Inspired by the unique elements of the Southwest and the golden sunshine over their home state, Kelly and Alex enjoyed a “California Dreaming” themed wedding at Sandoval Ranch & Vineyard. The Santa Ynez venue provided plenty of room for their teepee lounge, shasta trailer, and friends and family. From a Native American ceremony including the traditional wedding blessing to wild bouquets of bold colors, Kelly and Alex incorporated what was important to them throughout their day. Clarkie Photography beautifully captured the vibrant celebration and that notable California glow.
Kelly and Alex
Sandoval Ranch & Vineyard, Santa Ynez, California
We were looking for a venue that fit our vibe and “California Dreaming” southwest theme. A place that looked good “as is” but would also allow us to decorate it our own unique way. We love nature, mid-century modern, southwest, bohemian, industrial and wine. Our venue was a private ranch & vineyard that fit all of our needs. We were married under 2 beautiful oak trees with the vineyard behind us. Our BBQ dinner was outside under the stars and the dancing was inside the industrial barn. We brought in a giant tee pee lounge and a vintage shasta trailer (serving cupcakes). We also created a mid-century modern lounge, and a had a smores station around a giant fire pit with Mexican blanket covered hay bales for seating. It was also important to us to find a venue that didn’t have a bunch of rules (outside vendors, limit on # of guests, kid friendly, pet friendly, etc.).
Bridal Party Processional: Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap
Bride’s Processional- A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay
Recessional: Walking On a Dream by Empire Of The Sun
First Dance: Life Is But a Dream by The Harptones
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Clarkie Photography
Event Planning – J29 Events
Venue – Sandoval Ranch & Vineyard
Floral Wholesale – Fabulous Florals
Cake – Enjoy Cupcakes
Officiant – Divine Bits of Beauty
DJ – Patrick Lyans
Videography – Daniella Hovsepian
Hair & Makeup Artist – Vamp at Home
Wedding Dress – Free People
Bridal Accessories – ASOS
Groom’s Apparel – Ted Baker
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Hugo Boss
Transportation – Wine Country Cab & Wine Tours
Congrats to Kelly and Alex on their California Dreaming wedding at Sandoval Ranch & Vineyard. For more from Clarkie Photography, you’ve got to see Brendan and Jena’s garden wedding in Napa Valley.
Thanks for the feature guys. One of the best weddings i shot in 2015, by far.
Lovely work Clarkie and all involved!
Gorgeous photos . Very nice concept =)
Lindo Casamento, ótima inspiração para as noivas e fornecedores da área! Denis Silveira
This Colors….. Great!