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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Coffee Cart: Moto-Espresso Coffee Cart
Cookies: Pacific Cookie Company
Bundtinis: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Groom’s Attire: Custom Tux