Today I am thrilled to share a beautiful Californian ranch wedding at Las Virgenes Canyon with grey, taupe, white and gold details.
Images were captured by Elizabeth Burgi Photography.
Elizabeth Burgi is a Southern California and destination photographer specialising in in bringing a friendly and personal approach that focuses on capturing lifelong memories of every couple’s special day.
She says of the couples beautiful Californian ranch wedding…
Courtney and Travis chose the glorious Upper Las Virgenes Canyon for their exquisite wedding ceremony.
Set on a 5,600 acre parkland of rolling hills studded with valley oaks, sycamore-lined canyon bottoms and unspoiled landscapes as far as the eye can see, this venue was the perfect space for privacy for them and their guests on their big day.
Courtney knew the venue was perfect the moment they walked through it, and was even more impressed by the easy-going couple who ran it.
Their main goal was that they wanted their wedding to be fun and relaxed for all their friends and family, and this was the right setting to bring that vision to life.
Looking effortlessly picturesque, Courtney wore a seemingly strapless gown accented with detailed beads throughout the lacing which made for a modern yet timeless look.
Putting the finishing touch on her romantic look was a gorgeous natural half up hairstyle by Hair Designs by Ashley with flower accents that further brought out Courtney’s blushing bridal glow.
She was surrounded by equally glowing bridesmaids wearing whimsical champagne dresses that complimented the bride like a dream.
Not to be outdone, Travis and his groomsmen looked ever-so-dapper in their sharp navy suits while still managing to have a little fun with their look, donning green plant accents in lieu of handkerchiefs and black sunglasses for a too-cool-for-school vibe.
After the ceremony, guests headed to the reception area which proved as welcoming as it was stunning.
Guests were greeted with fun lawn games such a Croquet and Cornhole, which everyone had a blast participating in while waiting for the happy couple to make their first appearance as husband and wife.
A myriad of Victorian-era love seats were scattered throughout the grounds making for an easy going vibe for friends and family enjoying cocktails and catching up.
The couple really wanted our guests to feel almost as if they had been transported to a far off destination for our wedding, and to achieve the style and vibe that they were going for they incorporated vintage furniture, lots of lights strung and hung from the trees, wood tables, and soft flowers and greenery throughout.
They also provided vintage and decorative polaroid cameras for guests to take with pictures with and add to their scrapbook.
The décor they chose definitely pulled off the rustic and romantic style they were going for that reflected them as a couple, with a color scheme of soft grays, taupes and whites with gold accents helped showcase the natural beauty of the oak trees and greenery throughout the venue instead of overshadowing it.
Freshly made wood-fire style pizzas were baked up by the delicious Wheat and Fire Pizza Catering company and followed by a plethora of sweet treats from ornate donuts to sweet and sour candy belts!
Once guests were full and energized with sugary treats, they danced the night away to the tunes of the Flash Pants Band which wound up being The couple’s favorite part of the wedding!
The band brought the crowd back to the 80’s and 90’s with their eclectic set and then as a hilarious surprise, brought all of the married couples onto the stage to participate in a shake weight contest.
Courtney and Travis truly created an event to be remembered. It was the perfect blend of stunning elegance, creative details, and comfortable luxury for their guests.
Ceremony Location: Upper Las Virgenes Open Space / Reception Venue: Ahmanson Ranch (Upper Las Virgenes Open Space)
Photographer: Elizabeth Burgi Photography
Event Planner: Couture Events
Dress Designer: Essense of Australia
Groomsman Attire: Grooms Grotto
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Makeup Artist: Blushing Beauty
Hair Stylist: Hair Designs by Ashley
Floral Designer: Romance Etc.
Cake Designer: Vanilla Bake Shop
Bakery: The Donut Snob
Caterer: Wheat and Fire
Band: Flash Pants Band
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