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Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch Wedding | Dakota + Chris

March 3, 2021

Newlyweds hugging on a treelined driveway

Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch is the perfect rustic wedding venue in Central California.

This venue has amazing wide open spaces for portraits, a lovely lined driveway that turns completely glowy and dreamy at sunset, an amazing old house on site to get ready in, the coolest barn and a rustic wedding dream space! This California wedding venue is what wedding dreams are made of!

teal and white wedding details and invitation
bride and bridesmaids in teal and white robes standing in a line with mimosas
Groomsmen in grey and jeans standing in front of tall trees
Bride in beaded spaghetti strap dress having her mom put her necklace on
Bride's mom buttoning back of wedding dress
Bride standing alone with bouquet. Groom standing alone smiling.
Groom looking at book gifted to him.

Dakota gifted Chris a special book filled with photos for his eyes only. His reaction was worth the photos!

Chris and Dakota were married on May 30, 2020 at Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch in Exeter, California.

They exchanged the sweetest gifts for each other, and Chris’ reaction to seeing Dakota walk down the aisle was a beautiful moment. These two are high school sweethearts and being a part of that growing love is one of the best parts about this job!

Bridesmaids standing together talking candidly
Wedding reception set up at Whitney's Wild Oak Ranch
Teal boots with wedding rings.
Groom exciting at bride coming down the aisle. Brides being walked down the aisle.
Bride and Groom holding hands during wedding ceremony.
White flower centerpiece with eucalyptus and teal bows
Bride leaning on Grooms chest while he kisses her forehead

These moments right here are a few of many reasons why second shooters are so amazing. Stephanie was shooting with me for this wedding! Not only did we have an amazing time, but the wedding photos came out STUNNING! And having her be my second shooter is seriously like having two lead shooters (which is why I love having Stephanie on the #MHPWeddings team.

Bride and Groom smiling at each other during wedding ceremony.
Couple getting married outside under tree coverage.
Head table set up with white and teal at Whitney's Wild Oak Ranch.

Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch made the rustic wedding dreams of this couple totally come true.

Dakota put so much intention behind the design for their wedding space. She made a lot of the decor herself and it looks professionally done! I loved the bright pop of teal with the neutrals and it went perfectly with the rustic theme of their wedding day.

White floral centerpiece with eucalyptus.
Gift and card table set up with large canvas photo.
Bridal party walking down grass arm in arm.
Couple having their first kiss at wedding ceremony at Whitney's Wild Oak Ranch.
Newlyweds having their first dance and Mr and Mrs.
Couple hugging as the sun sets behind them at Whitney's Wild Oak Ranch.

Golden hour at Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch is probably one of my favorite locations to shoot sunset wedding photos…seriously like ever!

This driveway lined with trees and lights is just the most stunning location to capture so many amazing photos at sunset. We shot their engagement session around this time of year in 2019.

See their engagement photos HERE.

Couple leaning in to kiss while veil blows in the wind.
Groom hugging his new bride while they have their foreheads together.
Bride smiling up at new groom and holding her white rose bouquet with teal accents.
Couple hugging under the beautiful trees at Whitney's Wild Oak Ranch during sunset.
Bride pulling in grooms face in front of door backdrop with metal name.

We are LOVING these first dance photos at Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch.

This venue has a great outdoor space for outdoor wedding receptions and the lighting is amazing! Beautiful colors, great weather and an overall amazing wedding venue with rustic vibes. Thank you Chris, Dakota and your families for trusting MHP with your wedding day. It truly was two families becoming one and we are honored to have been a part of your day!

Couple kissing while enjoying their first dance at Whitney's Wild Oak Ranch.

Vendors:

Venue: Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch
Photography: Megan & Stephanie of MHP
Bride’s Dress: Mia Bella

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