Holland Ranch Wedding ~ Danielle+Chad

Rainbow ConnectionDanielle+Chad’s Holland Ranch wedding was incredible; the crew was just big enough to fit on the classic stage, spread to the edges with a wedding party of 24 people! The location was beautiful (as always) & to cap it off, the day ended with an epic sunset/double rainbow combination…many a tear was shed and we finally know the answer to the question “what does it mean?”

Danielle+Chad met with me back in January in Edna Valley, where we got to know each other a bit and took some beautiful photos with a grand finale in Montaña de Oro: View. Fast forward a few months and a lot of hard work & planning; and we arrive at their wedding day! They chose the gorgeous Holland Ranch to tie the knot…and thanks to the contribution from Danielle’s father, they could literally tie the knot!
The Rope
When I arrived on site, the mood was calm & excited. Danielle was getting the finishing touches on her makeup and champagne was being sipped (slowly) in the bridal suite. Meanwhile, the guys were complimenting each other on how great they looked in their suits as they cruised the ranch property sipping on coors light (slowly).

The day was overcast: cool and muggy. The threat of rain loomed but had yet to come. 4 o’clock rolled around and it was “go-time”…the stage was set and the seats filled. The wedding ceremony began.

The Groomsmen marched in unison to the stage and one by one, the bridesmaids made their way front & center. The flower girls left a trail that the ring bearer followed (slowly but surely). And then the bride appeared atop the stairway, escorted by her father (whose eyes threatened to precipitate like the skies above). The ceremony was light & sweet, and the officiant gave permission to Chad to kiss his bride. They were married and just then, the drops came down…perfect timing.

The day continued with a beautiful reception; a celebration filled with speeches, BBQ, dancing & dessert of countless varieties. A rainbow appeared to mark the end of the day ~ but all the tears had run out and we could only marvel at its beauty with dry eyes. The dance floor was filled with moves that had never been witnessed before and would be forgotten were it not for these photos.

Congrats to Danielle, Chad & their families ~ in all seriousness, your day could not have been more beautiful!

The Dresses and the Shoes Invitations on the Desk Holland Ranch Love Holland Ranch Barn Dress The Girls Fix the Bride's Hair The Dresses Hang in the Window Bridesmaids Helping Bride Prepare Mother Helps Bride With Jewelry Bridesmaids Cheers Bridesmaids Bride Peeks Out the Window Groom Sneaks Away Bridesmaids in Robes The Groomsmen Boating The Boys Cheers Jumping for Glory Guys Wedding Details Table Assignment Table 14 Bride Buttoned Up Bridal Bouquet The Flower Girls The Bride and Her Girls Maid of Honor Bridal Bouquet II Holland Ranch Wedding The Groomsmen Line Up The Bridesmaids Line Up The Bridal Line Up Holland Ranch Wedding Party The Flower Girls Walk Ring Bearer The Glowing Bride View From Above First Kiss Holland Ranch The Groom Surrounded Wedding Party Sabering Groom Newlyweds Arrive to Reception The Bridal Hug Father of the Groom Mr and Mrs The Ring Succulent Thank You Succulent
Dessert is Served
Lucky CowboySucculent TableDessert TableOreo CupcakesLove is SweetClassic Chevy
Kiss LoveGuests at ReceptionBridesmaids at ReceptionKids in Photo Booth Open AirHolland Ranch LadiesBride and Groom SpeechCutting the CakeCake FightSunset Boat Ride on PondHolland Ranch Newlyweds
Holland Ranch Group Photo
Holland Ranch SwingCrazy BrideBouquet TossGarter BeltReception ApprovedDance Floor Holland RanchDance Floor SelfieDancing King10 Gallon Hat DanceDancing in the LightsStreaky DanceLove Chevy


Flashback to their engagement: Edna Valley Engagement.

Venue: Holland Ranch

Cuisine: Taste

Hair/Makeup: Amanda Duckett at Tigerlily Salon

Flower Girls Headpieces: Noonan’s Designs

Flowers: Kenna Shannon

Coordinator: Jamie Holland Strand

DD: SLO Safe Ride

Vintage Couch: Old Edna (Pattea)

Dessert: Splash Cafe

DJ: Epic Entertainment

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Blake Andrews founded SLOtography in 2008 and now works alongside photographer James Lester, Stephen Heraldo, and videographer Robin Ayers. Together, they bring more than 10 years of experience (and serious good vibes) to weddings and events throughout San Luis Obispo and the Central Coast.

515 Broad Street, Suite B

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405




San Luis Obispo, CA
Wedding & Event Photographer


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515 Broad Street, Suite B

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405




San Luis Obispo, CA
Wedding & Event Photographer