Real Wedding: Rustic Backyard Wedding
Allison and Bart had a DIY rustic backyard wedding. I love the lavender bouquets and mismatched bridesmaid dresses.
From the Bride: “For our April wedding we wanted a California Mediterranean feel with olive branches, lavender, and light pastel colors. We wanted to have our wedding somewhere close by so all of our friends could make it, and so our families from out of town could see the beautiful area where we decided to settle in together. We also wanted to support the local vendors. After looking at pictures of the Portola Inn, we were sold. It had the perfect layout and look, beautiful landscaping backed by oaks and central coast mountain views.”
“We met Scotty from Scotty’s BBQ outside the local Santa Margarita Tavern and after trying some of his food thought he’d be the perfect fit! We are lucky enough to have some very talented friends, Laura (bridesmaid) made the cake, and she and Chris (the best man) also sang us a duet of All I Want is You by Narry Louis Polisar. Bart tried to serenade Allison with an Eric Church song Love your Love the Most. Eric Church is slightly better. Our other friend James Martinez is a pianist for the Shout House of San Diego made the perfect announcer… even if he didn’t get the site name correct – Portabella Inn!”
Photographer: Photography by Jay C Winter
Venue – Portola Inn – Peggy and Tom O’Malley
Event Coordinator- Peggy O’Malley
Video – JCV Productions- Jonathan Conflenti
Hair & Make Up: Bluebird Salon
Cake – Laura Stephens (Bridesmaid)
Caterer – Scotty’s BBQ, Guesthouse Grill Atascadero
Florist: Sprigs Floral Design
Officiant: Paul Howell- Marriage With Meaning
Wedding Dress Vendor – Down the Aisle
Alterations – Something Blue in Santa Margarita, CA
Jewelry – Bride’s: K-Jonn’s Groom’s: Etsy
Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!
Love the bridesmaid dresses!
Is that a cheese “cake” or a regular cake? Either way it is totally awesome! I love the lavender! I always get so excited when you have lavender featured on the blog! lol