High School Sweethearts Celebrate with a Sweet Blush and Blue Rustic Ranch Wedding

Megan and Chaska have always known they would be together. Their love story began several years ago while still in high school.  Chaska was the star football player and she was the adorable cheerleader.  High school sweethearts, these two were married in the Spring on a beautiful day full of joy, love, and just plain good ol' fun.  Set on the beautiful Heart S Ranch in Cottonwood, Ca., with the sun shining, and a light breeze, Megan, and Chaska entered into their bond in front of their closest friends and family.  Having just graduated from the Citadel right before their wedding day, Chaska will be reporting to active military service very soon.  Their new adventure is just beginning!

Bakery: Cake is the Best Part//Cake Designer: Cake is the Best Part//Shoes:Betsy Johnson//Jewelry:Kay Jewelers//Dress Designer:Maggie Sattero//Second Shooter: Mr N2U Photography//Ceremony Location: Heart S Ranch//Photographer: Kara Hoffman Photography//

California Outdoor Wedding with Subtle Boho Vibe Shows the Best of the West Style

This lovely outdoor wedding showcases California wedding dreaming at it's finest! Local San Diego wedding photographer Bob Hoffman travels to Walnut Creek for a gorgeous outdoor wedding with a sweet ranch wedding with a chic boho vibe.

This special day was filled with pure bliss, just like the groom's last name! There were lavender bridesmaids dresses, the wildflower/succulent bouquets, and the Bride's two beautiful dresses (simple fitted for ceremony, lace roses with long sleeves for the party). The details of this wedding were dreamy, boho-chic and subtle so that the focus was on this beautiful couple's love for each other, as well as the amazing surroundings of Walnut Grove.

Photographer:   Bob Hoffman Photography & Video//Other: Toon Upz Caricature Artist//DJ:Tasty Sounds//Cake Designer: Jaime Cakes//Bakery: Jaime Cakes//Dress Designer: BHLDN//Event Venue:The Walnut Grove//

San Diego Featured Wedding: Dustin + Taylor Wed on the Ranch

So you know barn and ranch weddings are all the rage on Instagram and Pinterest. Well Dustin and Taylor had the ranch wedding of any cowgirl's dreams! Their wedding reception location was at a real ranch - the lovely Hazy Meadow Ranch in Lakeside, CA. The couple made this venue look like home with their rustic attire and and country style - hello cowboy hats, horse drawn carriages and you guessed it - barbeque for dinner! The bride even ditched her heels and danced the night away in her cowgirl boots. Let us be the first to say-- we can't get enough of it! This classic country couple ended the evening by two stepping into their new life together to, of course, classic country hits. 

Photographer: Bob Hoffman Photography & Video // Caterer: Barbeque Pit // DJ: Dancing DJ Productions // Dress Store: David's Bridal // Cake Designer: Flour Power // Venue: Hazy Meadow Ranch

Horses, Trees and Verdant Views: The Ranch at Bandy Canyon is the Ultimate in Outdoor Wedding Venues

When a piece of land is cared for for over 140 years it develops a soul and a richness from its history and from all the love that has gone into it. The Ranch at Bandy Canyon has been loved since 1870 when it was first settled on 144 acres by a family creating a new life in the San Pasqual Valley [home to wineries, rolling hills and lovely views - note: part of the Ranch's original parcel of land is now The Wild Animal Safari Park!]. And unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years rustic outdoor, barn and farm weddings are the absolute biggest trend in weddings. Having recently undergone a multi million dollar remodel, The Ranch at Bandy Canyon is the perfect wedding venue setting to create a love filled, joyous celebration with trees, horses, gorgeous views, and generations of love in every stone. 

Set deep in Bandy Canyon, this Southern California ranch is adorned with rustic cabins, a dramatic pool for lounging and entertaining and an authentic 1930’s adobe lodge with two kitchens, antique stoves, and multiple fireplaces. A charming terrace and wedding ceremony site are also available for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and special events. We just love the on site cottages too for an intimate getaway!

A bright and colorful fiesta-styled, Mexico-infused wedding steals the show!

Alison and Matt created one of the most gorgeous wedding we have seen at the very lovely Leo Carrillo Ranch wedding venue in Carlsbad, CA just north of San Diego. The creativity Alison put into her dream wedding was exquisite. Samantha Louise Moments took every idea Alison had and made it all come to life. It was truly an amazing thing to watch and wedding photographer Aaron Willcox captured every moment.

Friends and family members from all over came to help celebrate this festive and exciting wedding with their Mexican Sodas in hand. There were so many special moments during this colorful celebration with tons of Mexican tradition and ambiance everywhere you looked, with delicious food by Personal Touch Dining, the talented Mariachis, the cake cutting with Matt’s Marine Sword, plus the games and the dancing!  DJ Sage created a fun and truly memorable night for the entire group with great music that got everyone up and having the time of their lives. Congratulations Alison and Matt! 

Bride: Alison  Groom: Matt

Vendor Credits:

Photographer: Aaron Wilcox Photography

Event Planning: Samantha Louise Moments

Venue: Leo Carillo Ranch

DJ: Sage Productions

Caterer: Personal Touch Dining

Florals: The Dainty Lion