Fall Rustic Elegance Wedding at Holman Ranch

A classic rustic elegance wedding in the fall at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley

This beautiful fall wedding took place in late October at the iconic Carmel Valley wedding venue Holman Ranch. Holman Ranch sits high above the beautiful Carmel Valley featuring beautiful views of rolling hills, vineyards, and golden sunsets perfect for a sunset session for newlyweds.  

Holman Ranch is a highly sought after luxury wedding venue because this outdoor setting has onsite accommodations for up to 40 people but can also host up to 250 people seated for dinner on the Holman Ranch Main Plaza. This is the perfect venue if you are looking for a outdoor retreat style wedding weekend that has natural beauty everywhere you look and guests are sure to love all the luxury amenities. 

This sweet couple lives in the Monterey area and the bride grew up dreaming up her wedding at Holman Ranch. When her high school sweetheart proposed they soon decided that Holman Ranch would be perfect for  their wedding weekend getaway.

The ceremony site has a backdrop of natural wild flowers, vineyards and sun drenched mountains. The Holman Ranch ceremony lawn is one of the most iconic locations and seen in countless wedding blogs and publications. This beautiful wedding was timeless with lush green and white florals setting the scene for a classic and elegant rustic wedding. With large green and white floral arrangements lining the aisle and framing the couple without blocking the stunning view. 

The wedding was on a perfect sunny day. It was slightly breezy and warm and was the picture perfect indian summer day in Carmel Valley. Since the days start getting shorter as the solstice approaches we did an early first look in order to capture plenty of images of them, their large families, and their wedding party before the 4:00pm ceremony. One of my favorite parts of the pre-ceremony was seeing the bride and her sister and best friends all in white and denim jackets, talk about a super cute bridal squad. After the ceremony we whisked them away to the vineyards high up above the venue for some gorgeous golden hour sunset images.

Upon their return we invited guests in to the Rose Patio for dinner in the beautiful stone patio at long banquet tables filled with lush long garlands of eucalyptus and white garden roses. 

This couple and their guests were able to dance the night away in the Holman Ranch Carriage house under twinkle lights and guests could step outside to enjoy the lounge and the fit pits and smores of course!  All Images below were captured by Jake and Necia 


Vendor Team

Venue: Holman Ranch

Photography: Jake and Necia Photography

Wedding Planner: Pocketful Of Plans

Videography: Yours Truly Video – Check out the sweet wedding video here. 

Florals: Swenson and Silacci

Beauty: Blush Monterey

Rentals: Chic Event Rentals

DJ and Lighting: Nick Sinclair with Belmont Entertainment

Brides dress hanging in the stone house of Holman Ranch

Bridal party dresses hanging in the window of getting ready roomsBridesmaids in long white dresses helping the bride get ready Couple during first look at Holman Ranch Couple kissing after first look at Holman Ranch

Couple in front of the low oak tree at Holman Ranch  Bride and Groom in front of stone and historical door bridal party in long white dresses with denim jackets

Ceremony chairs with reserved seating for the familyWedding party walking down the aisle to the ceremony

Outdoor wedding ceremony with over 150 guests at Holman Ranch Couple's first kiss on the ceremony site at Holman Ranch Couple recessing from their ceremony couple walking along hillside of the rolling vineyard Couple kissing up above the vineyard at Holman Ranch couple above the vineyards at golden hour

Wedding dinner menuDinner tables set for guests in the Rose patioWedding party seated at a head table in the Rose Patio

couple in front of a backdrop they created for photos

 Wedding cake and desserts Long banquet table with ivory linen and dusty blue runner with eucalyptus garland down the center. Long banquet table with ivory linen and dusty blue runner with eucalyptus garland down the center.

Over 150 guests seated in the rose patio for dinner

Popcorn wedding favors for guests

 Wedding Guests lingering around the bar during the reception outside the Carriage house at Holman Ranch


Visit this blog post to see another beautiful Summer wedding at Holman Ranch that was Featured on Carats & Cake.

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