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Mendocino Garden Wedding At Yokayo Ranch
When Covid Hit And Ultimately Postponed Their Wedding, Jenna And Ryan Decided To Make The Most Of It. They Took Their Van, Affectionately Named Lucy, And Hit The Road For A Four-month Cross-country Road Trip. After Their Adventures, They Returned To The Bay Area. When It Was Finally Time To Say Their I Do’s, They Just Knew They Wanted To Maximize Their Time Celebrating With Their Loved Ones By Throwing A Community-oriented Wedding Weekend.jenna And Ryan Hosted Their Wedding Weekend At Yokayo Ranch In Ukiah, Ca. Yokayo Ranch Has A Rich And Varied Past, Including Being A Fraternity At One Point, Meaning There Is A Ton Of Onsite Lodging. With The Capability To Accommodate Their Closest Family And Friends For An Entire Weekend And Its Serene Mendocino Garden Vibe, Jenna And Ryan Knew It Was The Perfect Place For Their Long-awaited Nuptials. Jenna, Ryan, And Their Bridal Party All Got Ready On Site. The Bridesmaids Wore Gowns Of Varying Hues Of Blush To Dusty Rose. Ryan And The Groomsmen Paired Tan Jackets With White Button-downs, Black Ties, And Black Slacks. Jenna Was Stunning In A Simple Silhouetted Gown With A Detailed Lace Bodice. Once Everyone Was Ready, It Was Time For Jenna And Ryan To Do Their First Look Before The Ceremony.as Guests Arrived On The Warm Summer Evening, They Were Immediately Greeted With Artisanal Sorbet To Refresh Them Before The Wedding Ceremony Began. Jenna And Ryan Let Yokayo's Ceremony Space Speak Primarily For Itself. The Site Is Among A Lush Garden Full Of California Native Plants. They Adorned The Existing Archway With A Spray Of Their Wedding Florals In Hues Of Cream, Blush, Sage, And Pops Of Pink. The Ceremony Was Sweet And Heartfelt—quite A Few Guests Found Themselves Wiping Tears Away. With Their Vows Exchanged, And The New Union Sealed With A Kiss, It Was Time To Celebrate!we Made Sure To Capture Photos With Jenna And Ryan's Families, Their Bridal Parties, And A Few Extra Special Guests. Cocktail Hour Was In Full Swing By The Pool, Where Pizzas Were Being Freshly Wood-fired For Guests To Enjoy. Jenna And Ryan Joined Their Guests And Then Danced Their Way Into The Reception As The New Mr. And Mrs. The Entire Evening Was Hosted Outdoors From Dinner To Toasts, Cake Cutting, And Dancing.it Was Important To Jenna And Ryan That Their Wedding Reflects The Sense Of Community They Want To Carry Into Their New Life Together. Many Of The Vendors Were Friends, Friends Of The Family, And Mendocino County Locals. There Were Also So Many Special Touches To Mark The Day As Uniquely Jenna And Ryans. Instead Of A Traditional Guest Book, They Requested Their Guests Bring And Sign A Copy Of Their Favorite Record For The Couple To Enjoy. They Also Had Their Van Lucy Onsite To Serve As A Photo Booth For Their Guests.jenna And Ryan's Wedding Had The Intimate Feel Of Being Hosted In A Backyard Summer Garden While Benefiting From The Fantastic Accommodations Yokayo Rancho And Their Selected Vendors Had To Offer. All Their Personal Touches Throughout Their Wedding Made It An Event That I Am Sure Jenna, Ryan, And Their Guests Will Remember Fondly For Years And Years To Come.see Just A Few Of My Favorites From Their Day By Clicking View Gallery! 
La Playa Carmel Engagement Session
Despite All The Weddings I Attend For Work, Nate And I Haven’t Been Simply Guests At A Wedding In Over Two Years! (looking At You, Working Weekends!) When Our Dear Friends Kelsey And Joey Got Engaged And Invited Us To Celebrate Their Big Day As Guests, We Were Very Excited. I Was Also Excited And Honored That They Said They Just Had To Have Their Engagement Photos Taken By Me.kelsey And Joey Are Hosting Their Wedding Next September At La Playa Carmel In Carmel-by-the-sea. They Wanted To Take Their Engagement Photos At The Venue And Surrounding Areas. Nate Grew Up With Kelsey, And I Was Shooting Another Wedding In The Area On A Saturday, So We Turned The Engagement Session Into A Bit Of A Weekend Getaway With Kelsey And Joey! We Stayed At The Normandy Inn, Grabbed A Fantastic Lunch At La Bicyclette, And Then Got Ready To Head To The Shoot!we Started Off Getting Pictures Of Kelsey And Joey At La Playa Carmel Hotel & Bar. They Wanted To Capture A Couple Of Pictures In Front Of The Venue’s Sign And In Its Patio Area. I Thought This Was Such A Cute Idea Not Only To Take The Opportunity To Visit Their Venue But To Have Pictures They Can Use To Give Their Guests A Feel For Where They’ll Be Hosting Their Wedding.once We Finished At La Playa Carmel, We Set Off To Point Lobos State Park. Due To Its Overcast Nature, The Park Closes Two Hours Before Sunset, Making Point Lobos An Attraction Primarily Visited Midday. We Waited Until Around 6 Pm, And By That Point, Most Of The Crowd Had Cleared Out, And There Was Plenty Of Parking. While The Offshore Flow May Be Why Point Lobos Closes Early, We All Loved The Fog And Cooler Temps In Mid-july Compared To The Heat We Experience In Chico. Plus, Overcast Skies Can Make For Some Of The Best Lighting For Photography!we Captured Some Stunning Shots Along Point Lobos’ Path, Tide Pools, And The Neighboring Beach. Kelsey And Joey Were Game For Any Shot Suggestions I Threw At Them. Kelsey Has A Dance Background, So Many Of The Recommended Movements Come Naturally To Her. These Two Were Also Just So Loving And Sweet To Each Other. It Was Easy To Photograph Moments I Know They’ll Cherish For Years To Come. We Had A Truly Amazing Weekend With Kelsey And Joey At Carmel-by-the-sea, And Nate And I Cannot Wait To Return There To Celebrate These Two Next Year!see Some Of My Faves From Their Destination Engagement Session By Clicking View Galley Below!
Creative Ways To Use Your Engagement Photos
For The Vast Majority Of Couples, Your Engagement Session May Be The First Time You’re Getting Professional Photos taken Together! from Experience, I Know It Can Feel Exciting And Intimidating All At The Same Time. that’s Why I Strive To Make The Process Fun And Natural By Guiding You With Easy prompts And A Ton Of Positive Energy. i’ll Give You Things To Do Together That Will bring out Your Personalities. This Keeps You From Ever Feeling Awkward In Front Of The Camera Or Wondering What To Do With Your Hands. I’ve Worked With Hundreds Of Couples, And Making Sure You Feel Confident And Love Your Photos Is What I Am Most Passionate About.now Let’s Be Honest For A Second… I Know We All Look Forward To Sharing All Of Our Engagement Photos With Our Instagram Followers! And While That Is Great, There Are So Many More Creative And Practical Ways To Make Use Of Them That I Think So Many Of Us May Not Realize! In This Blog Post I’m Sharing Seven Ways To Showcase Your Photos Before, On, And After Your Wedding Day!
There's Something About Blusher Veils
Not Sure If You Want To Wear A Blusher Veil Or Not? If You're A Modern Bride Looking To Add A Romantic, Ethereal Vibe To Your Bridal Look, You'll Definitely Want To Check Out Our Latest Blog, There's Something About Blusher Veils. while it Can Be Viewed By Some As Old-fashioned Or Fussy, There’s A Number Of Reasons Why A Modern Bride Like You May Want To Go For It. 
Things You Should Know Before Planning Your Wedding | Wedding Advice From Real Couples
Let’s Be Honest, Wedding Planning Can Be Stressful… And You Know What Can Make It Even Worse? Reading Through Hundreds Of Blog Posts All Over The Internet Filled With Tips! Truthfully, These Blog Posts Are Filled With So Much Great Education And Helpful Tips, But Can Be Overwhelming. That’s Why I Want To Share With You Wedding Planning Advice From Real Couples! These Are All Past Ashley Carlascio Photography Couples That Made Their Wedding Day Meaningful!!! So Grab A Glass Of Wine, Find Your Wedding Planning Notebook And Take In These Helpful Tips!
Rising Flower Costs
Wedding Are Booming And Florist Are Scrambling. We Are In A Huge Flower Shortage And The Cost Has Increased Substantiality. Brides If Your Wanting Those Perfect Beautiful Lush Wedding Flowers, The Ones That Your Guests Will Rave About For A Long Time, It Will Cost A Lot More Then What You Anticipated. You Will Either Need To Make Changes Or Reduce The Amount Of Flowers For Your Wedding. We Do Not See The Cost Decreasing For Quite Some Time. A Good Full Flower Growing Cycle Has Not Returned Since The Pandemic Began!
Questions You Should Ask Before Booking Your Wedding Photographer
Each Vendor You Work With On Your Wedding Day Is Important From Invitations To Djs. It’s Always A Good Idea To At Least Have A Phone Call With All Of Your Vendors Before Booking To Make Sure They See Your Vision, You Click And You’ll Be Happy With The Outcome. But One Vendor That, I Think Is The Most Important To Ensure You Have A Good Vibe With Is Your Photographer!as A Wedding Photographer Myself, I Take Getting To Know My Couples Serious. We Spend So Much Time Together On Your Wedding Day And I Want You To Be Completely Comfortable With Me And Feel Like Friends The Entire Time! Whether We’re Working Together Or Not, I Can’t Stress Enough How Important This Is! That’s Why I’ve Put Together A List Of 10 Questions You Should Ask Before Booking Your Wedding Photographer.
When You Should Send Save The Dates For Your Wedding
So You’ve Set A Wedding Date And Now You’re Wondering… When The Heck Do I Need To Send Out My Save The Dates?! Well, You’re In Luck! In This Blog Post, I’m Answering That Question To The Fullest Sharing When Exactly You Should Mail Out Your Save The Dates And Why! So Let’s Get Straight To The Juicy Details…
Inspirational Wedding Ideas | You’ll Love This Hidden Forest Wedding
A Hidden Forest Wedding Story  fairytales Can Come True And This Mystical Hidden Forest Wedding Is Proof Of That.. when You Are Planning A Wedding You May Be Confronted With Two Opposing Feelings, That There Are Too Many And Yet Only So Many Themes For Your Big Day. Yes There Do Seem To Be Some Wedding Theme Big Hitters Out There That We See A Lot, But The Magic That We Find Is When Someone Is Able To Break Those Themes Down And Build Them Back Up Into A Completely Unique Event That Perfectly Fits A Couple.  doing Something Differentin The Height Of The Micro Wedding Trend, Who Isn’t Daydreaming About An Intimate Celebration With A More relaxed Vibe, offering The Freedom To Think Outside The Box And The Flexibility To Use Creative Ideas to Make It More Special? Micro Weddings Were Already On The Rise Before The Covid-19 Pandemic And Now Most Of Us Prefer To Do This Wedding Occasion To Stay Safe During This Crisis And To Be Creative In A Very Unique Way.  no Tight Schedules, No Huge Guest Numbers, No Formalities And With The Option To Make The Day Totally Memorable.  seeing This Big Hitter Wedding Trend Everywhere Lately, I Wanted To Style A Micro Wedding But From The Very Beginning It Was Important To Me To Design And Style A Completely Special Event. I Wanted The Vibe Of This Wedding To Stand Out And Be Conceptual In A Way You Don’t See Much, Or Maybe Have Never Seen Yet At All. this Alternative Wedding Theme Proposal Is Really For The Bride Looking To Do Something Different. Taking An Idea And Using An “in” Trend In A Unique Way By Pulling It Apart A Little Bit And Changing It Into A Version That Fits You, Is Where Creativity Comes In And That’s The Fun Part. 
Fresh Flower Weddings
No Two Flowers Grow Exactly The Same In Nature, Which Helps Make Each And Every Flower Bouquet, Centerpiece Or Corsage Different And Special In Its Own Way. Planning Your Flowers Should Be Fun Simple And Easy. Leave The Work To Us! We Had A Few Special Tricks Up Our Sleeve To Make Sure You Get Your Dream Flowers!
Wedding Etiquette For Gay Couples
Ringcrush Is Dedicated In Helping Couples Find the Alternative Engagement Ring That Represents Their Unique Love.  you've Been Happily Dating For A While Now, And You Are Pretty Sure That They’re The One… Now What? If You Were Born Heterosexual, The Etiquette On What To Do Next Is Pretty Straightforward.  boy Meets Girl, Boy And Girl Fall In Love, Boy Proposes. What About When Boy Meets Boy? Girl Meets Girl? 
California Ranch Wedding Inspiration
Softly Inspired By The 60's, This California Ranch Wedding  Features A Trio Of Warm Textured Dresses, A Homemade Bundt Cake, And A 1962 Shasta Camper Mobile Bar.