Minted Real Weddings

Megan & Jason in Carmel Valley, CA

Photographs by Carlie Statsky

The Couple

Megan Taber and Jason Noghrey tied the knot on September 16, 2017 at Holman Ranch, located in bucolic Carmel Valley, Calif. The couple incorporated rustic-yet-elegant details to complement their wedding setting, including black-and-white invitations, jewel-toned florals, and wooden signs handmade by the bride’s father.

Their Story

bride and groom holding hands

How They Met

Jason and I met through a mutual best friend (my maid of honor!).

The Proposal

It was simple and sweet, at home in our Oakland loft with our dogs.

The Venue

One of my coworkers had her wedding at Holman Ranch a few years prior. We fell in love with the place and didn’t consider anywhere else!

The Locale

We chose Carmel Valley because it’s within driving distance for most of our friends and family. We wanted everyone to experience a little escape and the wine country of Carmel Valley was perfect.

Thoughtful Touches

Once they arrived at the ceremony, guests were offered a glass of rosé or iced tea with lemonade—everyone still talks about how nice it was to have a drink offered right when they arrived!

Memorable Moments

One of my favorite memories was walking down the aisle, looking at all of my favorite people beaming at me and my dad.

The Vows

We wrote our vows ourselves—it was challenging but so, so worth it.

father walking bride down the aisle
bride and groom kissing

The Wedding Invitation

Bold as Love” by Design X Five
We wanted an invitation that was ‘rustic elegant,’ just like our wedding.

Working with Minted

Choosing a wedding invitation can be a huge stress but Minted made it easy. I love how they store your addresses for you in your account and print them right on the envelopes. This saved so much time!

Wedding Favors

Attached to our escort cards were antique-style keys that also doubled as bottle openers. For the kids, we tied their tags to a burlap sack that was filled with goodies like a handmade coloring book, crayons, and bubbles.

DIY Details

My dad does amazing woodworking and I wanted to feature some of his magic at the wedding. He made wooden table numbers that turned out even better than I imagined, as well as a huge cutting-board block that we used as our cake display.

Sage Advice

There were many traditional wedding things that just didn’t feel like us, so we decided to skip the ones that just didn’t feel natural. Also, I recommend hiring a wedding planner who you can relate to. I can’t stress enough how valuable it was for us to have someone making sure everyone ran smoothly so we could focus on each other and spend time with the people we love.

“Everyone still talks about how nice it was to have a drink offered right when they arrived!”
Minted Real Weddings: Megan and Jason - Thoughtful Touches

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Wedding Invitations


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Rsvp Postcards


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Directions Cards


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Wedding Stamps


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Place Cards


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Thank You Cards


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Wedding Website


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Holiday Photo Cards

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Wedding Details


Ceremony & reception: Holman Ranch
Photography: Carlie Statsky
Bridesmaid dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Invitations: Minted
Photo Booth: Kande Photo Booths
Groom’s shoes: Santoni
Groom’s suit: Ermenegildo Zegna
Music: Jeremy Black
Transportation: Pacific Monarch Ltd
Bride’s shoes: Steve Madden
Wedding dress: Bo and Luca
Dress boutique: LOHO Bride
Cake: The Buttery
Catering: Paradise Catering
Rentals: Chic Event Rentals
Videography: Gold and Gumption
Hair & makeup: Caysi Jean
Hair chain: LITTER SF
Floral design: Willi Wildflower
Planning & design: Be Hitched

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