Courteney & Wes at Greengate Ranch


Greengate Ranch wedding featured on Style Me PrettyGorgeous bride, Courteney, and her husband Wes, at their ranch wedding in San Luis ObispoWedding details and decor from a Greengate Ranch weddingGreengate ranch wedding photographer

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I’m so excited to share the great news, Courteney and Wes’s Greengate Ranch wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty!

How did you and Wes meet? Wes and I met at Cal Poly in 2007 in a calculus class. The week of finals I got a Facebook message from Wes asking if I was in his calculus class (we had never spoken, only glanced at each other a time or two), and I instantly thought he was going to ask me for help or to study. After exchanging a couple messages he asked for my phone number. At that point it was Christmas break and we were both back home for the holiday, so over those couple weeks we talked on the phone for countless hours. A few days before school started back up for Winter Quarter we decided to get together. It was the first time we would meet ‘officially’ in person… and the rest is history. We hit it off and never looked back. Almost seven years later, we are so excited to finally make it forever!

How did Wes pop the question? Wes proposed last November on the 24th, it was a Sunday… We were at my house getting ready for our trip to DC we had been planning for months. It was an exciting time for us, and Wes made it even more exciting by popping the question! I had no idea it was coming, and it was so special since it was just us and our beloved dog child Ace, at a place we had so many memories. We no longer live there, but it was such a good home for a few years, and now I will always have a special memory about that little house.

What are you looking forward to the most on your wedding day? I so looked forward to marrying my best friend, seeing family and old friends, and dancing! Wes and I wanted to just soak it all in and laugh, cry, and have some fun. The planning process had been fun but definitely had it’s ups and downs, so we couldn’t wait to see our vision come to life and just enjoy it surrounded by the most important people in our lives. We have been a long time in the making (almost seven years) so we were ready to seal the deal!


Ceremony And Reception: Greengate Ranch & Vineyard – Photography: Jen Rodriguez – Videographer : Ryan Wood Cinema  – Coordination: The Farmer’s Daughters Events & Rentals – Floral Design: Festive Designs – Cupcakes : Sea Breeze Cupcakes – Catering : Field To Table Events – Make-up: Twist Studios // Jessica Munoz – Hair: Twist Studios // Becky Wolfe | Bride’s Boots: Corral Boots – Bride’s Dress: Mori Lee  – Bride’s Earrings : BHLDN – Groom’s Tie : The Grunion Run – Grooms’s Attire: Calvin Klein – Hair Flower (worn During Reception): The Yellow Peony – Live Music : Matt Cross And The One Night Band – Late night yummy treat : Sugar Lips Mini Donuts


Julia & Alex at Bacara Resort

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How did you and Alex meet? We grew up together!

I’d love to know how Alex proposed. Alex proposed with a rock and my ring hidden in it right along the beach on the Bacara property.

How would you describe your decor? It’s whimsical, feminine, and elegant.


Ceremony And Reception: Bacara Resort – Videographer : Love Spun Films  – Coordination: Alex Events Inc. – Floral Design: Mark’s Garden – Cake: The Butter End – DJ: Who’s That DJ – Hair and Makeup: Rachel Bartolotta – Bride’s dress: Vera Wang – Shoes: Christian Louboutin – Grooms suit: Armani – Shoes: Ferragamo – Bridal party dresses: BHLDN – Groomsmen: Vera Wang


Kristen & Shaun

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It truly was a pleasure getting to spend some time with Kristen and Shaun before their big day. We ventured to a few of my favorite spots in San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach during their session and I’m sure it’s safe to say, we all had fun. I am definitely looking forward to their September wedding at the Casitas Estate in Arroyo Grande.


Danielle & Adam at Flying Caballos Ranch

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 GWS featured onI’m beyond thrilled to have had Danielle and Adam’s colorful bohemian ranch wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes! 

Every single time I am asked by a couple to photograph their wedding it means the absolute world to me. I completely understand what an honor and responsibility it is. When I get the email or phone call letting me know they’d like to hire me, my heart swells up a bit in excitement and anticipation of whats to come. With Danielle and Adam it was that feeling times a million if that’s possible. Danielle and I have been friends for quite a bit now and she just so happens to be one amazingly talented wedding photographer. She also happens to be one of the most stylish people I know. So, I pretty much knew her wedding was going to be a bohemian brides dream come true at one of my all time favorite places, Flying Caballos Ranch. Want to see more of this oh-so-gorgeous wedding? Don’t forget to watch their wedding slideshow above!

A bit about the wedding vision : “Flying Caballos had always been our favorite. Funny enough, I’d never photographed a wedding there myself, which maybe made it that much more special. The venue has everything we wanted in a venue, all outdoor, a place to stay, open space, the ability to bring our dog, and an overall vibe that we just loved. We wanted to bring in so much of our own decor to make our wedding our own, so we loved that the venue didn’t really have a set style and that you could do so much with it. Our vision for our wedding was laid back, fun, bohemian, free people, funky. After seeing and photographing so many weddings over the last 5 years, we really knew what we wanted and didn’t want. We wanted our wedding day to be about us, and not the traditions that no longer felt were important just because they were “wedding traditions.” We didn’t have a cake, we didn’t have cocktail hour, we did a first look, we had a food truck for dinner, we didn’t do a bouquet or garter toss, and I didn’t have a real wedding dress. We just wanted to have fun and be ourselves!! We collected most of our decor from antique and thrift stores over the past few years, and made a few things ourselves. Adam is very handy, and made our backdrop for the ceremony as well as a few other touches. We had cement and wood handmade candle holders, mismatched table runners, bamboo plates, gold dipped silverware, dream catcher seating charts, and more. My vision, as I told people when they asked, was picture free people having a wedding, and that is my wedding.” – Danielle

Want to see Danielle’s surprise proposal? Take a peek HERE! 


Ceremony venue: Flying Caballos Ranch  –  Wedding Coordinator: Taryn with Touch of Style Events – Florist: Twiggs Floral Studio –  Catering: Zest It Up –  Music: Kramer Events  – Make-up:  Ever After Artistry –  Brides dress: Free People – Bridesmaids dresses: Free People – Videographer: Joel VanZ Outdoor Films – Dessert: Negranti’s Ice Cream Truck – Invitations: Katie Claire Witkop – Rentals: All About Events