Another one of our absolute favorite places to work is Holland Ranch in San Luis Obispo. It’s always a joy to work with Jamie Holland Strand and her family. It pretty much feels like a home away from home when we’re there. The area is absolutely gorgeous everywhere you look around the ranch. You feel such a part of nature as you look around at the cascading hills, the pond and the horses in the pastures. Melinda and Greg had their ceremony down under the arch with a magnificent mountain as their backdrop. Everyone came up to the barn area and had cocktail hour and dinner outside on the patio under the venetian lighting.
They were entertained with live music by one of the couple’s friends who is a very talented singer and guitarist. All his music was original and written by him. The celebration then moved inside the barn for the dancing and festivities. There was a bit of a baseball rivalry at this event. Greg and many of his friends and family are big-time SF Giants fans while Melinda’s family and friends were Dodger fans. Melinda requested Giants’ themed spin-off songs in honor of Greg’s side like the popular “G-force” song as “G-men” instead and “Don’t Stop Believin’” with a Giants twist. These songs were a huge hit and got everyone pumped up. This was a very fun and energetic group of people, and the dance floor was always full.