Danielle & David’s Avila Beach Golf Resort wedding was one for the books! Stunning location, stunning decor and stunning couple. These two are such sweethearts and it was our absolute pleasure to capture and coordinate their day.
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We new right away that we wanted the same things in life after a few dates. We both shared the same family values and loyalty to our family and friends. David’s energy for life and positive outlook was something I was instantly attracted too and something I had never experienced with anybody. He proposed after dating for a year at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara. It was a scene out of the Bachelor with rose petals and votive candles on our balcony. It was the second best weekend of my life besides the day of our wedding.
| TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEDDING |
Our wedding was the funnest day of our lives. We had 250 of our family and closest friends there. We chose Avila Beach Resort because it mixed all the elements of the central coast. The beautiful mountains, ocean background, and golf course made it really beautiful. My mom, aunt, and cousin did all the flowers which made it really special and meaningful. [The venue inspired me]…I wanted to stick to neutral shades of whites and greens. I love succulents and my mom grew hundreds of them in her backyard in order to make my vision come alive.
We wanted to honor David’s mother who passed away a few years ago, we did a butterfly release at the ceremony and it was truly a beautiful moment.
| WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY? |
My favorite memory from the wedding was seeing David for the first time as I walked down the aisle. We had originally planned to do a “first look” photo and we ran behind with time and weren’t able to do this. Seeing him up there with the ocean behind him as my father walked me down the aisle was such a surreal moment that I will never forget.
| WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE TO OTHER BRIDES? |
My advice is to try and not control everything that day and the days leading up to it. Having a coordinator saved my sanity. There are so many little details that come up leading to the big day that you just don’t think about and aren’t prepared for. I felt like I was able to stay away from turning into a ‘bridezilla’ (for the most part) because of my coordinator
| VENDOR SHOUTOUTS |
CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE | Avila Beach Golf Resort
COORDINATION | Kay Brower of Lover of Weddings
CATERING | Pure Joy Catering
DRESS | Enzoani
SHOES | Christian Louboutin
PERFUME | Chanel Chance
HAIR & MAKE UP | Crystal Reyes
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES | J Crew
GROOM’S SUIT | Z Zegna
STATIONARY | Aerialist Press
TRANSPORTATION | Central Coast Limo
FLORALS & DECOR | DIY
DJ 7& PHOTOBOOTH | Kramer Entertainment
CAKE | Arroyo Grande Bakery