Fall Wedding At Holman Ranch

Fondly Forever Photography

After dating for over 12 years this couple wanted their wedding to reflect their stress free, easy going nature. Holman Ranch created the atmosphere they were looking for by providing an all-in-one venue for their special day. The expansive grounds of the ranch allowed the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing to be in different locations around the property.

Check out more details from this rustic fall wedding in the full gallery here, fabulously photographed by Fondly Forever Photography.

Holman Ranch

bridal makeup by Christine Spiering from The Beauty Bar

'Bardot' Dress by Matthew Christopher

The bride looked gorgeous in the unique ‘Bardot’ dress by Matthew Christopher and ‘Andrea’ Ruffle Wedges by Katie & Kelly. Christine Spiering from The Beauty Bar created the natural look that kept the her looking fresh throughout the day.

first look at Holman Ranch

yellow and red bridal bouquet by Mid Valley Florist

From the Bride & Coordinator:
The internet turned out to be a helpful resource for nondenominational vows and we pieced together parts of vows that meant the most to us. We also selected 6 people from the bride and groom’s family and friends to write their own reflections on marriage, words of advice, or really anything that inspired them. These readings were then shared in front of our 130 guests during the ceremony. We were definitely nervous that this wouldn’t work but it turned out to be a unique and beautiful twist on the traditional wedding ceremony and the plentiful feedback was extremely positive.

outdoor wedding ceremony at Holman Ranch

Fondly Forever Photography

It goes without saying that planning a wedding is both time consuming and expensive so we decided to pick vendors who not only had worked at the venue many times, but who also worked together regularly. This was the key to pulling off an extremely easy planning process without the need for a wedding planner. Everyone worked together even occasionally without my involvement.

We opted for a day-of coordinator which was one of the best investments of the wedding. Coastside Couture did a great job of tying up all the lose ends and I didn’t have any distractions on the big day. Floral arrangements and decorations were kept to a minimum and all homemade, but to alleviate stress (on the mother-of-the-bride) we chose Mid Valley Florist in Carmel to do the 4 bridal bouquets.

chalkboard wedding menu sign

outdoor reception decoration ideas

fall garden wedding decoration ideas

John and Nancy at Paradise Catering worked with us to come up with a menu that was unique, delicious, and that would work with the family style service for dinner. They also set up their famous Heirloom Tomato Bar which our guests are still talking about.

delicious food from Paradise Catering

bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes

Rather than having a traditional wedding cake, this laid back couple opted for bite-sized Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes. A Moto-Espresso Coffee Cart provided the guests with Italian and Brazilian coffee to keep the party going late into the night.

coffee cart at outdoor reception

barn used as dance floor

outdoor wedding reception lighting

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Photographer: Fondly Forever Photography
Event Designer: Chic Event Rentals
Venue: Holman Ranch
Makeup: Christine Spiering from The Beauty Bar
Hair: Miriam Elizaga from Shampoo Dolls
Caterer: Paradise Catering
Coordinator: Coastside Couture
DJ: DJ Antonio Diaz from SoundShine Mobile Entertainment
Dress Designer: Matthew Christopher
Flowers: Mid Valley Florist
Shoe Designer: Katie & Kelly
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Photobooth: Shutterbooth
Coffee Cart: Moto-Espresso Coffee Cart
Cookies: Pacific Cookie Company
Bundtinis: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Groom’s Attire: Custom Tux

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  1. What a stunning location for a wedding! Beautiful!

  2. -100. Carol Simpkins says:

    I am the mother of the bride.

  3. -100. Lexi says:

    Seemed like a really sweet, intimate wedding event :) the whole ceremony looked fabulous! Congrats to the newlyweds!

  4. -100. Amanda says:

    This wedding is beautiful! How does one go about finding a wedding “day of” coordinator? Tell me more!

  5. -100. CNaturalSoul says:


  6. What a perfect wedding! I love the bouquet!!!

  7. -100. Katie Simpkins Gentry says:

    @Amanda : To find a ‘day of coordinator’ for your wedding, I would suggest starting with an online search for local wedding planners. Many of them will offer different services. Even if they don’t offer day of planning I’m sure you can negotiate something. Prices for these services can still be pricey but it is totally worth it. A good day of coordinator will actually start working with you about a month in advance. She/he will contact all of your vendors and provide them with all the necessary info like schedules, final payments, rules for the venue, etc. My planner even handed out all the tips to the vendors that I had prepared ahead of time so I didn’t have to worry about it. Totally worth every single penny. Good luck!

  8. -100. Carol Simpkins says:

    It’s me again. What I wanted to write was, “Jen the photographer did an amazing job and the bride and groom were very happy.”

  9. -100. Amanda says:

    Thank you Katy! I will have to contact some coordinators about that. I want to do so much myself but it really would be nice to have that help the day of since I’m not going with a traditional venue that would do that for me.

  10. -100. Amanda Hill says:

    Wonderful location and great pictures! Stunning wedding!

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