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Wedding | Teri & Steve | Holman Ranch, Carmel, California

Feb . 01 . 2014
  We are SO excited to show you this amazing Holman Ranch wedding! Teri and Steve are such a gorgeous couple, and their wedding reflects that in...
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
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Holman Ranch wedding carmel california

 

We are SO excited to show you this amazing Holman Ranch wedding! Teri and Steve are such a gorgeous couple, and their wedding reflects that in every way! Holman Ranch is a beautiful property in Carmel, California featuring large open spaces, sweeping views of the Carmel Valley, the tree to die for (we plead guilty!) and jaw-dropping architecture.

This wedding would not have been possible without a crew of simply outstanding wedding vendors:

The amazing venue, Holman Ranch

Wedding planner: the amazing, talented Caitlin of Caitlin Arnold Events

Gorgeous flowers from Sweetness and Light Floral Design (just look at that bouquet!!)

Simply delicious food from Paradise Catering – served family style and ABSOLUTELY delicious (our mouth is still watering)

Entertaining DJ & MC services thanks to Ron of A Different Kind of DJ

Gorgeous wedding gown by Maggie Sottero

Amazing bridal shoes from Badgley & Mischka

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sweetness and light flowers holman ranch detail
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Badgley Mischka bridal shoes
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Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
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Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
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Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding detail
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
Holman Ranch wedding carmel california
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  • Hunter Lowder:
    Message from the amazing venue: Wow, what is not to love about this wedding. I love the bride's gown, the bridesmaids' dresses. Love that there are only 2 attendants on either side, the cranes, the ring!! What a beautiful day and captured so magnificently by Sphynge! Here's to many decades of happiness for the sweet couple. We hope to see you soon and often!

About Kelsey

Kelsey is the head photographer of Sphynge Photography boutique. We've been crafting artistic, painting-inspired photographs for clients around the world since 2005. Thanks for perusing - we can't wait to talk to you!
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Featured in DIY Weddings Magazine!

Jun . 30 . 2012
It is SUCH an honor to receive DIY Weddings Magazine! When we heard the news that Melanie and Chase’s Los Altos History Museum wedding was going...
Celebrity wedding photography
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It is SUCH an honor to receive DIY Weddings Magazine! When we heard the news that Melanie and Chase’s Los Altos History Museum wedding was going to be printed, we did a little (ok, not so little) dance of joy. Seeing it in person is so rewarding!

To see more of Melanie and Chase’s beautiful wedding at this amazing location, check out their wedding photographs. Thanks to Mark at the Los Altos History Museum for an incredible experience and for making their day so special!

Celebrity wedding photography

Celebrity wedding photographer

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Kelsey is the head photographer of Sphynge Photography boutique. We've been crafting artistic, painting-inspired photographs for clients around the world since 2005. Thanks for perusing - we can't wait to talk to you!
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Tara and Sean | wedding | California Golf Club | South San Francisco

Jun . 21 . 2011
Tara and Sean had a wonderful wine country themed wedding at the California Golf Club in South San Francisco! The California Gold Club offers amazing...
venue review California Golf Club by San Francisco photographer Sphynge Photography
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Tara and Sean had a wonderful wine country themed wedding at the California Golf Club in South San Francisco! The California Gold Club offers amazing grounds and views wherever you turn. When you first come in, you are greeted by wonderful rows of trees and a grand entrance. The building presents itself with elegance and grace, and you have to love the welcoming fountain in front!

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venue review California Golf Club by San Francisco photographer Sphynge Photography - photo of the entrance
venue review California Golf Club by San Francisco photographer Sphynge Photography - photo of the building

There are accessible grounds in front and back of the building. For Tara and Sean’s wedding, we even had access to golf carts to roam around and pick our favorite views! That allowed both the bride and groom to take photos with their parties before the wedding without risking their significant other – or the guests – to see them before the ceremony!
The ceremony can be held outdoors or indoors. Tara and Sean were very fortunate to have lovely weather for their ceremony, so they enjoyed a very elegant outdoor wedding overlooking the green fields and trees as far as the eye could see!
After the ceremony the guests enjoyed an open bar with drinks outdoors and indoors. The bar area is situated to the left of the entrance, while the reception area is separated to the right, so that the cocktail hour can happen right next to the reception area, but guests can mingle, talk, take photos at the photobooth that was made available to them, and have fun! This relaxing time gave the bride and groom plenty of time to escape and take beautiful formal shots without being interrupted. A little quiet time after the “I dos” is very precious :)

venue review California Golf Club by San Francisco photographer Sphynge Photography close up of bride's shoes and bottom of her wedding dress
venue review California Golf Club by San Francisco photographer Sphynge Photography - bride and groom say I Do
venue review California Golf Club by San Francisco photographer Sphynge Photography formal pose of the newlywed couple with bride and groom smiling under a beautiful tree
venue review California Golf Club by San Francisco photographer Sphynge Photography - bride and groom sunset formal that is amazingly colorful

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Kelsey is the head photographer of Sphynge Photography boutique. We've been crafting artistic, painting-inspired photographs for clients around the world since 2005. Thanks for perusing - we can't wait to talk to you!
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Ceremony location review: San Jose City Hall and Rotunda, California

Apr . 04 . 2011
If you’re planning your wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area, the first big step is trying to find a ceremony or reception area. Wouldn’t...
San Jose rotunda and City Hall - a beautiful ceremony location for a San Francisco wedding
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If you’re planning your wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area, the first big step is trying to find a ceremony or reception area. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just know in advance what it’ll look like? And that’s what this ceremony/reception review is all about :D

San Jose rotunda and City Hall - a beautiful ceremony location for a San Francisco wedding

San Jose rotunda and City Hall - a beautiful ceremony location for a San Francisco wedding, very urban and modern architecture

The San Jose City Hall, located in the south bay, offers a beautiful, modern design that can easily accommodate 200 guests. Located at the heart of San Jose, you’ll find parking garages as well as street parking in front of the Rotunda itself. It offers a variety of angles so ask your photographer about doing your “first glance” shoot at the city hall – there’s plenty of space, stairs, and just amazing viewpoints that provide a great variety for your album.

Groom and his party at the San Jose City Rotunda by San Francisco photographer

Groom and his party at the San Jose City Rotunda

The San Jose City Hall has a bit of a different pricing model than other event centers – it charges by the hour. Make sure to look into security add-ons for example if you’re planning to hold your reception there; this can be used to your advantage as a cheaper solution for a ceremony site. That being said, it’s truly breathtaking for the bride who has modern sensibilities. The best time to schedule a wedding there is approximately 2h before sunset – the way the light hits the building is just breathtaking, inside and out!

Bride and groom parties at the San Jose City Hall

San Jose Rotunda - the inside

A great place to plan your wedding ceremony or reception

San Jose Rotunda: a great place for your wedding ceremony or reception

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  • Danielle V:
    Pretty good looking bridal party you photographed! They are probably thankful and so happy to have had you there! ;)

About Kelsey

Kelsey is the head photographer of Sphynge Photography boutique. We've been crafting artistic, painting-inspired photographs for clients around the world since 2005. Thanks for perusing - we can't wait to talk to you!
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