Brandy & Brian were married on March 17th, 2012 (Yep St. Patricks Day!) To catch a glimpse of this couple's fun loving personalities just check out their engagement session, photographed by Emily Heizer Photography. Their engagment session included a sunrise session in the blooming almond orchards in Durham, and they also incorporated their passion for baseball into their shoot which is now one of my favorite E-Session themes! From my first consultation with Brandy, I could tell she had a distinct vision for her wedding day and she was able to not only incorporate all of the elements that she wanted; but she was able to tie them all together cohesively which isn't always easy. Her wedding vision: Barn Wedding, Fabric Draping, Uplighting, Burlap Runners, Mismatched Cutlery & Dishes, Mixed Herbs & Greenery, Twine & Lace accents.
See for yourself, this wedding was breathtaking! I really enjoyed working with Brandy & Brian and couldn't be happier to share some of my snapshots from their day!
Ponderosa Ridge Ranch was the couple's wedding venue, and the ranch was the perfect setting for their rustic chic event.
The Ponderosa Ridge Ranch features a lovely barn for events, as well as a grassy patio area. Brandy & Brian obtained the measurements for the barn and chose an ivory colored fabric for draping the room. We brought an extension ladder and a staple gun, and viola! With the vaulted ceiling, the draping really added an elegant touch.
The couple chose cracker jacks for their wedding favors, which tied into their love of baseball. Name tags were tied onto each box using twine, helping guests find their place at their assigned tables.
This DIY chandelier made from a Manzanita Branch was a show stopper!
The weather was unpredictable, so it was decided to hold the ceremony indoors and to turn the room over during the cocktail hour. On the night of the rehearsal dinner there were some heavy rains, but luckily the sun came out on the big day. Before the ceremony, Brandy & Brian had their "First Look Photo's and also took pictures with their wedding party & family members. To see their first look photos click here! After the ceremony, it was time for Brandy & Brian to step out for photos as husband and wife. Check out some additional photos here. A special thanks goes out to all of the vendors who contributed to such a wonderful day, and it was a pleasure working with you all!
Venue - Ponderosa Ridge Ranch | Photographer - Emily Heizer Photography |Rental Items - Top Notch Rentals| Caterer & Bar Service - Gironda's Restaurant | DJ - LJS Productions | Photo Booth - Chico Photo & Video | Wedding Cake & Cupcakes - Blue Sugar Cupcakes | Grooms Cake - Lovely Layers Cakery | Wedding Gown - Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo | Hotel Accommodations - Gaia Hotel