Rustic and Inviting Estate Wedding in the Hills of California’s Central Coast
Rachel Ben wanted to host a wedding that was warm, romantic, inviting, and botanical. With antlers in their decor and stunning drapery, they certainly made it happen. According to their wedding team, Rachel and Ben are hands-down two of the sweetest, most down-to-Earth people they've ever met. Their wedding weekend was absolutely flawless, thanks to amazing weather & an all-star vendor team.
Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Carly Martin Photography. Amanda Holder Events planned every detail, and Peter & Bridgette filmed this special day at Villa Loriana. You can see all the images in the full gallery.
The beautiful couple captured a dreamy, romantic elegance, and with their venue being Villa Loriana… this was a piece of cake! Villa Loriana is a statement in and of itself, so nothing needed to be overdone. What an amazing decision to embrace & enhance natural beauty!
For her florals and overall color scheme, Rachel envisioned greenery, whites & creams, neutrals, succulents, earthy tones, & gold accents. Just the sound of it is incredible! The most important thing to the couple was that the event would be a family-friendly affair, and that it was. With lounges & games set up for the guests to enjoy, there was truly something for everyone!
Rachel and Ben chose to forego their first-look for a more intimate moment together for prayer before the ceremony - without seeing each other, of course. The entire day was dreamy and romantic, with florals & drapery - courtesy of Green + Crumb and Flowers By Kim - in tune with Rachel’s vision of abundance (but not overdone!). As for Ben’s vision, he is an outdoorsy fellow - he enjoys camping and hunting in his spare time, so naturally we had to incorporate antlers into the decor to represent his interests!
Upon completion of the ceremony there wasn’t a dry eye in sight, and the sentiment continued into the couple’s first dance to “Yours - Wedding Edition” by Russell Dickerson. Rachel & her father shared a special moment dancing to The Temptations' “My Girl,” and Ben and his mother enjoyed their dance with “These Are the Days” by Van Morrison as their song choice!
The entire day was warm and inviting for all who attended, and speaking of warmth… Did we mention the couple even had flaming donuts for a dessert option in addition to churros from The Churro Cart?! After Epic Entertainment played their final song of the night, all of Rachel and Ben's loved ones gathered to send them off with sparklers. All in all, it was a total dream come true for everyone involved. #rachfaceheartsbdubView All Images