Emmy & Patrick | A San Luis Obispo Wedding at The Casitas Estate

When Emmy & Patrick got engaged, I feel like there was a collective “FINALLYYYY” from their family. They had been dating for 6ish years before he popped the question! They met at CalPoly in San Luis Obispo so there was no question about where they should tie the knot. Emmy’s family is from the east coast while Pat’s was from the west. So having both sides in one place was such a special occasion! It was truly awe inspiring to see just how many people flew to this little Californian town to see these two get married. We even had several from the UK!

It’s been a little over a month since I got back from shooting this wedding and I’ve day dreamed about it every day since. The scenery, the venue, the WEATHER - all of it was perfect. I was so excited for my first trip to California assuming that I would fall in love with all of the touristy usuals, LA/Hollywood/etc., but honestly, this little town of Arroyo Grande stole my heart the most. Roughly 4 hours north of Los Angeles nestled between the mountains and Pismo Beach is a charming little town home to one of the best wedding venues I’ve had the pleasure of shooting at.

The Casitas Estate is quite literally a wedding photographer’s dream. There are SO many little details and areas to photograph and the light was nothing but magical. I had a dream team of vendors that made my first trip to the west coast feel like I’ve been there a million times. I could ramble on about the day but let me just let the photos do the talking….

Also, Pat & Tony: if you’re reading this we miss you and Kona already!

Be sure to check out the whole vendor team at the bottom!

Vendor Team:

Planner/Coordinator: Sandcastle Celebrations

Venue: Casitas Estate

Catering: Splash Cafe

DJ: DJ John Lewis

HMUA: Jenn at Queen’s Bees

Florals: Lori Boe Floral Design

Donuts: SLODoCo *(Still dreaming about these donuts y’all)

Rentals: Central Coast Tent & Party

Officiant: Mary Carey

Dress: Hayley Paige


Assistant Photographer: Jen Wallen

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