July 9, 2017

Kelsey+Josh | Stemple Creek Ranch Sonoma

I was so excited for the Kesley & Josh’s Bodega wedding as the planning was taking place, and it definitely did not disappoint! In fact, their wedding totally blew my expectations out of the water. From ocean-front getting ready spots in the coastal town of Bodega Bay, to a standing-room-only ceremony in the darling community church of Bodega (K+J’s home town), to an all-out barn party at Stemple Creek Ranch, a working cattle ranch in the open pasturelands of Tomales, it was non-stop amazing. Kelsey was stunning, Josh cleaned up nice ;-), details were perfection, and the barn – wow. But overall, the best part of this wedding was the sweetness of these two people together – I had noticed this when we explored Josh’s family dairy farm at their engagement session, and saw it again throughout their wedding day. They are better with each other, calmer, stronger, and simply complete. Happy wedding day, K+J! xo

A few favorites things…

The Church – tiny, darling, and iconic (hint: find it in “The Birds”!)
Wonderful florals by California Sister
Josh’s first reaction to Kelsey: “Wowza!”
The design of the head table: rustic woods, greenery, golden place cards, and lace XO
Possibly the cutest little ring bearer around 🙂

Stemple Creek Ranch | St. Teresa of Avila Church | Ali DiLuvio EventsCalifornia Sister Floral Design | Hair/Makeup by Victoria Guitsi | Lombardi’s Catering | Hog Island Oysters | Encore Event Rentals | DJ California Non-Stop | Joe Escobar Jazz Band
And thank you so much to Alicia for wonderful work as my 2nd photographer for the day!


  1. Kara says:

    What was the name of this white church?

    • Jen says:

      Hi Kara – This is Saint Teresa of Avila Church in the town of Bodega, CA. Isn’t it absolutely darling?! BTW, the town of Bodega is a different town than Bodega Bay, CA (but nearby). xo – Jen

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