Although they live in Colorado, Kevin and Katie chose to get married in their home state of California at the amazing Heartstone Ranch in Carpinteria near Santa Barbara. The beautiful summer day was decorated with elegant florals in pink and peach, and skillfully captured by Amy Caroline Photography. "Lots of color, love and fun went into [Kevin and Katie's] day. They truly had one of the most raw and emotional weddings I've seen, with true love written over every part of the day," Amy described.
"The whole day was absolutely incredible. Stress-free, fun, beautiful and hands-down my favorite day thus far in my life," said the bride. "I think I have two favorite parts of the day. The first was seeing Kevin for the first time. We had decided to see each other before the wedding and exchange vows we had written to each other. Turning the corner and seeing his back to me was a huge moment of 'Okay, this is happening.' Getting to hug him, be alone, and intimately promise my vows to him was a great moment. My other favorite memory was getting in the car and driving away. This sounds counter-intuitive, but true. The silence that followed a day full of noise, my new husband behind the wheel and seeing our most perfect day in the rear view mirror. It was then that I felt the weight of the commitment we had just made and the reality of that commitment starting right then and there. We just looked at each other and said, 'We did it!'"
Elegant Ranch Wedding in Peach, Pink and Green - Vendors & Credits
Photographer: Amy Caroline Photography
Venue: Heartstone Ranch
Event Planner: Amber Weir Event Design & Coordination
Floral Designer: A Beautiful Day Productions
Cake Designer: Marie Shannon Confections
Bridal Attire: Wedding dress via Emma & Grace Bridal
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