Kelly and Nick at Limoneira Ranch (Santa Paula, CA)

Kelly and Nick had a ‘country chic’ wedding at Limoneira Ranch recently. Read more after the images…

Kelly is also the former preschool teacher for my two sons, so her wedding held extra meaning for me. Therefore it was with much anticipation that I finally got to shoot their wedding! It was a big wedding…around 200 guests, lots of bridesmaids and groomsmen (seemed like 200 of each but was probably less), and an incredibly festive atmosphere. These two know how to have fun!

Kelly and the girls got ready at the Glen Tavern Inn, in Santa Paula. Supposedly it’s haunted, and I think I can see a ghost behind the curtain in that stairwell photo. All the cowgirls bridesmaids wore boots, in honor of both the bride and groom growing up on ranches.

The ceremony and reception were held at Limoneira Ranch, between Ventura and Santa Paula, California. Limoneira is a cool place to have a wedding. It’s a historic ranch and orchard, with some 100+ year old buildings, and is surrounded by lemon groves. Kelly and Nick had their reception in the museum building, which has lots of old farm equipment, and old photos on the walls. It fit nicely with their “cowboy chic” wedding decor.

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Lighting: Tom Wendee at Wendee’s Occasions
Food: Plated Events by Chef Jason Collis
Decorators: Denise Dietz, Susan Dietz
DJ: John Collins
Venue: Limoniera Ranch
Hair: Maycie Liampetchakul at Architexture
Make-up: Natalie Darling at Natalie Darling Artistry
Dress shop: Camarillo Bridal
Dress designer: Maggie Sottero
Men’s Attire: Mission Tuxedo
Officiant: Diane Ellis
Bridal Suite: Glen Tavern Inn
Cocktail Musician: Brian Nicolet Martinez
Baker: Kayla Hernandez
Flowers: Robert Bibian with Matthews Flowers

Thanks lots to my second shooter Desiree!

The film processed and scanned by Image Source, with the exception of some movie-film stock processed by The Finer Image.

Medium format film: Mamiya 645AF using Kodak Portra 400 and Ilford Delta 3200.
35mm format film: Nikon F100 (x2) using Kodak Portra 400, Kodak 500T and Ilford XP2.


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