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WEDDING BLOG

This Hazy Meadow Ranch Wedding is a Boho and Kid-Friendly Wonderland

We found backyard boho bliss in Jacelle and Casey’s low-key San Diego wedding at Hazy Meadow Ranch. The couple’s goal was to infuse their eclectic style with free-spirited decor and a kid-friendly atmosphere, and we wholeheartedly think they nailed it! Rachel Wakefield Photography worked her magic to capture the sweetest first look moments, the most intimate newlywed photos, and every angle of every detail that Tatiana of Bekker’s Catering helped bring together. From the wild and free floral arrangements created by Native Poppy to the rustic signage and cozy seating, this ranch wedding is the ideal inspiration for low-key couples who want to create a backyard feel with an elevated look.

The Couple:

Jacelle and Casey

The Wedding:

Hazy Meadow Ranch, San Diego, California

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Rachel Wakefield Photography
Event Planning and Catering – Bekker’s Catering
Venue – Hazy Meadow Ranch
Floral Design – Native Poppy
Cake – Eccentric International Chef Bakery
DJ – Suit and Tie Group
Videography – Golden State Guiding
Stationery – Minted
Makeup Artist – Boho Bird Salon
Hair Styling – Mish Mucho
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Accessories – Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – RenzBridal
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – ZARA
Rentals – Cedar and Pine Events

 

Congratulations to Jacelle and Casey, and a special thanks to Junebug member Rachel Wakefield Photography for sharing this Hazy Meadow Ranch wedding! Want to see more from this talented photographer? This Page, Arizona sweetheart session will put a smile on your face!

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These 60 Wedding Moments are Proof That Hiring a Professional Wedding Photographer is a Must

November 14, 2018 | juliette

photo by Amy Galbraith Photography

Of all the reasons to hire a professional wedding photographer, the fact that your wedding day will be full of once-in-a-lifetime moments that you’ll want to cherish forever has to be the top! From the first look to the first kiss to the first dance, you want to be sure your photographer not only captures the moments but captures the mood, the energy, and the nuance that makes those moments truly yours. When you hire a professional photographer, you can rest assured all those moments will be brilliantly captured, plus they are going to see and capture all the little moments that you probably didn’t even notice on the day. If you still need a little convincing, here are 60 picture-perfect reasons that a professional wedding photographer will be the best wedding investment you can make!

First Look Moments

photo by Melissa Marshall; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Sophie Grace; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Autumn Nicole Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Jaicee Morgan; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Cedar & Pines; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Jenny Collen; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Lauren Louise Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by The Shepards Photo; see more from this photo here!

photo by Chasewild; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Grant Daniels Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Wild Heart Visuals; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Lilly Red Creative; see more from this wedding here!

photo by TJ Stansbury; see more from this wedding here!

Wedding Ceremony Moments

photo by Cody & Allison Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Carina Skrobecki; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Wild Heart Visuals; see more from this wedding here!

photo byGianni Di Natale; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Summer Leigha Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Katherine Joy Photography & Video; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Phan Tien Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Melissa Marshall; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Amy Bluestar Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Olivia Markle Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Wild Heart Visuals; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Katherine Joy Photography & Video; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Surveyor Creative; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Zoë Alexandra Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Sarah Joy Photo; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Chris & Ruth Photography; see more from this wedding here!

Wedding Party Moments

photo by Danielle Determan; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Sophie Grace; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Anna Duncan Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Noelle Johnson; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Samantha Floyd Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Brandi Allyse Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Eastlyn Bright; see more from this wedding here!

Newlywed Portrait Moments

photo by Shannon Stent Images; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Lilly Red Creative; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Just Like Honey; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Nicole Leever Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Cody & Allison Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Danielle Determan; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Cedar & Pines; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Amy Bluestar Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Soul Season Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Chris & Ruth Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Sarah Joy Photo; see more from this wedding here!

Reception Moments

photo by Jenny Collen; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Zoë Alexandra Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Brandi Allyse Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Sophie Brendle Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Chris & Ruth Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Rachel L’Antigua; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Stefanie Vinsel; see more from this wedding here!

photo by By Amy Lynn Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Shannon Stent Images; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Soul Season Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Lorenzo Accardi; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Howard Photo + Film; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Amy Galbraith Photography; see more from this wedding here!

Ready to find a photographer to capture your special wedding moments? Browse our list of top wedding photographers and then learn what to ask your potential photographer (and not to ask) before reaching out!

photo by Surveyor Creative

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Modern Rustic Ontario Wedding at Stonefields Estate

Danica and Eric’s dual ceremony wedding day at Stonefields Estate was as effortlessly modern as it was rustic! It should come as no surprise that the bride, who is an architect, put together a gorgeous design for the tea ceremony, the wedding ceremony, and the reception. The overall vibe was clean, crisp, and elegant, which they accomplished using a neutral color palette of whites, blues, and greys, an organic floral design created by L’Orangerie Floral Design, and the most delicious dessert bar of mini cakes from Patisserie La Toque. The rustic charm of the venue and the couple’s modern style were a match made in heaven that Agatha Rowland captured brilliantly in every frame.

The Couple:

Danica and Eric

The Wedding:

Stonefields Estate, Ottawa, Ontario

We wanted a wedding under 100 people to keep it intimate and approachable. A lot of our family and friends are spread across the country and the globe, so the most important thing to us was to take this rare opportunity, unite all our loved ones and celebrate this milestone together.

The first look at the Museum of Nature where we had our first date and the little surprise picnic we had just before the dinner reception were the two most memorable part of the entire day!

I am lucky to have a group of talented architecture friends from school, so we DIY-ed as much as we could! I designed all stationary, including invitations, menu and place cards, and the signs. My friend Erica made the handwritten seating chart and the garlands on the sign, as well as the chair swags for the ceremony aisles. My friend Cecilia made the big moss “D&E” letters and helped design the logo for the wax seal stamp. Eric and I purchased all the geometric vases, card boxes, cake stands, table runners and miscellaneous decorations. Lastly, my friend Jimmy designed and hosted the games played throughout the night.

Groom’s Entrance – “Story of My Life” by The Piano Guys
Bridal Party Entrance – “Canon in D” by The Piano Guys
Bride’s Entrance – “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets” by The Piano Guys
Recessional – “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

We wrote our own vows and customized the entire ceremony to suit our relationship. We also added readings and quotes from Winnie the Pooh throughout because that’s the groom’s childhood favourite!

We never thought we would pick a rustic venue, but Stonefields Estate has a modern charm to it and it won us over. It also had the right date so, even though it’s slightly outside of Ottawa, we decided it would be the one!

The venue itself has a lot of character, including two heritage stone houses and a newly constructed barn with a 100-year-old timber structure. Since we picked a rustic yet elegant venue, we wanted to complement it with simple modern elements and floral decor to let the venue shine.

For our wedding favors, we gave each guest shortbread cookies in the theme of Hawaiian dressed bears (female and male version). We wanted something edible, as the bride loves her sweets. We also got engaged in Hawaii and, since the groom loves bears, so we thought this would be a cute way to combine all 3 ideas!

Our first dance was customized and rehearsed by our dance instructor. It was a remix of “A Thousand Years” by Boyce Avenue, “Dance with Me Tonight” by Olly Murs, “Up Town Funk” by Bruno Mars, and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Agatha Rowland
Wedding Venue – Stonefields Estate
First Look Location – Museum of Nature Ottawa
Floral Design – L’Orangerie Floral Design
Cake – Patisserie La Toque
Officiant – Jim Emerson
DJ – Captiv Sounds
Makeup Artist – One Fine Beauty
Hair Styling – Showpony Hair
Wedding Dress – Felichia
Bridal Earrings – Sarah Walsh
Tea Ceremony Dress – Hudson’s Bay
Groom’s Apparel – Indochino
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Tip Top Tailors
Rings – Tacori from La Maison D’or
Rentals – Amy + Jen Decor
Favors – Boko Bakery
Dance Instructor – Remy Bourquin from Dance With Us Ottawa

 

Congratulations to Danica and Eric, and a special thanks to Junebug member Agatha Rowland for sharing this incredible wedding at Stonefields Estate! For more from this talented photographer, check out this ethereal Ottawa greenhouse wedding at Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory!

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