January 4, 2022
A SOUTHWESTERN STYLE WEDDING IN PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY
Rachel and Kurt love the Southwest and they did such an amazing job of bringing this inspiration into their amazing summer wedding that has both a desert vibe and a boho feel. The pair chose Croad Vineyards and Inn, nestled in Central Coast California wine country. Croad Winery offers an elegant mediterranean courtyard complete with fountain and hacienda style porticos and arches. It has a rustic western feel that channels the southwestern states of Arizona and New Mexico. I was so excited to be chosen as their wedding photographer for their creative destination Paso Robles vineyard wedding.
THEY USED VIBRANT COLORS AND DESERT CACTI IN THEIR WEDDING DECOR
Throughout the day they incorporated creative and colorful desert inspired themes, using succulents, bright pops of pink, green and oranges, and of course cacti. Rachel and Kurt chose a floral palette with bright shades of magenta and yellow accented with dusty sage green eucalyptus. Croad Winery has several pots of succulents and magnificent cactus growing throughout that made for the perfect backdrop for photos.
THE BRIDE WORE A CREAM LACE WEDDING DRESS AND BRIGHT FLOWERS IN HER HAIR
Rachel was stunning in her cream colored low back mermaid style wedding dress. She had gathered together the cutest personal items for their getting ready photos, including their brightly colored wedding invitations and even a sweet love letter written to her by Kurt. The two of them were all smiles and snuggles throughout the day and it was so fun how their wedding showed their personalities in every detail.
THE HACIENDA STYLE INN IS PERFECT FOR GETTING READY
Croad Inn and Vineyard is amazing because the bride and groom can get ready on sight and guests can stay at the private Inn, a unique and adorably decorated bed and breakfast style hacienda and guest house perfect for a destination wedding. This central coast wedding venue offers two separate and unique areas for ceremony and reception and the guests really enjoyed seeing the bride and groom make their grand entrance down the rustic stairway. Following the vows, guests traveled over to the reception area, they were greeted by the beautiful sounds of the water feature at the center of all of the guest tables. The couple embraced with an unbeatable backdrop overlooking the vineyard vistas for their sunsets pictures and then danced the night away in the Croad tasting room. It was such an amazing unforgettable day!
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