THEIR WEDDING WAS ELEGANT AND INTIMATE
April and Austins wedding at Halter Ranch Vineyard was full of charm and elegance, while still being ever so welcoming, relaxed, and intimate.
Located on the west side of Paso Robles, Halter Ranch is perfect for the ultimate wedding weekend. This California wine country wedding boasted super cool rustic silos, delicious wine slushies for a hot summers day, an epic covered bridge, and incredible sunset photos over Halter Ranch’s secret pond, and fancy details and styling by Michele Carroll Events.
THEY HAVE AN AMAZING TRIBE OF FRIENDS
The day started off with April’s adorable tribe of gals getting ready in a gorgeously decorated silo that has been transformed into a bridal suite. She and her father shared a beautiful first look that definitely had me shedding a tear or two. Her wedding party was dressed super elegantly in black which contrasted beautifully with the white barn walls. Her bridesmaids all looked incredible in their long black dresses which is such a flattering look for everyone.
The ceremony was decorated with flowers by Farmer Maid and featured a wooden arch with green, white and blue florals. The flower palette was clean and delicate and had the cutest usage of blue thistles. I love being a wedding photographer in Paso Robles because of how beautiful out natural surroundings are, and it’s always lovely when a floral decor compliments the colors and textures found in nature.
HER WEDDING DRESS WAS SHOWSTOPPINGLY AWESOME
The back of Aprils dress was one of the most beautiful lace sheer corset back styled dresses I have ever seen. It was incredibly fun to photograph and she really looked so incredible with her huge smile, hair she wore loose and flowing, and her modern gold bangle bracelet and jewelry.
Austin also looked super dapper in his black suite and white boutonnière. I think his face must have ached from smiling the entire day!
THEY HAD SO MANY FUN SPACES TO PARTY
Halter ranch has so much to offer- you can do an entire lounge area for cocktail hour, dance and eat in a temperature controlled barn, kiss under a covered bridge, take photos against a whitewashed barn, look down into a little creek bed, and walk along a dock at sunset.
Austin and April took advantage of all of this and had a really cool lounge area set up where guests could sit and drink hip cocktails and contemporary gold decor elements in modern octagon shapes and circles turning the huge barn into the perfect setting for dinner and dancing. Bottles and Ice crafted signature cocktails and wine slushies that looked so refreshing.
…AND SUPER ROMANTIC MOMENTS
Theres never a lot of time for sunset photos, so we had a bit of a race against the clock on our hands and jumped into a big stepped up truck I could barely climb into, not to mention April with her gorgeous layers of tulle!
But we managed somehow and we had so much fun riding around to the hidden pond and huge ancestor tree at Halter Ranch. There were many romantic moments between the bride and groom as the sun set over the pond and neighboring vineyards.
The love between these two was palpable and it was such a joy to be witness to it. Their sense of humor, love of fun, adoring friends and family, and huge smiles were the central theme of the day.
Amazing Team of Vendors Who Helped Create This Day
Venue: Halter Ranch
Wedding Planner: Michele Carroll Events
Photography: Leana Myra Photography
Assistant Photographer: Anne Hock Photography
Florals: Farmer Maid
Staffing: Golden Event Staffing
Caterer: Haute Skillet Truck
Video: MoonCrest Media
Hair and Make-up: Bellizzimo Beauty
Bar Service: Bottles and Ice
Transportation: Slo Safe Ride