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Multi-Cultural Wedding at Holman Ranch

This wedding is the definition of awesome; the sort of wedding where every moment is sooo beyond beautiful and sooo beyond amazing, I’m not even sure what to say.  And since I am sort of known as a chatty lady, it’s safe to say it’s a speech-defying affair in every which way.  From the fab stylings of Mandy Scott Events to the stunning Holman Ranch backdrop to the vibrant pops of gold and red, this is truly, truly a work of art.  See what I mean in the full gallery captured by Loic Nicolas Photography.

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From the Bride… Intent on having an outdoor ceremony and reception which would represent my North Indian heritage and my groom’s Iranian background for 250 of our closest family and friends was no small task. Ultimately we decided to split our ceremonies so we could share the richness of our cultures to their full extent.

Our desire was to highlight our cultures through a natural elegance and simplicity. To achieve this, my amazing planner, Mandy, and I focused on thoughtful uses of color in our decor. We sought to tie in personal details to give our ceremony a unique feel.

We had several days of pre-wedding events in the Indian tradition, on the night of the Sangeet where family performs skits, dances, and songs to set the mood for the upcoming nuptials, we decided to have the Persian ceremony, Sofreh Aghd. My groom’s aunt and mother worked tirelessly to arrange the traditional Iranian wedding spread, where each element symbolizes tenets of a healthy and strong relationship. Following the Persian ceremony, there were several performances by our family and friends, including a dance performed by my groom and me as a special surprise for our parents.

For the reception and Indian ceremony, our planner, Mandy Scott, found the perfect location to fulfill my dreams of an outdoor wedding at Holman Ranch. We could not have been more lucky to be blessed with perfect weather. Though there is little one has to do at a beautiful venue like Holman Ranch, Mandy took my wish to have flowers everywhere, and injected color throughout the property to achieve our dream wedding.

We carefully crafted the ceremony to be unique to us and our family and friends in attendance. The ceremony began with the traditional Hindu ceremony, followed by personal vows written by my groom and I, and ended with a communal vow from our guests pledging their support to my groom and I throughout our married life. Standing in front of our most favorite people in the world and pledging our commitment to each other in one of the most beautiful places was the highlight of our special day.

Photography: Loic Nicolas Photography | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Shoes: Valentino | Bridal Hair & Makeup (Indian And Persian Ceremony: Artistry By Christal | Bridesmaids Makeup: Kala Ketchum | Henna: Ravie Kattaura | Indian Ceremony And Reception Location: Holman Ranch | Indian Ceremony And Reception Location: Holman Ranch | Indian Ceremony Catering: Amber India Restaurant | Indian Ceremony Coordination & Design: Mandy Scott Events | Indian Ceremony Floral Design: Mandy Scott Flowers | Indian Ceremony Officiant: Pandit Krishna K Pandey | Music: DJ Salim | Persian Ceremony Catering: Malek Catering | Persian Ceremony Location: Veterans Memorial Hall | Rentals: Hartmann | Tent Rental: Raj Tents

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Carmel Valley Ranch Wedding

This, my friends, is what happens when fab traditional details, a stunning setting and a drop-dead gorgeous bride and groom combine for one seriously amazing party.  Complete awesome with a side of rustic chic, all set against the always beautiful Carmel Valley Ranch.  It’s breathtaking scenery meets all kinds of pretty and you can see every last moment captured by Carlie Statsky in the full gallery.

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From the Bride… Ramsey and I visited Carmel Valley early on in our relationship. We loved that it had many things we like to do – wine-tasting, hiking, good food. When we began looking in Carmel and Carmel Valley, we came across Carmel Valley Ranch. We chose it because we wanted our event to feel like a destination wedding even though it was close to our home. We loved that it is luxurious yet understated – the property is sprawling, the rooms are comfortable, the food & wine are amazing. We wanted nature to surround us – it was with the oak trees, mountains in the background, lavender sprouting all over the property, deer running through the hills and hikes being accessible from the property. And, it was large enough to accommodate a medium size group later into the night than most places (12 AM for our wedding, 2 AM for our after-party).

Photographer: Carlie Statsky | Videographer: Josh Harney | Wedding Dress: Jinza Jin Couture Bridal | Cake: Just Cake | Wedding Invitations: Brenna Catalano Design Studio | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff In Blush Pink | Wedding Coordinator: Amy Byrd Weddings | Hair and Makeup: Shawn Cavlan Beauty Co | DJ: Matt Brys | Officiant: Brian Lyke | Ceremony and Cocktail Musician : Terrence Farrell | Ceremony and Reception: Carmel Valley Ranch | Floral: Fionna Floral | Rehearsal Dinner: Bernardus Nicole Cabantac | Rentals: Unlimited Events

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Summer Wedding at the Holman Ranch from John + Louise Weddings

You know what I love about my job (besides, well, everything)? It’s the moment where I swear I’ve fallen as hard as I could ever possibly fall for a wedding, and then another wedding makes me fall harder. That particular moment just happened with this Holman Ranch wedding, because it just happens to be as perfect as they come. The light, the details, the love – it’s all perfect and perfectly captured by John + Louise Weddings - making this a wedding for the books. See it all here!

And see all the magic unfold in this terrific highlight film from Marc Donahue

from Marc Donahue on Vimeo.

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From Anna & DylanWe shot Matt and Marie’s wedding early last summer and there were so many beautiful images it was overwhelming. Matt and Marie both put so much into their wedding. I’m not sure we’ve met a couple that was more enthusiastic about planning their wedding and creating their dream environment to get married in.

When we first met up with them for coffee, Marie told us she had been sneakily snipping succulents from front yards and public places for weeks, propagating them and saving them for her centerpieces. Matt was the one who sent us their Pinterest board. They both were REALLY into it. But it all payed off. The day was just overloaded with beautiful things everywhere you turned. The location, Holman Ranch, was like a barn, a country club, a vineyard, and a Spanish palazzo all in one. They didn’t need to add much to make it beautiful, but they did.

Marie made beautiful fluffy white balls to hang from the barn ceiling, she baked many of the desserts for the dessert table, handmade pastel pinwheels and put together the bunches of baby’s breath that adorned the ceremony. They had branded beer cozies, matches and jars of pepper jelly. And oh, did I mention the photo booth that Matt’s dad built? It was all, truly, ridiculously cute. So much so that it was hard to fit in all the pretty details into one post! Which is why it has taken me so long to share this wedding. But beyond all the details, their wedding had an energy that was momentous. Matt and Marie are truly a couple made for one another, and their wedding was clearly about celebrating their deep bond and commitment. We wish them all the happiness in the world.

Wedding Photography: John + Louise Weddings | Wedding Venue: Holman Ranch | Event Planning: Jenna Mesic (jlmesic@gmail.com) | Floral Design: Loop Flowers | Cinematography: Marc Donahue of PermaGrin Films | Catering: Andro Radonich | Ceremony Music + DJ + Lighting: Jon Belmont (jon.belmont@gmail.com) | Rentals: UEI

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