Here is a review of the gorgeous fall wedding Andrew and Sarah had up at Holman Ranch. I loved that they drove a vintage bus up from down south just to get the booth bus look since the local ones were all booked up for their wedding date. They have the cutest post on IG of them driving down the California coast post wedding off to their honeymoon in that vintage beauty.
The gorgeous Andrew and Sarah were featured over at Style Me Pretty. So stoked on this A list vendor team. Always a fun day when you get to work with your favorite people to make magic happen for someone’s special day. So grateful for this job and awesome clients like these two!
The 1920’s Hacienda courtyard up at Santa Lucia Preserve makes the perfect wedding backdrop with it’s old world feel and views of the Carmel Hills. Christine Cater used caramels, creams and chestnut to style all our vignettes with warm earth tones of early fall. She painted the ivy walls and iron gate in garden roses and anchored the ceremony site with terra-cotta pots filled with silver dollar. Haute Bridal gowns set the stage for our three looks. One being a Haley Paige gown. We took the designers cue, who wore three gowns on her wedding day and rocked three different looks. We started with an etherial gown for the ceremony by Pronovia. A regal open back beaded Hayley Paige gown for the reception. And a chiffon gown by Amsale that caught wind, wild horses and panoramic views at sunset. For a bride who wants to feel a world away, this is the perfect venue. You will be surrounded by 20,000 acres of open space full of wildlife, yet enjoy the intimate old world feel of the Hacienda’s courtyard with friends and family by the fireplace. A true California dream wedding.
Pop on over to Green Wedding Shoes to see this whole feature on top of the world at the exclusive Santa Lucia Preserve. Christine Cater shows you how to adorn the courtyard’s wrought iron gate in flowers of their 1920’s Hacienda.
California…famous for Indian summers, cast its dream lighting upon the hilltop of the Carmel up at the exclusive Santa Lucia Preserve. More of these two from our gorgeous styled shoot coming this week!
Love spending the afternoon with these sweethearts! They knew each other growing up in Guam but didn’t hook up until they were out here for college at the same time. They even know another one of my couples who also is from Guam. I guess it’s a small island according to James. I loved hearing about their upbringings, culture and family life back home. While they plan to marry back home, they wanted to capture their engagement session in California down in the gorgeous Big Sur. We met up at the iconic Bixby Bridge and arrived to full fog but once we drove up the hill to Stephanie’s boss house it began to burn off. He loaned us his beautiful modern pad also know as the Glass House in Big Sur. He knew they were going to make a beautiful weekend of it so he arranges a weekend stay at the Post Ranch Inn and dinner at Ventana for after their session with me. I think I need to get a boss. That’s amazing! In God’s perfect timing, when we went back down to the Bixby Bridge and the fog began to pull back to reveal Big Sur’s classic rugged coastline. We wrapped at Pfeiffer Beach for some golden light but not after a 30 minute wait to get in… such a gamble but so worth the risk. It was a fun chance to chat life and learn more about their wedding plans back home in Guam while we awaited our token parking spot. Cheers to many fun adventures ahead of you James and Stephanie!
Have you ever met someone, totally hit it off and then they move away. Yeah, that’s this one! I’m still holding out hope that she’ll move back but for now we have an excuse to skip town to see each other. Can’t wait to meet your new little one and visit with hopefully a little snow on the ground in your town. It was a true Indian summer the day we shot with temps in the 90’s in October. It was perfect weather since she rocked a tasseled black bikini as one look on our sun kissed afternoon up the slow coast.
Kicking our session off with some caffeine, we met up at Verve Coffee Roasters in downtown in Santa Cruz on Pacific Ave. We headed to lighthouse field before wrapping up at Natural Bridges in a foggy evening. These two are getting married at my favorite, Leal Vineyards next month so I figured it’s a good excuse to blog their Spring engagement session we had months ago. Hence the green grass and flowers at Lighthouse Field. Now they’re golden and dry. Oh the seasons! Here comes fall. Perfect coffee weather.
Amy Burke Designs drenched this wedding in flowers bursting with color and weight. From flower crowns to centerpieces, Missy’s vision for a fairytale wedding at the redwood wedding venue Nestldown in Los Gatos mountains was a vision. Her and Adrian are both such down to earth people. I love hearing personal vows and toast where you learn so much more about the couple! Things they would never disclose themselves always come out. This day I got to hear all about how this country boy showed this city girl how to shoot guns and fish all within their first couple dates. Something to that opposites attract.