Pepper Tree Ranch Wedding | San Luis Obispo Wedding Planner | Carlie & Ian

Photo credit: Kristyn Villars Photography

All was right in the world for this beautiful March wedding! The sun came out loud and proud, giving us a gorgeous 75-degree day with clear skies and cool breezes. For Carlie and Ian, Pepper Tree Ranch was the perfect setting to celebrate their love and commitment to each other with the spacious barn, treehouse cocktail area, and a background of rolling, green hills.

When setup in the barn was finished, it looked like fireflies had taken up residence. Carlie is a big fan of candles, so they were the main focus of all our decor! We had hundreds of them placed all throughout the reception area, some in votives and some floating in hurricanes of all sizes. In fact, when we opened the main barn doors, DJ Bob exclaimed, “WOW! It looks magical in there!”

The bride and groom jumped for joy during their ceremony exit, guests signed their names on a block of wood, Carlie’s sorority sisters sang her a Delta Gamma song, and people’s hearts melted when Ian shed a tear as Carlie walked down the aisle. Congratulations to the happy couple, we loved being part of your beautiful day!

— Julia Freet

Check out this beautiful video from our besties over at Fox Jump Cinematics:

Special Thanks to These Amazing Vendors:

Venue: Pepper Tree Ranch
Photography: Kristyn Villars Photography
Videography: Fox Jump Cinematics
Rentals: All About Events
Floral Design: Fluid Bloom Designs
Catering: Chef’s Table Catering
Dessert: Negranti Creamery
Bar & Beverage: Copper & Crystal + Glacier Ice Company
DJ/Entertainment: DJ Bob Stock
Photo Booth: Epic Entertainment SLO
Beauty: The Queen’s Bees
Bridal Fashion: Jamie Bridal

Love Letter: “Amanda and her team were wonderful to work with! As a couple coming from out of town, she was able to recommend great vendors to us who all helped make the day perfect. It was easy enough for us to explain our vision and they were able to execute on it and make it a reality. When considering hiring a coordinator, Amanda and her team were clearly our top choice, they handled the setup, cleanup, vendor tips, and all of the other details that we probably would have missed without them. We couldn’t imagine our wedding day without Amanda and would highly recommend her!” – Carlie, 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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