Day-of set-up begins
3:30 pm – Guests arrive
Lawn games available to play before the ceremony
Golf cart assistance to the ceremony and to cocktail hour

Josh and Bryna's wedding ceremony. Photo by Darling Photography

Wedding Ceremony

4:00 pm Wedding ceremony
You can catch a glimpse of this beautiful ceremony in Bryna + Josh’s Highlight video by I Am Moment.

Cocktail Hour

4:30 pm – Cocktail hour for guests while the wedding party gets their photos taken
5:30 pm – Guests invited to take their seats at the reception tables


5:45 pm – Bride & groom grand entrance,
Wedding party introductions
Bride & groom’s first dance
6:00 pm – Dinner served;
Caterer serving a plated meal, bussing all tables and providing water service at the tables
Bride & groom making rounds at guest tables
7:00 pm – Toasts
Caterer to pour and serve Champagne and sparkling cider for guests
7:15 pm – Family dances:
Bride & father
Groom & mother
Switch with other parents
7:30 pm – Dance floor open
8:00 pm – Cake cutting
Desserts available for guests
8:10 pm – Bouquet toss
8:20 pm – Garter toss

Josh & Bryna’s Wedding Floor Plan

Because there are so many vendors, family members, and staff coordinating together for the wedding day, it is incredibly helpful for everyone to have access to the wedding floor plan.
The wedding planner can email the floor plan over so that, for example, the DJ can see where they will be and what they will need for their set-up. In addition, those planning a wedding will need to know where their caterers, mobile bar, food trucks, table, and much more will be situated.
Most importantly, a wedding floor plan can include a seating chart for the guests. It is wonderful to have a general floor plan so your guests can see where all the different parts and activities of the wedding will be.
The wedding coordinators at Rough & Ready Vineyards are happy to provide our brides and grooms with a floor plan template for this purpose. Josh and Bryna used our printed floor plan and had it professionally printed onto a poster. Having the floor plan blown up to poster size allowed their guests to know where all the fun activities for the wedding were. You can take a look at Josh & Bryna’s wedding floor plan here!

Josh & Bryna’s Wedding Vendors

Interior of the Wanderlust Beauty Parlor. Photo by Darling Photography

Wanderlust Beauty Parlour

A full-service mobile hair salon, specializing in wedding and special event services. Brides and their bridesmaids love getting pampered in Wanderlust’s fully-renovated 1965 Globetrotter Airstream!

Darling Photography

The owner, Vicki, brings a fresh perspective when it comes to your wedding day. She will make sure to capture the memories you will want to remember for a lifetime.

I Am Moment Productions

Videographer and video editor which captures important moments so you can relive them over and over again. I Am Moment has lots of experience in with weddings, having captured over 100 beautiful weddings.

SRC (Sierra Rental Company)

A local Nevada County business since 1975, SRC can help you with your party equipment rental needs. With SRC’s vast rental selections, your wedding, party, or other event is sure to be memorable.
Floral arch created by Strelitzia Flowers

Strelitzia Flowers

A flower company that loves to work with brides to help them realize their wedding dreams. Strelitzia Flowers’ adaptable wedding services can satisfy your floral needs, with no minimums to meet and custom proposals for every couple.

A Family Affair Catering

Serving Northern California as a full-service caterer for over 19 years, A Family Affair specializes in a multitude of catered events, including weddings. A Family Affair prepares the food to meet your desires and takes care of the endless details necessary to make your event unforgettable.

ARIA Event Services

A mobile DJ service company that specializes in helping to make wedding receptions amazing. The team at ARIA Event Services is highly trained in the art of helping an event run smoothly from start to finish.

Local Lodging in Rough & Ready

Josh and Bryna decided to stay onsite in our vineyard guesthouse. Many couples choose to stay here for convenience, and also because it’s fun to spend the day getting ready together with your wedding party. Bryna and her wedding party had a blast getting their hair and makeup done in the Wanderlust Beauty Parlour, a fully outfitted airstream trailer. And Josh and his groomsmen spent the day bonding and saying cheers to his future marriage. Staying in our onsite lodging makes the Rough & Ready Vineyards a real Gold Country destination wedding!
Whether you are traveling from out of town or live locally in Northern California, it can be a great addition to be onsite and have as much time as you wish here. It is especially convenient if you are doing some of your own wedding décor or want to get ready here at the vineyard, rather than at home or in a hotel and drive over. There are many reasons that most couples choosing to book lodging here, and convenience is at the top of the list! Learn more and book your stay at the Rough and Ready Vineyards Guesthouse.
Congratulations on your marriage, Bryna and Joshua! We are honored you chose Rough & Ready Vineyards for your wedding ceremony and reception.

Mardie Caldwell
Written by Mardie Caldwell

Mardie has been a successful businesswoman since 1981. The Rough & Ready Vineyards was created out of Mardie’s desire to contribute to the community. Mardie’s vision to serve the community is rooted in her love of Nevada County, and it provided her with the opportunity to revitalize an old Ranch property into a breathtaking wedding venue.

Her innovative mind and commitment to environmental accountability contribute in a positive way to our community and the surrounding area. With the Rough & Ready Vineyards, Mardie seeks to create the best wedding experience for our clients and their guests, creating memories that will last for generations.

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