Photographs courtesy of Matthew Morgan.
Andy and I wanted a semi destination wedding. So we started looking north along the Coast. Online we found a beautiful White barn that sat on a little beach town off the coast. Cayucos, The Cayucos Creek Barn! Don’t let the name throw you off. Cayucos is bright, welcoming, and a perfect combination of country and small beach town. We had the ceremony and dinner right outside the barn and reception in the barn. Perfect!!! The weather, the fresh ocean air, the fun laid back feel of the barn, Motown music in the background. Perfect!!!
I found my sweet off white little wedding dress at Macy’s on sale for $60, my mom added lace, sleeves, and a petticoat to add a vintage twist on the dress. My Veil was an early 50′s off white box hat . My friend added the lace veil in front. My shoes were Steve Madden sparkly flats, that added a perfect girly touch.
Most of the decorations were home made or found at garage sales and thrift stores. We started right away looking for mason jars, old books and candlesticks on Craigslist, or second hand stores. I also hosted a few wedding project nights at my house. Where the girls and I polished tin trays, candlesticks and cake platters. We also covered old tin soup cans with burlap to be used for vases around the barn.
The soup cans were collected for me by the mentally disabled adults that I work with. My designer and friend, Christa Rose made this beautiful frame display out of fishing wire and plastic tubes used to hold water for flowers after they’ve been cut. We used the frames as the back drop of our ceremony. My husband and his guys made an amazing chandelier out of rope, old glass bottles, and light bulbs that hung on stage above the band. I created a L.O.V.E sign out of fabric letters from Anthropologie, chicken wire, ribbon, and an old frame. The Love sign hung at the entrance of the barn and above our head table.
Advice for Coulples Planning Now
Don’t do it all yourself! It’s more fun for everyone promise :) Love your Fiance’ through the whole process of the wedding. Not because your getting married but just because you love him. Don’t make your wedding the focus of the relationship for those few months. It’s refreshing :)
Event Styling: Christa Rose
Floral Design: Floral Designs by Christa Rose
Wedding Venue: The Cayucos Creek Barn
Photographer: Matthew Morgan
Event Stylist & Floral Designer: Christa Rose
Groomsmen shoe s: TOMS
The Band: The Blue Breeze Band
Caterer: The Sea Shanty
Wedding Invitations: Kendall Riley
Videographer: Ariel Amaro