San Luis Obispo Wedding by Sarah Kathleen Photography
September 21, 2011
United States

Up next in our lovely Wedding Wednesday lineup is this uber-stunning San Luis Obispo affair by Sarah Kathleen Photography.  Simply brimming with one insanely gorgeous detail after another (including some beautiful blooms by April Flowers, pretty pink bridesmaid dresses and wonderful DIY details galore), I've developed quite the crush on this charming vintage chic meets rustic (meets awesome) soiree.  So be sure to join me in the gallery for every last ounce of lovely and for even more wedding goodness of the California kind, head on over to SMP California!







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From the Bride... After visiting at Tiber Canyon Ranch for the first time, we fell in love with the location and knew that it had to be our venue. We loved the openness and vintage touches throughout and also knew we wanted our wedding to have a soft, romantic vintage feel.  We wanted it to be small and intimate and a time for us to have all the people we love come together and celebrate our love for each other.

My favorite memory of the day was when I first caught eyes with Matt when I was walking down the aisle. I was so afraid of tripping and was so nervous to walk down the steps, but when I caught eyes with him I truly felt a sense of relief and the confidence I needed. I know all I had to do was look at him and everything was going to be okay. It was truly a magical feeling I will never forget. If I could pick a 2nd favorite memory it would be the dinner. It was so important to Matt and I to have a really good dinner and have it served family style where everyone could sit together. Being able to sit back with my husband and take time during dinner and see all the planning come together was an amazing feeling.

The only advice I would give to planning-brides is to do your research and ask around for ideas and opinions of different vendors. We saved a lot by borrowing things from friends and family to use at the wedding instead of renting or buying it. I was on the internet all the time looking for good deals, finding inspiration and trying to find out how I could make something instead of buying it. There are tons of free templates online that can be used and it is so much fun to get together with family and friends and be able to put your own touch on them. The memories I have from the planning and crafting I did with my mom, friends and family are memories I will never forget and were such a fun part of the planning process.

Wedding Photography: Sarah Kathleen Photography / Wedding Venue: Tiber Canyon Ranch / Catering: Pacific Harvest Catering / Florist: April Flowers / Bakery: Two Little Birds Bakery / Hair + Make-up: Asha at Salon Lux / DJ: John Walker / Wedding Dress: Casablanca via Down the Aisle