Nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains in Los Gatos, California is a beautiful wedding venue called Radonich Ranch. This old fruit packing facility was chosen by Claire and Steve for their wedding towards the end of Summer. We love shooting weddings at Radonich Ranch. When we see it listed as the venue in our wedding inquiries we instantly get excited about the potential of heading back to one of our favorite places. The excitement was no different with Claire and Steve. Their bright and summery event brought out all of the details that make shooting at Radonich Ranch such a treat.
Being at Radonich Ranch without wedding decor already feels like a lush and relaxing experience. There’s no shortage of awesome backgrounds and rustic details and the coordinator Marky Carr and her team from Vignette Events do a bang up job making the whole place shine. The rustic barn, the cozy picnic tables and the perfectly hung string lights don’t need much extra work to make you feel like you have stepped into a cozy and intimate treat. With such great bones to start with-it is easy to for our couples to make the venue photo ready-making our job that much easier.
We never get tired of seeing how each couple plays with the scenery to create their own ideal event. We loved the super fun sunflower arch that Claire and Steve stood under to say their “I do’s”. Snapping photos of their wedding party looking elegant wasn’t too hard as they all looked very sophisticated in their navy attire. Color and light are two factors we always love to play with in our work and we really had fun on this day with these two.
The bright and happy vibes of the venue match Claire and Steve’s shared passion for staying healthy and living an active life. We thought it was really cool to learn that this couple shares a love for tennis and staying fit. While there wasn’t a full size tennis court, Claire and Steve still included lawn games in their day to keep their guests moving.
Claire and Steve’s day was vibrant in both decor and in love from their friends and family. We look forward to how future couples dress up (one of) our favorite places in the Bay Area!