rustic, spring wedding {Kristin & Jason} holman ranch, carmel valley, ca

If there was one word that describes Kristin and Jason's wedding it would be Joy…I am talking about the kind of joy that not only brings smiles but the kind of joy that brings tears to your eyes-- whether it was Jason tearing up seeing his beautiful bride for the first time walking down the aisle; or family and friends tearing up from Kristin's Dad's heart felt toast; or the laughter that erupted when Jason made an attempt to steal his bride from her Dad at the start of the ceremony (see photo below), and not to mention, the hysterical toasts made by the Maid of Honor and Best Man. Pure Joy and Love felt by all! Now can we talk about the decor and florals?! Talented planner, coordinator and designer Heidi Hughett, owner of Coastside Couture, did an amazing job bringing to life Kristin and Jason’s vision of a natural Spring wedding from the beautiful florals of Fleurish Floral Design and linens provided by Napa Valley Linens. And of course all of it fit perfectly amongst the setting of Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley and delish family style food preparations of Paradise Catering. Kristin & Jason, I was so honored and delighted to be able to be a part of your very special day. Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey

LOVED Kristin's flowing locks and natural make-up by  Katheryn Horen of  Bay Area Beautiful.

LOVED Kristin's flowing locks and natural make-up by Katheryn Horen of Bay Area Beautiful.

Kristin decided to have a First Look with her Dad. And it was very emotional and meant the world to her Dad.

Kristin decided to have a First Look with her Dad. And it was very emotional and meant the world to her Dad.

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Love this photo!  Jason got a little too excited to grab his bride. "Not yet, Jason," said the officiant. 

Love this photo!  Jason got a little too excited to grab his bride. "Not yet, Jason," said the officiant. 

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Twilight time!

Twilight time!

Many thanks to the amazing team who put this day together. Kudos on a job well done!

Venue:

Holman Ranch

Contact: Hunter/Nick

Phone: (831) 659-2640

Email: hunter@holmanranch.com,nick@holmanranch.com

Address: 60 Holman Road, Carmel Valley, Ca, 93924

Website: http://www.holmanranch.com/

Caterer:

Paradise Catering

Contact: Nancy

Phone: 831-659-3417

Email: nancy@paradisecater.com

Website: http://www.paradisecater.com/

Planner:

Coastside Couture

Contact: Heidi

Phone: 831-246-1438

Email: Heidi@coastsidecouture.com

Website: http://www.coastsidecouture.com/

Floral:

Fleurish Floral Design

Contact: Melody

Phone: 831-626-7570

Email: mking@fleurishfloraldesigns.com

Website: http://www.fleurishfloraldesigns.com/

Ceremony Musician:

Terrence Farrell

Phone: (831) 241-6062

Email: tfarrell@terrencefarrell.com

Website: http://www.terrencefarrell.com/

DJ:

Belmont Entertainment

Contact: Jon

Phone: (831) 601-6000

Email: jon@belmontent.com

Website: http://www.belmontentertainment.com/

Lighting:

Belmont Entertainment

Contact: Jon

Phone: (831) 601-6000

Email: jon@belmontent.com

Website: http://www.belmontentertainment.com/

Rentals:

Unlimited Event Rentals

Contact: Lisa

Phone: (831) 422-8300

Email: sales@uei-rentals.com

Website: http://uei-rentals.com/

Linens:

Napa Valley Linens

Contact: Allison

Phone: 510-788-4551

Email: nvloffice@nvlinens.com

Website: http://www.nvlinens.com/

Transportation:

Main Event Transportation

Contact: Heidi

Phone: 831-646-5466

Email: maineventtransportation@gmail.com

Website: http://maineventtransportation.com/

Cake:

Freedom Bakery

Contact: Paul

Phone: 831-722-5223

Email: Paul@FBandC.com

Website: http://www.fbandc.com/

Hair and Makeup:

Katheryn Horen

Phone: 925-785-7681

Email: Kathryn.Horen@yahoo.com

Website: http://bayareabeautiful.com/

 

Last but certainly not least, thank you, David, for helping me to capture so many amazing images as well as bringing a load of fun to the day.

vintage, couture wedding {Ashley & KC} holman ranch, carmel valley, ca

I don’t even know where to begin with the story of Ashley and KC’s beautiful wedding day.  3 days before the wedding, the weather forecast went from sunny skies to an early spring rain storm. Really? With 3 days of prep, Ashley and KC with the help of her family, her amazing wedding coordinator, Amy Byrd, and the incredible staff at Holman Ranch, were able pull together a beautiful rainy day. To pull together this wedding-a blend of rustic, vintage, Euro couture-is nothing less than magical.  Fortunately, we were blessed the first half of the day with gorgeous and sunny skies.  It was so gorgeous out that Ashley and KC were so close to moving the ceremony back outside and good thing they didn’t because as soon as the ceremony started the rain came pouring down.  Actually, it couldn’t have been more perfect especially with the emotion of the vows that Ashley and KC wrote for each other.  With the rain streaming down, family and friends moved to the tents on the plaza for yummy eats by Paradise Catering who were grilling while the rain came down.  Delicious food, elegant decor and florals, gorgeous bride and groom, the love of family and friends, and the tears from the heavens--PRICELESS!  Ashley and KC, WOW! What a day! :) Now whenever it rains you will....I will.... always remember how perfect and emotional your wedding day was. Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey

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If you are wondering who made this gorgeous dress with the pretty and delicate lace, the dress is designed and created by  Inbal Dror , a designer from Israel.

If you are wondering who made this gorgeous dress with the pretty and delicate lace, the dress is designed and created by Inbal Dror, a designer from Israel.

Pretty florals, the perfect combination of olive branches, roses and berries by  Floral Designs by Reina  .

Pretty florals, the perfect combination of olive branches, roses and berries by Floral Designs by Reina.

Mom and her beautiful daughters.

Mom and her beautiful daughters.

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Ashley and KC ready for their First Look where they privately and emotionally see each other before the ceremony.

Ashley and KC ready for their First Look where they privately and emotionally see each other before the ceremony.

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I love how this photo happens to capture in the background Nancy and Jon of  Paradise Catering . Nancy and Jon not only create delicious food but warm and loving relationships their brides and grooms.

I love how this photo happens to capture in the background Nancy and Jon of Paradise Catering. Nancy and Jon not only create delicious food but warm and loving relationships their brides and grooms.

This day could not have been pulled off if it wasn’t for the amazing talent that pulled it all together:

Wedding Coordinator – Amy Byrd Weddings, Amy Byrd
Ceremony and Reception Site – Holman Ranch
Caterer – Paradise Catering
Officiant – The Honorable Timothy Roberts
Musician – Richard Devink
Band – Wonder Bread 5
Floral – Floral Designs by Reina, Reina Ramirez
Rentals – Chic Events, Anthony and Britney;  
Invitations – Aerlist Press; Chalkboard Signs – bee curious designs
Transportation – Main Event
Hair and makeup – Shawn Cavlan Beauty Co.,  Shawn Cavlan

...and of course to Chelsea, who always has my back and with amazing talent. I love you!

rustic, vintage, travel wedding {Sariah & Joel} holman ranch, carmel valley, ca

I always cherish and appreciate when I get to shoot a wedding at the picturesque Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley. The venue is gorgeous with so many photo opportunities. And when you add the chemistry and beauty of the bride and groom, Sariah and Joel, with the talents of  Engaged & Inspired and Paper & Plumes one happy photographer had one perfect wedding to photograph. From the intimate courtyard for getting ready and First Look to the lone oak tree for sunset photos, the wedding day was peppered with memories and emotion. Sariah & Joel, Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity to photograph your special day. Want to do it again? Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey

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And to all of the professionals who made the day so perfect:

Ceremony & Reception: Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA
Planner/Coordinator: Allison Silber, Engaged & Inspired
Design & Decor: Paper & Plumes
Caterer: Island View Catering
Videographer: DeNovo Films

Hair: Sabrina Ornelas
Make up:
 Nancy Chew
Officiant: Richard Flores (Groom's Step-Dad)
Florist: Zara Panganiban (Groom's Aunt)
First Dance Song: Sung and performed by friends, Chris & Laura Stephens
DJ: DNA Entertainment; "Photo" booth: Action Flipbook
Bakery: Cake, Shannie Cakes; Cake & Pie Pops, Sweet Lauren Cakes; Alfajoras, Passion Pastry

And a special thank you to Chelsea.  You never cease to amaze me!