Jen & Matt {Wedding} Alisal Ranch Photography

You may remember Jen and Matt from their recent engagement session (here and here). Well, last weekend was the big day! I was so excited to head up to Solvang, CA. I hadn’t been to Solvang in forever, even though it’s not very far from me. It’s pretty much the cutest little city in all of America, it’s like being transported to Denmark but it’s right in the middle of Santa Ynez Valley in California. I think I like it so much because I’m half Danish so it’s the closest I’ll probably ever get to visiting the homeland. 😉 Solvang is one of the best places to consider getting married. There are many venues and wineries to choose from. Jen and Matt chose the charming Alisal Guest Ranch.

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Jen and her mom started the day at the Chiffon Boutique in Solvang. It’s the cutest little salon and they did a fabulous job on their makeup.

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Then we headed over to the Alisal Guest Ranch in Solvang.

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Jen and Matt elected to do a first look. Here they are seeing each other for the first time.

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And then we headed out to take some portraits.

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Then it was time for the ceremony.

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Awaiting his bride:

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Then we headed out for a few more portraits.

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Cocktail hour:

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And then the reception:

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You can see more of the reception photos in the SLIDESHOW!!!

Jen and Matt, thank you so much for allowing me to document the first day of the rest of your lives.

Also, a huge thank you to Marianne Wilson for coming and helping me out with this wedding!

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JessicaJacobPhotography - November 28, 2009 - 4:47 am

Wow Amanda, you seriously rocked this shoot! Some of my favorite work of yours so far. The dress shots are sooo YUMMY! And the lighting is perfect. You go girl! P.S. I love this location. It is FABULOUS!

Katie - November 28, 2009 - 7:22 am

Hey Amanda, your photographs are amazing. I think one of my favorites of just her is the one after they first see each other. She just looks AMAZING!! Though I cant say that it is my favorite over all. There are too many amazing pictures!

Heidi R. - November 28, 2009 - 8:22 pm

Holy cow, these are great!! I think Nikon does an Amanda good! 😉 It’s hard to pick a favorite but I think any of the ones on that tree-lined road are top contenders. AMAZING!

Kristen - November 29, 2009 - 1:43 pm

You are so talented, and did such an amazing job on the engagement and wedding pictures.

Jenny - November 30, 2009 - 4:57 pm

Love it ! You captured them so well ! The portraits are wonderful !

Jennifer O. - December 2, 2009 - 6:42 am

Gorgeous shots!

Lana Ewing - December 6, 2009 - 12:11 am

how truly beautiful the bride, the groom, the glorious fall setting – I was so Happy that Cheryl (groom’s mother) shared this website – we are cousins and look forward to seeing this handsome couple in Michigan in just a week….have a safe trip.

Drew - December 9, 2009 - 8:38 am

These two are beautiful. From the engagement session to the wedding their pictures are gorgeous. Nicely captured Amanda.

Troy Grover - December 24, 2009 - 1:43 pm

cool wedding!

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