Today’s wedding is such perfect summer inspiration – a ranch wedding with a fun and relaxed vibe. Vannessa and Cayman found the Holman Ranch in Carmel on the first day they went to look at venues: “We knew right away it was the perfect place. We loved the all-American, California ranch feel, and the views were incredible! We knew it would be a unique place for us and our guests.”
Vannessa’s favorite part of the day: “I loved saying our vows to one another. I was so focused on Cayman that I completely forgot we had an audience! And the kiss… the kiss was like slow motion. I had been looking forward to that moment since we got engaged, and it was absolutely perfect!”
Cayman loves games and trivia and wanted to incorporate this into the wedding, so planner Shannon Leahy came up with the idea of writing clues that would lead guests to find their tables and Hello Lucky created the adorable escort cards (guests slid their cards out of the envelopes to reveal the clues to their table). Guests got into the spirit of the game, and spent the first 15 minutes of dinner visiting every table to see all of the clues.
Dinner reflected the laid back atmosphere of the wedding, complete with cornbread and biscuits, macaroni and cheese, and fried chicken.
In keeping with the sense of fun and games, guests took home personalized decks of playing cards.
Photographer: Emily Merrill, EmmyJeanne Photography
Venue: Holman Ranch in Carmel, California
Planner: Shannon Leahy
Stationery / printed items: Hello!Lucky
Catering: Paradise Catering
Funk band: The Joint Chiefs
Don’t you just love this wedding, from the beautiful venue in Carmel down to the lucky horseshoe motif? So fun! A big thanks to Vannessa and Cayman, as well as to planner Shannon Leahy and photographer Emily Merrill for sharing this beautiful wedding with us.
Hello!Lucky is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.
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