Carmel Mission Ranch | Corbin & Brittany

I present to you...drumroll please...Corbin and Brittany and their Mission Ranch wedding!!

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson
 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

This wedding is the perfect example of romantic glam meets rustic chic! Every detail, from pallet based signs to the precious "Here comes the bride" sign around the Gracie's (the flower-dog) neck was lovingly planned by both bride and groom. Brittany's favorite part of planning the wedding was scouring Pinterest for ideas and then actually making them happen!

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson
 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

Corbin and Brittney are the quintessential modern day couple - they met on OK Cupid! After a slow couple of first dates, these two have been together ever since!

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

The pair spends lots of time in Carmel visiting Corbin's mom, so having a wedding in the Farmhouse at Mission Ranch was a no-brainer! Brittany had always wanted to have her wedding in a barn, so this venue was absolutely perfect!

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

Brittany surrounded herself with all her best girls for this wedding! They had a blast helping Brittany ready for her big day! Brittany let her bridesmaids choose their own gowns...the only rule? It had to be blush!!

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson
 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson
 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

Brittany's beautiful dress is designed by Ines di Santo and makes her look like a beautiful princess! That's how every girl should feel on her wedding day!

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson
 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

All those delicate buttons...and those shoes? Wow, sparkly!!

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

The girls aren't the only ones having fun before the wedding! You'll have to ask Corbin yourself about the hammer!!

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

Butterflies usually fill their bellies as bride and groom wait for their first look. Doesn't Corbin look dapper in his custom suit?

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

~"what will she look like?" ~ "will he like my dress?" ~

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson
 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

Corbin is obviously smitten!

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

I've never had to photograph a disappointed couple for their first look!

Isn't the specially appointed Ring Security team just adorable?

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

There ceremony was a beautiful mixture of both Persian and Christian and traditions - especially meaningful, was the sugar blessing from the mother-of-the-bride's culture.

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson
 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

"You may kiss the bride!"

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

Mr. and Mrs. Corbin Graham!!

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

There were so many amazing details in this wedding!! The flowers...

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson
 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

...the rings...

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

...the first dance...

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

...the first arrest...just kidding! We stopped on the roadside to get take some photos on a beach that Corbin frequented a lot as a boy, of course we didn't have a permit to take pictures here, but the officer let it slide since it was such a special day!!

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson
 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

The evening ended with a grand party where everyone had a blast on the dance floor! Guests left the party with a touching party favor...s'mores...the perfect treat...Ghiradelli chocolate from Brittany's San Francisco, extra large marshmallows, and a Graham cracker...get it? The Grahams gave away graham crackers? (lol) The message that came with the treat?

 Beautiful Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding - best San Francisco wedding photographer - Claire Dobson

Of course, a successful wedding doesn't just happen on its own...a special thank you to some of my favorite vendors for making this such an amazing day!

Venue/Caterer: Mission Ranch Carmel Floral: Fluerish Designs Cake: Layers Sensational Cakes DJ: DNA Entertainment Makeup: Face Forward Carmel Bride and Bridal Party Hair: L Salon and Color Group (San Mateo shop) Also featured on Ceremony Magazine.

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