Alex and Nick's classic white wedding was filled with timeless and refined details, combining soft whites with hints of blush and toffee to tie in the red brick at San Luis Obispo wedding venue The Penny, clean and streamlined table decor, and even an antique car, all in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, California. San Luis Obispo floral designer Fluidbloom Designs arranged an elegant, crisp white bouquet for the bride with classic long-stem white roses, and incorporated hints of neutral tones throughout the reception arrangements.

The bridal party got ready in downtown at San Luis Obispo venue SLO Brew Lofts which are located on the second floor of a historic building which also contains San Luis Obispo event space The Carrisa. All within walking distance, their traditional ceremony took place at San Luis Obispo venue Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and then made their way to their reception space at San Luis Obispo wedding venue The Penny. Continue scrolling to see more of this elegant wedding, all captured by the lens of Seattle wedding photographer Alicia Sessler

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What was the inspiration for your wedding? 

I've always wanted a classic and timeless wedding. We strayed away from anything trending because we want to look back on our day and not regret going with anything that was too popular during our time! We also wanted everything to feel very intimate and personal. That's why The Penny was the perfect venue!

How did your love story start? 

We both met working at the San Luis Obispo Country Club together in 2016! I was a waitress and Nick was the bartender. I know its such a cliche but I felt like it was love at first sight. Nick on the other hand took some time. In October of 2019 Nick had proposed to me at a cute gazebo over the ocean. He did it very bachelor style because it's one of my favorite shows. So he was waiting in the gazebo with a suit on, holding a single red rose and everything after that was an absolute blur. We quickly picked a date and started planning! We faced many roadblocks because we planned our wedding, like most others, in a pandemic. It was a true test for marriage in my opinion!

Tell us about a memorable moment from your wedding. 

Seeing Nick for the first time as the church doors opened was hands down the most memorable moment from our day. In the video you see him completely lose it when he see's me. Every girl dreams of her significant other crying when they see you but Nick went above and beyond. There was not a dry eye in that church. It really set the mood for the whole rest of the day and I felt so loved and adored!

What colors did you choose for your overall theme?


Our colors were mainly white with subtle tones of blush and toffee. I originally wanted all white but we decided to throw in some subtle color to tie in the red brick in The Penny.

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What details were you most excited about?

Photography and florals were the most exciting! Our photographers were outstanding! They were so on top of it being everywhere and no where at all. They captured our day perfectly! The florals were also really important because my dress had delicate rose lace and I wanted our overall theme to be roses. Nikki and her team from Fluidbloom executed our vision perfectly! It is so hard to pick just 1 or 2 details because everything was so important. Nick and I both work in the events/hospitality industry so I think the biggest detail was that every vendor working our wedding loved and knew us on a personal level. It made the wedding day experience even more special.

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What says timeless more than an antique car! Alex wanted to make sure she incorporated this beautiful restored Buick which was bought and rebuilt by her father as a wedding present for her mother at their wedding back in 1995. It was a special moment for Alex and her father drove up to San Luis Obispo venue Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa for her wedding ceremony in this vehicle, just 26 years after it was gifted to her mom. 

A Classic San Luis Obispo Wedding

A Classic San Luis Obispo Wedding

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