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Michael & Samantha

Sep 21, 2022

Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch | Exeter, California

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The tree lined lane leading up to the Victorian House at Whitney Wild Oak Ranch was a beautiful backdrop for Michael & Samantha Wedding day. Blue Skies and Green fields with gorgeous horses grazing surrounding the venue is a fun treat for this September wedding! Just the right mixture of rustic and elegancy all wrapped up in one location. I LOVED the Horse drawn carriage that brought Samantha and her father to the ceremony location as well as the getaway ride for the newly married couple.

Michael & Samantha met online 4 years ago. Luckily, their sweet families have blended effortlessly. What sweet kids!! Each of the three kids gave moving speeches at the reception. Wow!! Michael and Samantha have to be proud of these amazing, little humans. Not only were the kids happy for their parents new union, they were also happy to be together as a new family!

Samantha was smiling the whole day long, but Michael had a little surprise up his sleeve that he knew would bring deep laughter! He surprised her with a sparkler exit half way into the reception to showcase their get away vehicle … a bright, yellow, 73′ Thing. Samantha’s favorite movie is 50 First Dates and this car is in this movie. She might have mentioned she would love that car. And what a fun surprise!!! Oh man, her giggles were precious!!! Mike was super successful in making his new bride feel cherished. She phrased it as “it’s not about the miles per gallon, it’s about the smiles per gallon!” 😂🥰😂

Michael & Samantha, may you continue in this new adventure, smiling and laughing as you learn to drive stick shift together!💗

Venue | Wild Whitney Oak Ranch

Florist | Exeter Flower Company

Cake Artist | Melanie Karsten

DJ | Randy Hendrix

Hair Artist | Vanessa Reyes

Dress | What’s Up Europe

Men’s tuxes | Tux N Tails

Engagement Session | Engagements


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