Limoneira Ranch Wedding / Juan & Celene
Ceremony Location: Saint Jude the Apostle Church Westlake Village, CA
Reception Location: Limoneira Ranch Santa Paula, CA
After seeing their proposal and shooting their engagement photos, we feel like we've really gotten to know Juan and Celene, so it was a pleasure to finally shoot their Limoneira Ranch wedding! They had a huge bridal party - 9 on each side - which shows just how much love and support surrounded them.
Celene got ready at her parents' house complete with her gorgeous white dress flowing over the stairway banister for all to see. After some fun getting made up they headed to St. Jude's church over in Westlake Village, CA. They had a very Catholic ceremony which wasn't without it's funny moments. Halfway through putting the ring on Celene's finger Juan had a nervous moment and made a poetic line into something a bit more 'out there'...this made the whole church naturally burst out in laughter. It was so them though, such a great moment. I think my favorite part of the ceremony was when the priest reminded the couple that the world is as big as your heart. For Juan and Celene, the world is huge.
After the ceremony the celebration continued at the Limoneira Ranch Wedding Venue in Santa Paula, CA [a bit inland on Hwy128 from Ventura]. The decor was simple, classic, and stunning. It included table runners sewn by the bride's grandmother and flowers arranged by her aunt. Favors were handmade sandwich cookies (delicious!) and spice rubs. It was a wonderful night that everyone will always remember. :)
Juan and Celene, congratulations again!