What began as an idea to capture and convey the beauty of San Luis Obispo wedding venue Presqu'ile Winery's new hilltop wedding ceremony and reception site through the lens of San Luis Obispo wedding photographer Amber Lynn Photography and San Luis Obispo wedding videographer Fox Jump Cinematics, quickly transformed into an unforgettable inspirational project. As seen in The Wedding Standard print magazine volume II.

Details for the shoot included a focus on honeybees, a nod to our sweet real couple. We played with yellow hues in elements throughout the shoot, and used cool blues to elevate the color palette. Honeycomb cookies made for the prettiest treats - and we were even able to incorporate real bees into our design!

The head table sat at the edge of the hillside, and created the perfect place to watch the sun begin to creep behind the rolling hills. The florals featured crisp blooms in soft colors, each flower bursting open and sitting pretty amidst all the details. 

Hand calligraphed name cards fixed on grey flatware from Paper Tree Studio guided guests to their seats. Soft stoneware plates from San Luis Obispo rental company All About Events and gauzy linen napkins from San Luis Obispo linen company Blush Fine Linens created a contrast in texture, and each setting was graced with a fresh persimmon. In the final moments of sunlight, bride and groom enjoyed a specialty sweetheart cake, fixed with fresh florals and delicate silk blue ribbon. 


The ceremony site eclipsed the most stunning view of all. Overlooking the valley where the couple met and fell in love, Danielle and Brandon shared a tender moment reflecting on their love story, and reminding each other the importance of their marriage. 

Over in the cocktail area, the couple enjoyed fresh honey sangria from San Luis Obispo wedding bartenders Bottles and Ice, featuring a Presqu'ile rose, fresh fruit, and the sweetest raw honey. They took time in the SLO Photo Bus, capturing fun and candid photo strips to take home. The drinks doubled as an escort display, each glass adorned with a calligraphed escort card, urging guests to "sip and be seated.

We found that a fun palette combined with graceful, delicate details made for a great balance in this shoot. We loved finding ways to draw out our honeybee motif, and capture the beauty of our setting, our beautiful couple, and endless creative elements.

Hilltop Winery Inspiration

Hilltop Winery Inspiration

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