Gavin & Melanie (Shell Beach / San Luis Obispo)

Are you kidding me?! Gavin and Melanie are just about the most handsome couple ever! They just go together like… like chocolate and peanut butter! They got married on a beautiful cliff overlooking the Shell Beach coastline. And if that wasn’t pretty enough, they had their reception at none other than Holland Ranch. The sky was perfectly overcast for the wedding with a little hint of sunlight peaking out over the ocean miles into the horizon. As soon as we finished up the bridal party portraits we buzzed over to the ranch and walked right down into the heavenly glory of dripping sunlight and chocolate hillside for icing-on-the-cake couple portraits. The groomsmen made my day (no, week!) with their 80’s glasses. I just wanted to take a million different pictures with those guys sporting their mad times square style. They also wore name tags corresponding to their title or responsibility. There was The Doc, Best Man, The Amateur, Bone Man, and lastly the groom; Crabbman (his last name being Crabb). Oh, and watch out when you park in Pismo Beach because I got a $40 parking ticket! (Whenever in history did they start charging to park in Pismo?! *chanting; We don’t live in L.A. We don’t live in L.A.)

Adornments arranged the most beautiful flowers for the whole event! It is amazing how flowers can tie an oceanside park and a country ranch together. Events Redefined did an amazing job coordinating the whole day. They were so organized and calm, they made me even relax!

Their reception was too legit to quit with the swinging tunes of the San Luis Jazz Band, the best food ever by Phoenix Fine Catering, a tower of multi-flavored cupcakes, and the most amazing A&W truck complete with freezers of vanilla ice-cream and root beer on tap.

If you want the inside scoop into how Melanie planned her amazing wedding, check out her blog; Crabb Cakes. She is such a great graphic designer!

Check out their engagement pictures if you want some more Crabb love!