Central Coast Ranch Wedding

This wedding was exceptionally beautiful and unique for a variety of reasons: 1. The bride and groom, Shea and Kendra, are two extremely dear friends 2. they both have style and swagger that I can only dream of 3. Shea's mom's ranch 4. the vows 5. San Luis Obispo.

One might think it would be challenging to work with a very design and style-savvy bride due to their very clear vision for the visual effect of their wedding. On the contrary, I really enjoyed working with Kendra as she's an excellent communicator and her sense of style is right up my alley. It also helped that Shea and Kendra are plant lovers, known to use the hashtag #plantsarefriendstoo, thus, we wanted to incorporate some of their favorite botanical materials to reflect their wedding's semi-arid setting. Some of the materials that I featured: A variety of succulents and air plants, agonis, smoke bush, seeded eucalyptus, acacia, hanging amaranthus, scabiosa, poppy pods, dahlias, garden roses, scabiosa pods, and leucadendron. 

The Cana Family, talented photo/videographers, blew us away with their gorgeous images and video, and yet somehow all day I barely even knew they were there. Sneaky. The following images from The Cana Family, and a few of my own, are some of my favorites from this special day at the Somma Ranch with some really terrific people. 

Kendra's bridal bouquet | The Cana Family 

Kendra looking angelic just before the ceremony | Jaclyn K. Nesbitt 

Sexy back | Jaclyn K. Nesbitt

Shea's boutonniere | The Cana Family

Beaming groom | The Cana Family

I was sobbing at this point | The Cana Family

Wife and husband! Ps. Behind the scenes: Kendra's brother built the wooden arch which I adorned with plants and foliage | The Cana Family

photo | The Cana Family

A tremendous group of women | The Cana Family

Goofiness | The Cana Family

Smooches | The Cana Family

Smooches | The Cana Family

And hugs | The Cana Family

Kendra and Shea took a ceramics class together in the months before the wedding to create the awesome cacti centerpieces you see here which coupled as favors for guests to take home, along with their homemade strawberry jam and mix-CD! Honestly, what can't these two do? | Jaclyn K. Nesbitt

photo | Jaclyn K. Nesbitt

Detail of the ceremony arch | The Cana Family

photo | The Cana Family

photo | The Cana Family

This. | The Cana Family

Congratulations ya two beauties! We love you and feel so honored to call you friends. xo

This post originally appeared on the Jaclyn K. Nesbitt Designs blog. 

Posted on September 26, 2014 and filed under wedding.