Flying Caballos Ranch Wedding | San Luis Obispo Wedding Coordinator | Kirsten & Adam

Photo credit: Shannon McMillen Photography

Another Cal Poly love story! Kirsten and Adam met early in their college careers because Kirsten’s brother, Kyle, was on the Cal Poly Mustangs baseball team, just like Adam! According to the parents and friends of the bride, from the day they met, Kirsten couldn’t stop talking about “this Adam Melker character.” From the other side of the aisle, Adam’s friends and family revealed that Adam had a crush on Kirsten all throughout college, but out of respect for her brother and his teammate, held back on asking her out. Fast forward a few years after graduation, Kirsten and Adam reconnected, went away together for a weekend, and the rest is history!

As many couples do, this bride and groom wanted to tie the knot in the same place their love story began. They selected the beautiful Flying Caballos Ranch, with its newly finished modern barn and indoor event space. The upper ceremony site and yellow historic ranch house provided beautiful pastel backgrounds for this springtime wedding. The guests ventured down the hill for a delicious dinner cooked and served by the amazing Flora & Fauna Fine Food team! This wedding had a bright, beautiful aesthetic captured by Shannon McMillen, a fantastic photographer and dear friend of Amanda’s. Lori Boe Floral brought warm, bold spring colors to each floral arrangement. And of course, Epic Entertainment gave the guests fun photo booth souvenirs to take home at the end of the party!

Adam’s two brothers kept everyone laughing during their co-best-men speeches, and the father of the bride’s tears sealed his sentimental toast for everybody. (Trust me, I had to pull out a tissue… or five). The sweetest moment of the day, though, was during the very last song, the guests formed a circle around Adam & Kirsten, where they simply held each other in a tight embrace, soaking in the last moments of their wedding reception. Cheers to the Melkers!!!

– Julia Freet

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

Special Thanks to These Amazing Vendors:

Venue: Flying Caballos Ranch
Photographer:Shannon McMillen Photography
Videographer: Fox Jump Cinematics
Rentals: All About Events
Floral Design: Lori Boe Floral
Catering: Flora & Fauna Fine Food
Dessert: Shannon Hale 
Bar Service: Flora & Fauna Fine Food
DJ: Epic Entertainment
Beauty: Brit Tarr Hair & Makeup
Stationery: Fete and Quill

Love Letter: “Hiring Amanda & her team was one of the best investments that we made towards our wedding! From the moment we hired her, she was extremely professional, approachable, friendly and insightful. She was always quick to respond and was there to answer any and all questions, big or small. She was beyond helpful and a consistent cool, calm & collected during a time that wasn’t always such. The weekend of our wedding, Amanda and her team made sure myself, the groom and our families had nothing to worry about. Everything went smoothly in big part to them and the other excellent vendors we had, most of which were recommendations of Amanda’s. It is obvious she is loved by her clients and other vendors because she is a lovey person and great at her job. I highly recommend hiring her and her team.” – Kirsten Melker, 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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