Patrick and Kelsey's wedding at Santa Margarita Ranch felt incredibly heartwarming to photograph because the venue itself is downright inviting. The historic ranch was a stopping point on the old El Camino Real, the road that connected all of California's 21 missions, so the buildings simply embody history. It was the perfect place to celebrate a fun-loving and kind couple like Patrick and Kelsey, and their guests were blown away by the beautiful location surrounded by rolling hills. I love the old rustic barn in which the reception took place, complete with gorgeous stone walls, old rafters, and romantic string lighting to complete the atmosphere.
Guests enjoyed mingling and custom cocktails on the ceremony lawn and exploring the different spaces of the ranch, before heading into the barn for dinner.
We couldn't resist the buttery light of the evening, so Kelsey and Patrick stole away with us for a few photos around the ranch. I could just crawl into that golden light and take a warm, lovely nap!
These are some of my favorites of Patrick and Kelsey - LOVE!
Back inside, there was toasting, dancing and plenty of celebrating!
Patrick and Kelsey: You wouldn't believe how honored we were to capture your special day! We have always deeply hoped - ever since we first met - that we would get to be a part of it, and we were stoked when you invited us in! It was even more magical than I thought it would be, and we are thrilled for you guys to begin your life together! Lots of love!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : Santa Margarita Ranch | Reception Location : Santa Margarita Ranch | Floral Design : Adornments Flowers & Finery | Cake : Splash Cafe | Dress : Allure Romance | Shoes : Steve Madden | Bridesmaid Dresses : J.Crew | Make-Up : Rhyan Townsend | Hair : Rhyan Townsend | DJ : AMS Entertainment | Reception Lighting : AMS Entertainment | Rentals : All About Events | Transportation : SLO Safe Ride | Gown Boutique : Karoza Bridal |