There are few places here on the Monterey peninsula that rival the serene beauty of Pebble Beach, and the charm of Carmel by the Sea, but thirty minutes into the rustic foothills of Carmel Valley lies a gorgeous estate and vineyard turned "venue" that is one of the most beautiful backdrops for an outdoor wedding.
This is Holman Ranch and Vineyards
|Scott Campbell Photography|
Yes, a wedding has been added to our busy to do list! One of our twin daughters will be married in the summer of 2015 and this beautiful venue has been chosen to gather and celebrate with family and friends.
In a word, this place is "special". Have a look. I took the following photos while viewing the property recently:
The spanish hacienda was constructed of carmel stone and is nestled amongst beautiful gardens and mature oaks.
Originally built in 1928 the estate even served as an exclusive retreat for many Hollywood celebrities.
Its hard to imagine this estate could look more beautiful than this, but I've seen the photos of the gardens in spring and summer and it is absolutely stunning.
The large lawn area is a perfect place for a wedding ceremony
Tom taking it all in-
This courtyard is beyond words. A perfect spot for taking photos of a beautiful bride.
This rose garden courtyard is for seating a large group of guests for dinner
The interior of the estate remains true to it's hacienda style incorporating a perfect blend of rustic wood, iron fixtures and plenty of leather furniture.
The pool sits just below the ceremony lawn and even includes a small gym inside the cabana.
For more information, history and photos, I've provided a link to Holman Ranch here.
Wish me luck in the wedding planning as 2014 is shaping up to be a very busy year for me!!