Rustic elegance at an alpaca ranch in California
Nestled in the heart of California wine country, just northeast of Santa Barbara, lies Zaca Creek Ranch; an intimate spot surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges, where adorable llamas and alpacas roam the grassy hills. This delightful private ranch is the scene of today's wedding editorial, shared with us by Cali wedding photographer and Fine Art Curation member, Grace Aston Photography in collaboration with Barefoot Floral, based in Carmel Valley.
The pair brought together a talented team of Santa Barbara-based wedding vendors to create a dreamy wedding shoot that fuses classic elegance with rustic charm. The resident furry mammals provided spontaneous entertainment and the glorious sunset cast a magical glow over the whole event.
Over to Grace to share their inspiration: "The ceremony and reception spaces were designed around the warm tones of wicker furniture and turmeric, cheered up by a purple floral palette, featuring delicate lilacs. Zaca Creek Ranch is incredible versatile for wedding photography, offering a plethora of beautiful ceremony and reception sites to choose from. The manicured lawn with the backlit stretch of oak trees and the oak canopy were our chosen spots, and the sunset portraits captured against that perfect California golden light were our magical gift from nature.
"And not to forget, our alpaca friends were a charming and integral part of our experience. Dandy, the alpaca, was artfully adorned with a freshly crafted crown of pastel flowers around its neck, and at one point took out a bite out of the bridal bouquet (check that out in the video!)."
Venue: Zaca Creek Ranch | Floral Design: Barefoot Floral | Wedding & Events Planner: White Sage Events |
Photographer and cinematographer: Grace Aston Photography | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Rentals: Elan Event Rentals and Theoni Collection | Hair and make-up: TEAM Hair & Makeup | Bridal salon: Moondance Bridal | Bridal Gown and robe: Rish Bridal | Lace robe: Show Me Your Mumu | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Wedding rings and Rolex watch: Fourtane’s Carmel-by-the-Sea | Stationery: Epoch Design | Turmeric velvet table runner: La Tavola Linen | Tux: The Black Tux | Cake and macarons: Blue Aces Bake Shoppe | Model: Sabrina Unke