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Carmel Valley Ranch Wedding Ideas

If you’ve ever had a soft spot for cowboys, this shoot from Orbie Pullen Photography and Christine Cater will be right up your alley. Blush pinks and flirty purples play the perfect contrast against the masculine cowboy undercurrent, resulting in a mix of hard and soft that we’re just wild about.

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From the designer, Christine Cater: A romantic ranch set in the hills of the Monterey Peninsula inspired this photo shoot. The couple to marry here will truly have a one of a kind experience. With it being a working cattle ranch, and about 60 pastured head of cattle roaming free. If you see true love, it’s there. One half of the gorgeous couple posing is Jana, a shining star cowgirl who recently won a branding competition. Justin is a true cowboy in flesh and heart. Sit back and drink up the California glamor and charm.

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The bride’s gown was chosen because of the ombre peach underlay and intricate beadwork. The ruffled pleated tulle lends to a country chic style. Our groom, what can we say — “handsome country charm” — he is the real deal! Justin wore wranglers, a black jacket, hat, boots, and a prized trophy buckle. The crisp white cotton shirt finished his polished threads.

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The antique green cake table perched chocolate, coconut, and red velvet cakes. Yummy raspberry ranunculus, and garden roses looked good enough to eat. A French cotton towel lined drawer was filled with strawberry and chocolate meringues. Chocolate frosted cream puffs filled a glass jar. Huge paper flowers hung in a heart shape adding a DIY touch along with exquisite paper wrapped books. Lupine covered fields were the inspiration for the ceremony site. The 100-year-old oak tree was the stage for a glass ball strand altar. Each guest can find a comfy seat on the taupe tufted benches.

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Shoot Location: Monterey, CA / Photographer: Orbie Pullen Photography / Production, Event Design, and Floral Design: Christine Cater / Venue: 3 Star Ranch / Wedding Dress: Christina Wu via Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique & Bridals / Hair: The Salon at Lincoln Lane / Makeup: The Salon at Lincoln Lane / Wedding Cake, Dessert Bar and Gift Basket: Pastries and Petals

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  • 1

    This is nice post which I was awaiting for such an article and I have gained some useful information from this site.All the images in this blog are awesome,wedding dress looking beautiful . Thanks for sharing this information.

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  • 2

    Oh my god,what a scenic location. I love each and every details of this sweet wedding. Brides bouquet looks stunning I really love the cheese bar decor.

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  • 3

    Wow!! What a beautiful wedding. Stunning photo shoots and full of nature color included in every sho0t. Awesome dress making bride more beautiful. You have given very nice information about decoration. You have managed event very beautifully. Thanks to share with us.

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  • 4
    Gretchen Jill on October 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Christine Cater – you’ve done it again! Gorgeous event, florals, and design!!! I cannot wait to use your design … just waiting for the right occasion!

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  • 5

    Thank you for your compliments on the wedding dress! I want to thank all the Professionals for including Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique and Bridals to be part of this project. It was fun and I look forward to working with them again! Regards,
    Cathy Montante, Owner, Consultant, Buyer
    Collezizone Fortuna Fashion Boutique and Bridals
    Carmel, CA 93921 (831)626-1287

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