Greengate Ranch & Vineyard | San Luis Obispo Wedding Designer | Madison & John

Photo courtesy of Judy+Gavin

What do you get when you combine a horse-drawn carriage, mini donuts and handcuffs? Madison and John’s wedding! And no…police were not called in, but they were formally invited, as the bride and groom are both in law enforcement.

The beautiful and serene pond at the stunning Greengate Ranch was the perfect backdrop for Madison and John’s ceremony, which featured a shelf of photos of all of the married couples invited to the wedding, to signify how their love has shaped them as a couple. Instead of a guest book, our couple used a guest bench, where guests could write messages on the bench, so Madison and John could use it in their home. Before walking down the aisle, Madison’s father surprised her with a horse-drawn carriage…talk about an entrance! A true fairytale moment!

After the ceremony, guests were invited to the historic barn for cocktail hour. The bride and groom really leaned into their jobs and handcuffed each other as part of their grand entrance! After dinner, dancing inside the barn kicked off with Madison and John firing off a money gun and a champagne gun! Guests were delighted with delicious Crave Mini Donuts and the night ended with a bubble sendoff that will not soon be forgotten! Congratulations to this seriously fun couple!

Special Thanks to These Amazing Vendors:
Photography: Judy+Gavin
Videography/Cinematography: Steelhead Cinema
Rentals: All About Events
Linens: BBJ La Tavola
Floral Design: Precious and Blooming
Catering / Bar & Beverage: Pure Joy Catering
Dessert: Crave Mini Doughnuts + SeaBreeze Cupcakes
DJ / Emcee: Daos Entertainment Group
Photo Booth: The Photo Bus
Specialty Rentals: Avenue Twelve + Embellish Vintage Rentals
Horse Carriage: White Horse Carriage Co.
Invitation Suite / Signage: Sincerely Scripted
Beauty: Bluebird Salon
Rehearsal Dinner: Greengate Ranch & Vineyard + SOHO TACO
Venue: Greengate Ranch & Vineyard
Wedding Design & Management: Amanda Holder Events

Love Letter: “Thank you so much for everything!!! You and your team were beyond amazing! Thank you for helping make our day perfect!” – Madison, 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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