Firestone Vineyards Wedding / Stephanie & Ryan
Getting Ready: Hotel Corque Solvang, CA
Ceremony: Firestone Vineyard Mesa Los Olivos, CA
Stephanie and Ryan are an amazing couple who really let each other’s strengths shine through – Ryan’s sense of humor kept everyone laughing all night and Stephanie’s beauty and sweet heart were the talk of the toasts at their Firestone Vineyards Wedding.
The couple started the day by getting ready at the Hotel Corque. The decor and lighting made the place wonderful and this is a great example of why going for a really nice hotel room is totally worth it. The couple then headed back to one of our favorite venues – Firestone Vineyards in Los Olivos. This place has it all, from sprawling fields to a beautiful ceremony site under a tree overlooking vineyards. If you’re looking for a gorgeous sunset, this is the place for you.
After sharing a first look [which we love, love, love], the two married under a chuppa decorated with a tree that had been planted on the occasion of Ryan’s birth. One of our favorite moments is when the rabbi placed Ryan’s grandfather’s talis on the couple’s shoulders during the ceremony, the photos speak for themselves. These kind of raw, genuine moments are so special and we love photographing them. The ceremony was also beautifully timed so we got some last fleeting sunset rays through the vineyard leaves.
After the ceremony the couple escaped in a classic car for some portraits. It was such a fun getaway and a great way for the couple to have a few private moments [and us to grab some amazing photographs!]
The reception in the evening was a ton of fun. As Ian tells everyone, I’m a pretty big dessert person, so I was especially excited for the vintage dessert truck by Enjoy Cupcakes. Gourmet cupcakes, cake and cookies – what more could a sweets lover ask for? Stephanie and Ryan, I hope your life together is as sweet as the first bite of cake you shared.
-Ian and Tanya
Photographer / Ian Grant Photography
Event Planner / Simply Natural Events
Caterer / Pure Joy Catering
Florist / Grass Roots Florist
Dessert Truck / Enjoy Cupcakes
DJ / AMS Entertainment
Officiant / Rabbi Joel Simonds
Makeup / Lori Taylor
Hair / Allie Bengstrom & Gabrielle Pascua
Venue / Firestone Vineyards Wedding Site
Classic Car / Attoa Alexander
You can see more of our Firestone Vineyards Wedding Photography work at www.distinctphoto.com