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Paso Robles Wedding by Allyson Magda

There is something undeniably gorgeous and alluring about the central coast of California. It is quite possible that it was made specifically for joyous celebrations; at least it looks that way every time I see another breathtaking wedding from this region. Allyson Magda, who works magic with a camera, sent over this perfect, perfect wedding for us to gaze upon. The lovely couple was married at Calcareous Vineyards in Paso Robles where they ate, drank and danced the night away under the stars with their friends and loved ones. {Warning – the following images may cause you to pack everything and relocate to the west coast immediately}

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Sara and Marty’s wedding day celebration was nothing short of B E A U T I F U L ! They had two gorgeous locations, Hammer Sky Vineyards, where they got ready, stayed, and just happened to get engaged! Sara said yes, on the porch, which is also where they first saw each other for the first time on their wedding day, what a lovely circle of love!

Their ceremony and reception were hosted at Calcareous Vineyards in Paso Robles, CA. Can I just take a second here and tell you why this region is destined to be a top location for California weddings? First of all, we have world-class wine, but on top of that, there’s the Pacific Ocean, ranches, vineyards, and we’re smack in the middle of Los Angeles and San Francisco. The weather, it’s awesome, pretty much sunny about 90% of the time, and we don’t have traffic, what more can you ask for? It’s an easy place to host a wedding, if you live either in the Bay Area, or the LA area. Ok, I’ll get off my soapbox now…back to the wedding.

Logistically Sara and Marty’s wedding was a challenge. You see, the winery has a 50+ mile view – it’s stunning. So naturally the couple wanted to get married with that as their backdrop, but also have their reception dinner there. Enters the challenge. With a guest count around 150, it’s not an easy task to transform a ceremony area into a full blown reception during cocktail hour. But with the organized skills of coordinator, Kendra Terlouw, and the beauty that easily flows from floral designer, Camilla Svensson Burns, it magically happened!

The guests enjoyed the lounge and tasting room during cocktail hour and moved back outside for the reception. Beautiful touches included, solid distressed wood tables {awesome}, Chivari chairs, green wine glasses. Cuisine was an important element for Sara and Marty. Their dinner was introduced by the chef who explained the prepared meal and wine pairings, delicious! As the evening progressed the guests moved around, into the tasting room for the dance party or outside for a relaxing glass of vino near the warmth of the fire. Marty had three children from a previous marriage, and it was so much fun to see how they interacted as a family. You could tell they just adore Sara and that the feeling is mutual.

Photographer: Allyson Magda / Florals: Camilla Svensson Burns / Coordinator: Kendra Terlouw of Prima Events / Band & DJ: Luna Gitana / Catering: Chef Charlie / Getting Ready Location: Hammer Sky / Venue: Calcareous Vineyards / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell / Bridesmaid Dresses: Priscilla of Boston

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DIY Central Coast Wedding

I am constantly falling head over heels for anything shiny and happy and this wedding is no exception. Not only is it oozing with charm and DIY goodness but every single person looks like they are having the time of their lives.

Chelsea and Greg were married at The Tiber Canyon Olive Ranch, a gorgeous olive farm nestled atop a hill in the Central Coast Wine Country. It was truly a labor of love filled to the brim with vintage details and hand crafted style. This lovely day was captured by the equally lovely Chloe Murdoch of Mike Larson photography and man oh man did she bring it. The shoe pics alone are of immense drool worthy proportions. Oh and we have lots more images tucked into our galleries right here.

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Chelsea and Greg knew they wanted the day to reflect their casual, warm personalities so they decided to throw a summer party complete with bright colors and vintage detailing. The wedding was all about friends and family and everyone pitched in to make it happen.

Throughout the year, Chelsea and her mother and sister scoured thrift stores, flea markets and antique stores for decor details including vintage plates, old tea tins to hold flowers, doilies for table runners and birdcages. Chelsea enjoyed the hunt for vintage treasures so much that she began to sell her finds on her Etsy shop, Yellow Magnolia. The flowers were ordered from Costco and Fifty Flowers, and were assembled by family friends the day of the event. Each tablescape was different and included an assortment of flowers, tins, birds and nests.

Paper flowers and birds hung from the oak trees that scattered the property as well as birdcages filled with nests. The seating cards were placed on a vintage door with crackling yellow and blue paint.

Chelsea’s sister, Lauren, the designer behind Lo Boheme, designed on of a kind hair pieces for he bride, bridesmaids and flower girl, as well as custom shoe clips using feathers, vintage costume jewelry and veiling from the 1940′s. Lauren also crafted a large chandelier made from raw silk flowers to be hung as the focal point in the dining area. Chelsea’s mother Jane, the master mind behind Tux and Tulle, crafted the groomsmen and ring bearers’ neck and bow ties as well as the ring bearer pillow.

xoxo Erin of Erin Ever After

Photography: Chloe Murdoch for Mike Larson Photography / Venue: Tiber Canyon Olive Ranch / Bride’s G own: Rosa Clara-Bliss Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew / Bride and Bridesmaids’ Hair Pieces and Shoe Clips: Lo Boheme / Groom and Groomsmen Suits: J Crew / Groom and Groomsmen’s Ties: Tux and Tulle / Cake: Missie Cakes / Caterer: The Sea Shanty / DJ: Kramer Entertainment / Vintage Plates, Decor: Yellow Magnolia

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