Northern California Wedding Planner | Patrick Ranch Wedding - Cambria & Tyler

Cambria & Tyler's winter wedding had us feeling all the warm and fuzzies! Not only was it a beautiful wedding day, but it was always so fun to meet with Cambria and Tyler and we loved all of our planning sessions with them along the way.  

It was really special to see the depth that Cambria and Tyler have in their relationship and with their pastors. It makes perfect sense for their first look to take place at Bidwell Presbyterian Church beneath the beautiful stained glass windows among the church pews.  The ceremony was light and happy, focusing on the true dedication and unconditional love that marriage is built upon, Tyler and Cambria's pastors had watched them grow into young adults and were proud to see them through such a big milestone in their lives.

For the reception at Patrick Ranch Museum, the tables were lined with wine bottle table numbers, mixed glassware, loose eucalyptus and linen runners with sprigs of greenery.  It was just the right elements to create the simple elegance that Cambria had described since the first time we spoke about what she envisioned for wedding decor.

We were so excited to work with Morgan Chantelle Photography, she has an effortless eye for the perfect shot and such an easy going energy.  Thank you so much Morgan for sharing these images with us, hope everyone enjoys!

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We could go on and on with our favorite moments from this day and from our planning journey with Tyler and Cambria, it means the world to us to be able to work with such sweet couples who allow us to share in such a special time in their lives!

A huge thank you to all of the event partners who contributed to their day:

Photographer:  Morgan Chantelle Photography // Ceremony: Bidwell Presbyterian Church // Reception: Patrick Ranch // Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero // Catering: Roots // Rentals: Chico Party Rentals // Band: Pat Hull // DJ: Norcal Productions // Bartending: Chico Drinks Bartending // Planning:  The 530 Bride // Transportation: WTC 

Northern California Wedding Planner | Patrick Ranch Wedding ~ Claudia & Kevin

We didn't want this wedding to end; wonderful couple, beautiful details, good music..perfect!

Claudia and Kevin are busy professionals who have a lot on their plate, but every time we had our planning sessions or meetings Claudia was the most relaxed and easy going bride.  Her calm energy told me that she was ready to marry this man, the rest was just icing on the cake.    

Patrick Ranch was really a wonderful backdrop for Claudia and Kevin's wedding day.  When we think rustic elegance, the charm of this beautiful wedding venue in Durham, California is the first in line.

Photos courtesy of  DaffodilHill Photography

Photos courtesy of DaffodilHill Photography

Incorporating both of their personalities and heritage was important to them, and we think that guests really enjoyed the bagpipe player during the ceremony processional and then being welcomed into the cocktail hour by a surprise mariachi band!

Cambray Rose Florist added the color and texture that Claudia loved, which mixed perfectly with the details and atmosphere of their wedding day at Patrick Ranch Museum.   Take a look at some of their highlight photos captured by DaffodilHill Photography.  Danielle is not only a wonderful photographer but she has a very calm and sweet energy about her, which really helps a bride relax on her wedding day. 

After the wedding, Claudia and Kevin honeymooned in Hawaii.  We loved seeing all of their adventure photos from their excursions.  Cheers to the Gorman's! 

Venue: Patrick Ranch Museum
Photographer: DaffodilHill Photography
Caterer: Norcal Catering 
Rentals: Chico Party Rentals
Florist: Cambray Rose Florist
Coordination: The 530 Bride 
Vintage Lounge: Lounge A-Go-Go
DJ: Miguel Barajas 
Honeymoon Travel: Durfee Travel 

"530" Venues: Outdoor Rustic

Northern California offers an array of beautiful outdoor wedding venues, perfect for your big day.   Here is a quick look at just a few highlights of your options in the "530 area."  

willow creek eventsWillow Creek Events Situated on acres of manicured lawns and canopied by huge oak trees, offering multiple ceremony and reception areas to best suit your needs including a 4000 square foot tent, or indoor barn.; Photo Credit: Willow Creek Events

gover ranch Gover Ranch Located in the oak-covered foothills of Northern California, Gover Ranch is a very special place to enjoy the most meaningful occasions and to create memories that will resonate for years to come. Within the grounds of what was once a working ranch, century-old structures are surrounded by lush gardens and sprawling manicured lawns.; Photo Credit: Gover Ranch Events


TJ FARMS TJ Farms - Chico Surrounded by idyllic green orchards on a country lane, and the grounds are immaculate — you'll find waterfalls, fountains, ivy-covered trellises, a pristine gazebo surrounded by flowers and gently sloping lawns perfect for mingling. Dignified old walnut trees shade the beautiful Southern colonial mansion on the farm.; Photo Credit: Drozian Photoworks


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White Ranch Events - Chico Surrounded by acres of gorgeous scenery, the White Ranch offers the beauty and privacy needed to make the most of your special day. Let the winding paths guide you through a natural setting lined with sprays of flowers, lush, green vegetation and peaceful fountains.; Photo Credit: Kim James Photography


Honker Bay Honker Bay Ranch - Oroville Surrounded by lush greens, offers bridal quarters and plenty of room for large events. Photo Credit: Honker Bay Ranch


Patrick Ranch Museum - Durham This historic venue is located between Chico and Durham, situated on 28 acres of trees and historic artifacts.  A quiet country estate offering the amenities of a state-of-the-art event center.; Photo Credit: Josselyn Peterson Photography

taber ranch Taber Ranch Vineyards & Event Center- Capay Taber Ranch is located on a 500-acre working ranch in the scenic Capay Valley and is available starting in early spring through late fall for up to 300 guests.; Photo Credit: Taber Ranch Vineyards


ponderosa ridge ranch Ponderosa Ridge Ranch - Anderson Ponderosa Ridge Ranch Offers a Truly Personal and Unique Wedding Experience. Offering creekside and barn ceremony sites. Photo Credit: Ponderosa Ridge Ranch

tbs ranch TBS Ranch & Estate - Palo Cedro TBS Ranch & Estate is a place where old west meets modern day facilities, rolling grassy hills with mature oak trees.  Banquet facilities are within a large classic barn and can be used for dinner and dancing.;  Photo credit: TBS Ranch & Estate

Want to see more venues in your area? Leave a comment of what type of venue you are looking for, or send us a message at and we will be sure to assist you with some suitable options!