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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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Charming DIY Holman Ranch Wedding

I have a sort of venue-crush (read: obsession) with Holman Ranch. It has set the scene for romance time after time. Today’s charmer from Jasmine Lee Photography done up DIY style is earthy, cozy and oh-so-lovely and it blends right in with the laid-back vibe, those gorgeously distressed stone walls and ah-mazing views. Head to the full gallery for more!

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From the beautiful Bride… Our wedding was almost entirely handmade, we had our families help out with creating many of the creative touches for the wedding. We wanted our wedding to reflect our personalities and create a truly memorable day for our guests. We began with a beautiful outdoor location for the ceremony at the Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, CA and had our reception in the Ocean Avenue Room at the IL Fornaio Restaurant. Our venues set the mood for the wedding and we simply filled it with beautiful handmade accents.

My wedding dress was my own design and was handmade by a family friend. I also carved out the anchor stamp for the favor bags that were made by my mom with help from other family members. My favorite project for the wedding was creating the flower bouquets and the centerpieces, my dad made the flower boxes and then the rest of the family helped out making the flower arrangements. Aside from that, my brother made the cake signs and the chair signs, I painted the seating sign, and my parents helped collect decorative items to display at our reception.

Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Wedding Dress: Designed By The Bride, Made By A Family Friend | Wedding Cake: Whole Foods | Invitations: Vistaprint | Shoes: E! Live From The Red Carpet Evening Sandals | Catering: IL Fornaio | Makeup Artist: Bride | Grooms Attire: Macy's | Bride's Jewelry: BHLDN | Florals: Bride | Hair Artist: Bride | Venue: IL Fornaio | Venue: Holman Ranch

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Romantic California Wedding at Carmel Valley Ranch

When I dreamed of weddings as a little girl, I dreamed of weddings just like this one. A timeless and classic day filled with meaningful details. Beautiful captured by Carlie Statsky Photography and planned to perfection by Amy Byrd Weddings & Events - this Carmel Valley Ranch wedding is one that will sure to stick with you today. See what I mean right here.

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From The Bride…Our venues were our inspiration. Carmel Valley Ranch and the Mission Bascilica have such a romantic and classy feel and Carmel is so beautiful in the fall. The Indian Summer in November set the perfect scene. Our vendors really turned our vision into a reality and we couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out.

The anticipation of the first look with my future husband was one of the highlights of my day. We had picked out a bridge on the Ranch with a view of the valley to see each other for the first time. Walking towards him on the bridge and later down the aisle of the Carmel Mission, I remember thinking, “This is perfect.”

Photography: Carlie Statsky Photography | Videography: Josh Harney | Event Planning: Amy Byrd Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Floral Design By Reina | DJ: Sound In Motion | Carmel Mission: Carmel Mission Basilica | Carmel Valley Ranch: Carmel Valley Ranch | Rentals: Unlimited Events Inc. | Transport: At Your Service

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