Private Estate Wedding | Santa Margarita Wedding Planner

Where to begin with this romantic Santa Margarita wedding?!?

The flowers were lovely, the bridesmaids and groomsmen loved to dance, and the pre-ceremony music was a live bagpipes player! But there were three aspects of this wedding that landed it on our “2018 Favorites” list:

  1. The groom’s older sister is our dear friend and local San Luis Obispo photographer, Kelly Donohue!
  2. The bride’s entire family is BRITISH, which means we got to hear those glorious accents all day long. 🙂
  3. I had the pleasure of joining the whole wedding party in Bull’s Tavern in downtown San Luis Obispo after the formal celebration had ended!

Most importantly, of course, the love between Sean and Emma was palpable, as was the love extended to them from every single one of their 150+ guests. We truly felt honored to have coordinated this beautiful day that brought two families together from all the way across the world.

 — Julia Freet

Special Thanks to These Amazing Vendors:

Venue: Private Estate
Photography: Matrimony Media
Rentals: All About Events + Harvey’s Honey Huts
Lighting: Kramer Events
Floral Design: Quixotic Flowers
Catering: The Prancing Chef
Staffing & Bar: Golden Event Staffing
Dessert: Crave Mini Donuts
DJ/Emcee: Damian Camacho
Photo Booth: J plus J Booth
Beauty: Unveiled Makeup + The Queens Bees
Transportation: SLO Safe Ride
Coordination: Amanda Holder Events

Love Letters:

“Amanda and her team were an absolute DREAM! From the get-go, she was on top of everything! I cannot thank her enough for being so supportive and having every single thing under control. A true professional, she is outstanding and is absolutely worth investing in. Thank you so much Amanda!” -Emma & Sean, Bride & Groom

“My dad and brothers can’t stop talking about how impressed they were with you. I, of course, already knew that, but it’s fun to hear everyone else sing your praises! You absolutely made yesterday perfect and seamless. It couldn’t have gone better and I’m so grateful to you and your team!!!” -Kelly, Sister of the Groom

“Thank you so much for everything you did to make the wedding so wonderful. Everyone has said that it was amazing and the best wedding ever!” -Patrick, Father of the Bride


Amanda Holder Events is a team of 7 designers, planners and coordinators, based in San Luis Obispo, California. Her team offers full service wedding design, planning and coordination.

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