9.9.18 Sherri and Dan

Sherri and Dan married on a beautiful Sunday, September 9th!  It was an amazing day executed flawlessly with the help of close family.  Dan’s two sisters really worked hard to make Sherri’s dream day perfect.  Sherri’s bridal dress donned off-the-shoulder straps, giving her a romantic chic style; she looked relaxed yet absolutely elegant!  Dan and his groomsmen looked top-notch in their grey tuxedos with maroon ties, very classic and sharp.  The touches of maroon tied in subtly with the bridesmaids who wore some fun short-length wine colored dresses!  The ceremony was beautiful and emotional; a seat was saved up front with a single rose to commemorate Dan’s Mother who passed just last year.  She was no doubt there in spirit.  The ceremony made way for an evening reception of dancing, eating and drinking!  Sublime Cake Design prepared an amazing cake that looked quite tasty!  The barn was made romantic with the maroon tablecloths and baby’s breath as centerpieces.  At the end of the night a limousine chauffeured the happy couple away and we are just so elated for them to start their new life together!  Hope you made it safely back home and are rested up from your wonderful deserved honeymoon in Jamaica! Sherri and Dan, have an amazing beginning and enjoy all that marriage has to offer!
Published in: on September 18, 2018 at 5:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

9.8.18 Josina and Philip


Josina and Philip were my first booking last year for the 2018 wedding season!  They chose Saturday, September 8thto celebrate their perfect day!  Speaking of perfect, this was Josina!  Absolutely stunning in her dress with an unforgettable smile to boot!  She was glowing while her son walked her down the aisle to give her away, Philip watched her with the greatest admiration, it was so sweet.  The barn was filled with an elegance comprising of greenery and lights, lights, lights!  The couple really “branched out” and chose neat trees as centerpieces that were strewn with lights and encircled with candles.  Their sweetheart table with the sequin tablecloth completely gave a romantic vibe, and with a warm glow cast across the barn it just felt so dreamy!  Instead of a guestbook, Josina and Philip chose to have guests write something sweet on a bench that was specially made for just that!  After their wedding they planned to have it lacquered and treasured forever which I thought was so cool!  After dinner, the bride and groom slipped away so Josina could make a temporary change into her cowboy boots and jeans.  The two pulled off an amazing moment with a dance to the song “Fake ID” by Big and Rich. It was surely a crowd pleaser and Philip kept right up with her! Josina worked hard on the gorgeous wedding cake and delicious cupcakes which came from an old recipe from her Grandma!  They were irresistible!  It was a great day and we just wish the happy couple a loveable forever, congratulations!






Published in: on September 13, 2018 at 2:08 am  Leave a Comment  

9.1.18 Sarah and Logan

Sarah and Logan married on the very first day of September!  I loved the whole process from start to finish with these two; so laid-back, easy going and fun!  Sarah was the complete and natural boho bride in her beautiful contemporary lace dress, she carried herself flawlessly!  She was barefoot for the entire day and it just fit in perfectly with her free-spirit style.  Her music selection was so tasteful, from Ramin Djwadi “Heart Shaped Box” to an Elvis ballad, Logan also looked so sharp in his all-black suit with a touch of color in his burgundy rose boutonniere.  Both these colors, along with touches of white, comprised the barn and made it look so classy.  One of our local wedding planner’s Victoria took on the preparation, and with the romantic vintage touches knocked this one out of the park!  Everything was aesthetically detailed just so.  It was a very relaxed day and with the amazing weather we were given it made for an unforgettable event for Sarah and Logan.  We just want to extend a heartfelt congratulations to two very kind people; enjoy all that married life has to give and relish in the great love you share!


Published in: on September 5, 2018 at 12:25 am  Leave a Comment  

8.18.18 Shanelle and Adam

Shanelle and Adam picked 08-18-18 which was a sought after day by many to be married at the Ranch!  200 of their closest family and friends came together to celebrate the love these two share.  Despite the smoke that has been consuming the valley from the Carr and Hirz fires, we still managed to have a lovely day which was a blessing!  Shanelle was an elegant bride and looked beautiful in her lace dress with matching veil that extended well past the floor!  Her Father and Step-Father both shared the honor of walking her down the aisle and it was just so heartfelt.  Shanelle chose to incorporate lots of succulents and greenery into the day, even having them in her bouquet which was gorgeous.  Her Mother, Deanna, just so happened to be the creator of the bouquets and also fashioned an amazing multi-level “nearly nude” cake!   Adam handmade amazing large wooden letters spelling LOVE out on the lawn and the large Jenga game and Cornhole kept people out there in the grass for hours!  BC Catering made an excellent meal and some of the best hors d oeuvres I’ve ever seen!  Everyone had so much fun and we are glad the day went off without a hitch.  Adam and Shanelle we want to wish you a beautiful life as Husband and Wife, enjoy your honeymoon in the Bahama’s! Cheers!


Published in: on August 21, 2018 at 2:40 am  Leave a Comment  

8.11.18 Chantel and Antonio

Chantel and Antonio were married on Saturday August 11th and what an amazing day it was!  Chantel was glowing in her beautiful blush lace dress and carried a gorgeous bouquet from Anderson Florist that had the addition of succulents in it!  Walking down the aisle to meet Antonio I glanced over and he was just full of smiles; you could tell in that moment he was so excited to marry his best friend.  The bridesmaids were in navy and the groomsmen in grey, with the addition of gold throughout the barn it made for such an elegant color scheme! This was special in that the whole family came together to help create a most memorable day for these two sweet people.  Antonio’s sister, Jade, officiated the wedding, while Antonio’s brother Justin, stood up as his best man. Beings Chantel had two very special life long friends in her life, she chose both to be the Maid of Honors, Maddie and Kaylee,twin sisters.   Chantel’s Father, Fritz handmade the gorgeous redwood arbor they were married under.  Both Mothers of the bride and groom, Kathy and Bobbie, brought their talents in to make the barn an enchanting place to celebrate after the ceremony.  Bobbie created a gorgeous cake, lovely cupcakes and “M” cookies that were placed on each plate.  She also crafted the amazing centerpieces that really made the barn look amazing!  Kathy helped with a great deal of preparation as well and helped present savory appetizers for all the guests!  Candles and lights were strung around the barn and it brought such warmth to our rustic interior.  I just loved everything about this wedding and was appreciative at how thoughtful and kind Chantel and Antonio are!  May you both have a lifetime of great love and happiness, congratulations!IMG_2819IMG_2868IMG_2787IMG_2884IMG_2831IMG_2954Unknown

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7.12.18 Lindsay and Khyle

Lindsay and Khyle opted for a Thursday afternoon reception at the Ranch on July 12th!  They were married at St. Joseph’s Church in Redding and for the reception everyone made their way to TBS to have fun and celebrate!  Lindsay was such an elegant bride!  She literally looked like she was pulled out of a bridal magazine and with her red lipstick she just looked on point!  This great couple chose some fun deep colors mixed with bright yellow sunflowers to create their perfect day!  Lindsay’s sister, also owning Maid of Honor title, was in a darker pink while the other bridesmaids had on ultramarine blue!  It’s always fun to see when brides make their Maid of Honors stand out and Lindsay chose a beautiful color for hers!  Linday’s  Mother, Carrie, was a planner for many years in the Bay Area and she really took on that amazing role creating the perfect day that unfolded before Lindsay and her new son-in-law.  Her and her “A-Team” certainly went to great lengths to make this day the best!  Dill’s Deli catered some amazing food, and DJ Lynne Currie kept this party dancing through the evening!  Lindsay and Khyle, may your devotion for each other last a lifetime!bv3ygbpWQd+Btcl2j355sAlrL5aH8CRROli8xg91t0CgRD8WZ+vjTEi9+AQJtZgEGQBiPVwQOGToi4avVaG1+BtQw4rXctzOR8q3HP1dLn84HALnA+fm7iRSCYXSO%yij42gidn3XEagQPWQYC8RSlXN7goz4J9feESYCRh5X%ph%aZw1p3kwr8XQEOckCOB+CVFqA6yIo2vELQ3yg3carNO0ujQhTJj1wSaSzeeeN5H4BwGmQXZgLE7x5RwaYQa8VJjXgRAL3YtrUNXQ9WvpIOqAtqGEQwILIfqFrRC2hBizUY++WmwBQwaFQg6r%xdcBKUkDwfullsizeoutput_4092C8eEnL0gRLeSORPUBQBEKQugZOJ8tcR+maOQ1M016Egw4apqggxZS7OWoIRH4j8iqQfullsizeoutput_4088fullsizeoutput_421dfullsizeoutput_3abetB1c2+tVS2aBSX5jGO28Ggfullsizeoutput_4224fullsizeoutput_4091Zy97ZTpuT86%cVxYKVUk4gjwRRtgmNRF+XoEAIWmAdDgmpchnrUEQSG6wMfJYkxjAw%UGDCsM9SvO8dZa5+2OQywSnW+Q%4%TjaezQv7T%hy1gfullsizeoutput_42303yo+U+5nTLioSwWkOrxcngOS11snw2Sr2S%lUbTKO8eAaRvef4aYShaxQ3gtwRqmfAhohQsG%4S0GTj4pgwy8m8gOwy8CHhmRmqG29juDRDqGAZocrENvYRaaKIYpKaP%YlQF6gxpUGuRYOtehMfqwug2AgRDq%ExDSNOCtzScXZv22QqDuBjXlJQKeBvZ8Bz0Z35wTJpxOMhiQnK35JxiUEbgGAMxycbI1zTPOw0eL%G1N91QQuWVV3wpRoeS71AI1fMKdAf3kcFLbzQy+f6KOB2%CzkAWYCZKFSjSoiPB%MXqFZenwDZn9MR80SVuU6mbs5SUi4wfullsizeoutput_4076cT5u22NlRWStYCaOhpAfullsizeoutput_4083ul4rQoTTRHCoOLlT58euQw

Published in: on August 12, 2018 at 8:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

7.7.18 Briana and Austin

Briana and Austin made use of a beautiful Saturday afternoon on July 7th to wed and celebrate their love!  This couple was so genuinely kind I really enjoyed having them out at the Ranch with their family and friends.  Both Austin and his best man Zach, had taken some leave from being in the Navy in San Diego to come up for this joyous event;  thank you both, for your service to our country!  Briana was a pleasantly sweet bride that just beamed with happiness and love.  She looked so cute in her summer bridal dress, and it really made for a cheerful wedding party with their choice of aqua and yellows!  Sunflowers and white daisy’s comprised the girls’ bouquets and it flowed together seamlessly.  Flowers, pictures, and cute little signs decorated the barn and everyone had such a great time dancing, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company!  We are so happy that this adoring couple was able to marry at the Ranch and truly enjoy a magical day with everyone that’s special to them.  Briana and Austin, enjoy your new life together as a married couple; embrace love, happiness and adventure! Congratulations



Published in: on August 10, 2018 at 4:58 am  Leave a Comment  

6.16.18 Haylee and Walker

Haylee and Walker were married on a lovely Saturday, June 16th at the Ranch! You never know what to expect with NorCal summer weather, but this day was especially unpredictable. The entire day dabbled in sunshine, rain, wind, and even hail which then cleared up and made way to a beautiful rainbow! The pot of gold was certainly found surrounding this adorable couple. Haylee and Walker were rich this day in every aspect of the word. Rich in love, faith, family and friends. Haylee was hands down one of the most beautiful, easiest, laid-back brides I have ever had a chance to work with. She was so calm and collected, and the ever-changing weather didn’t distract her from marrying and celebrating with the love of her life. Haylee wore a beautiful form-fitting, sleeveless lace gown, while her bridesmaids donned blue floral-print sleeveless dresses. They all meshed well with Walker and his groomsmen that looked sharp in their slate grey and charcoal suits. This was a non-alcoholic wedding, yet everyone stayed until the end happily celebrating this joyous occasion; and might I add they had the longest male conga line I have ever seen! Haylee and Walker, congratulations! It was a perfect beginning to your new life as one.IMG_1975IMG_2147IMG_2146IMG_2981IMG_3017IMG_3010IMG_3014IMG_3013fullsizeoutput_3a89IMG_2984IMG_2978IMG_2987IMG_1983IMG_1987IMG_1989IMG_1991IMG_1993IMG_1994IMG_1999IMG_2001IMG_2006IMG_2008IMG_2016IMG_2018IMG_2020IMG_2025IMG_2029IMG_2033IMG_2031IMG_2034IMG_2044IMG_2041IMG_2036IMG_2035IMG_2047IMG_2046IMG_2049IMG_2051IMG_2056IMG_2058IMG_2057IMG_2060IMG_2061IMG_2063IMG_2076IMG_2083IMG_2079IMG_2087IMG_2096IMG_2099IMG_2098IMG_2101IMG_2106IMG_2105IMG_2108IMG_2115IMG_2113IMG_2124IMG_2128IMG_2131IMG_2151IMG_2155IMG_2159IMG_2983

Published in: on July 31, 2018 at 7:59 pm  Leave a Comment  


morning_mist_landscape_fog_haze_road-1021022.jpg!dWords cannot express the sadness that is in my heart resulting from the devastating Carr Fire.  I hope everyone and their loved ones, along with all evacuees, have remained safe and together with their families during this trying time.  It makes you appreciate when catastrophic events like this occur, how quickly our community comes together to support those that have had to flee their homes.  Helping rebuild these areas that have been engulfed in flames will take a long time; but, it just goes to show that while the Carr Fire has been proven strong, Redding is STRONGER.  Continue to stay out of harm’s way out there.  A HUGE thank you to all the firefighters, law enforcement, and all other personnel assisting on this incident…we could not do this without your round-the-clock efforts.

Published in: on July 31, 2018 at 6:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

6/9/18 Ashley and Luis

Ashley and Luis chose June 9th as their day to wed and celebrate with family and friends!  You never know in mid-June what kind of weather you’ll get, but having 87 degrees we couldn’t have asked for better!  Ashley was in a fitted gown with her hair pulled up looking so lovely and glamorous; her bridesmaids were all in Tiffany blue and what a cool color choice for this time of year! Luis and his men were in their twill vests with matching neckties and looking sharp as ever!  From the time this bridal party arrived until the very last dance I could tell they were just the best of friends.  Everyone was there to make this a memorable day for the loving couple.  For the reception, hints of blue and cute little signs were all over the barn, it was fun to see the effort this couple put into their day.  Walking outside you couldn’t miss the cool massive custom letters that spelled their last name on the lawn!  Dinner was a hit, and believe me, nobody went hungry!  DJ Kin Bates carried this party well into the evening and had everyone young and old out on the dance floor!  Ashley and Luis we are so happy to have hosted your special day, a huge congratulations and best wishes!IMG_1798 3IMG_1828IMG_1831IMG_1846IMG_1849IMG_1843IMG_1866IMG_1867IMG_1869IMG_1871IMG_1794 2IMG_1793 2IMG_1910IMG_1838 2IMG_1912IMG_1911IMG_1839 2IMG_1843 2IMG_1915IMG_1916IMG_1913IMG_1841 2IMG_1917IMG_1859 2IMG_1860 2IMG_1856 2IMG_1852 2IMG_1921IMG_1854 2IMG_1919IMG_1873IMG_1861 2IMG_1877IMG_1863 2IMG_1862 2IMG_1876IMG_1882IMG_1864

Published in: on July 14, 2018 at 6:10 pm  Leave a Comment