We were thrilled to have Mary & Patrick’s Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty’s Front Page.
From the Bride, Mary… “When Patrick and I got engaged, the first big hurdle we faced was deciding where to get married — my family is in San Francisco and his is in Fairfield, Connecticut. Eventually, we settled on central California, where my mom grew up. Dreaming up a West Coast wedding while based in Boston wasn’t easy, but we were lucky to have an incredible wedding planner. Danae Pearce’s style is so elegant and dreamy, and she made it work perfectly with our rustic setting. I gave Danae a pretty bare-bones sense of how I pictured the day, and I was thrilled with her vision. She understood exactly what I wanted and I trusted her completely. She put together an all-star team of vendors for a truly perfect day.
The color scheme for the wedding was delicate — blush, creams, touches of gold, etc. — which is exactly what I’m always drawn to. Patrick’s personal style, on the other hand, is quintessential preppy New England (I call his aesthetic “Easter brunch”). We met in the middle by giving the groomsmen bright ties and socks, and Patrick wore a nautical pocket square. Our ceremony was right in the center of San Luis Obispo at the Old Mission, which is where my parents got married. From there, we went to Santa Margarita Ranch, one of the oldest ranches in the state. Our reception was in their barn, which was decked out with lush foliage, flowers, chandeliers, and lounge areas. We arranged for the ranch’s historic train to take guests around the gorgeous property during cocktail hour. It was a huge hit, especially with our precious ring bearer, who probably rode it at least three times!
There were so many great moments from our wedding day, from getting ready at my mom’s house to breaking out Irish coffees at the end of the night. Because there was so much going on, the day felt like a blur to me. I am so grateful that the fabulous Ashley Ludaescher and her team (her husband, Andreas) were there to capture those moments so we can relive the day through her photos. Her eye is truly one-of-a-kind, and she felt like one of my friends by the end of the day. Patrick and I are overjoyed at how everything turned out and would recommend all of our vendors in a heartbeat!”
Fine Art Film Wedding Photographer San Luis Obispo California: Ashley Ludaescher Photography | Wedding Planning and Design: Danae Grace Events | Venue: San Luis Obispo Mission and Santa Margarita Ranch | Florist: Noonan’s Wine Country Designs | Rentals: Central Coast Tent and Party | DJ: Malik Miko Thorne | Hair & Makeup: Queens Bees | Rentals: Scout Rentals | Paper Goods: Sophia Loves Letters | Desserts: Paper Cake Events | Caterer: Field to Table | Linens: La Tavola LinensVIEW FULL POST
We spent a beautiful autumn afternoon with Jodi & Thomas in Boston, exploring the city they call home together and ending their engagement session on their building’s roof deck with the most incredible views of the city. We are so excited for Jodi & Thomas’s wedding in September in Austria with A Very Beloved Wedding– it is going to be a good one!
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Inspired by the desaturated tones of Provence at the first signs of spring, along with Kelsey from A Lovely Creative, we created a soft romantic spring wedding at Terra Mia Vineyard, a gorgeous wedding venue in Paso Robles. The change of seasons always brings such a breath of fresh air and inspiration and spring brings the first blooms and signs of warmer days ahead. April from April Flowers created stunning, lush arrangements and bouquet with blooming acacia, peach Japanese sweet peas, ranunculus, roses, lamb’s ear and privet berry. Scroll to the bottom to see all the amazing vendors who brought this Terra Mia Paso Robles Wedding come to life.
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Photographer: Ashley Ludaescher Photography | Film Lab: The FIND Lab | Stylist / Planner: A Lovely Creative | Floral Designer: April Flowers | Dress Designer: Anais Anette | Rentals: Embellish Vintage Rentals | Accessories: Untamed Petals | Venue: Terra Mia | Hair & Makeup Artist: Dani Cepeda | Bridal Shop: Moondance Bridal | Wedding Ring: Susie Saltzman | Bridal Dressing Robe: Girl and a Serious Dream | Paper Goods: Rosey Calligraphy | Linens: La TavolaVIEW FULL POST
Meredith and Kingston are both super passionate about the outdoors and hiking so I knew they would choose some epic locations for their Marin Headlands engagement session and they did not disappoint at all. Normally I work together with clients to choose a location and Kingston had already mapped out our entire session with their favorite lookouts. The light and views during our afternoon together were absolutely epic, and the fog rolled in to Rodeo Beach right as we ended our shoot. So excited for their Winters wedding this July, it will surely be a fantastic day!
All images shot on a Contax 645 with Fuji 400H film and scanned and developed by Photovision Prints.
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