Carpinteria Wedding at HeartStone Ranch from Hazelnut Photography
October 2, 2012
United States
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You know those weddings that grab a hold of your heart from moment one and never EVER let go? Those weddings that are filled to the very brim with SO many heartwarming moments, SO many beautiful details and SO much love, the happiness is literally bursting from your computer screen? Well, lovelies... brace yourselves.  Because this glorious Carpinteria soiree?  It's most definitely one of those weddings.  And the sweet combo of pretty grey hues, devastatingly gorgeous images by Hazelnut Photography and an amazingly stunning bride and groom is, well.  Almost too perfect to believe.  Click here for even more pretty.
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From Hazelnut Photography... Allie and Matt are kind, creative, generous and, well, beautiful. On the inside and the outside! Their engagement session was so much fun, and I knew that their wedding would be absolutely incredible. Their inspiration actually came from her mother and from their venue, Heartstone Ranch. Allie's mother actually collected rocks, pebbles and stones in the shapes of hearts, and when Allie stumbled upon this new venue, she knew it was the perfect homage to her mother! After booking the venue, Allie and Matt spent months combing the land for heart stones to incorporate in the escort cards and the table numbers. Matt actually carved names and table numbers into the stones for each guest. It was a lovely bit of personalization! On top of that, their cake was made by a close friend, and every corner you turned, there were handmade touches. The wedding ceremony, held at the San BuenaVentura Mission, was beautiful and heartfelt. And our portrait session at Bates Ranch could have gone on for hours more! With mariachis for cocktails, BBQ for dinner and games to play as the sun went down, the reception was incredibly personal and heartwarming. For two people who are so perfect for each other, so deserving of the incredible love that they share, it was a perfect day!

Wedding Photography: Hazelnut Photography / Ceremony: San BuenaVentura Mission in Ventura, California / Reception: HeartStone Ranch in Carpinteria, California / Floral Design: Yamaguchi Flowers (805-525-9268) / Wedding Coordination: Amber Weir / Wedding Cinematography: Signature Wedding Films / Hair & Makeup: Bliss Makeup Artistry / Catering: Wood Ranch / Appetizers: Falzones / Bartending: Jeannie of Catered Cocktails / Wedding Cake: DIY by a Friend / Mariachi: Mariachi Camarillo / DJ: Peter Krouse / Lighting: LBPS Events / Rentals + Limousine: Rockstar / Getting Ready + Portraits Location: Bates Ranch House / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals