Photos by:

Jen Rodriguez

Today’s wedding is a true testament to the power of a great wedding coordinator and designer! Ali and Thane weren’t exactly sure how to describe their vision for their wedding day, but they were able to set the scene well enough that Lovelyfest could run with their ideas and create a truly one-of-a-kind celebration. There were beautiful blue tones throughout (including the patterned tablecloths), and pops of pink thanks to the floral arrangements by Precious and Blooming Floral Design. Jen Rodriguez captured it all brilliantly, as always.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

Cheerful San Luis Obispo Wedding - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

From the bride, Ali: I do not have the words to accurately describe the feeling that I had on my wedding day. There were so many emotions throughout the day from nervousness, excitement, joy and obviously love. I was so nervous getting ready with my mom and bridesmaids, that I didn’t even know what to do, but when we arrived to the venue that afternoon I was truly speechless. We arrived to my dream wedding. I don’t even know how it happened because I knew I didn’t do a phenomenal job of expressing what my vision was, but it was like our designers/coordinators got inside of my head to design the most beautiful and personal space I have ever seen. From the flowers, to the signage, the linens and decor, I was speechless, it was actually the first time I cried all day! I would highly recommend hiring a designer/coordinator at least for the day of your wedding, not only are they pros in coordinating dreamy weddings, but they make your life so much easier and allow you to enjoy your day without a single worry (my mom also swears that because of their knowledge and expertise, they saved us money!).

wedding dress - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

wedding invitations - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

wedding bouquet with pink protea - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

simple green boutonnieres - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

bridesmaids in blue - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

twirling bride - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

wedding party - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

ceremony decor flowers - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

wedding processional - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

wedding kiss - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their own weddings now? Advice I have to new brides is to have fun! We had a BBQ the Thursday before for our wedding party to get to know each other, so by the wedding day they were already best buds and having a great time! My husband and I also took the time to write our own vows which I’d also recommend. Remember, the reason you are having your wedding is to promise forever to your husband/wife, so why not make them personal! This also gives your wedding guests the responsibility of holding you accountable on your vows/promises! Enjoy your wedding, I’m confident it will be your best day ever!

wedding program - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

wedding cocktails - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

photo guest book - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

painted seating chart - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

patterned tablecloths wedding reception - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

potted centerpiece - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

colorful tablescape - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

tented wedding reception - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

wedding cake table - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

wedding chairs - photo by Jen Rodriguez http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-san-luis-obispo-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jen Rodriguez

Event Design and Coordination

Lovelyfest

Floral Design

Precious and Blooming Floral Design

Venue

La Cuesta Ranch

Wedding Dress

Rue de Seine

Hair and Makeup

The Queens Bees

Catering

Field to Table Events

Wedding Cake

Christina Bonnett

Mini Donuts

Sugar Lips Minis

Beer Truck

Central Coast Brewing

DJ and Photo Booth

Kramer Events

Rentals

All About Events

Linens

La Tavola Linen

Videography

Steelhead Cinema

Transportation

SLO Safe Ride

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