Pom Poms, Succulents, Neon Cheesecakes & Californian Sun

This wicked shoot was put together by Bowman Nichols Event Consulting. They wanted to highlight the beauty of California’s Central Coast and the historic and rustic elegance of the Santa Margarita Ranch, but in a fun and fabulously colourful way. They put together a rustic feeling set up with the table in the field and the almost neon cake/flower table. “We were looking to craft a rustic feel pulling inspiration from the colour palate and style of the Carlisle linen pattern from BBJ Linen.  The concept was to accentuate a blend of traditional and non-traditional elements for the bride and groom, while staying with the feel of the venue in its rural tradition” they explained.

The couple they chose for the shoot was also very important to them as they wanted a pair that could pull of an alternative, edgy feel. “For the couple, we paired an edgy, big city, tattooed groom Josh, with a beautiful blonde, 1950’s inspired bride Natalie, for a Rock n Roll feel.  Natalie wore a vintage inspired, short lace gown by Alfred Angelo and western style cowboy boots.  To tie in the theme of color we chose large non-traditional jewellery embellished in turquoise with red and black accents to play up to her rockabilly groom.   The bouquet was a beautiful unique arrangement adorned with billy balls, kangaroo paw, and succulents pulling in the bright contrasting colour.”

Thanks to Jonathan of BluePhoto Wedding Photography for sending these over today and to everyone involved for creating something so beautiful for me to share

Credit: BluePhoto Wedding Photography
Coordinators: Bowman Nichols Event Consulting  
Venue:  Santa Margarita Ranch, Santa Margarita, CA
Flowers:  Noonan’s Wine Country Designs, Katie Noonan  
Linens:  BBJ Linens www.bbjlinen.com
Hair/Makeup:  The Queens Bees,  Reeda Gorman (makeup) Skylae Johnson (hair)
Bride’s Hair Piece:  Untamed Petals
Dress/Suit:  Heart’s Desire, Paso Robles, CA 
Boots/Jewlery:  I CANDI, Paso Robles
Cheesecakes:  Sinfully Divine Cake Creations
Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo


  1. Completely agree with Cara – the light you get in California is just gorgeous… Lovely photography – I LOVE the couple shots by the tree…

  2. Leslie

    Thanks for the opportunity…it was soo fun making the cheesecakes out of the ordinary…Sinfully Divine Cake Creations…

    Jon I love the shadow pics!! excellent idea..very creative!!


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