rustic hacienda ranch wedding | kristen+brian | holman ranch, carmel valley, ca

Kristen and Brian's  wedding took place at a beautiful hacienda ranch nestled in the pastoral hills of Carmel Valley.  The bride and groom along with Allison Silber of Engaged and Inspired put a lot of thought and planning into their rustic and elegant wedding.  And many of the decorations  were  handmade by the bride herself. The day started with a private religious ceremony in the chapel, followed by a traditional ceremony officiated by long time friend, Collin Conoley from Porkchop Express (Brian's Band). Their humorous yet sentimental personal vows were a highlight of the day. Their reception was held in the courtyard where tables were decorated with old books and simple yet elegant flowers. Guests were treated to roasted pig and veggies grilled by Caterer, Paradise Catering- Jon Kasky.  Then Kristen, Brian and I hijacked a golf cart to sneak off for some pretty sweet sunset photos.  Upon our return, Kristen and Brian cut their homemade pie(s) baked by Gizdich Ranch followed by dancing in Holman’s beautiful barn to the amazing Smokin' J's.  And I almost forgot to mention the bourbon bar that was set up so guests could indulge in a night cap.  Kristen and Brian, I am so glad you chose me to photograph your perefectly planned and execuuted wedding. The whole wedding was so beautiful and the two of you were such a joy to photograph!  Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey

Brian is one lucky guy! Kristen you are gorgeous. :)

First Look time! Shhhhhh...... :)


I just love sneaking my bride and groom off for sunset photos. :)

Hello blue eyes! :)

Thank you to all of the amazing professional that made Kristen and Brian's day so wonderful: Hair & Makeup, Katie Nash Beauty | Venue, Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA | Coordinator, Allison Silber- Engaged and Inspired | Caterer, Paradise Catering- Jon Kasky | Florals: Christine Cater | Pies: Gizdich Ranch | Band, Smokin' J's | Officiant(s): Father Josh Favalora from the White Robed Monks of St. Benedict & long time friend, Collin Conoley from Porkchop Express (Brian's Band) | Decorations: the bride, Kristen :)

And to I cannot thank Chelsea and Katie enough for not only taking some amazing photos but supporting and assisting me throughout the day. Big hugs and kisses to you both! :)