Are you ready for this romantic Southern California ranch wedding? Leo Carrillo Ranch is one of the dreamiest wedding venues in SoCal! Being a Texas gal – I LOVED the Southern California ranch vibes. This venue exudes history and charm, y’all. From the Spanish architecture, lush landscaping, and peacocks roaming around freely, it’s the perfect place for a romantic & intimate wedding.
Celina and Eric’s day was WHOLESOME. Their entire day was filled with peace, warmth, and pure celebration of their love. When it came to photography, Celina and Eric wanted their lighthearted personalities to shine through and for their images to portray how FUN and energetic their party was and I think we did just that! I just adore these two and it was an honor to capture their day. <3
WORDS FROM THE BRIDE AND GROOM
What is your FAVORITE memory or moment from your wedding day?
Both Eric and I agree our favorite moment from the wedding day was the first look and getting to read our vows to each other privately. One main purpose of getting married is to not only declare your love, but also express these lifelong promises you will keep to your future spouse. Doing it in an intimate setting where no one else is around (besides the photographers and videographers lol) brought perspective that we’re doing this for each other and we’re in it together for life.
What is one piece of advice you would give to future brides planning their wedding?
My advice to any couple planning their wedding is to never lose sight of what the day is for. What helped me stay grounded and not get too caught up in the chaos was communicating with my fiancé about everything I was feeling. When expressing why I was stressed or excited or overwhelmed, it ALWAYS resulted in a reassuring moment of why I chose this person to spend forever with. Having a wedding is an incredible feeling because you get to share your love while being surrounded by the most special people from all walks of your life. At the end of the day, the day is for you and your future spouse to CELEBRATE, and it’s hard to stay stressed when you know that’s why you’re having a wedding.
How did you feel when looking through your final Wedding Gallery?
We felt excited and very pleased with the photos! Erin captured all the details and small, special moments of the wedding. We both aren’t used to or like taking pictures and yet you were able to get the best out of both of us. Not to mention, you captured our love so perfectly.
If you were to recommend me to your best friend what would you say?
What I have said and already told others who are engaged or in relationships is that you’re amazing. The quality of work is excellent and beyond what we could have ever asked for, but the deciding factor was definitely your personality. We had calls with other photographers and all of them only wanted to know the logistics. You wanted to know us as people and as a couple, and we understood that by you doing that, you would be able to provide a product that accurately portrayed us. I tell others how personable you are, that you have a modern and youthful style, and that they wouldn’t regret choosing you to capture the most special day!
Romantic Southern California Ranch Wedding
Loving this romantic ranch aesthetic? ME TOO. If you are looking for a Southern California (or beyond) photographer, let’s chat! To send an inquiry, say hello here OR head to the blog to see more of my work.
Makeup: @kwbeautyteam and @makeupbykristinicole
Second Shooter: @rp.co_photo
Photo Booth: @sdphotobus
DJ: @dancingdjproductions + @djgrande