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Joanie and Brad – Rim Rock Ranch – Pioneertown, California Wedding

What’s more incredible than a DIY destination wedding in the desert, surrounded by Joshua Trees at a rustic and super funky ranch location? The bride wearing a beautiful gold dress by Sarah Seven,  and that bride being one of my closest friends. This wedding was special and dear to my heart because in addition to me photographing the wedding, my 2-year-old daughter participated as a flower girl (but since there was no traditional wedding party, the children walking down the aisle were called the “cute gaggle of kids”), and I switched roles from photographer to guest and gave one of the toasts! Thanks so much to Jenna and Steven Coy of Flutterglass Photography for helping me out tremendously by partnering up with me and taking so many wonderful photos. They finished up the night photographing and captured the beautiful sunset portraits and the great moments during the toasts. The Rim Rock Ranchlocation was tremendously unique and provided a great set for all of the DIY details and decorations. Everything was handmade from the dyed coffee filter garlands, the homemade Smores complete with the J and B initials, the flower and succulent center pieces and to the blood orange cocktails juiced painstakingly by family members. I was impressed! If only photos were able to show how touching the vows were and how amazing all the other toasters were! Enjoy!

 – Kristy
Event Planner: Francine Ribeau Events
Hair and Make-up: Heather Mary Ford
Location: Rim Rock Ranch
Food and Catering: Gastrobus Roadside Bistro
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Jenna Coy - May 2, 2013 - 11:56 pm

Love! <3

Kristy Walker - May 3, 2013 - 12:23 am

Thanks Jenna for all your help! Seriously!!!!!!

Jocelyn Belleza - May 3, 2013 - 12:42 am

What a beautiful wedding. Very original and unique.

Sherri Walton - May 3, 2013 - 12:50 am

Amazing photographs! Just stunning.

Candice Vredevelt - May 3, 2013 - 12:50 am

Omg!!! This are amazing.. J you look like a princess.. I caught a tear with the ones of you surprising your groom.. Seriously amazing photos..rustic feel–love it!!

Francine Ribeau Events - May 3, 2013 - 1:35 am

Thank you for being such an amazing photographer. We loved working with you. You captured the day beautifully. xo

Angela Griffin Gomez - May 3, 2013 - 2:13 am

Wow Kristy Walker all I have to say is you know what you are doing. You are an AMAZING photographer. Many blessings.’

Joanie Mendenhall - May 3, 2013 - 3:10 am

Kristy Walker these photos are making us so happy! You are the best ever in so many ways. Francine Ribeau thanks to you & your girls we had a great event to capture :)

Gueni Zin - May 3, 2013 - 4:35 am

Beautiful pictures! You look amazing, Joanie!

Carol Fuller - May 3, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Amazing pictures and an amazing day! Kristy really captured it!

Jenna Coy - May 3, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Steven & I had fun – what a rad wedding!

Sharon Daddi - May 4, 2013 - 2:42 am

These photos make me feel as though I was there. What a beautiful event…Brad- your hair looked bad ass- I couldn’t have done a better job myself. Congratulations!

Amy Muto Tilton - May 5, 2013 - 5:25 am

your wedding photos are sooo beautiful!! you both looks so happy together! ♡

Mieke Johnson - May 16, 2013 - 12:59 am

GORGEOUS WEDDING! GORGEOUS PHOTOS! GORGEOUS BRIDE! Congrats to Joanie Mendenhall!

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