Where do I even begin with this beautiful wedding day?!? Nic and Rachel got married on his family’s cattle ranch in Merced, California with the most personal and thoughtful celebration. Not only was the setting beautiful, but the entire day was such a perfect representation of THEM as a couple. From the family’s brand on the invitation, to the cowhide backdrop at the reception (a nod to the family business), to the ‘something blue’ embroidered in the lining of the bride’s dress, the day was full of sentimental details!

I have so many favorite moments from this day! I think my absolute favorite was when Rachel’s dad saw her for the first time in her wedding dress. Even when I spoke with him the day before where we would meet for this moment, he started tearing up at just the thought of it. Throughout, it was SO very clear how loved these two are by their family and friends. I am still smiling thinking about their bridal party, who quite literally, were the couple’s hype team THE entire day! They cheered for every pose and kiss Nic and Rachel did, and even helped me with the veil shots – It was AMAZING!

These two, the way they love each other, it’s incredible. What a gift and privilege and JOY to capture this wedding day! A special thanks to Isabella for helping me capture this day, it truly takes a village! Nic and Rachel, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity. I hope you enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites!

Love the details Parchment & Panoply created for the invitation!

Another favorite moment when the bridesmaids saw Rachel in her dress!

Looooooooved Rachel’s Ivory Bridal wedding dress!

Officially filing this one as: Joyful Bride

Meanwhile, across town, the guys were getting ready for the big day too!

First look with dad. The absolute sweetest!

Officially Mr. and Mrs. Urrutia!!

One of my favorites from the day!

For sunset pictures, we drove a few miles back to one of Nic and Rachel’s favorite spots on the ranch, and it was GORGEOUS!

After sunset portraits, we headed back to the reception where guests had started celebrating!

Venue:  Private Residence
Wedding Dress:  Ivory Bridal
Invitations + Custom Favors:  Parchment & Panoply
Photography:  Lisa Prins Photography
Florals:  Natalie Galasso
Bridesmaids Dresses:  Birdy Grey
Catering:  Jon McLaughlin
Makeup:  Kristin Nicole
Hair:  Sammi Freitas
Videography: MKL Photography
Cake:  Sugar Splurge
Groom’s Attire:  Jos.A.Bank
DJ:  Sounds in Motion

A Rustic Central California Wedding: Nic + Rachel

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