February 4, 2013

Star Ranch Wedding // Lynnette+Gris // Corona, CA



There’s really no way to sum up this wedding. Or put it into words. Or properly do it justice by showing you a set of images from the day. It’s one of those, man, you really had to be there, kind of experiences. Their wedding was held at the Star Ranch but it was Lynnette and Gris who made it come to life. I’ve never seen a couple put so much of their heart and soul into their wedding day like they did. Gris is an unbelievable illustrator and Lynnette comes from a performance background. They built their own alter out of scrap materials, repainted and constructed their entire church, including purchasing a working vintage organ for the organist to play. The rustic nostalgic touch of taxidermy combined with western influences and the magical art from Gris made the setting and vibe feel as if you were on the couples property, for a backyard wedding. Lynnette and Gris are some of the most humble, kind hearted, brilliant individuals I’ve met, and I had the honor of documenting their wedding day. A big thanks to Green Wedding Shoes for featuring this wedding on their blog.



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Thanks to Nick for snapping alongside me.


Venue: Star Ranch

Floral Design: The Little Branch

Hair Pieces: Cadaver Couture

Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Hair+Makeup : Madame Pompadour

Cinematography: Crescent Bay Films

Catering: Moffett’s Chicken Pie Shop

Cake: Nickel Diner

Cookies: DeLuscious Cookies & Milk & Sweet Art Cakes

Taxidermy Peacocks: Natures Designs Online




phil. whoa. this is unreal. too good, too good.

15:18 February 4, 2013


Shut the taxidermy'd front door!

15:18 February 4, 2013


This is easily the most unique wedding I've ever seen- and you seriously killed it with both your shooting and processing. So in love. Gothic chic.

15:34 February 4, 2013


Phil... you've seriously outdone yourself on these. absolutely phenomenal.

15:38 February 4, 2013


damn, phil.

15:47 February 4, 2013


off the charts brah. Phenom.

15:49 February 4, 2013

jeff marsh

firetrucks and hatchets. rad

15:52 February 4, 2013


Killin it Phil. KILLING. IT.

16:21 February 4, 2013


So unlike anything else I've ever seen! Undeniably cool and so beautifully shot. You totally did them justice.

16:45 February 4, 2013

Julia Manchik

WHAT?? This can't be real!

00:44 February 5, 2013

Jesse Green

Freaking unreal. Good lord.

10:32 February 5, 2013


Totally awesome Phil-what a setting

00:45 February 6, 2013

Emily Vermaat

Love the photos with the crosses! This couple has such a sweet style!

07:04 February 6, 2013


such an interesting and beautiful wedding.

21:12 February 6, 2013


This set will be my 2013 inspiration!

11:34 February 7, 2013

Chad Z.

Crushing it, dude. Real nice.

11:34 February 20, 2013


Coolest wedding I've ever seen.

00:16 November 6, 2013

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