Kelly & Matt knew they were inspired by vintage-country so they sprinkled their June 18, 2011 wedding day with glimpses of past and present from photographs of Kelly’s parents and grandparents’ weddings to her grandmother’s wedding dress. Continuing to bring old and new together for their day, they chose Ranch’s Rodeo Arena as the location for the ceremony and reception.
Guests were led through one of the classic barns filled with old trinkets and then seated on hay bales facing the “Dancing Barn”. Matt and the father-of-the bride, Mark Lytle, worked tirelessly to transform the rodeo arena into an enchanting place to celebrate one of the biggest days in his little girl’s life. The newlyweds can see the arena from their home together now and it brings the most beautiful memories to mind.
In keeping with the rodeo theme, the mother-of-the bride found paper cowboy hats and Kelly & Matt transformed them into fans for their guests. They also added personal touches within the wedding party by allowing them to wear their own riding boots.
As the sunset cast a warm, magical glow over the reception, the wedding party was introduced through the bull shoots in the rodeo arena. The festivities continued into the night as the bride and groom danced to “Then” by Brad Paisley.
Kelly and Matt were featured in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of BCM as one of our Noteworthily Engaged couples. The couple met when Kelly was hired as an E.M.T. at Kistler Ranch. He proposed to her at the Ranch, and they were also married and will reside there.
Venue::Kistler-Santo Domingo Ranch Jamestown, Ca (private residence) Photographer::Stephanie Baker Photography
Brides Fashion::Priscilla of Boston
Bridal Party Fashion::Priscilla of Boston
Cake::Cakes by Lida
Rentals::Classic Party Rentals
Entertainment::West Coast Entertainment
Wedding day Coordinator::20 Twenty Events
Wedding Designer::Mark Lytle Interiors
Make-up::Mashara Bumbico & Alisa Mello, Streaks Salon
Hair::Crissy Golbrisch, Streaks Salon
Caterer::O’Briens Super Market
Invitations::Wedding Paper Divas