Darci and Blake had an enchanting vision in mind when planning their wedding day. An adorable California beach town, an elegant and soulful venue paired with a modern chic details, and a bride who knows everything to know about florals, makes for a beautiful day. The wedding was held at the Cayucos wedding venue Cass House, coordinated by San Luis Obispo wedding planner Vanessa Noel Events and captured by the wonderful Fresno photographer Ellie Koleen photographer. I had the pleasure of hearing from both the bride and the photographer about the day.
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"My design was definitely inspired by the Central Coast. I have a picture that Blake took of the Cayucos coast line from the end of the pier one year that I pulled colors from. From the tan grassy hills in the background to the blue water and some fun coral buildings and rooftops tucked in. I'm also always inspired by different textures in my design work and wanted to include pieces that some of my closest friends have created, including handmade ceramics and wood candle holders, naturally dyed ribbon and muslin napkins, tie-dyed welcome bags, and laser engraved wood signage by my brother. All these details made by people we love just made the day so special and intimate for us."
"This isn't from the day of, but one of my favorite memories from the weekend was walking around town and seeing so many of our friends and family just out and about. It felt like we took over the town and there were only about 70 of us. Cayucos is pretty well known if you're from the Central Valley, but most of my friends and family on my side had never been to Cayucos let alone even heard of it. So being able to bring them to a place that is so special to Blake and I, and let them soak up all the small town charm it has to offer, was such a great feeling. For Blake and I, it was more about offering an experience for the whole weekend as opposed to just a one day wedding ceremony and reception. And I think our welcome party really set the tone for that. Shout out to our wedding planner Vanessa, and her incredible network of vendors and friends, for making that all come together."
How did the wedding design express the couples love story?
"Because the bride Darci is a florist, she has seen so many different designs and styles at weddings she has worked on. It was finally her turn to bring the vision of her own wedding to life. Her wedding was just like being in her home, purely reflective of her personal style and full of fun personal details."