Amanda and Matt's wedding, held at Santa Margarita wedding venue Oyster Ridge was filled with romantic and bohemian touches, stunning views, and lots of love. Keep scrolling for more photos, captured by California photographer Josie Elle Photography, and to hear more from the bride herself on their special day.
This sweet couple's rustic and classic wedding, hosted at Santa Barbara wedding venue Circle Bar B is filled with simple and heartfelt details, with each one thoughtfully curated by Central Coast wedding planner Embark Event Design. Organic and fresh blooms by Santa Barbara floral designer Haute Blossoms Floral adorned the tables and brightened up the space. After crossing multiple hurdles, this couple finally got to celebrate their special day with all of their loved ones. The happiness and love was all captured by San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Amber Lynn Photography.
This beloved couple hosted an intimate micro wedding at the Santa Barbara Hotel Belmond El Encanto that is definitely swoon-worthy. We can't help but fall head over heels for this gorgeous day put together by Santa Barbara event planner Santa Barbara Elopements, including gorgeous florals by Santa Barbara florist Anna Le Pley Taylor and modern calligraphy from Santa Barbara calligraphist Sophia Loves Letters. These gorgeous images are brought to you by Southern California wedding photographer Kristina Adams Photography. Continue scrolling to fall in love with with this sweet elopement!
T'era and Davion's minimony was filled with lush florals, sentimental accessories, traditional African attire, and more. Every detail was embodied with sweet sentiments and were crafted from pure talent. Read on to hear about their surprising love story and how they planned a picture perfect ceremony in just two months.
This fairytale wedding which took place at the romantic Paso Robles hotel and Venue Allegretto Vineyard Resort features bright blues, gorgeous blooms and stunning views. Coordinated by San Luis Obispo wedding planner Amanda Holder Events and all captured by the lens of San Luis Obispo photographer Vinh Nguyen Photography. Keep scrolling for more from the special day!
Tucked away in the beautiful mountains in Big Sur, California, this romantic and intimate fall elopement is one for the books. The beautiful bride got ready at the California hotel Ventana Big Sur with her hair and makeup done by San Luis Obispo hair and makeup artists The Queens Bees. All planned by San Luis Obispo wedding planner Embark Event Design and captured by California wedding photographer Laura Rae Photography. The stunning florals for created by San Luis Obispo wedding florist Wilder Floral Co. which accompanied the incredible views.
This wedding, held at a private estate in Arroyo Grande, incorporated pops of vibrant colors, a horse drawn carriage, and glittery stilettos! Coordinated by San Luis Obispo wedding planner Amanda Holder Events, this day was filled with fun and lots of love. San Luis Obispo floral designer Fluidbloom enhanced the design with bright florals, and the beautiful details were all captured by San Luis Obispo photographer Shannon McMillen Photography. Keep scrolling to see me of this unique wedding day, and for some shots of their fun dance party.
Karley and Michael's stunning beachfront wedding has us falling head over heels. Set at the Cambria hotel and venue Oceanpoint Ranch, the same place where Michael proposed, they made sure to bring in soft coastal tones and let the venue speak for itself. San Luis Obispo wedding planner Mark Dillon Events helped coordinate this special day along with rockstar vendors like San Luis Obispo floral designer Aurelia Flora and San Luis Obispo beauty expert Rhyan Townsend. The talented lens of San Luis Obispo photographer Loveridge Photography captured the special moments of this day.
This Big Sur engagement session was filled with tons of laughs and love and topped with a gorgeous sunset. This romantic and moody session based in the grasses and cliffs of Big Sur is brought to you by the lens of Utah photographer Maree Miraglia Photography. Continue scrolling to see the rest of this fun and sweet engagement session.
When selecting a wedding officiant--professional or not--it is important to keep in mind that the person conducting your ceremony plays a vital role. You want to find someone who knows you, your values, and makes you feel comfortable while engaging your guests.You can have them stick to a traditional ceremony, or make it more personalized (TIP: if you are wanting it more personalized and you are hiring a professional, make sure to get to know your officiant and that they know you!). There are many officiant options from religious officiants, civil officiants, or even a friend or family member, and while you cannot go wrong, below are the roles and some reasons for hiring a professional officiant.
Filipe and Rafael's stunning couple session took place during golden hour in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara wedding photographer Sarah Vendramini captured the sweet connection between these two who have been together for over 12 years. Continue scrolling to see all of the beautiful shots from this shoot.
Lindsay and Nick changed their wedding plans many times over this past year before deciding to elope, just them, to Catalina Island for a photo shoot in what would have been their wedding day attire.
Carly and Brad's wedding was a heartfelt occasion filled with romantic touches, perfectly setting the mood for their wine country celebration. The day consisted of minimalistic decorations including soft neutral tones, organic florals arranged by San Luis Obispo wedding florist Fern and Foxtail, and the gorgeous backdrop of the private vineyard estate. The Northern California based wedding planners Joyfully Gathered helped bring this couple's vision to life, and it was all captured by the talented lens of Arizona wedding photographer Kaylee Chelsea Photography. Despite a major power outage to start the day off, this wedding is one for the books!
Jenny and Sean's January wedding was filled with soft tones and pops of citrus inspired details. The large lawns and oak trees at Creston wedding venue Ella's Vineyard perfectly fit Jenny's vision of a romantic wedding with a country feel. San Luis Obispo event designer and coordinator Zest it Up helped bring this gorgeous day to life with the help of other talented vendors like and Fresno Photographer Ellie Koleen Photography.
Jessica and Daniel's intimate Santa Barbara wedding began at the Santa Barbara Courthouse and finished off with a fun rooftop party at the Santa Barbara Hotel Kimpton Canary.This unforgettable day was filled with modern touches and romantic details what are sure to take your breath away. Organic florals arrangements were put together by Santa Barbara Florist Haute Blossoms Floral, perfectly accompanying the gorgeous views, all which was captured by the lens of Santa Barbara Photographer Kate Voda Photography. Central Coast Planner and Designer Embark Event Design organized this sweet October wedding and we are in love!
So what do you do when you're stuck in a pandemic and have to downsize? How do tell people that you can no longer accommodate them without them feeling uninvited? We spoke to a 2020 bride on what that process was like for her!
Whitley and Josh's wedding took place at Avila Beach venue Port San Luis Lighthouse on a gorgeous sun filled January day. The sweet couple met in San Luis Obispo and chose to this frequently visited location their wedding venue, surrounded by close family and friends on their special day. Whitley handmade the beach themed decor that was displayed which was accompanied by simple white florals. The fun and intimate day was all captured by San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Poppy and Vine.
Like many other 2020 couples, Christina + Maria had many hurdles to jump over while planning their day amidst a global pandemic! Captured perfectly by San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Milk + Thistle, read on for perfectly romantic pandemic wedding inspiration!
After having to postpone their wedding due to the pandemic, Jacquelyn and Michael decided to opt for an intimate micro-wedding at the Santa Barbara Hotel Hilton Rooftop Bar & Bistro. With this downsize, the sweet couple was able to enjoy their special day with a handful of their closest friends and family members, allowing them to enjoy the process and the day of the wedding. All of the love was captured in images by Santa Barbara photographer Sarah Vendramini LLC.
These high school sweethearts tied the knot at the stunning Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa with an outdoor ceremony under the grape arbor. We can feel the love with all of the gorgeous shots captured by San Luis Obispo photographer Chromatic Collective. San Luis Obispo wedding planner Amanda Holder Events helped create a special day for the couple by incorporating small and meaningful details that brought together the families' traditions.
Rachel and Connors intimate eclectic ranch wedding was a one-of-a-kind celebration filled with bohemian and southwestern inspired elements. Decorated with handmade projects, details designed by small businesses and unique thrift store finds, the sweet couple made sure to incorporate features that represented their love for books, all things vintage, and even took some pieces from their home.
Cameron and Christiane's desert elopement was anything but traditional, yet completely romantic and authentic. When COVID-19 threw every obstacle their way, Christiane and Cameron pivoted to create the day of their dreams, reimagined. Read on for tips & tricks from the couple on how to make your wedding day wonderful amongst challenges.
Kelsie and Cody's sleek and modern wedding at Rava Wines was full of talented San Luis Obispo Wedding Vendors! From photography by Kristyn Villars to bar services by Copper and Crystal, these local vendors came together to create Kelsie and Cody's dream wedding. Full of autumn tones of copper and cream to dark and moody with the most decadent black cake made by Papercake, this couples inspiration was brought to fruition.
This French Colonial inspired editorial shoot from Sandcastle Celebrations features a unique take on color and vintage elements, all captured perfectly by Alexandra Wallace at The Cass House
Danielle & Bodie's wedding day filled with deep colors, a unique ceremony arch and lovely signage is the perfect guide for any bride who want's to put a modern spin on a vineyard wedding.
San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Sarah Kathleen combines formal & authentic with this engagement session at Bishop's Peak. Read on for dark and moody engagement inspiration!
Shannon and Devin had the ultimate swoon worthy wedding fit for the rodeo loving souls. Every detail was hyper curated to this couple's wild love for one another! Read on to hear about their love story and wedding vision.
Kiarra and Cody were enjoying the most exciting time of their life planning their beautiful spring wedding which would have taken place on May 30th of 2020. However, plans changed due to the affect that Covid-19 had on the events industry. They were quickly placed in a heartbreaking reality where they were forced to make the decision to reschedule their big day.