Photography by: Lukas VanDyke Photography
About the venue
When you decide to pay a visit to Camarillo Ranch, you will see that it is hard to decide what you love best. The historic 1892 home is a blend of a stately antebellum-style farming estate with rich tradition enveloped in California's Spanish roots. The outdoor setting is jaw-dropping, the picturesque landmark includes a gorgeous mansion, vintage barn, and endless rolling meadows and hills that touch the horizon. The unpretentious and laid-back community of Camarillo is a perfect location for the couple who wants to feel secluded, but are intimated by the idea of locations that are too remote. Many facilities that offer a similar setting, combined with the flexibility, tend to have a price point that is reflective of these qualities. The modest price tag under $5,000 makes this location a remarkable venue and bargain.
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Country Couture with a flair for seaside romance is the best way to describe this couple's unique panache for style and country elegance. I can't get over how the event seems to be seamlessly blended with all the elements that adorn the farmhouse and estate grounds. Rustic and relaxed elements are used to bring an authenticity to the photography. The vivid colored doors of the vintage barn simply burst off the page. The wagon wheel is perfectly placed if a more elaborate look is desired - this is an excellent element to use for escort cards or to display bridal flowers upon.
The rustic farm equipment juxtaposition against the bride's simple and elegant dress embodies classic country couture. Instead of using a traditional guest book, I love the use of a photo matte where guests can add their well wishes for the couple to keep as a memento alongside their favorite wedding portrait. This adds a level of intimacy to the traditional hanging wedding portrait.
I Do Venues wants to recognize the talented team of wedding professionals who helped to make this bride's dream a reality: Photographer - Lukas VanDyke Photography; Floral - Crystal Sanford of A Recycled Love Story; Day of Coordinator - Elise Hamel; Catering - Wood Ranch Barbeque and Grill; Cake - Jane Beard; Programs - Jane Guy.