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Summer wedding at Radonich Ranch: Ivy + Benson

June 29, 2016
Garden ceremony

Um, how insanely gorg is this for a ceremony backdrop? It pretty much sums up Ivy + Benson’s romantic day: light ‘n airy and fuuuull of summery details captured by Daniel Kim, like a farm-to-table meal and an outdoor photo booth, to name a few. Take a peek!

Summer bridal bouquet

This bouquet. Le sigh. It had midnight moon dahlias, lavender scabiosa, clematis, astrantia, eucalyptus, and smilax.

Summer wedding invitations Pastel bridesmaids Garden ceremony

We are both adventurous and love exploring nature. Our first visit going to Radonich Ranch gave us just that feeling… As we drove through the woods, we found ourselves at this calming, secluded, quiet place. It’s simple, yet there are so many details everywhere that you spend all day there without knowing. The farmhouse, the water fountain in the pond, the willow trees by the ceremony, were all the elements we were looking for. We love the venue and thought it was perfect because its original and unique. After we met with the event coordinator Marky Carr from the ranch, she told me that the menu for the day will be whatever is available at the local farmers market. The farm to table idea is definitely the moment we are sure this was THE place where we want our wedding to be.

Flower girls Groomsmen boutonnières Groom Wedding rings Groomsmen Groomsmen Wedding balloons

After being so busy throughout the wedding planning process, their first look was their fave moment…  All the stress melted away! From that point on, they decided to drop any worries and just enjoy themselves. So sweet.

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Friends made limoncello with lemons from their tree as favors to enjoy during the hot weather.

Rustic wedding decor Summer ranch wedding Summer ranch wedding Naked cake

Ivy says, Our family friend Jenny is specialized in baking traditional sponge cakes. We talked about a few different cake options but I went with my original idea to have a strawberry naked cake. We LOVE strawberries so we know just the place to get them: our favorite vendor in the S.F ferry building carries these juicy, sweet, and delicious strawberries from Watsonville which is not far away from Santa Cruz. We went to pick out the strawberries a couple days before the wedding and delivered to Jenny.

See their cake inspo (and more) on I + B’s Pinterest.

Ranch wedding Vintage wedding car

They also had a tea ceremony, and instead of wearing a traditional Chinese red dress, she borrowed a Pakistani party dress from her bridesmaid. That way, she got to wear something unique but equally beautifully! See photos in the gallery:

Congratulations, Benson and Ivy!

Photographer: Daniel Kim / Videographer: Danny Wong / Venue: Radonich Ranch in Los Gatos, CA / Event Planner & Catering: Marky Carr of Vignette / Florist: Alyson Dinsmore / Hair & Makeup: Christina Chen / Invitations: Kim of Austin Press / Cake: Family friend / Bride’s Dress: Rivini / Veil: Rent the Runway / Shoes: Marc Jacobs / Ring: Cartier / Lipstick: YSL Orange Fougueux / Groom’s Suit: Giorgio Armani / Shoes: The Boot New York / Wedding Band: Cartier / Groomsmen Suits: J. Crew