Dodasa Ranch Weddings & Events Reviews

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18 Reviews for Dodasa Ranch Weddings & Events

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kimberly Finch · Married on 03/30/2019

    5.0
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    Excellent customer service, Perfect location for the wedding of your dreams

    I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to describing my wedding experience with Dodasa Ranch. What I can say is that my wedding was absolutely PERFECT from beginning to end.

    I first saw Dodasa on a Facebook ad a number of years ago and just knew that if I were to get married, I would have to see this venue. Dodasa was my first pick and honestly my only pick. My now husband and I had our first meeting with Dodasa and knew that no matter where else we looked, we wouldn’t find another place that checked all the boxes.We knew that having a spring wedding would mean that weather could be an issue. Dodasa was able to accommodate both an indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony and reception if needed. Luckily for us, our wedding day brought sunshine and blue skies! Phew!!

    This place is all inclusive!! From tables, chairs, and cutlery to a DJ, officiant, day of coordination and ALL ceremony and reception decor! Everything is taken care of for you. Eliminated was the worry of all the little details that could drive a bride crazy during the planning of her wedding. Jessica, wedding coordinator, and Dawn, the owner and wedding coordinator were so helpful and communicative through my year long planning process, they were great at putting any worries I had at ease.
    I was able to show Jessica pictures from my Pinterest as inspiration and they were able to create my wedding vision.

    The food was amazing. Don’t miss out on the Ranch Bread as an appetizer!

    If you are looking for a stress free, all-inclusive, stunningly beautiful wedding venue that will literally create the wedding of your dream, you MUST check out Dodasa Ranch. They were the best decision to our Best Day Ever! Thank you Don and Dawn!

    Sent on 05/05/2019

    Dodasa Ranch Weddings & Events's reply:

    Kim,
    Thank you so much for the kind words! We were honored to share in your most special celebration!
    Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

    Don, Dawn & Sara
    Dodasa Ranch
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    Sydney Cox · Married on 01/06/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Blew us away

    Our wedding was spectacular. The whole weekend was beyond anything we could have imagined, all of our guests couldn't stop gushing all weekend about how beautiful everything was and how much fun everyone was having. From the moment we got there, it was so relaxing and fun. Even my mom - who is a total stressball - was just glowing about how relaxed she felt. We were all just nonstop smiling all weekend. The rehearsal dinner was so casual and all of our friends and family were smiling nonstop - and the food was delicious. The cabins are really nice, and very comfortable. They are shared (one room with multiple beds) but as much as that worried me in the beginning, everyone was cool with it and they were all very comfortable. People don't end up spending much time in the cabins anyway, there is far too much fun stuff to do. I will say that Dawn and Don are very busy people - they have a lot to plan all year long. Sometimes an email may go unanswered or a small detail forgotten, but PLEASE rest assured that they are on top of it and your wedding with come out flawlessly. They really do pull off an amazing event. I am still beaming from how perfect it all was. They totally nailed our vision and my husband, family and I will all remember it as the most fun weekend of our lives. Oh - we also highly recommend the mechanical bull at the rehearsal dinner - that ended up being a highlight! Thank you so much Don and Dawn - we wish you all the best!

    Sent on 06/06/2019
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    Dodasa Ranch Weddings & Events's reply:

    Thank you Sydney! We LOVED sharing in your special day!
    Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together!

    Don, Dawn & Sara
    Dodasa Ranch
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    Lena Ronzone · Married on 10/06/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The most perfect day🧡

    Our wedding day was October 6th, 2018. Choosing Dodasa as the place to have our wedding was the best and easiest decision that we had to make during this process. I wanted a beautiful wedding that looked flawlessly executed... but I didn't want to worry or stress over contributing to the flawless execution.

    Jessica was our coordinator and she was amazing. She clicked with us right away and I felt that she totally knew the direction I was heading in for style and plans. She helped me get a pinterest board that she would follow, and I was free to start pinning away. The day of our trial she had all of the items to build me a great sample table and I couldn't have been happier. It took so much stress away from me!

    The wedding itself was executed flawlessly by this fantastic team. Every detail was complete, our family and friends were so happy. It really couldn't have been more perfect. Also, the food on all 3 days was to DIE for!!! Even our picky eaters in the crowd loved the food.

    I highly recommend this venue for your dream day. They are incredible people to work with, and the venue is simply stunning. Let them plan your perfect day and take all of the stress away from you, you wont regret it.

    Sent on 02/10/2019

    Dodasa Ranch Weddings & Events's reply:

    Lena & Kyle,
    We were honored to share in your Wedding Weekend at the Ranch!
    Thank you so much for your kind words!

    Wishing you joy and happiness as you journey through life together.

    Dodasa Ranch
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    Melissa · Married on 05/19/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Dodasa is nothing short of amazing! From the moment I talked to Dawn on the phone, I knew that I was going to love the people and this place. Just from our conversations, I knew she was honest and sincere and I appreciated that so much. Then, we got to meet Mr. Don - what a guy! The two of them made us feel so at home and that the weekend was all about making sure we were enjoying ourselves. They didn't want us to worry about a single thing and that was obvious when they were taking care of everything - literally anything you could think of. And Jessica, their coordinator...I get choked up just thinking about how fortunate I was to have her in my corner! She is SO good at what she does and she does it genuinely. She takes care of everyone and everything for the whole weekend - it blows my mind! She took my vision and brought it to life, more than I could have imagined. There wasn't one detail missing - she thought of it all. The rest of the staff at Dodasa were SO friendly and accommodating. Sometimes I didn't know what to do with myself because they had already taken care of everything - just amazing. If you are looking for a weekend long, relaxing, fun, storybook wedding, then Dodasa is the place. The venue itself is OUT OF THIS WORLD. It's gorgeous and the set up they have is all you need. I got to spend my wedding weekend hanging out with my closest friends and family and actually got to enjoy every moment with them because of Dodasa and their staff. I need someone else to get married there and invite me just so I can go back! Love this place and these people.

    Sent on 06/12/2018

    Dodasa Ranch Weddings & Events's reply:

    Mel & Brandon,
    Talk about amazing.....you were so dreamy to work with! We enjoyed every minute of our time with you! Thank you so much for your kind words!

    Wishing you so much joy as you walk through life together!

    Dodasa Ranch
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    Jason · Married on 09/02/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      5.0

    Dodosa Ranch is absolutely amazing! Dawn and Don and everyone who works on the Ranch really goes the extra mile to make everything carefree and easy breezy. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating and the venue really is stunning. They provided the officiant, who was the friendliest person ever, and also the DJ who had the party dancing. Our guests had a blast through the entire weekend, fishing, trap shooting, playing volleyball, horse shoes, corn hole, horse riding, amongst other things! The food was spot on for the whole weekend also. We just had the best time ever and our family and friends raved about how amazing a time they had. So thank you Dodosa, for a lifetime of unforgettable wedding memories!

    Thanks for Everything!!
    J&D

    Sent on 09/13/2017

    Dodasa Ranch Weddings & Events's reply:

    So glad you were able to create memories to last a lifetime! We were honored to share in your wedding weekend!
    Thanks for your kind words!

    Dodasa Ranch
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    Christin · Married on 06/10/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Our wedding was absolutely amazing!! The decor, the food, and the hospitality was all great. All our guests had a wonderful time, and everyone that stayed in the cabins loved them. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect weekend. We wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you Don and Dawn for making our wedding weekend so great!

    Sent on 07/24/2017

    Dodasa Ranch Weddings & Events's reply:

    Thank you Christin! We absolutely loved sharing in your wedding weekend!
    We appreciate you taking the time to give a review of your experience.
    Wishing you and Rosco a Happy Life together!

    Dawn & Don
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    Nicole · Married on 05/14/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    My husband and I were lucky enough to get married at Dodasa in May. After finding Dodasa online, and even before visiting the ranch, we both knew it was where we wanted to get married. Dawn and Don were so wonderful to work with! They turn a one day celebration into an unforgettable weekend that everyone enjoys. Having an all-inclusive venue took so much stress off of us during the planning process and allowed us to be so much more relaxed going into our wedding weekend. When our wedding day arrived, everything was exactly as we envisioned it, down to the smallest of details. They created a more beautiful wedding experience than we could have ever imagined. Our guests still rave about what an incredible wedding it was (the best most had ever been to!) Dodasa is one of a kind! Thank you Dawn and Don!

    Sent on 08/26/2016
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    Laura · Married on 10/24/2015

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Dawn and Don are amazing! Dawn has so many ideas, and props you can use. There are cabins on sight for 50 guests to stay in. We have the property from Friday to Sunday, the catering, china, drink ware, set up, and tear down is all handled. They are always willing to let you come look at the grounds and talk about ideas. They have made most of the updates that they have told me about, and have added more than expected. There is a cafe on site, and activities for your guests to do while you get ready. Can't wait!!

    Sent on 12/19/2014
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    CRYSTAL · Married on 12/20/2014

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Stunning place to get married at everything is all inclusive. Accommodation for guests as well. Great food with plenty of flavor. Dawn has a unique style and is able to meet all your needs

    Sent on 12/28/2014
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    Charlene · Married on 06/28/2014

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dawn and Don are great, they helped a lot with decorating and getting things together. This venue is absolutely beautiful!!! The cabins are great and convenient and the fact that you can fish stole my families heart away!!! One of the best things is that you can really put your own stamp on things at this venue, a lot of venues don't allow you to do things and with Dodasa you really can make it your own.

    Our wedding was everything that we wanted it to be and more!! Thank you Dodasa Ranch for everything!!!

    Sent on 07/21/2014
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    Victor/Ashley · Married on 07/23/2011

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Dawn and Don are some of the most friendly and helpful people we met. Dawn had so many ideas for decorating our wedding and considering she had such a short amount of time to do it, she did a fantastic job. It was a huge stress relief knowing Dawn was so willing to help with decorations. Don is one tough solider, he had just recieved surgery to save his finger and was still able to help the bride into the wagon, drive the tractor down to the ceremony and didnt complain once. The ranch house was a perfect spot for friends and family to hang out the night before. The wedding and ceremony turned out amazing, all of our family and friends loved it out there. This is one hell of a place to have a wedding and the scenery surrounding was perfect for pictures. Dawn and her daughter made great hosts, they chatted with everyone, and everyone loved them. Going to Dodasa Ranch was a great decision and they helped create memories that will never be forgotten and we also made 3 new friends.

    Sent on 08/21/2011
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    David · Married on 07/02/2011

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful venue. Dawn & Don were great and very friendly and helpful. If it didnt rain it would be perfect. considering the circumstances it was close to perfect. The pictures were able to be taken outside which made it great!

    Sent on 07/18/2011
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    Anthony · Married on 10/04/2014

    4.8
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    When my fiancé, and I drove up to see Dodasa Ranch for the first time, we were nervous. Until we got to the end of the drive and met Mr. Don Parker. Before we left, I knew that this was it, because of him and his wife, Dawn. They offer the venue, tables, decorations, chairs, lodging, & meals throughout the weekend.
    There are cabins on site and can sleep 48 people. 6 cabins are decorated differently. Each has a king bed and 2 sets of bunk beds. There is a 12 person bunkhouse. There is also a bridal suite. All cabins have tempurpedic mattresses, air conditioning, mini-fridge, shower, toilet & 2 sinks w/mirrors and are very comfortable. Linens, tissue, pillows & coffee were provided for the weekend. Everything was clean. There was also a 3 br 2 ba cottage w/kitchen available that sleeps 8. We rented this as well and were very satisfied.
    Don and his crew cooked all of the appetizers and entrees for the night. Some great BBQ chicken, tri tip, potatoes, and veggies. Seriously, our guests really enjoyed the food. The staff during the cocktail hour & served buffet dinner was phenomenal, especially Megan and Gary. The decorations & table settings were the essence of simple & elegant, with rustic country chic thrown in to make my bride and our families feel right at home.
    It was truly a wonderful weekend and experience working with the Parkers. They are putting together a great place to celebrate life and love on their ranch. Don is literally working on expanding on a daily basis to make it a unique and memorable place not just for us as customers, but for the Parkers as well. They are a group of people who truly love what they do, and I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a wedding venue. The only reason why I didn’t give a perfect score was b/c I don’t believe in perfect scores. There are so many things that you have to see for yourself & that I just don't have space to write about, so please just give them a call and go see it.

    Sent on 11/03/2014
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    Tara · Married on 05/26/2019

    4.8
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Everyone Loved It

    I went with Dodasa for the location, and the all inclusive option. The ranch is beautiful any time of the year. I don’t have all my pictures back yet, but the ones I do have back have made me 100% happy for location choice. The all inclusiveness relieves A LOT of stress in planning. All I had to do is worry about outfits, personal flowers (bouquets, etc), and any extra details I wanted added. If you are a person who wants to be involved in every exact detail, then it’s not for you. But if you’re like me and can give a general idea and “feeling”, they have you covered. The food was amazing. Everyone raved (and are still raving) about the food.

    My only downside was that they typically only do Saturday weddings as they offer a get away type wedding with cabin accommodations. Doing such, they one typically do one wedding a weekend. Since I was dead set on my date (a Sunday), they did add me on as an extra wedding since it was a holiday weekend. Some details discussed in the final meeting were forgotten, but didn’t take away from the overall experience.

    Sent on 06/29/2019
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    Kyle · Married on 08/09/2014

    4.8
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dawn and Don are an amazing couple that provide a fantastic wedding venue; their relaxed personalities come through in all aspects. They are very hard working individuals that are extremely motivated to continue improving their facility in every single aspect. We are so pleased with how our event and photos turned out and we owe that largely to the work they put into make the place look amazing.

    As far as decorations go, they have a TON of different items which you can use to spice up the place for your day. Dawn is great at listening to what you would like your theme to be and catering her decorations to your ideas. We didn't get to see the exact decor until the day of, but by explaining what we were hoping for (and sending a few pictures) we got exactly what we wanted! They supply all of the tables (handcrafted wood), chairs, place settings, silverware, and glassware as a part of the venue. Everything goes together great and makes the entire setup feel very uniform and complete.

    Dodosa also provides the food for the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. The food supplied for both meals was incredible. Many of our guests complemented the food and were surprised to hear that the venue was the one supplying it (not an expensive catering company). Unlike some other venues we looked into, we didn't get to do a tasting prior to the event, this wasn't a big deal for us and the food was absolutely delicious! We would highly recommend getting some of the appetizers they have as an option, they were a big hit!

    The cabins are great to stay in, and the guests who stayed the night couldn't believe how comfortable the beds were! The cabins are super cute and provide many in-room amenities that you would find at a hotel. We really enjoyed the camp-like feel the cabins provided and I bet our guests would agree.

    Overall we were very pleased with Dodosa and thank both Dawn and Don for making our day so special. We could not have done it without them!

    Sent on 10/09/2014
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    Ashley · Married on 08/13/2016

    4.6
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dodasa provides an experience unlike anything I could have ever imagined! Our entire family had the time of their lives during our wedding weekend and didn't want the party to stop. Dawn and Don were absolutely incredible and made our wedding stress free and something we will remember for the rest of our lives. Our families were beyond impressed with their experience and to see the smiles on all of their faces was exactly what we wanted at our wedding. The venue is absolutely beautiful and Dawn and Don really think of everything when it comes to entertaining all of the guests. If you want a wedding to remember and your guests to have just as much as you this is the place!

    Sent on 09/05/2016
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    April · Married on 04/01/2017

    4.6
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      4.5
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      4.5
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Get married here!
    My dream wedding was more than I EVER envisioned because my now husband found Dodasa Ranch! When they say "all inclusive" they mean it! The way the staff interacted with us was very refreshing. Their guests satisfaction is very apparent and so appreciated! Our weekend guests had a blast on the mechanical bull, boat cruising, and trap shooting. And we are still talking about the delicious food that was provided all weekend long! Thank you, Don and Dawn, for all your hard work to make this the magical wedding I so very much wanted! We are both still on cloud nine over it! So many of our guests are still telling us it's the best wedding they've ever been a part of!

    Sent on 04/04/2017

    Dodasa Ranch Weddings & Events's reply:

    Thank you so much for sharing these kind words! We were honored to share your wedding weekend!

    Wishing you joy as you walk through life together!

    Dodasa Ranch

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