A+A at Gardener Ranch in Carmel Valley

Austin and Ali

Gardener Ranch

Carmel Valley, California

May 2018

Ali and Austin got married at Gardener Ranch and this couple was seriously the most fun ever. When I first spoke with them and they told me about all the special touches that they wanted to include in their wedding weekend at Gardener Ranch – I knew I just had to be a part of this incredible day.

They decided to have a nice long weekend where family and friends stayed on-site at Gardener Ranch but also to welcome all guests to hang out over the course of the weekend. They started off the weekend with a fun and casual rehearsal dinner with a woodfired pizza truck provided by Woody’s Woodfired Pizza and cocktails provided by one of my favorite vendors, Pour Girl Bartending.

The next day they welcomed all guests to Gardener Ranch all day for a fun filled pool party and barbeque. Serious amounts of fun and shenanigans ensued.

Their wedding day was perfect. Ali and Austin just exude coolness. They are so relaxed, funny, and incredibly creative. To be honest, sometimes I worry because DIY can be harder than anticipated but Ali, Austin, and Ali’s family took DIY to a whole new level. They made amazing décor items.  Ali and her dad made the largest and coolest light up escort sign I have ever seen.

Another favorite part of their day was the first look with her dad, it was so sweet, he was such a proud dad (cue tears).  Of course, all the amazing details and the beauty of the day was captured by the amazingly wonderful Julie Cahill, just look at the trees in these pictures… and the stunning couple!

Venue: Gardener Ranch

Coordination: Pocketful Of Plans

Photographer: Julie Cahill Photography

Videographer: Petite Four Films (Check out their super cute video)

Beauty: The Hair and Make Up Company

Florals: Willow and Plum

Catering: Kona Jerry

Bartending: Pour Girl Bartending

Rentals: Chic Event Rentals

Desserts: Sugar Lips Mini Donuts

Entertainment : Santa Cruz DJ Company

Photo Booth : The Booth Bus

Transportation: Pacific Monarch

Bride’s Dress: BHLDN

Bridesmaids’ dresses : BHLDN

Groom and Groomsmen: Black Tux



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