Gardener Ranch Wedding – Carmel Valley

Two words for this beautiful Gardener Ranch wedding…elegant & simple. Guests & family came from far & wide to witness the nuptials. Once again I took the opportunity to shoot some medium format color film prior to the ceremony. Film shots are labeled & the film used was Fuji 400H medium format. From the venue, “Enjoy the rustic charm of Gardener Ranch at its fullest with our Rustic Retreat Package. Enjoy three days and two nights with exclusive use of the property. Spend the morning by the pool with your friends and family. Afterwards entertain yourself outdoors with some of the activities offered at the Ranch or walk to Carmel Valley Village, home to several unique shops; with 17 wine tasting rooms, a handful of five-star restaurants, and more. Bask in the sunshine and let your worries slip away at Gardener Ranch with a weekend to celebrate with family and friends.” And that pretty much sums up the fabulous weekend for this happy couple!!!!

Gardener Ranch Wedding

Gardener Ranch Wedding Details
Gardener Ranch Wedding Cake
Gardener Ranch Wedding Getting Ready
Gardener Ranch Wedding Bridal Cottage
Gardener Ranch Wedding Makeup Area

Gardener Ranch Bridesmaids

Fuji 400H Pro Film Medium Format

Gardener Ranch Wedding Groomsmen
Gardener Ranch Groomsmen Area
Gardener Ranch Groomsmen
Gardener Ranch Wedding Florals

Gardener Ranch Wedding

A beautiful bride photographed with todays top-of-the-line digital camera. I actually love this look I get. This photographic look did originate with traditional analog film photography. Below roughly the same shot with medium format film.


Gardener Ranch Film Wedding

Fuji 400H Pro Film Medium Format. It may be tough to compare to the digital shot above, but on close inspection you can clearly see the difference in skin tones, resolution & grain (or texture in the shot). I think it looks pretty neat!!!

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Gardener Ranch Bride Groom Film

Fuji 400H Pro Film


Film Wedding Gardener Ranch

Fuji 400H Pro Film Medium Format

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Gardener Ranch Bridesmaids Groom
Gardener Ranch Wedding Party
Gardener Ranch Bridal Party
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First Looks Gardener Ranch

Another private moment prior to guest arrival was the perfect way to set the mood for the happy couple!

Gardener Ranch Wedding Ceremony Site
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Gardener Ranch Processional
Gardener Ranch Processional Dog

Gardener Ranch Bride Processional
Gardener Ranch Ceremony
Gardener Ranch Ceremony
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Gardener Ranch Wedding Ceremony
Gardener Ranch Ceremony Vows
Gardener Ranch Ceremony Recessional

Gardener Ranch Wedding Ceremony

A group photo of all attendees at the end of the ceremony. Always a fun idea!

Gardener Ranch Bride & Groom
Gardener Ranch Reception
Gardener Ranch Details
Gardener Ranch Details
Gardener Ranch Banquet Reception
Gardener Ranch Guest Arrival

Michi Life Roast Pig

This guy is my hero!! The crew from Michi Life was an absolute hit. The top-notch service blended with innovative takes on traditional cuisine. The food was absolutely great!

Gardener Ranch Roast Pig
Gardener Ranch Slideshow
Gardener Ranch Pool
Gardener Ranch Dancing
Gardener Ranch Dessert
Gardener Ranch Ramen Bar
Gardener Ranch Group Photo
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Gardener Ranch Dance Party

Gardener Ranch Send Off

A sparkler send-off was the perfect end to the perfect wedding. If you’re thinking of getting married anywhere in Carmel Valley or Carmel area the team below did an outstanding job!!! And of course, don’t forget to give me a call at 805-395-0175 or contact me here online.

Coordination: So Eventful, Kristen Miller
Hair & Makeup: A-List Makeup, Ann Ho
Officiant: Ken Robins, Carmel Wedding Ceremonies
Catering: Michi Life
Florals: Swenson & Silaci
DJ: Billy Scott