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TAP Ranch: Nicole & Jesse

I am excited to share Nicole and Jesse’s rustic wedding at TAP Ranch near Santa Clarita on the blog today! These two are the nicest people and so easy going.

They started off their wedding day getting ready at the Sweetwater Movieland Ranch. This is also where they had their First Look and took some portraits together and with their bridal party. It was an overcast day which was perfect for having some nice even light in their photos!

After they we finished at Sweetwater we headed over to TAP Ranch for the wedding ceremony and reception. The best part about TAP Ranch is that it’s a horse ranch and who doesn’t love horses? The guests were seated on hay bales and the ceremony took place at the top of a small hill by one of the barns. It did start raining a little towards the end of the ceremony and got pretty chilly but everyone still kept smiling!

The reception took place under the stars with pretty patio lights. Their first dance was so beautiful to watch. As the music played in the background they both were beaming and even tearing up over how happy they were to be married.

I think my favorite part from Nicole and Jesse’s day was the look on Jesse’s face when he saw Nicole for the first time. Jesse covered his mouth with his hand as tears began to well up in his eyes. It was perfect!

Congrats Nicole and Jesse! I am so happy for the two of you! Thank you for having be capture your beautiful day. Your love for one another, kind demeanors and easy going personalities were what I loved about working with the two of you. All the best to you both in your future together…Megan

Ceremony & Reception: TAP Ranch   Getting Ready Venue:  Sweetwater Movieland Ranch    Coordination: Simply Taylored    Cake: Bake U Happy    Cupcakes: Lady Di’s Cookies    DJ:  Silver Tunes    Invitations: Gartner Studios    Catering: Rattler’s Bar B Que

See their engagement session here.

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The Castaway Burbank: Adriana & Aaron

Adriana and Aaron’s wedding day at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank was full of laughter, smiles and pretty details. These two have been nothing but amazing to work with. It’s so fun to meet with a them, talk about their wedding day and then months later see it all come together so beautifully. I’m so excited for them and their new beginning as Mr. and Mrs. Zell. 

Everyone was so very excited for these two and to see their dreams come true as they tied the knot! They both had the biggest smiles and there were many times throughout the day where their happiness was so much so that their eyes welled up with tears. It started when they exchanged gifts with one another before seeing each other at the ceremony, then during the first look with her dad and brother, continued just before and during the ceremony and then more happy tears during the speeches at the reception. It was so evident just how much these two love one another and their families.

The mountains in the background of the ceremony site were so pretty and so were all the trees surrounding them. Adriana looked stunning in her gorgeous dress and to top it off she had the most amazing bouquet of white peonies. I am a sucker for peonies, they are probably my favorite flower or at least the runner up to tulips.

As the day went on and the reception began they continued with their big smiles and had the best time with their friends and family at the reception.

Congrats Adriana & Aaron!! I wish nothing but the very best for you two in your future as Mr. and Mrs. Thank you for allowing my team to document your day and being so amazing to work with!

See their engagement session here.

Venue:  The Castaway Restaurant in Burbank    Coordination & Flowers: Love & Laughter Events    Dress: Cruz’s Bridal    Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo    Cake: Jaqki’s Cake Creations    Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse    Invitations: Paper Source    Makeup: Betsy diFrancesca

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Cherry Ranch Wedding: Taylor & Alex

I’m so very excited to share Taylor and Alex’s wedding at their family’s cherry ranch in Leona Valley. Leona Valley is just a short drive from Santa Clarita and I always love the view on the way there. There are several farms, ranches, orchards and vineyards along the way.

Taylor and Alex had their first date as seniors in high school at the homecoming dance back in 2007. How sweet is that! Their love for one another continued to grow and they soon knew that what they had was more than just a dating relationship but something they wanted to keep forever. Alex proposed with breakfast in bed in their new home and the moment couldn’t have been more perfect! See their engagement session here: Taylor & Alex’s Engagement

Their family and close friends are very important to them which is why they quickly decided that they wanted to have a cozy intimate outdoor wedding and ceremony. Alex suggested his family’s cherry ranch and Taylor jumped at the opportunity. You will definitely see in the photos that it turned out to be the most perfect place for their wedding. Seriously dreamy!!

They hit the ground running with all the plans to transform the property. Given their many amazing talents as a couple there were several DIY details that they made themselves. From building tables, a bar, corn hole games, and giant Jenga to hanging cafe and twinkle lights and weed whacking they literally put blood sweat and happy tears into their wedding. Alex and Taylor didn’t realize was how much they would love the planning process and how it would provide such an amazingly creative way for them to collaborate and create a day that expressed who they were as a couple.

Among many the many gorgeous details I loved the single row of handmade tables for their family style reception and that Taylor wore her Grandmother’s heirloom vintage watch among her other bracelets on her wedding day. Incorporating something personal and meaningful into your wedding is always a good idea!

Congrats Taylor and Alex! You two were a dream to work with and your wedding day was absolutely gorgeous! It was my honor to be able to document your love and many amazing wedding details. I wish you two all the best and many many years of happiness as your spend your forever together as Mr. and Mrs. Copeland. – Megan

Venue: Copeland’s Cherry Ranch    Coordination: Kiersten of La Bohéme Events    Dress: Dreamers and Lovers    Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu     Florals: Valerie Copeland     Cake: Ashley Davis  DJ: As You Like It Entertainment    Catering: The Pit Stop BBQ     Groom & Groomsmen Attire: The Created Gentleman    Invitations & Logo: Emma Springer of Em Louise XO    Favors: Branders    Hand Lettered Signage: Taylor Copeland    Handmade Tables: Alex Copeland

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Bloomgren Ranch Wedding: Amanda & Jim

Amanda and Jim’s wedding at Bloomgren Ranch here in Santa Clarita this fall was a beautiful day in many ways. The day started off with the girls getting ready at Valencia Blo Lounge where they all spent the morning getting prettied up, laughing and just having a good time hanging out together. I loved the curls in Amanda’s hair! The guys hung out at the house and enjoyed a chill morning getting ready and having a few cigars. After everyone was mostly ready to go we headed to the ranch for getting dressed just before the ceremony.

The ceremony took place at the top of the hill overlooking the reception area. There were some beautiful tall trees and giving some nice shade for all the guests in the seating area. Jim’s jaw dropped when he saw Amanda coming down the isle. She was such a beautiful bride! They shared a few laughs as they exchanged vows and then stepped to the side where together they did their sand ceremony. They were both beaming at the end of the ceremony and their exit photos are some of my favorite from the day.

During cocktail hour and into the reception Amanda & Jim chose to have a mobile coffee cart on site instead of having cocktails. Being a coffee lover myself I thought that was a pretty cool idea and the guests loved it! Brilliant! I now thing every wedding needs a mobile coffee cart. :-)

The reception under the stars made for a beautiful evening for dinner, toasts, dancing and enjoying the company of all their friends and family.

Congrats Amanda & Jim! You two were amazing to work with and seeing the love you two have for one another was a beautiful thing for me to be able to document. All the best to you two and your future as the new Mr. & Mrs. Davis! – Megan

Venue: Bloomgren Ranch   Hair & Makeup: Valencia Blo Lounge    Flowers: Celebrate Florals  Coffee Cart: Coffee a la Cart  Catering: Distinctive Catering    Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals

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College Graduation: Maddie

Maddie is a soon to be college grad! She’ll be graduating from Azusa Pacific University this May and to celebrate such an accomplishment she wanted to have a little graduation photo session. She’s so gorgeous and I love how her session turned out. I had so much fun with her and you would never know that she was so nervous about having her photos taken.

We started off her session at Towsley Canyon in Newhall. It’s so pretty in that area right now with all the green! We walked a little ways up the trail and our first stop was a cute tree near a creek bed so if you look hard you can see a little water in the background. Water!! Yes, I get excited about finding water being that we live in SoCal and I don’t get to see much natural flowing water. I do love that in the Santa Clarita area we have a few spots that we can escape to and enjoy nature, the birds chirping and during the winter/spring even find a little water.

As we headed back to the parking lot we stopped a couple times along the dirt trail as we saw little areas that looked cute. Maddie’s dress from Free People was so pretty and perfect for a few twirl photos in the middle of the trail. We didn’t hear any rattle snakes out just yet since the weather has still been somewhat cool so we ventured into the tall grass just a little ways. The photos in the tall grass are some of my favorite photos from her session but I have a lot of favorites! Thank you snakes for not coming out just yet.

After we finished at Towsley we headed to the Newhall Library in Old Town Newhall for a few more photos and a quick clothing change. The library gave us a different background for some more sophisticated photos with a graduation cap.

Congrats on graduating Maddie! All your hard work taking on more than the average work load is about to pay off! Loved photographing you and chatting about life during the drive! – Megan

Makeup: Jody Cruz at Priscilla’s Salon    Hair: Ashtyn Letz

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