Summer Picnic Shoot

Amber Lynn Photography came to me with the idea of collaborating on a styled shoot based off of some beautiful invitation suites from Huckleberry Paper with yellow flowers and greenery. The second she pulled them out of the envelope I immediately thought of the abundance of fresh bright lemon trees surrounding the yard at Flying Caballos Ranch and had to set up there!

I pulled inspiration from the citrus trees and wanted to incorporate a subtle vintage vibe from the old yellow farmhouse. I wanted to keep the model comfortable and somewhat casual to fit the overall mood of the shoot but still elegant and bridal. The ladies with the Queens Bees created the perfect retro look for her, and we borrowed a wonderful white jumpsuit from Something Bridal in San Luis Obispo. 

The lemonade bar complimented the picnic area perfectly thanks to Embellish Vintage Rentals, and the rolling hills and fresh pops of color in the floral arrangements from Aurelia Flora brought the summer vibes to life. SLO Provisions stocked our dessert cart with bright fruit filled pastries and lemon bars in addition to the sandwiches and appetizers for our picnic cocktail hour. To add to the semi-vintage vibe we teamed up with Bear and the Wren to showcase their 1950’s ford truck outfitted with a wood-fired pizza oven and a beer & wine draft system. Thomas from Roman Howell Films came along to capture the full day as well! 

The lemon theme was present in almost every detail from the drinks to the decor and created a fresh take on a casual summer wedding. 

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  • VENUE// flying caballos ranch
  • PHOTOGRAPHER// amber lynn photography 
  • VIDEOGRAPHER// roman howell films
  • FLORALS// aurelia flora
  • INVITATIONS+MENU+PAPER GOODS// huckleberry paper 
  • HAIR+MAKEUP// the queens bees 
  • JEWELRY// the gold concept 
  • BRIDAL JUMPSUIT// something bridal 
  • CATERING TRUCK// bear & the wren 
  • APPETIZERS + DESSERTS// slo provisions
  • WINE// clos solene winery 
  • COCKTAIL MIX// yes cocktail co
  • VINTAGE RENTALS// embellish vintage rentals 
  • DINNERWARE RENTALS// all about events 
  • PLANNING+COORDINATION+DESIGN// golden sage events! 

*featured on Intimate Weddings! See it here: http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/vintage-vibe-styled-shoot/

[flash back friday] Winter Styled Shoot

In December of 2016 I teamed up with an incredible group of vendors to design and plan my very first styled shoot. We had so much fun working together to bring this shoot to life at the beautiful Flying Caballos Ranch in San Luis Obispo.

Photographer Cole Garrett came to me with the idea of collaborating on a shoot together. We met and bounced ideas around and decided we wanted to work with moodier tones with a darker edge to compliment the winter season. We also thought it would be nice to shoot outside and focus on all the greenery surrounding the venue. All the pieces came  together wonderfully with the help of Tommy Rouse from Avenue Twelve rentals. He has such a great eye for design and helped us find the best items from his collection to fit the mood we were going for. Tommy also recommended Eden Floral, and I'm so grateful she agreed to come on board! Her arrangements are unlike any others I've seen and completely left me speechless. And a frozen floral arrangement? How creative! The colors and tones of the florals fit perfectly with the style of our models. The lovely ladies of The Queens Bees dolled up our bride perfectly to go with the gorgeous gown we were able to use from Moondance Bridal. Annette and Amanda from the shop came out and helped us style the bride for the shoot. To top it all off, Justin from British Motors brought a stunning vintage Jaguar out for us to shoot. Talk about a beautiful car... Even just the sound of it driving through the ranch was enough to make us all stop in our tracks. 

And just like that, my first styled shoot was done. We really had such an amazing time working together while running around the fields of Flying Caballos. Cheers to the amazing vendors listed below for coming together and making the magic happen!

This was my first time working with Eden Floral, and I'm still speechless at what she arranged for us!

This was my first time working with Eden Floral, and I'm still speechless at what she arranged for us!

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How unique and amazing is this frozen centerpiece by Eden Floral!? 

How unique and amazing is this frozen centerpiece by Eden Floral!? 

  • VENUE// Flying Caballos Ranch
  • PHOTOGRAPHER// Cole Garrett Photo
  • INVITATION SUITE + PAPER GOODS// Jessica Tringali / Paper Sky  
  • DRESS// Moondance Bridal 
  • HAIR + MAKEUP// The Queens Bees 
  • SPECIALTY RENTALS + DESIGN// Avenue Twelve Rentals 
  • FLORAL DESIGN// Eden Floral 
  • PLACE SETTINGS// All About Events
  • VINTAGE JAGUAR// British Sports Cars, SLO
  • RINGS// Baxter Moerman
  • PLANNING + COORDINATION + DESIGN// golden sage events! 

 

Lauren & Mitch

Lauren and Mitch hired me for coordination, and they were incredible to work with! We had a killer team of vendors and Lauren had such an amazing vision for their wedding day. She is also the talented lady who designed the golden sage events logo! With the help of family, friends and our vendors, we made Lauren's vision come to life and the photographer captured it beautifully. 

The ladies started the day off at Bluebird Salon to get pampered and ready for the day, while the guys got ready at a nearby house before heading to the venue. 

These two had the sweetest first look in the yard of the Jack House! 

These two had the sweetest first look in the yard of the Jack House! 

We had perfect weather, and the ceremony was lead by a dear friend of theirs. It was beautiful! 

We had perfect weather, and the ceremony was lead by a dear friend of theirs. It was beautiful! 

I'm absolutely OBSESSED with these bride & groom shots. Cole Garrett Photography nailed it!

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i love this idea for a guestbook!

i love this idea for a guestbook!

Such an amazing wedding. Congratulations Lauren & Mitch!

Such an amazing wedding. Congratulations Lauren & Mitch!

 

Shout out to our amazing vendors that made this day happen! 

  • VENUE// Historic Jack House and Gardens
  • CATERING// Haute Skillet 
  • DESSERT// SloDoCo Donuts
  • PHOTOGRAPHY// Cole Garrett Photography 
  • PHOTOBOOTH// Bessy the Foto Bus
  • FLOWERS// Clover&Branch 
  • HAIR&MAKEUP// Jen Zagala @ Bluebird Salon 
  • DJ// Manuel Barba
  • RENTALS// All About Events
  • DRESS&BELT// Lea-Ann Belter Bridal @ Moondance Bridal, Belt by Untamed Petals
  • BRIDESMAID DRESSES// Show Me Your Mumu
  • GROOM'S SUIT// The Black Tux
  • GROOM'S RING// Staghead Designs
  • PLANNING&COORDINATION// golden sage events! 

*Also Featured on the Lea-Ann Belter Blog! See it here: http://lea-annbelter.com/jack-house-gardens-wedding/

 

[throw back thursday] Kyle & Leti

Last June I had the pleasure of helping Kyle and Leti plan & coordinate their wedding at Hope Family Winery in Paso Robles. This was my second wedding on my own, and one I wish I could re-live again and again. They were a dream to work with, and everything came together beautifully! 

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This intimate ceremony site in the vineyard was absolutely incredible! 

This intimate ceremony site in the vineyard was absolutely incredible! 

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these two had the sweetest first dance as the Shawn Clark Family Band played in the background

these two had the sweetest first dance as the Shawn Clark Family Band played in the background

guests really started groovin' once the DJ took over for the evening... including the darling bride! 

guests really started groovin' once the DJ took over for the evening... including the darling bride! 

Cheers to Kyle & Leti! 

 

  • Venue & Venue Event Manager// Hope Family Winery / Marsha Tankersley
  • Photographer// Jered Scott
  • H&MU// The Queens Bees
  • Dress alterations & re-design// Scissor Clothing 
  • Dessert Cart// Clementine Cupcaker 
  • Band// Shawn Clark Family Band
  • DJ// DJ Damien Camacho
  • Florals// Flowers by Kim 
  • Partial Planning & Coordination// golden sage events 

Patrick & Evan

Patrick and Evan hired me for coordination for their September wedding. I was so excited to get to work with them and the amazing vendors they chose at the lovely Pepper Tree Ranch in San Luis Obispo!

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How stunning is this ceremony site?!

How stunning is this ceremony site?!

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These two are perfect, and what a party! Congratulations Patrick & Evan! 

These two are perfect, and what a party! Congratulations Patrick & Evan! 

  • Venue// Pepper Tree Ranch
  • Photography// Alexandra Wallace 
  • Catering// Ribline
  • Dessert// Just Baked SLO
  • Bar Service// Bottles & Ice 
  • DJ & Lighting// Modern Symphony DJ 
  • Florals// Noonan Designs 
  • Rentals// SLO Party Rentals
  • Shuttle Service// Ride-On  
  • Coordination// golden sage events!

[throw back thursday] Chris & Erin

Last October I had the pleasure of coordinating Chris and Erin's DIY wedding at The Groves on 41. Erin crafted and thrifted the decor items herself, and her vision came together beautifully! The venue provided the perfect space for the friends and family of the Bride and Groom to come together to celebrate their day. 

How gorgeous are these details on the dress!? 

How gorgeous are these details on the dress!? 

Erin wanted to branch out from the traditional white dress, and found this beauty! I'm obsessed with the green, and it looked incredible on her! 

Erin wanted to branch out from the traditional white dress, and found this beauty! I'm obsessed with the green, and it looked incredible on her! 

Cheers to the beautiful couple! 

Cheers to the beautiful couple! 

  • Venue// The Groves on 41 
  • Photography// Zach Niles- Third Element Wedding Photography 
  • Coordination// Golden Sage Events 

 

 

[flash back friday] Taylor & Brandon

Around this time last year I coordinated my very first wedding outside of Flying Caballos Ranch, the wedding venue I work for. It was before the idea of golden sage events even existed, and it's crazy to think of how much has happened in a year! 

Taylor and Brandon got married on a working cattle ranch in the middle of the Paso Robles wine country. They turned an empty valley on the property in to a full blown event space all on their own! They moved the cows out for the weekend, built a stage, brought in generators and set up all the lighting for the event. Totally worth it, the ranch was absolutely stunning and created such a lovely backdrop for a super fun wedding! 

Happy 1st anniversary, Taylor & Brandon! 

Happy 1st anniversary, Taylor & Brandon! 

  • flowers: Brooke Edelman Floral Design
  • photography: Lindsey Gomes Photography 
  • DJ: Epic Entertainment 
  • coordination: golden sage events! 

Stephanie & James

I had the honor of kicking off the 2017 wedding season with Stephanie and James at Spreafico Farms in San Luis Obispo. They chose my Partial Planning package for a little more guidance in the planning process before their wedding on April 15th, but Stephanie took care of the design and theme on her own. We had an incredible team of vendors (listed below) and the event ran its course without a hitch! It was such a lovely weekend spent with even lovelier people! 

How stinkin' cute is the bride getting ready with her mom!? 

How stinkin' cute is the bride getting ready with her mom!? 

I loved the simple lavender bouquets for the bridesmaids and all the fun pops of color for Stephanie's bouquet. Eden Floral nailed it! 

I loved the simple lavender bouquets for the bridesmaids and all the fun pops of color for Stephanie's bouquet. Eden Floral nailed it! 

These two are just SO sweet! Hannah Kate Photography captured their love and surrounding beauty flawlessly 

These two are just SO sweet! Hannah Kate Photography captured their love and surrounding beauty flawlessly 

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  • venue: Spreafico Farms 
  • photography: Hannah Kate Photography 
  • video: Fig Leaf Productions
  • DJ & Lighting: Modern Symphony DJ
  • hair & makeup: The Queens Bees
  • catering: Gusto on the Go
  • flowers: Eden Floral
  • planning & coordination: golden sage events!