Morning, folks! Are you + your love considering getting married on the Central Coast of California… only you have no idea where to start? With so many gorgeous spaces, creative business owners, and endless options — it’s a lot to take in, we know! So, we figured we’d help you out + create this list of talented vendors from the Central Coast to help you out!
Who are they? It’s a group called “Nearest and Dearest” — a wedding collective that specifically serves couples who want to celebrate with 50 people or less. Tina at Loveridge Photography shares: Our dream is to be a full service, one-stop-shop, for couples getting married on the Central Coast of California. We dream about unhurried wedding days, long dinners while listening to live music, and hanging out late into the night in beautiful lounges while sipping on specialty cocktails.
To give you an idea of what they can create, Tina, Samantha Josette Events, and an array of brilliant wedding artists transformed Biddle Ranch Vineyard in San Luis Obispo for this intimate fall editorial!
To set the stage, Fete and Quill will take care of all the pre-wedding paper goods… and then some! (You’ll see their gorgeous work on the menu + cocktail chart below.)
The Ceremony Space
Got You Cover’d Rentals has got you, well, covered when it comes to chairs + décor. All you need to do is bring in Aurelia Flora for all the gorgeous florals to frame the space. We’re particularly fond of the pampas grass at play here.
Aren’t those autumnal hues the prettiest?
The Boho Lounge
Avenue Twelve will help create the lounge + reception space of your dreams. Want a special place to sip on cocktails? No problem! Just add swanky bar service by Copper and Crystal and you’re set!
Treat your guests to bespoke cocktails — and maybe even take their suggestions (since it’s an intimate wedding and all!).
Tina shares: We hope to inspire couples to consider having smaller weddings which would allow them to focus on those closest to them. It would also allow them to have their ceremony and reception site in creative locations that may not be available to larger weddings.
We’re ALL for live entertainment, especially when it’s Come Alive Entertainment + DJ Sparrow!
Fall is such a gorgeous time to get married in California as the weather is typically still warm enough and you’ll get glowing golden sun to light up your newlywed photos.
Keeping things casual + cool, the bride is wearing a strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline from The Meadow.
Hellllooo, sweeping up-do by Rhyan Townsend, complemented by a hairpiece from Amour Jewelry & Accessories.
One of the best ways to transform a space and really set the overall mood is with the florals. Capture your color palette, create cool textures, and frame the spaces where you want to create intimate vignettes.
For small, intimate weddings, long tables allow for all to be involved in the conversation and share family-style plates.
Line the tables with linens from Blush Fine Linens for an elevated touch.
To top everything off, Pardon my French crafted this scrumptious looking cake to go along with all the bites from Flora and Fauna.
We hope this list of vendors helps you get started in your planning process! Not planning on a Central Coast wedding, but looking for help with your vendors? Be sure to check our GWS Preferred Artist Guide with lots of talented artists, venues and more!
We’d love to hear what you’d include in a Central Coast wedding… and what locations are speaking to you in the comments below!
photography: Loveridge Photography // venue name: Biddle Ranch Vineyard, San Luis Obispo, California, USA // event design: Samantha Josette Events // planning: Samantha Josette Events // florals: Aurelia Flora // wedding dress boutique: The Meadow // hairpiece: Amour Jewelry & Accessories // hair stylist: Rhyan Townsend // makeup artist: Rhyan Townsend // videography: Steelhead Cinema // calligraphy: Fete and Quill // catering: Flora and Fauna // cake: Pardon my French // tabletop rentals: Got You Cover'd Rentals // furniture rentals: Avenue Twelve // linen rentals: Blush Fine Linens // music: Come Alive Entertainment // dj: DJ Sparrow // bar service: Copper and Crystal