NIKKI + ARIF :: PANOCHE CREEK RIVER RANCH

I love when a venue is a blank canvas--there's so much opportunity; so many options and ways to be creative and reimagine the space. Panoche Creek River Ranch is one of the best in the "blank canvas" department. Situated on the San Joaquin River, amongst sycamore and fruit trees, Panoche Creek is serene, beautifully manicured and primed for an epic wedding! 

Nikki and Arif live in San Francisco, but when they began to plan their wedding, they realized how much farther their money would go in the Central Valley where Nikki grew up (and I think they're pretty darn smart for going in that direction!) They envisioned an organic and modern reception following their church ceremony and Panoche Creek was the perfect spot. We incorporated earthy materials like stone and wood in custom signage (check out those table names with a nod to their favorite TV shows) and just the right amount of romance with a cascading backdrop of flowers behind their seats at dinner! We took full advantage of the gorgeous property and dreamed up a sophisticated, fun, and charming design that was a little piece of SF in the valley.

Design & Planning: Vanessa Noel Events

Photography: Christina Richards Photography

Venue: Panoche Creek River Ranch

Floral Design: House of Flowers

Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents

Linens: La Tavola Linen

Music: DJ Sal