Why Nashville? We sat over ice-cream, talking about the final vision for wedding day. They couldn’t have picked two locations [getting ready + actual venue] that are more different than one another. And just as different as the locations were-were the desires and perspectives of the end result David and Devin wanted. I tend to usually love a good contrast of locations in my collection and I love me some downtown street vibes, but for whatever reason, it didn’t seem right for David and Devin. So the big questions was…how can I marry the two where it makes sense! How can I take downtown Bakersfield and have it make beautiful sense to a farm property ceremony/reception at Autonomy Farms without making it feel like two separate days.
Then it hit me. I’ve been to Nashville Tennessee, and one of the most remarkable things about it was the marrying between architecture and country! I started to tune my focus on the idea or concept of a “Plantation style” home. If I could find buildings within downtown Bakersfield that felt like the type of architecture and plantation homes in Nashville, I could make it feel like the Autonomy Farms Bakersfield venue was actually right in the backyard! I mean…yes!
What I didn’t know: What I didn’t know was how perfect it was going to be. How they felt like a beautiful love story inside one of those country movies that cut straight to the heart. They were a beautiful love song and I was just dancing to their beat with my camera. Everything about their day, down to the details felt warm + charming. Just like David + Devin. I hope you enjoy a glimpse of how I married a collection as two beautiful people married one another!
What Devin + David had to say on their Wedding Wire Review:
Book her now! You won’t regret it.
Rubi met all of our expectations and more. Wedding planning is so stressful but Rubi alleviated undo stress with quick responses to any questions we had. She came prepared with questions to the two visionary meetings to focus in on what we wanted captured and how we wanted the final product to look and feel.
Before even meeting her, her portfolio captured me in a way that countless others hadn’t. I’m a sucker for rich, moody, cinematic landscapes and Rubi provided just that. Rubi devotes so much time and effort in researching how to uniquely enhance each couple, individual, or family. If you have a direction she will get you there. If you’re like me and have no clue what you want she will create magic that you didn’t know was possible.
She is incredibly easy to work with. She values her clients and it shows in her attention to detail and service. My husband hates taking pictures but Rubi made him feel as comfortable as possible and it showed with his smile and genuine relaxed position on film.
We got much more than a wedding photographer. And we can’t thank God enough for blessing us with her.
Venue: Autonomy Farms
Photographer: Rubi Z Photo
Getting Ready Hotel: The Padre Hotel
Planner/Designer: Alison Hickman
Florist: Alison Hickman
Caterer: NV Catering
Invitations and Thank you’s – Minted
Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents
Hairstylist: Krissy Armstrong with Onyx
Makeup: Lily Lazo
Bridesmaid Gowns: Birdy Grey
Groomsmen + Groom Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Bridal Boutique: Enchanted Bridal Boutique
Seamstress: Mary Rita
Gown Designer: Watters
Bride’s Accessories: American Jewelry Co.
If you’re captivated by their love and want to go back in time to their engagement session you can do that here: Down to Earth with David + Devin