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Gardener Ranch \ Carmel Wedding Photographer \ Shaelenn and Peter

How do you merge the elegance and intimacy of a private wedding with the charm and beauty of a setting akin to an adventure in Wonderland?  Lori Powell with Revival Vintage Rentals and I teamed up to create a setting that provides a glimpse of what is possible for the quintessential bohemian wedding.

Wonderland may not be real, but Gardener Ranch in Carmel helped us redefine what is possible with the nearly endless locations for intimate gatherings with loved ones for a bohemian experience without equal. The living arch and oak tree forest are only a small sample of the picturesque spots you can enjoy.

Christine of Epiphany Bridal Boutique understood the perfect outfit we needed to transform the bride into a true bohemian princess.

Lori pulled all the stops when designing the furniture and layout to create a truly warming experience. It’s truly easy to forget where you are with such an enchanting arrangement.

Kate Healey of Big Sur Flowers provided her self-grown floral arrangements to complement the location and the layout. The colors set a mood of love and joy that flowed throughout the entire shoot.

Is it tea time yet? Aimee Page of Hollyhock Cakes devised these absolutely gorgeous (and equally delicious) pastries and cakes for the dessert tower.

The teepee adds a truly unique touch to this wedding, and creates an intimate location for the bride and groom to take time for themselves and soak in the beauty of the day.

This elopement was featured in Sisters In Law!

  • Venue: @gardenerranch
  • Floral Design: @big_sur_flowers
  • Revival Vintage Rentals: @revivalrentals
  • Bride and Groom Attire: @epiphanyboutique_carmel
  • HMU: @cassandramcclure
  • Desserts: @hollyhockcakes
  • Invitations: @minted
  • Jewelry: @atheriajewelry


De Joy Photography specializes in Wedding, Engagement and Bridal Boudoir Photography in the Central Coast and beyond.