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Rustic Ranch Wedding In San Luis Obispo

Whitney Darling Photography

Dave and Jamie tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony at Holland Ranch located in San Luis Obispo, California. With a combination of rustic and vintage decorations, this wedding is full of details that are sure to both impress and inspire. Don't miss anything this rustic ranch wedding has to offer by viewing the full gallery here, all stunningly captured by Whitney Darling Photography.

light blue bridesmaid dresses

ceremony programs

rustic wedding sign

From the Bride:The day before my wedding my father was hospitalized for Pancreatitis. Everything is fine now and he is healthy, but he wasn't able to make it to the wedding as they had to send him to a hospital closer to home. My brothers stepped in at the last minute to walk me down the aisle. They even all took turns dancing with me during what should have been the father daughter dance, along with my uncle (my dad's brother).

Thanks to technology and wonderful friends, my dad was able to Skype in from the hospital to see the ceremony and got to say "Hi" to me before the wedding. While I of course would have wanted my father there, it became a wonderful bond my brothers and I now share.

wedding ceremony at Holland Ranch

outdoor wedding ceremony at Holland Ranch

My husband and I discussed whether we would have done anything differently awhile back and our answer was no. We felt that we had plenty of time to plan and every decision was well thought out so we didn't have any regrets. In fact, we were pleased with the "extra" things we thought we ordered. We had a videographer, which we hadn't initially planned on. She is a friend of mine and gave us an affordable deal, so we went for it.

It turns out it was a blessing in disguise because of my father's hospitalization. I couldn't have changed the fact that he was sick, but I am able to share a video of that day with him, to make him feel part of his daughter's wedding (which he has shown to his co-workers over and over to the point where they are now sick of it!) So, my advice to brides would be that you can't plan for the unexpected, but you can prepare to treasure your memories and share them by having them captured in videos and photographs that will last a life time.

cut maps used for escort cards

rustic wedding ideas

door knob table numbers

Wonderfully enough we have a DIY project that gives you step by step on how to create similar door knob table numbers.

door knob table numbers

outdoor reception at Holland Ranch

On the Baker: Enjoy Cupcakes was established April 1st, 2009 and currently has one storefront location in Los Olivos, California, but they will bring the bakery to your party, wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, holiday gala, retreat, or corporate event. Guest will ENJOY treats served out of an adorable restored vintage Shasta trailer with twinkling lights that will make your event unique & unforgettable!

You me Oui

Legos used as cake topper

cupcakes and vintage trailer courtesy of Enjoy Cupcakes

wedding reception at Holland Ranch

wedding dancing

Watch the wedding film from Caterpillar Weddings below to get a closer look at this rustic ranch wedding!

Read on to see how much this rustic ranch wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

Venue: approximately $5,000
Day of Coordination: $700 — Jaime Strand of Holland Ranch Clean up fees:$500
Rentals: $2000 — some chairs and tables were provided by Holland Ranch Catering: $6000
Dessert: $998 for cupcakes, stands and Coral the vintage streamliner with attendent Booze and more Booze: $2500 — We bought everything at Costco and were provided wine from a friend. And we had some left overs which we were able to return to Costco.
Dress: $2000 — alterations $300
Shoes: $120
Hair and Make-up: $300
Flowers: $3000
Videographer: $1,000
Photographer: $2500
DJ: $1600 — Dan Curcio  played acoustic guitar and sang during cocktail hour and for first dance to Everlong (acoustic version of course), and the DJ'd during the reception Wedding Insurance: $100
Invitations: $350
Miscellanous (handmade decorations, handmade napkins, table numbers): $400

CakeEnjoy Cupcakes
CinematographyCaterpillar Weddings
DJDan Curcio
Dress DesignerPronovias
FlowersApril Flowers
Hair & MakeupRhonda Johnson
PhotographerWhitney Darling Photography
Second PhotographerCory Kendra Photography | Venue & Coordinator: Holland Ranch, San Luis Obispo | Caterer: Guest House Catering
Shoe DesignerToms