Higuera Ranch Wedding | San Luis Obispo Wedding Coordinator | Tuva & Jacob

Photo Courtesy of Matrimony Media

Tuva came to the U.S. as a foreign exchange student from Norway. Little did she know that she would meet her future husband at the high school she would be attending! What began as a friendship between Tuva and Jacob, eventually turned into romance and then marriage. Jacob studied at Cal Poly, so San Luis Obispo became a favorite place for the couple to visit. Thus, they decided on Higuera Ranch as the ideal spot for their wedding. Many guests came all the way from Norway to attend, and were quickly impressed by the beauty of the area. The ceremony was on the house lawn under a beautiful arch adorned with flowers of pink, orange and white, created by a family friend. Guests then showered the couple with white flower petals as they made their way back down the isle as husband and wife. Everyone was then treated to delicious appetizers and creative cocktails with edible flowers from Rib Line Catering. After their introduction and first dance, Tuba and Jacob participated in what was called a “Photo Dash,” where they went around and took a photo with the guests at each table. A plated dinner and toasts came next, followed by a cake cutting and desserts from SLO Delicious. DJ LaDell spun the tunes for special dances and guests joined in to close out the night, but not before a clever group photo was taken from the barn loft. Another fun addition to the evening was a song performed by Tuva’s sisters, and there was also a sweet presentation earlier of a custom tie for each father that had a picture of them and Tuva or Jacob as a baby.

Special Thanks to These Amazing Vendors:
Photography: Matrimony Media
Rentals: All About Events + SLO Party Rentals
Linens: BBJ La Tavola
Floral Design: Family Friend
Catering: Rib Line
Bar & Beverage: Rib Line
Dessert: SLO Delicious
DJ / Emcee / Entertainment: EpicEntertainment Inc.
Specialty Rentals: Avenue Twelve
Beauty: The Queen’s Bees
Bride / Bridesmaid Fashion: Janene’s Bridal
Officiant: AVOW Wedding Ceremonies and Services
Welcome Dinner: Woodstock’s Pizza
Venue: Higuera Ranch
Wedding Management: Amanda Holder Events

Love Letter: “Thank you so much for ensuring a smooth and stress-free wedding day for us. We seriously could not have done it without you. We greatly appreciate all your support and dedication during the planning stages. You guys rock!” Tuva & Jacob, Bride and Groom.

“We truly had the best experience with Amanda Holder Events; our wedding day went perfectly thanks to them! From the beginning, the team was so organized, helpful, and enthusiastic; they came with great vendor recommendations, which made filling our vendor list easy. We trusted their recommendations and with good reason, every single vendor we had was great. We worked primarily with Sarah A. and she is truly the best; she was so easy to work with and made us feel so comfortable. She was organized, helpful, and kind; we had such a great time working with her and felt like we were in good hands. Big shout-out to the rest of the team that helped us along the way and made sure everything was perfect on our wedding day (Sarah H., Shea, Martha, and Alyssa); the team was truly amazing and we could not have been happier with how everything turned out. Could not recommend Amanda and her team more!” – Tuva, 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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