Amanda & Josh’s “pink & dreamy wedding” is unquestionably one of the most beautiful low-budget weddings I’ve seen yet. Their Rancho Buena Vista Adobe wedding, photographed by Vallentyne Photography, is an absolute stunner. Their wedding palette of soft ivory & pinks, combined with their venues beautiful surroundings, created such a sweet and dreamy ambience (not to mention that this sweet couple is absolutely beaming with joy in all the pics). Burlap & lace, wooden slabs used for décor & guest book, and a bunt wedding cake that comes with a cautionary tale (a small fire ensued) added a touch of rustic romance that is undeniably swoon-worthy.
From the Bride, Amanda:
How did you meet?
Josh and I met through a friend of mine. She was out with a group of friends and Josh was out with a different group. Her friends got introduced to his and then after talking to him for a little bit, she told him “she has a girl for him.” The next weekend when her and I met for coffee she begged me to let me give her his number and after talking to each other for about a week, I agreed to meet him at sunset market (a street fair that occurs every Thursday by the Oceanside pier). There are permanent market lights that hang on those streets and that’s part of the reason we had them at our wedding.
What were your Wedding Planning Inspiration and Style?
We picked our venue based on the fact that we could invite more people due to the fact that we wouldn’t have to do a whole lot of decorating because it was already a pretty location. We cut costs by only focusing on the wedding details that really mattered to us. For example, we didn’t have wedding favors because they weren’t important to is and allowed us to spend more on what WAS important to us like the photographer. The number 28 is significant to us because not only was his son and our daughter born on the 28th, we met on the 28th and decided to marry on the 28th.
My best friend helped out a lot with some of the wedding details. She made the Mr. And Mrs. Signs for our chairs, the sign for the iron gate, our cake stands, and the here comes the bride sign. She also helped me with the centerpieces by arranging the flowers in the mason jars and tying the bakers twine on the jars and gluing the burlap and lace too. We got the wood rounds and the “guestbook” wood slab at a local wood shop. This guy specialized in making custom wood cabinets and furniture. Luckily the venue provided the tables and chairs and all we needed to buy were the linens.
What are some of your favorite memories of the day?
I honestly can’t pick out any moments that were my favorite, because it was really the best day of my life. I loved every minute of it, even when the cake caught on fire haha. We had a fake flower on top and used sparkler candles with our wedding date as a cake topper and well it caught on fire. I love how hard we are laughing in those pictures.
Photographer: Vallentyne Photography | Reception Venue: Rancho Buena Vista Adobe | Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo 519