Entries in Horses (2)

Thursday
Aug152013

Nicki & David Pogue's Wedding :: Uniting Two Families as One

This blog entry is dedicated to Nicki and David Pogue who were married at Beltane Ranch earlier this year. Nicki and David are incredible people. Their wedding was a very sweet and humble event focused on celebrating with their children, family and closest friends. It was a beautiful small wedding that was extremely family-focused rather than being bride and groom centric. The whole atmosphere was relaxed and joyful, with lawn games, lounge seating and a photo booth.

Fun stuff that happened throughout the day:

  • During the ceremony, Nicki misplaced her vows and all the guests joined in the hunt to find them.
  • David began speaking his vows and then stopped, saying he couldn’t do it. Next thing you know, he breaks into a dedication song he wrote specifically for his new bride. He planted musicians all around the ceremony to join in. (One was even dressed as a Beltane Ranch employee!) David has a flare for dramatics- you should check out his surprise proposal to Nicki which he produced as a film!
  • Nicki and David’s children passed out butterflies to all the guests for a group butterfly release during the ceremony.
  • It was a windy day at the ranch which worried the bride and groom that the unity candle lighting ceremony would not bode well. Right before the ceremony began, the wind completely stopped! The lighting of the candles uniting the two families went off without a hitch. Meant to be? I think so!

Nicki and David made all the right decisions when planning this wedding. The team of vendors they chose were absolutely perfect for their style and vision. Every detailed element was well-executed. Nothing was over done; every single detail in the wedding represented the couple and their family. From food and flowers to serving the best beer in the world, Nicki and David did everything right! (Not kidding about the best beer in the world. Check out this article). Congratulations to Nicki and David and your beautiful family. Wishing you all the happiness in the world! Thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day.

{{ Vendor Love }}
Location: Beltane Ranch
Second Shooter: Kevin Meynell
Floral Design: Spiral Hand Design
Cake: SusieCakes
Catering: The Girl and the Fig
Band: Trio Paz
Hair/Makeup: Winc Artistry

Tuesday
Sep062011

Ashley + Charles @ Beltane Ranch in Sonoma

Ashley Larsen and Charles Baron were married at the beautiful Beltane Ranch in Sonoma.  Beltane Ranch is a working ranch and bread and breakfast, surrounded by grazing horses, cattle, olive orchards, vineyards and lovely organic gardens. 

Born and raised in Nebraska, Ashley grew up with horses.  Her love for these gentle creatures shines through in these photos. 

Leah and Rafael from Spiral Hand enhanced the naturally beautiful setting with their amazing talent.  Karin Kamb, the day of coordinator from Clever Girl Consulting and the staff from Girl and the Fig could not have been more friendly.  And the food was off the charts!

Ashley and Charles relocated to Boston immediately following the honeymoon.  May these photos keep their hearts warm this winter!  Congratulations Ashley and Charles and thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding!  Thank you Hayley Durack for assisting me with capturing these photos!