Said "I Do" on August 7th 2021
It was a gorgeous, "blue sky day", when Katie and Joe stood atop one of the highest hills in Lompoc on the Valla Family Ranch and said "I Do" before all of their closest family and friends. Katie looked every bit like a princess bride who just stepped out of the pages of a magazine, and Joe was the perfect handsome cowboy. But the story didn't start there... The spot where Joe and Katie said their vows is actually the same spot where Joe took Katie one evening to "check the cows" and brought along a picnic lunch, and something else. When she wasn't expecting it, he proposed, and she said yes. This incredibly meaningful gesture and location was the inspiration for Katie and Joe's amazing DIY Bohemian Country Chic Wedding, which was absolutely beautiful. Guests sat on bales of straw facing a simple arbor that was made at the ranch. There was a beautiful cowhide that Katie and Joe stood upon, and to forever link themselves together in the cowboy tradition, they branded the hide during their ceremony with their own brand and initials.
You and Me Together, Always and Forever
After the ceremony, guests went down to a hidden clearing amongst the Oak trees where a beautiful reception was set up. The tables and benches were actually made by Joe and the spot itself was cleared by him as well. An amazing BBQ feast was enjoyed by all, which was followed by cake, dancing and one of the most fun atmosphere's I've seen at a wedding in a long time. There are too many little details to mention, but that's where this website comes in! Sit back, take a few moments and flip through Katie and Joe's amazing day. If you like something that you see, you can easily purchase prints, canvases and metal wall art directly through the website by clicking the "Buy Products" button above each photograph and they will be sent straight to your door!
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Valla. You two are destined to do amazing things together, and I can't wait to work with you again and see where life has taken you!
Bride and Groom
Posed and Group Shots
Reception and Party