How we love a trendy elopement round right here. This editorial by Christina McNeill and Smith + James Events on the maximalist Madonna Inn (the place every visitor room has a special theme!) is the recipe for a playful and celebratory elopement: a street journey alongside the coast, vows on the seashore, dinner and cake on the Inn, and extra. To prime all of it off, Christina captured the newlyweds’ pleasure as they headed again to their lodge room in cute matching PJs with one final slice of cake. Put together for some significantly cool California elopement inspo…
The Elopement Venue
The Madonna Inn is positioned in San Luis Obispo alongside the central coast, about midway in between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Every of the 110 visitor rooms is adorned with a special daring theme, from jungle rock to sugar and spice to merry — the glittering suite featured right here! They’ve been a marriage vacation spot since 1958 with a number of venue areas on-site and tons to do across the property.
The Street Journey
Christina says, This epic street journey elopement to The Madonna Inn was a dream come true. No thought was too massive, no element too small for this editorial I created alongside Smith + James Events. From a dreamy journey in a creamy white 1971 Corvette Stingray convertible (together with my favourite element, a keychain created by Idea Emporium and Amber Moon Design) to a customized powdered sugar stencicled pancake breakfast (specifically made by the identical designers) on the Madonna Inn restaurant, to the oceanside ceremony at Grover Seaside, and their intimate dinner reception on the Inn’s Hearts and Flowers room, each a part of this present day was an thrilling journey.
Marriage ceremony Trend
This imaginative and prescient got here to life with the assistance of hair and make-up artist Skyla Arts and trend stylist Gabrielle Hurwitz. For look one, Gabrielle paired a Sophie et Voila jumpsuit with Reiss earring from Jennifer Behr, whereas Ben wore a casual suit from The Black Tux.
For look two, the bride became essentially the most lovely Alexia Maria silk mini marriage ceremony gown full with massive bow sleeves. Love!!! This was paired with Sergio Rossi heels, Jennifer Behr Allanah earrings, and a Daphne Newman veil. Ben donned one other look from The Black Tux, a white dinner jacket.
After a laidback morning exploring the coast and their digs for the evening, Sadie and Ben took to the seashore to change vows with their officiant, who wore a lavender Ronny Kobo gown for the ceremony.
Dinner at The Madonna Inn
Amanda Vidmar created a wall of gardenias contained in the hearts and flowers room to boost the romantic vibes. She included a candlelit walkway surrounded by alyssum and a lily of the valley and candy pea floral centerpiece. Tory Smith designed our desk for 2, which was pattern-on-pattern perfection with floral placemats and customized silk ribbons printed with Sadie and Ben’s names. As a nod to the basic film scene — and since being slightly further felt good — the couple ended the night with a “Girl and the Tramp” fashion spaghetti dinner with cheeky Italian music enjoying within the background.
For the grand finale, their couple lower into the Inn’s iconic pink champagne marriage ceremony cake, then settled in for the evening carrying the lodge’s floral print robes.
So cute, and SUCH idea for an adventurous elopement in California. Because of the workforce beneath for sharing!
Images: Christina McNeill | Venue & Cake: Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA | Planning & Design: Smith + James Events | Floral Design: Amanda Vidmar | Paper & Keychain: Idea Emporium + Amber Moon Design | Hair & Make-up: Skyla Arts | Trend Stylist: Gabrielle Hurwitz | Bride’s Jumpsuit: Sophie et Voila | Look 1 Earrings: Jennifer Behr | Groom’s Fits: The Black Tux | Bride’s Brief Marriage ceremony Costume: Alexia Maria | Heels: Sergio Rossi | Look 2 Earrings: Jennifer Behr | Veil: Daphne Newman | Officiant’s Costume: Ronny Kobo | Officiant’s Earrings: Jennifer Behr | Leases: The Ark | Cinematography: Hugo Film Co