Mendocino Barn Wedding | Ashley & Adam

Ashley and Adam live in San Francisco and planned for a spectacular destination wedding on a Mendocino bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It turned out to be a gorgeously overcast day and the ocean view was a sea of fog. Some people might call this kind of  weather “gloomy,” but we find it to be absolutely magical. Cuffey’s Cove Ranch is a historical coastal ranch and includes a large historic farmhouse for preparations and a restored barn for an elegant and rustic wedding reception; a quintessential Mendocino barn wedding.

Cuffey's Cove Ranch. A Mendocino barn wedding venue. Image by MOJO Weddings.The belladonna were in full bloom and make for an extra beautiful fall season in Mendocino.

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The front room of the old farmhouse was the perfect setting for their first look. I love their soft expressions of excitement and relief to finally be together on their wedding day.

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Adam shares a hug with his mom before the ceremony while his father smiles behind them; I love how all three of them are in this photo and with genuine smiles.

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Guests sit on mismatched chairs, provided by Cuffey’s Cove, and wait for the ceremony to begin.

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An adorably sophisticated flower girl leads the way for her new aunt.

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A proud and excited father of the bride prepares to walk her down the aisle.

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Such a gorgeous venue as seen from the bluffs. Beyond the foggy tree horizon? Insert a glimmering ocean.

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They had a bunch of fun lawn (drinking) games to keep their guests entertained (and warm).

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It ain’t a barn wedding without a gentleman in a cowboy hat smoking a cigar.

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Happy guests are the best guests.

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We love how the barn and twinkly lights made for such beautiful backdrops.

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Holy cow (pun intended) the fresh food prepared on the spot by Green Markets Inc. was so delicious!

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The cookies they served were from a special family recipe; I heard excited “these are Gran’s cookies!!” as I made my way over to try one.

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Mojave desert based elopement & wedding photographer Julie Laflamme lives 15 minutes from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park in California. She also works all over Northern California, across the U.S.A, and worldwide.