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This shoot was inspired by my own Winter, Christmas Wedding which happened in December of 2017.

Christmas wedding at fresno wedding venue, the barn r and c ranch by Megan Helm Photography, a fresno wedding photographer

It’s important to me for any shoot, but especially when creating a styled shoot for inspiration, that the images and the vibe of the shoot feels authentic; like something a real couple could dream up for their own event.

Geometric arbor decorated with christmas wedding florals for an indoor, white barn winter wedding ceremony at R&C Ranch in Fresno, California.
Bride and groom sunset portraits at a winter wedding at R&C ranch in Fresno California.
Ruby wedding ring in a velvet ring box for a Christmas wedding
Christmas wedding reception at R&C Ranch white barn fresno wedding venue
Christmas wedding flowers
Modern white barn fresno wedding venue, R&C Ranch

R&C Ranch is a beautiful, modern white barn wedding venue in Fresno, California. I wanted this shoot to incorporate the unique aspects of this venue such as their wrought iron chandeliers and light fixtures throughout the barn.

Christmas wedding seating place card ornaments by Scribble & Script
Indoor Christmas wedding portraits
Geometric arbor for an indoor sunset wedding ceremony
Minimalistic Christmas wedding invitations by Trademark Inspired
Christmas wedding bridal portraits in a white wedding gown by Lillian West with long lace sleeves, fit and flare silhouette and a crepe skirt.

Little did I know when my models volunteered, not only do they LOVE Christmas, but this was a chance for them to take the wedding photos they never had!

Christmas wedding bouquet
Christmas wedding sweetheart table decor ideas with a farm style head table
Geometric arbor set up for a Christmas wedding ceremony
simple and classic Christmas wedding reception table display
Christmas inspired wedding floral arrangements by fresno florist apropos for flowers

Mimi and the team from Apropos for Flowers did a fantastic job of creating the perfect Christmasy floral arrangements, with white florals and pops of red and gold to tie into the White Christmas theme.

modern farm style wedding reception set up
Christmas wedding ceremony kiss
Christmas wedding bridal bouquet
couple holding hands during their wedding ceremony
romantic wedding portraits for a winter wedding
Christmas wedding floral arrangements
Sunset wedding portraits in the foothills of fresno for a winter wedding at christmas
Christmas wedding table decor inspiration
R&C Ranch wedding table set up

Stockroom Picks and their amazing rentals brought home the modern, but rustic vibes of this venue. The classic glassware and modern serveware were the perfect compliments to this simple and elegant Christmas wedding color palette.

Minimalistic winter wedding invitations

The invitations were designed to be minimal to tie into the classic white barn, but the holiday detailing inside the envelopes tied in with the White Christmas vibes.

winter wedding floral centerpieces with rustic and timeless table decor
christmas wedding sweetheart table
Black and white silhouette wedding portrait
Christmas wedding portraits with a geometric arbor
ruby wedding ring with a rose gold band and a diamond halo
winter wedding portraits at sunset
sweetheart table set up for a rustic winter wedding
Christmas wedding ceremony indoors at R&C Ranch in Fresno
Rustic sweetheart table display with clear glassware, gold and white candles, a rich red vintage couch all rented from stockroom picks in fresno
wedding guest ornament favors for a christmas wedding
winter wedding cascading bouquet
wedding welcome sign by scribble and script
classic groom attire in black and white
winter wedding portraits under a geometric arbor
winter wedding hair and makeup inspiration
black and white wedding veil shot with the sun flaring through their faces
winter wedding reception decor ideas
Christmas wedding bridal portraits at sunset in the foothills of clovis
sunset winter wedding portraits at the barn at r and c ranch in clovis california
winter christmas wedding reception tablescape
winter wedding sweetheart table decor ideas
newlyweds dancing at sunset for a winter wedding
newlyweds standing in an open field at sunset for a winter Christmas wedding
bride and groom kissing at their wedding ceremony with guests throwing white rose petals in the air in celebration

I also love allowing the vendors to get creative, because for collaborations, we’re all in this together. As creatives, we do our best work when the inspiration behind the shoot is something we’re excited about; but who doesn’t love Christmas!

It was so much fun to photograph a White Christmas wedding as my husband and I celebrate our second anniversary today, December 16, 2019. I loved working with this group of vendors, and creating a beautiful shoot inspired by the most wonderful time of the year (so cheesy right – but so true!)


Venue: R&C Ranch
Photo: Megan Helm Photography
Rentals: Stockroom Picks
Florals + Setup: Apropos for Flowers
Draping: Touch of Elegance
Hair: Alex Wickstrom
Makeup: Charissa Sanchez
Dress Shop: What’s Up Europe
Dress Designer: Lillian West
Invitations: Trademark Inspired
Name Cards + Signage + Models: Scribble & Script
Flatlay Mat: Kiss Books
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box


Christmas Wedding at R and C Ranch

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