Amanda and JJ had their outdoor wedding at Santa Margarita Ranch along California’s central coast and I can’t think of a more perfect setting for such a rad couple. The day started at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, where Amanda and JJ were making final preparations. The laughter and energy that was in the air was totally infectious and I knew we were in a for a good time.
From there we made our way over to the Ranch where a turn of the century farmhouse and majestic Oak trees played background to the couple exchanging vows in front of their closest friends and family. We had a great time both before and after the ceremony during our photo/video sesh with the incredibly talented Ashley Maxwell and it was there that we got a firsthand look into the love Amanda and JJ shared. Sometimes planning a destination wedding can be hectic, stressful and downright crazy-making, but if these two felt any of that, they sure as heck didn’t show it (I’m sure Colleen Gregory from Kramer Events had a lot to do with that as well) ;). I love weddings like that – where the details of the day are just that – details. What really matters is the new chapter being written in both of their lives as they become one and I think Amanda and JJ totally got it. As they leaned in to each other, they became even more comfortable and downright giddy with excitement about getting to experience the rest of their lives together. Watching JJ fight back tears as his “ninja” bride came down the aisle was just the icing on the cake. These two were meant for each other.
Adornments killed it with the floral arrangements, Phil’s Catering served up the food, Just Baked SLO baked an incredible cake and Kramer Events handled the lighting and photo booth while spinning the tunes. It was an all-star cast for an all-star couple and we felt honored to be a part of it. I hope this glimpse into Amanda and JJ’s special day leaves you feeling as amazing as we did making it! Enjoy!
Below are a few stills we snapped during the day:
Amanda and JJ, thank you for letting us share in such a beautiful day! Congratulations!!!