Caitlin & Stephen soaked in every minute of their beautiful rustic wedding at Holman Ranch - Carmel, California. Hear their story through the words of their parents as you watch the magic unfold. This was the rare wedding in which we had time for some epic Holman Ranch portraits in TWO batches. Yes, the couple had a photo session briefly after the wedding and then went out again for sunset photos. You'll notice the portraits at the iconic Holman Ranch oak tree, followed by some golden-hour sunset portraits in other areas of Holman Ranch. It didn't hurt that Caitlin & Stephen truly appreciated the fun of simply being and posing in such a spectacular venue.
From its stone mission-style architecture, to its rolling golden hills, to the horses in stables, you will be hard-pressed to find a venue that is as effortlessly California rustic as Holman Ranch. Couples would be wise to book the venue's 8 spacious rooms next to the wedding site, so that the Bridal Party can literally wake up on site (100 paces to the altar). This makes a really big difference for any venue because being able to experience your wedding day involves prep, ceremony, and reception... it shouldn't involve stopping the fun to drive for half an hour and start over. Holman Ranch has all of these angles covered, and there's more to it than meets the eye. Although most will forever associate Holman with it's most iconic Oak Tree along the main entrance, there are a few other hidden gems of locations on the grounds. If you ask Coastside, or a Holman staff member (if you know the right one) you might discover some hidden gems involving vineyards. For now, enjoy this very public display of love featured in my presentation of Caitlin & Stephen's wedding. As seen on izcinema.com