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Chelsea and Clayton Edsall

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Tied the Knot: April 21, 2018

Following their shared passions at the Salinas Rodeo led Chelsea Barney and Clayton Edsall to an introduction by mutual friends.

“We had an immediate connection from the moment we met, and I loved how kind he was to his horses,” smiles Chelsea. “During a break in his competition, he came to the Equestrian Center I was managing and I mentioned to him that I wanted to learn how to rope but I had only an old, warped, worn-out rope. He was leaving Salinas the next day for France to conduct clinics; he called every day he was gone. Three days after he left, a brand-new rope showed up at my doorstep with a note saying ‘Can’t wait to teach you how to rope.’ We’ve been together ever since.

Chelsea, 35, a native of Stockton, California, attended Saint Mary’s High School and earned a BS in agriculture business from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She grew up riding horses and competing in hunter/jumper competitions all over California and works for the Santa Lucia Preserve Equestrian Center in Carmel Valley.

Clayton, 37, was born and raised in Montana on his family’s cattle ranch. Clayton’s passion for horse training began early, and at 17 he decided to further his knowledge of horse training. For 13 years, he has successfully competed, trained and conducted clinics all over the world. Clayton won the title of World’s Greatest Horseman in 2016, and recently clinched the 2018 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Championship.

The blissful couple tied the knot April 21, 2018. The Maid of Honor and flower girl was Rylee Edsall, daughter of the bride and groom, and the Best Man and ring bearer was Weston Edsall, the couple’s son. Bridesmaids were Alison Braga, Diane Coderniz, Brooke Phelen, Jocelyn Paluck, Renee Paluck and Nanette Celli. Groomsmen were Andrew Ospital, Justin Wright, Steve Benbough, Brian Huntsberger, Eric Wanman and Matt Mori.

“We have been together for five years and have two children together, so we clearly don’t follow normal traditions,” affirms Chelsea. “Our wedding was so special because we decided to make it personal to us and our children. The rehearsal dinner was held at my dad and stepmother’s home in Morada, and the wedding was at my mother and stepfather’s home where I grew up. We are so blessed to have such amazing parents! We wanted a fun but classy backyard wedding, and we focused on our love, our relationship, and our family, without an emphasis on normal traditions.

The bride and bridesmaids entered the ceremony on horse and carriage. “The ceremony was performed by my cousin, Daniel Vierra, and our family friend, Kathryn Phillips, gave an amazing reading that she put together. We tied a unity rope in the shape of a cross as a family.

“For our first dance, we chose ‘What Would I do Without You,’ and family friend and actor Graham Phillips sang it. It was a surprise and it was so personal and even better than we ever expected! The party went until 2:00 a.m.; when we asked three-year-old Weston what his favorite part was, he responded, ‘The dancing…and all the ladies.”

Bridal Gown
Bianca’s Bridal Couture

Bridesmaids’ Gowns
Show Me Your Mumu

Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire
CR Ranchwear and Kimes Ranch

Hair Styling
Stephanie Taylor March, 
Taylored to You

Makeup
Jordan Gamboni

Florist
Embellish Floral Design

DJ
Elite Entertainment 

Caterer
Angelina’s Spaghetti House

Cake
Moss Rose Bakery

Venue
The Brandstad Ranch

Jeweler
Rankin Jewelers 

Custom Décor
Iron Age Accents – Charise Corpe

Rentals
AZCO Rustic Designs and Rentals

Décor and Wedding Coordination
Alexandra’s Home and Garden