"Above you are the stars, below you are the stones," begins the Celtic blessing shared at Kali and Chase's wedding ceremony. At Fausel Ranch in Placerville, the couple and their wedding guests were indeed celebrating in that sacred space between heaven and earth.
Earth was a secluded, wooded ranch estate in Placerville, CA, called Fausel Ranch. Tall pines, redwoods, and a meandering creek bordered a grassy expanse of lawn, with a bar, walkway, and guesthouse alongside its curving edges. The ceremony, cocktails, and reception were held on the lawn, where a dance floor and stage for a live band was set up. Kali, a wedding coordinator herself, shared her vision with her planner, Tan Weddings & Events. With a team of amazing creatives, and despite a last-minute venue change, Tan Weddings & Events pulled off a beautiful celebration!
Heaven was the couple and their gathering of friends and family. Kali and Chase had asked Reverend Rick Tan, their officiant, to include the oathing stone ritual into the ceremony. Two stones from Fausel Ranch were held in each of the guests' hands, warmed by their love and support for the couple. The stones made their way forward just in time for the couple's exchange of vows. They held the stones, and according to Celtic lore, their vows were made sacred by holding these precious earth elements. The ritual became a metaphor for the harmony of heaven and earth.
As guests enjoyed photos with the moon backdrop by friend Kelsey Gallagher, the celebration continued into the evening with paella, dancing, and dessert.
Photography | Mark Tuzman Photography
Planning, Coordination, Design & Officiant | Tan Weddings & Events
Design | @kaliwalli
Venue | Fausel Ranch
Music | Lucky Devils Band
Florals | Wild Flowers DG
Catering | Irie Gengler
HMUA | @leslizete
Cake & Desserts | Above and Beyond Cakes
Sound/Stage | Metro Media Productions
Linens | La Tavola Linen
Rentals | Vlasov, Standard Party Rentals, Tin Roof Farmhouse
Photo Booth | Perfect Pixel Photo Booth
Moon Back Drop | Kelsey Gallagher
Transportation | Diamond Van Shuttle Service
Accommodations | Park Victorian
Dress |Morilee at Bride to be Couture
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