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Monday, May 19, 2014

Kara and Brian got married at Tiber Canyon Ranch May 17th, love this.

Kara and Brian at Tiber Canyon Ranch, (original pic by Ballesteros photography)
                         If you read this blog at all, I want you to get what this day actually felt like, so be sure to see the pictures at the bottom. Kara and Brian had the beautiful day, The beautiful location (Tiber Canyon Ranch, an Olive Ranch tucked into the hills near Pismo Beach Ca.), The flowers were stunning, (D&D floral really "Got" this bride) They wanted what I call the beautiful "modern romance"style mixed with a warm, friendly and inclusive vibe which by the way... They nailed. 
                         The Bride Kara was this beautiful, smart, amazing person who we met while she was raising money to help Hospice and when I met Brian I could see a mile away they had that "thing" that makes you know they're supposed to be together. I know that's corny but it's real, deal with 
                        The Ceremony was happy and so cool over looking the distant valley from the deck of the ceremony area. After that, the guests drank and enjoyed their cocktails while playing corn-hole, then it was on to dinner. Dinner was done Central Coast style by Tanner Jacks and it rocked. 
                        Dinner and all the "stuff" carried us into the twilight and then on to dancing for the rest of the night. I always try to gauge the event by watching the faces of the Bride and Groom and when they both hugged me at the end of the night, it was all good. That's a great day, Loved it.
                        Now future Brides!, here are all the details.... once again a very solid team of people led by a hard working "Day of" coordinator made this day awesome. Always know that the team you put together is key to your day being everything it can be.

The Place: Tiber Canyon Ranch, San Luis Obispo, cal.
(A Family run private olive ranch that is a hidden gem)

The Day Of: Gracie Rey 

The Photography: (Daniel and Kari) Ballesteros Photography
These two are about as fun as it gets, they rule.... book them!
(pictures here are from my phone, theirs are much
 805-231-5193 (you should look at their site, it's awesome)

The Flowers: Debbie and Anna Deis D&D floral 

The Officiant: Nancy Ballinger 

The Catering: Tanner Jacks 

The Music: DJ Bob / Phase 1 Mobile DJ 805-440-5504
This DJ is awesome, you should totally hire him...:) 

This was a nice touch in the cocktail area at Tiber Canyon Ranch

Bam! that says it all on the path to the

DandD Floral...... um ya... hire them

All kinds of music and a beautiful place to do it at Tiber Canyon Ranch with DJ Bob

pretty good shot for a dumb DJ with a phone huh? Tiber Canyon ranch

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A beautiful wedding at The Casitas Arroyo Grande with Matt & Breanne

Matt and Breanne Perkins
            Matt and Breanne are from northern Ca. have friends and family all over and they made what we tell our amazing clients is one of the smartest choices ever. They found a venue that fit them, built a team of vendors that was off the hook and enjoyed their day with style. The Casitas Arroyo Grande was the venue they chose and it was (all be it a windy day), a perfect match for them. At a particularly chilly point we moved everything inside (wedding party and all) and took advantage of the beautiful indoor space at The Casitas to do the toasts while their guests got warm by the fireplace. Normally....... this may not be a highlight but suddenly at that point it became very personal for the Bride and Groom as the toasts and speeches went on. You can't plan for a strong moment like that and yet it will be one their best memories I think. The guests were set up for fun with every detail dialed in with food from the always great Chef Mike from Chefs Table Catering (finished off with their famous "flaming doughnuts" presentation) to the custom cocktails and little craft touches throughout the venue. The dancing took off later and was a big mix of styles with 80's, reggae, mainstream and classic rock and finished up with a special dedication to their Grandparents who had passed. This was a great day surrounded by beauty, Thank You to the new Mr. and Mrs. Perkins, we loved being part of your day.
         For our future Brides, they have very cool idea's about style, make sure you see the pictures below! Here are all the details for ya, go get em!

The Venue: The Casitas of Arroyo Grande (Pat and Tony) 805-473-1123

The Catering: Chef's Table Catering Mike and Becky 805-448-1689

The Coordinator: Taffy Gonzalez

The officiant: Leroy, the Father of The Bride

The Flowers: Flowers by Kim 805-674-5243

The Photography: Heather Marshall  209-485-8716
(please note the pictures here are from my phone at the event, her's are much

The Videography: JH Video - Jack

The Hair: Kim from Kim and Co. 805-541-5424

The Music: DJ Bob - Phase 1 Mobile DJ  805-440-5504

Here's what we saw

The beautiful courtyard at the Casitas


The fountain in the courtyard at The Casitas of Arroyo Grande

Pretty good for a DJ with a The View from The Casitas

The cool bar menu, loved it

Of course they danced..... Hello's DJ Bob...... at Casitas Arroyo Grande