Sid and Ragina, our couple, had already booked Cayucos Creek Barn for their wedding and reception. This was exciting for Nikki due to the sheer nature and location of the event. Nikki decided to go up north to visit the venue in order to better understand the design aesthetics. This trip was very helpful as she not only toured both properties for the sangeet and the wedding, but was also able to meet and have lunch at the Indian restaurant that was going to cater the food. After the site visit, a story board was created with couple’s feedback. We decided to incorporate elements that complimented and enhanced the environment. A simple and earthy color scheme of tan, kelly-green and sand colors were chosen.
The couple wanted their ceremony to be by the creek under a large tree with no mandap or raised stage.
The set up began the day before at the venue with restroom delivery, lighting, furniture and tenting, etc. By the end of the day, Nikki was very happy with the outcome and the next day was devoted to fine tuning the event and work on details. The ceremony tent was swagged with ivory fabric to provide shade for the guests.
Two large tree trunks were placed directly under a large tree and were loosely wrapped with greenery.
A thick bed of white rose petals forming swirly pattern on the aisle created simplicity with elegance.
Mason jars bearing olive branches, eucalyptus and succulents tied with string were hung on the chairs.
Upon arrival, guests were served lunch and cold drinks that were set up on a ladder in the same area which was going to be changed to cocktail hour after the ceremony.
The grassy area was dotted with dozens of market umbrellas, barn furniture and rustic tables and bars.
Chalk boards bearing signs for the ceremony, bathrooms, gifts, lunch, bar menu and dinner/dessert menus were strategically placed all over creating a lot of interest and visual.
A rustic bird cage wrapped artistically with greenery sat on a wooden table bearing a sign reading “gifts.”
A musical quartet was hired to play during the ceremony and cocktail hour and created a magical and romantic ambiance.
The couple arrived and mingled with the guests for lunch and then went away for a few minutes before ceremony started.
As their favorite song began, they both came out in unison and met under the tree for their ceremony.
Sid had asked his cousin to perform the ceremony which was simple, meaningful and touching. As the couple exchanged their vows, their deep love for one another permeated the air.
At the end of the ceremony, guests were served cold mango lassiy and moved to the cocktail area where the bars were open and live music was playing couple’s favorite songs.
The guests were escorted to the barn for dinner which was set up simply and elegantly.
Our couple was over the moon to see the dinner tables for the first time and kept saying we exceeded their expectations and vision throughout the night. Outside the barn, a long buffet table bearing olive branches, succulents and seasonal flowers on burlap linen looked very appealing.
Desserts were set up in the back on armoires, wrought iron furniture and rustic wooden tables.
A large dinner menu sat on one side and small chalk board bearing signs for desserts drew the guests to those stations.
Guests dined on a sumptuous buffet under the stars and market lights.
Our couple was ecstatic and very happy and the DJ kept them and the guests on the dance floor for most of the night. This was another “Exquisite Event” ending on a high note.
Here is a beautiful note we received from Ragina:
Dear Nikki and Madiha,
Thank you so much for making our wedding weekend so fun, memorable and exquisite!!! You and Madiha lived up to your name is every regard!
All of our guests and loved ones had such a amazing time, and they were so appreciate of every detail you put into the decor as well as the utmost professionalism and kindness of your staff. I absolutely loved how the look and feel of Friday and Saturday came together and how unique and perfect each night turned out to be. In fact, I was blown away with the beauty of each event that was complimented so sweetly with the joy and love of our family and friends!
We are thoroughly happy with everything! We will stay in touch.
Not only are you and Madiha so talented but also very sweet people. We enjoyed getting to know you both too!
Warmest wishes and thanks again for everything,
Have an Exquisite day and we will see you next Wednesday!
Photographer: Gene Higa Photography, Venue: Cayucos Creek Barn, Florist: Elegant Details, Decor: Haute Catering, Rentals: Luna Party Rentals, DJ: Special Occasions LA