This past weekend, Mr Fix It and I traveled about 4+ hours up the coast line to a little town called Cayucos. The central Californian coastline is some of the prettiest shoreline I've ever seen. So beautiful. My girlfriend, Mercedes wanted to have a destination wedding, but at only 25 years old, she also wanted lots of her friends to be able to make the journey with her and her now hubby. So they opted for a rustic, country style wedding in Cayucos. It was right near the beach but the wedding was held in a barn.
Here are some lovely photos recapping the event:
The reception tables...she used burlap linen cloths with doiley table runners and simple vintage/old mason jars, candlestick holders, and votive candles with a few bright field type flowers throughout.
Their sweetheart table with photos of them as children on it
The adorable guest book table which included photos of the bride and groom as children, their parents and grandparents wedding photos and a guestbook of their engagement pictures to be signed. I thought it was so adorable to use an old table with the drawers open to display this. They did something similar for the gift table but I didn't get a shot of that.
Another view of the reception tables.
The bride and her maids...they wore different dresses which were adorable with flat shoes.
The groom. The groomsmen all wore similar pants with white shirts
and bow ties but only suspenders...no vest or jacket.
The adorable flower girl
The barn where the dancing took place...and of course where the bar was.
Dinner tables sat outside just by this door way
After dinner, their amazing photographer took them just up this hillside right next to the barn for some gorgeous shots with the sun setting on them. I can't wait to see them!
They had a makeshift faux-to-booth. I let them borrow our props from our photobooth and they hung a sheet up on a fence. Guests just used their own cameras to snap shots of themselves goofing off :)
This is me and Mr Fix It
Mercedes is one of six girls who is in a bible study I lead for 20 something ladies. This is us.
Mercedes asked all the girls attending the wedding to please wear brightly colored floral patterns.
And this is all of us girls (without Mercedes) in the faux-to-booth!
This wedding was totally not my style at all. I am not the country, rustic girl at all. But it was definitely totally Mercedes through and through. It was beautiful, simple, outdoorsy and so much FUN! The guests danced and partied all night long and the bride and groom had a wonderful time!
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