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Rustic Elegance at Holman Ranch

This wedding is stunning. It’s the kind of wedding that will stick with you for hours, if not days – all the beautiful rustic, yet elegant details dancing in your head until you’ve pinned every beautiful image from Carlie Statsky in this gallery. It’s easy to get lost in the stunning florals from Fionna Floral or the one-of-a-kind setting of the Holman Ranch, but then when you dig a little deeper and get into the soul and story of this wedding, you realize it’s so much more beautiful than you could have every imagined.

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From The Bride…Our relationship is unique and in some ways unbelievable. We have had the pleasure of being in each other’s lives since the age of five as we went to kindergarten through eighth grade together. We also have had some similar misfortunes that have given us an understanding for each other that other couples may not have. Our sisters were both in traumatic accidents that have left them paralyzed. While they are the toughest people we know, having an understanding of what each other’s families have gone through gives us all a bond that many families don’t have. It does not define any of our lives but it has created a kinship amongst the two families and is one of the many reasons why the Moriarty and the Cimino families can seamlessly come together as one. Even our sisters think of each other as sisters, which they get very disappointed when you tell them that is not exactly how it works. However, if we mention them we must mention the amazing support that our parents have given all of their children. From our sweet selfless mothers that are quietly handling all behind the scenes to our unwavering fathers who’s poignant words are always said at just the right time. These people especially have made “Mike and Renee” an easy thing.

A good man has always told us “classy never goes out of style” this was continuously on our minds as we envisioned our picturesque ceremony, and created the romantically elegant reception, which turned into an all out love fest. The vision was ever evolving throughout the planning process, but the overall theme was to put Holman Ranch center stage with subtle or maybe not so subtle touches of extravagance to set the day apart. We included special sentimental touches like having the vintage car Renee’s parents drove away in at their wedding in the background, fabric hearts sewn on blankets for the guests made from our grade school uniform pattern, and Mike’s ring being made to match his dad’s ring. We always kept our guests in mind and did our best to make sure there was something for everyone. Our goal was always to have everyone leave with a full belly and a huge smile on their face. A big thanks to all of our vendors and Amy Byrd’s team for making our vision come to fruition!

Photography: Carlie Statsky | Videographer: Josh Harney Productions | Wedding Planner: Amy Byrd Weddings | Floral Design: Fionna Floral | Ceremony Venue: Holman Ranch | Reception Venue: Holman Ranch | Catering: Classic Catering | Hair And Makeup: Adrian Hernandez | Band: Groud Control | Cigar Roller: Oye Productions | Pizza: Soleil Wood Fire Pizza | Rentals: Chic Event Rental | Transportation: Discovery Charters

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Rainy Spring Wedding at Holman Ranch

I find rainy day weddings seriously dreamy, and this stunning nuptial is all the proof I need. This couple was literally showered with love on their big day, a lucky omen that proved to be incredibly romantic. Overflowing with beautiful arrangements by Reina, and magical moments captured by Stacey Pentland you can’t help but smile when you see the outpouring of love here.

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From The Bride…Ashley and KC’s big day had been nine years in the making. They met the first day of new student orientation in undergrad and their backgrounds could not have been more diverse. KC was a well-traveled, international tennis player and Ashley was a small town, country girl with an upbringing in rodeo. But, 2 people, 9 years later, picked March 2-9 as the perfect date to tie the knot.

Holman Ranch, one valley over from Ashley’s family ranch, was the perfect combination of rustic, ranching roots and timeless, classic style to complement the bride and groom’s divergent backgrounds and unique tastes. And, their love for the outdoors made Holman’s breathtaking views the obvious choice.

To lessen the chances of rain, the couple picked a date in late spring. With California experiencing an unprecedented drought, the odds were in their favor. Go figure, the selected date turned out to be the only Saturday rain day of the year, with record rainfall.

Disappointed at first, the couple soon realized they could not have asked for a more romantic, mystical day, showered with true love and heavenly tears of joy. The heavy rainfall above the tents during the couple’s vows was refreshing and cleansing. Being drenched in pure bliss and soaked in endless happiness, the weather forecast was nothing short of a miracle!

The old superstition that rain on your wedding day is a lucky omen surely flooded true. As one friend analogized, “Tying a wet knot will hold tighter than any other.”

Photography: Stacey Pentland Photography | Wedding Planner: Amy Byrd Weddings | Florist: Floral Design By Reina | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Engagement Ring: Derco | Bridesmaid Dresses: Sue Wong | Catering: Paradise Catering | Hair Stylist: Cherie Arellano | Groom's Suit: Custom Peter Cassara | Bridal Gown Seamstress: Ericka Engelman Couture | Bridal Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | First Dance Choreographer: Frances Cuevas | Flower Dogs Attire: Yvette's Little Shop | Flower Girl Dresses: Posh Peanut Kids | Horse Topiaries: Horsey Hall - Julie Andrews | Invitations -- Letterpress: Aerialist Press | Makeup: Shawn Cavlan Beauty Co | Rentals: Chic Event Rentals | Signage: Bee Curious Designs | Venue: Holman Ranch | Vintage Wedding Band: Fourtane, Carmel-by-the-Sea

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DIY Holman Ranch Wedding

This Holman Ranch fete from Jasmine Lee? It’s DIY down to it’s very core. From the Bride’s lovely veil made by the Groom’s mother and her shoes custom-made by her twin brother, to the flowy chuppah, cork signage, pillows, invitations and everything in between, this day is jam-packed with hand-crafted details. Even the Bride’s Uncle stepped in to officiate. It’s one pretty package of homemade love SMPers.

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From the beautiful Bride… The day was perfect in my eyes. I married the man of my dreams, my best friend and partner of 9 years in the most picturesque setting at breathtaking Holman Ranch which is nestled in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley. We were surrounded by our dearest family and friends during our much anticipated wedding day. I could not wait to be in the moment, at my wedding to see my husband and for the many details of our wedding to come together at last. Many of our friends and family members contributed to making the day unique and special. My Uncle Alan was one of these individuals who became ordained for the occasion and married us. The ceremony was beautiful, personal, light hearted and a mix of two cultures coming together as one (Jewish and Japanese). The chuppah we were married under was constructed by my parents-in-law Glenn and Donna. It was stunning and created the perfect canopy for us to begin our married life under.

The veil I wore, along with the flower girl basket and ring bearer pillow were made by my mother-in-law Kathy. Carl’s sister created a gorgeous picture out of 1,000 paper cranes of two coy fish in a pond as a wedding gift for us. My mother collected jars and mirror glass sprayed all of the center pieces, and made 100 succulent garden name tags as take home gifts out of baby food jars. We corked signs and letters from 10 inch tall letters I bought from a MardiGras website for less than $3 each! Friends and family baked an array of desserts for our home baked goods bar. We had sake instead of champagne! My college girlfriends all wore blue dresses to be my something blue. A few of our friends brought their GoPros in place of a videographer since it was not in the budget and captured the most special moments of the day. My husband designed all of the paper products himself, from the save the dates, to the invitations, to the ketubah. He is truly talented! My twin brother custom designed and hand painted my wedding shoes. As we know it, our fathers played a tremendous roll and payed for gas while we navigated the way. It truly was a group effort. The day following our Friday wedding we went wine tasting with 30-40 people and then my in-laws hosted a BBQ for 100 people. It was the event of a lifetime.

The most special moments to me were seeing my groom for the first time during our first look and holding his hands, starring into his eyes during our ceremony as we made promises for a lifetime with our personal vows. I was the happiest as is physically possible, so consumed with love and emotions. It was incredible. We attended 9 weddings in 12 months last year and were able to gather a lot of inspiration for our day. We knew what made past weddings memorable to us, and a few of the most important things were to have a few consecutive days of events to prolong the time with our guests, a stunning venue, phenomenal food, a talented photographer that would capture our special day for eternity, a good DJ to keep the party flowing and most importantly a ceremony that was personal and reflected our personalities, our relationship and our values. It was perfect.

Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Dress: Matthew Christopher | Invitations: Designed By Groom | Shoes: Urban Outfitter | Rings: Robbins Brothers, Coast Jewlery | Catering: Paradise Catering | Groom's Suit: III Bar | Bride's Earrings: Nordstrom, By Freida Rothman | Bride's Headpiece: Veil Made By My Mother-in-law, Kathy Mori | Coordination: Engaged & Inspired | Dessert Bar: Homemade Baked Good Dessert Bar With Desserts Made With Love By Bridesmaids, Friends And Family! | Hair And Makeup Artist: Skin By Gina | MC/DJ: Belmont Entertainment | Shoe Design: Blake Of Bstreetshoes | Stylist/Flowers: Assembled By Family And Delivered By Blue Heron Farms | Wedding Venue: Holman Ranch

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