Rustic Elegance at Spanish Oaks Ranch Wedding

This Spanish Oaks Ranch wedding was the perfect blend of elegance and nature. There’s never a shortage of amazing photo locations at the ranch and no matter how many times I’m there, I’ll find a new and exciting spot for that perfect wedding photo.

Getting Ready Photos

The bride got ready at Spanish Oaks Ranch in the bridal suite which is located upstairs in the main barn. Her bridesmaids were with her as well as her mom, who helped her get ready.

wedding dress hanging on a mirror with cherry blossoms in the foreground
bride admiring her wedding dress hanging on a mirror
bride's mom zips up the back of the wedding dress
bride's mom helping the bride put on a bracelet
bride's mom helping her put on a necklace

First Looks

The bridesmaids loved seeing the bride for the first time. Since her mom had helped her get into her wedding dress, none of the bridesmaids had seen her in it yet. There were smiles all around and few happy tears.

bride greeting her bridesmaids for a first look
bridesmaids see the bride for the first time in her dress

The bride’s dad was beaming with pride when he saw his daughter in her wedding dress.

brides father smiles at the first look

The groom waited patiently while the bride snuck up behind him for the big reveal. He was so happy to finally see his beautiful bride!

groom waiting to see the bride during the first look
bride covering grooms eyes for the first look
groom turning to see the bride for the first look
bride and groom see each other for the first look
bride and groom hug during the first look

After the first looks, it was time to add the final touches before the ceremony. The bridesmaids made sure the dress was just perfect. The bride’s mom attached the veil.

bridesmaids help bride get ready
bride's mom putting in the veil
bride looking down at her veil in front of a large mirror

Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony took place at one of Spanish Oaks Ranch’s ponds, just a short walk from the barn. The pond has a beautiful deck overlooking the amazing landscape, so it was the perfect location for the ceremony.

wedding sign pointing to the ceremony site
wedding ceremony site at Spanish Oaks Ranch
bridge leading to ceremony site at Spanish Oaks Ranch
bride walking down the aisle with her parents
bride and groom standing at the altar exchanging vows
bride wiping away a tear during the wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony at Spanish Oaks Ranch
bride and groom have first kiss
bride and groom celebrating as they walk back down the aisle
bride and groom kiss at the end of the aisle

Formal Wedding Photos

After the ceremony, we headed out for some photos of the bride and groom. There were so many incredible locations to choose from and it was difficult to keep it just one hour! We kept things fairly close to the barn, but we did venture out to one of the open fields with some beautiful oak trees.

This couple came with their very own surprise…a fully restored VW bus. The brand new paint job was finished just in time for the wedding and they wanted to make sure we included this gem in the wedding photos. I’m so glad they did! This was a once in a lifetime opportunity!

bride and groom stand together in front of a tree
bring and groom looking at each other
bride and groom kissing under the veil at sunset
bride and groom under the veil at sunset
bride and groom in an open field at Spanish Oaks Ranch
bride and groom dancing in field with oak trees
bride and groom kissing in a field with oak trees
Bride and groom in a field under and oak tree at spanish oaks ranch
bride and groom laughing in an open field
bride and groom laughing in an open field with oak trees
bride and groom bump hips while walking in an open field
bride and groom kiss in front of a vw bus
Bride and groom sit together in a VW Bus in front of Spanish Oaks Ranch
bride and groom sitting in a blue VW bus
bride and groom kiss in the back of a VW bus
Bride and groom cuddle in the back of a blue VW bus

Wedding Reception

The reception was so much fun! The bride and groom never left the dance floor and every guest had smile.

wedding reception seating chart on pallets
close up of wedding seating chart
fountain at Spanish Oaks Ranch decorated with flowers
place setting at wedding reception
custom cake stand for a wedding cake
buffet table setting at Spanish Oaks Ranch
children playing during a wedding reception at Spanish Oaks Ranch
bride dancing at her wedding reception
bride and groom cutting the wedding cake
bride laughing as she tosses the bouquet
dance floor at a wedding at Spanish Oaks Ranch
Bride and groom grand exit in a VW bus while the guests tossed lavender

This was really an incredible wedding in so many ways. I absolutely fell in love with this family and I just love how kind and genuine they all are. Spanish Oaks Ranch was amazing to photograph at the couple is absolutely gorgeous. I’m so excited for what the future holds for these two amazing people and I’m so honored that they chose me to be a part of their wedding day.

To see this couple’s engagement session, head over to Carson and Clarisse | A Summer Engagement | Chapel on the Hill, Shandon

To learn more about Spanish Oaks Ranch and having your wedding there, visit Spanish Oaks Ranch Wedding Photography

Creative Team

Venue: SpanishOaksRanch
Entertainment: Joel West 

Photography: Napoli Photography

Bartending: Mixed Events Bar Service
Catering: Phil’s Catering

Ice: Paso Ice

Flowers: By Request

Hair/Makeup: Jennifer Railsback
Rentals: SLO Party Rentals