Nicole and Michael: Charming & Cheery Northern California Ranch Wedding

College sweethearts, Nicole and Michael, bonded over San Franciscan roots and immediately knew that they would spend forever with each other. After 6 years and a private proposal on a sailboat touring the Sea of Cortes in Cabo San Lucas, Nicole and Michael sought the help of Carolyn Shepherd from Wedding Shepherds to create the picture perfect wedding day at Diablo Ranch in the San Francisco Bay area. Opting for a “traditional yet rustic and different” vibe, the décor was filled with sweet DIY projects and tons of personal touches, like A monogramed wooden plank that served as the bride & grooms guest book and unique centerpieces; each table number showed pictures of the bride and groom at that particular age.

From the photographer: “From the moment guests entered the ranch, they were whisked away to a rustically, sweet world of yellow, grey & red. With sweeping views of the valley, horses, cows & white washed fences, it's hard not to fall in love with Diablo Ranch. Pots, jars & baskets with flowers were found on tables, benches & on walk ways.”

Nicole and Michael called on Karey of Hazy Lane Studios to capture special moments throughout the night, and in fact the bride was so pleased, she said: “Everything was beyond perfect and it was captured so beautifully by our photographer.”