Nichole + Ben (San Miguel)
I’ve been so blessed to get to know Ben and Nichole over the past year. Ben is the youth pastor at my church, Calvary SLO, as well as part owner of Cana Video Productions. He is also one of the only guys I know who can pull off such a sweet nasty-stash. When I first met Nichole last summer she appeared to be quiet and shy, but after spending some time with her I soon discovered her to have a spicy spirit; a wonderful compliment to Ben’s rascally-at-times character. About a month before their wedding, they decided to change venues due to the chance of rain. They wanted a place with the option to have the ceremony in a barn. I had just visited Grand Chenier Ranch and was so excited to share the beauty and grace of this brand new venue with Ben and Nichole! (I will post a Wedding Standard interview with pictures soon) Well, they loved it, booked it and it turned out there wasn’t a cloud in the sky on their wedding day! It must have been meant to be either way, because their day was just perfect.
There was a host of amazing vendors that contributed to the event. Of course Cana Video Productions!!! Adornments Flowers & Finery made some amazing wild flower bouquets. Buona Tavola served up the best butternut ravioli in the universe! As well as some tasty prime rib according to my carnivorous wife. ;) The Adam Pasion Band played live during cocktail hour providing the guests with warm atmosphere and americana entertainment. Malik Miko Thorne rocked the dance floor. Grand Chenier Ranch is located on 4,000+ acres of gorgeous country East of San Miguel.
Ben’s business partner Andrew worked feverishly during the reception to get Ben’s preview movie done in time for their reception’s end. I love how they included some ‘dating footage’ at the beginning to prepare us for their wedding day. Andrew put some extra love into creating the music for this movie and I think it’s one of their best films ever! Enjoy! Preview: Ben and Nichole 3.27.10 from Ben Potter & Drew Barefoot on Vimeo.