As we left the heat of the valley and into the cooler rolling foothills, we came to the entrance of an adorable farmstead, Taber Ranch. It was decorated with old chairs, vintage tables, bric-a-brac and memorabilia from years gone by. Rustic lanterns with sparkling flames illuminated curved paths through wildflowers and antique farming equipment, succulents and brightly painted bespoke furniture. As much as the surrounding vineyard reminded us of wineries in the neighboring Napa and Sonoma Valleys, there was something much different and rustic about Taber Ranch. If felt comfortable and familiar, the perfect place for an intimate, family centered occasion.
Dustin and Whitney made it a point to pay homage to family members and incorporate family traditions into their wedding day. Whitney’s brother, who walked her down the isle, wore one of their Dad’s ties in honor of him. Dustin and Whitney chose to do a wine blending instead of lighting a candle during the ceremony, a thoughtful choice since Dustin proposed at a winery. After the wine blending, the couple drank from kittish cups that Whitney’s parents had used on their wedding day. Many sweet and sentimental touches throughout the day, truly made this wedding personal and meaningful. We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to capture some of these special moments.
While most of the wedding day was spent outside among the vine covered rolling hills of this private working ranch, the party moved indoors after dinner to the rustic barn on the property. This made for the perfect place to hang out, cut the cake and dance the night away. We hope you enjoy their handmade wedding highlight film.
We had the opportunity to work alongside the fabulous husband and wife team of Chris and Jen Stewart. They were so great to work with and we had such a great time bouncing shooting ideas off one another and coming up with beautiful imagery for Dustin and Whitney. They were so respectful of our craft and wanting us to get beautiful shots too that it felt as it we were part of the same team. Thanks for being so awesome and for sharing these lovely images with us!
Dustin + Whitney’s wedding recipe:
Lovespun Handmade Wedding Films | Jen Stewart Photography | Ceremony/Reception Venue: Taber Ranch | DJ: Music By Rich | Event Coordinator: Shelly Moore | Gown Boutique: J’aime Bridal | Florist: Dixon Florist | Hair Stylist: Alyssa Moore | Cake Artist: Freeport Bakery | Caterer: Magpie Catering
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