Chileno Valley Ranch needed a wedding venue specific site to separate their bridal clientele from their beef and lamb sales online. I started this project on site, walking the property with owner Sally gale to a feel for the right vernacular to capture what they have. I worked in pen and ink only from the start, creating dozens of drawings of roses, apples, dragonflies and other details I'd seen on my visit. I created groupings of photos with similar color and feel pulled from hundreds of images submitted by the client for consideration and I laid the site out much how I would a wedding invitation. Treating the type and hierarchy as if it were going to be printed, every space, every character was considered.
Web developer, Jonathan Bell
Writer and editor, Alan Dolan
Production assistant, Nancy Shaw