Entries in Country Wedding (4)

Thursday
Dec042014

Bay Area Wedding Venue Spotlight :: Radonich Ranch

I had the opportunity to photograph Ross and Christine's wedding at Radonich Ranch in July and I have to say, it's a pretty cool venue. The old barn structures and tin roofs give the place character. I loved all the textural details inside and out. Outdoor locations like this can serve as a great base for your wedding theme and decor if you're going for a rustic, vintage or country wedding style.

Thursday
Aug152013

Nicki & David Pogue's Wedding :: Uniting Two Families as One

This blog entry is dedicated to Nicki and David Pogue who were married at Beltane Ranch earlier this year. Nicki and David are incredible people. Their wedding was a very sweet and humble event focused on celebrating with their children, family and closest friends. It was a beautiful small wedding that was extremely family-focused rather than being bride and groom centric. The whole atmosphere was relaxed and joyful, with lawn games, lounge seating and a photo booth.

Fun stuff that happened throughout the day:

  • During the ceremony, Nicki misplaced her vows and all the guests joined in the hunt to find them.
  • David began speaking his vows and then stopped, saying he couldn’t do it. Next thing you know, he breaks into a dedication song he wrote specifically for his new bride. He planted musicians all around the ceremony to join in. (One was even dressed as a Beltane Ranch employee!) David has a flare for dramatics- you should check out his surprise proposal to Nicki which he produced as a film!
  • Nicki and David’s children passed out butterflies to all the guests for a group butterfly release during the ceremony.
  • It was a windy day at the ranch which worried the bride and groom that the unity candle lighting ceremony would not bode well. Right before the ceremony began, the wind completely stopped! The lighting of the candles uniting the two families went off without a hitch. Meant to be? I think so!

Nicki and David made all the right decisions when planning this wedding. The team of vendors they chose were absolutely perfect for their style and vision. Every detailed element was well-executed. Nothing was over done; every single detail in the wedding represented the couple and their family. From food and flowers to serving the best beer in the world, Nicki and David did everything right! (Not kidding about the best beer in the world. Check out this article). Congratulations to Nicki and David and your beautiful family. Wishing you all the happiness in the world! Thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day.

{{ Vendor Love }}
Location: Beltane Ranch
Second Shooter: Kevin Meynell
Floral Design: Spiral Hand Design
Cake: SusieCakes
Catering: The Girl and the Fig
Band: Trio Paz
Hair/Makeup: Winc Artistry

Tuesday
Feb122013

Brittany & Dan :: Country Casual at Beltane Ranch

Have I mentioned before how much I love shooting a wedding at Beltane Ranch? I'm such a country girl at heart that it delights me to shoot in this natural setting, amidst grapevines and barns and horses. Brittany and Dan's country-casual wedding was beautiful. When you choose a setting like Beltane Ranch, you've already made a good choice for your wedding theme. It's rustic and charming and full of natural beauty. With the help of designer Kate Stanley, the bride and groom kept the decor classically country with succulent-inspired arrangements boasting white florals and fresh lemons, buttery gold and white linens, seed packets as escort cards and burlap accented vases. And now you get to enjoy all the pretty little details of Brittany and Dan's wedding.

{{Vendor Love}}

Second Shooter: Kevin Meynell (thank you!!)
Officiant: Adrian Diaz
Site Coordinator: Clever Girl Consulting
Floral Design: Kate Stanley Design
Catering, Furniture, Lighting: Alex's Catering
Cake: Crisp Bake Shop
Linens: La Tavola
Music: San Francisco Conservatory Quartet
DJ: Fog City Entertainment
Bride's Dress: Enzoani
Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren Black Label
Photobooth: Glass Coat Photo Booth

Wednesday
Jun222011

Where the Groom grew up....Danielle + Pepe in Point Reyes

I've always been in love with Point Reyes - so friendly and full of character.  Danielle grew up on the East Coast (my roots) and Pepe and his family are originally from Point Reyes.  Imagine fishing with your dad down by the beach, hanging out in the local town, having your first drink in the local bar.....We enjoyed our afternoon walking down memory lane.  Stay tuned for their wedding in July in San Rafael at St. Vincent's School for Boys!