“How do you feel, Rebecca?” one of her best friends asked. “I look exactly as I dreamed I would look on my wedding day,” Rebecca whispered as she glanced in the mirror at her reflection. They had been planning this day, these moments, for months…and here it was. Surrounded by rustic elegance in the Santa Cruz mountains at Roaring Camp Railroads, Rebecca and Ben were united as one. Their wedding day was a pure testimony of God’s faithfulness to them and their devotion to His will.
Rebecca and Ben, we are truly thankful that you invited us to share in your joy. May God bless your journey through life together!
Roaring Camp is a a re-creation of an 1880’s logging town with a heritage railway and authentic 1880’s steam locomotives. It’s also a really gorgeous place to get married!
We started off the day helping the handsome groom look his best. He didn’t really need our help, though.
Then we met up with the bride who was enjoying the glorious morning surrounded by her best friends.
Rebecca got dressed at the old school house at Roaring Camp. We could have easily spent hours just photographing all the historic details!
Sseko Designs, founded by a friend of one of Rebecca’s bridesmaids, is a sandal company based in Uganda that began as a way to generate income for education for Ugandan women. Each of the bridesmaids wore a pair of Sseko sandals. Read more about the non-profit at www.sseko.com!
Rebecca’s something old and borrowed was a gorgeous bracelet given to her great grandmother by the Maharaja of India. Yes, you read that correctly. The bracelet has been worn by many women in her family on their wedding days.
After everyone was ready, it was time to go out and have some picture-taking fun!
Rebecca had a DIY bouquet – it started out small, but as she walked down the aisle during the ceremony, special guests handed her flowers helping her build the full bouquet.
With large families on both sides, Rebecca and Ben had several “flower girls” and “ring bearers”. The kids were ADORABLE!
After the ceremony, we took the bride and groom away from their guests for a short while. During the photos, they had a fabulous appetizer area set up complete with lawn games for guest entertainment!
A friend of the groom’s mother, Judi Peet, did an amazing job with the reception décor. Her vintage rentals are available through April Flowers in San Luis Obispo. Ancestor table, lanterns, antique books, and homemade jam made it absolutely incredible on the eyes!
The favors of jam were lovingly homemade by the groom’s mother!
The dessert table, also designed by Judi and contributed to by friends of the bride and groom, finished off a delicious meal with a variety of homemade goodness and a s’more bar!
Rebecca & Ben’s Wedding was made possible with the support of an amazing creative team:
Venue/Caterer: Roaring Camp
Make-up Artist: Erin Ayanian Monroe
Vintage Rentals: available through April Flowers
Appetizers: Bride’s Mother, Aunt Marilyn, Kalen Lee
Favors: Groom’s Mother
Dessert Table: Staci Circaulo, Jill Bigelow, LeeLee Jackson
Head Decoration Coordinator: Judi Peet
Wedding Coordinator: Kalen Lee
Florist: Nancy from Nancy’s Florist
Pastor/Officiant: Gary Gaddini (Peninsula Covenant Church)
DJ: Phillip with PLM Productions
Videographers: Ross and Logan from CTA Productions
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