Ben and Courtney’s wedding on Courtney’s family ranch in San Luis Obispo was a fabulous affair, with more personality and heart than I could have imagined possible. The wedding took place under a grape arbor in the middle of the family garden, with all the flowers in full bloom and the summer harvest about to come in.
Almost everything at the wedding was handmade. The wedding flowers were grown in the garden, and the wedding desserts were made by the Courtney, based on beloved family recipes such as “Fern’s berry cobbler” and “Grandma Betty’s snickerdoodle cookies”. Quaint decorations dotting the barn reception, where twinkling lights and the San Luis Obispo Jazz Band added the final bit of flair to the evening. This was a classic California ranch wedding that I wouldn’t have done any other way.
And of course we can’t forget about the dogs. Perhaps my favorite bridal portraits ever?
Sometimes couples provide their own inspiration. My simple “let’s take a quick break. No need to smile!” turned into this wonderful frame. American Gothic meets Bay Area young professionals on the family ranch. Hmmmm.
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