Nick and Kristin’s Wedding at Portola Inn in Atascadero California

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You probably remember Kristin and Nick’s fun engagement pictures.  These two are just an adorable duo and so when I heard they were planning a travel themed wedding I knew I was going to be in for a treat.

The historic Portola Inn in Atascadero, California was a beautiful setting as always.  The  huge oak trees serve as a canopy for the ceremony and dining areas.  Also Kristin and Nick asked the owner who also happens to be Atascadero’s  Mayor to be the officiant and he wore a wonderful historic suit with tails.

Kristin and Nick decided to have a “first look” so they could spend more time with their guests and the Portola Inn has a beautiful arched gate that works perfect for this. Kristin added so many fun details.  I loved that each table was named with a destination that the couple had enjoyed vacations at and everywhere you looked there was fun travel decor.

Kristin’s smile is contagious and together these two are just overflowing with personality.  Enjoy all the amazing theme ideas and soak in the pure happiness of this adorable couple.

This lovely charm pin was given to the bride by one of the bridesmaids.  It serves as something borrowed and something blue and they pinned it on to her slip.  What a sweet keepsake!
Don’t get me wrong I can easily get caught up in all the fun decor, flowers, dresses etc that are part of the wedding day but when all is said and done a wedding is truly a celebration of family.  Moments shared between loved ones as they gather together to celebrate the beginning of a new family are truly  the heart of every wedding.  The exchange between bride and grandmother here was truly priceless!  I admit I was misty eyed as I captured this.
Three generations placed their hands together and guess what…. without any coaxing on my part they naturally formed a heart!!  LOVE!
Even though these two enjoyed a first look the first look coming down the aisle is still so special!Yes the light is like this every afternoon at Portola Inn.   This venue is a photographers dream!

AMS Entertainment provided the Music and sound

Arlyne’s Flowers of Atascadero

KK’s Bundt Cake and Cassie’s Custom Cakes

Central Coast Trolley provided transportation to the venue

Catering – Del Clement Catering



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Ruth & Steve - July 15, 2013 - 1:21 am

The photographs are beautiful, just as we remember Kristin and Nick’s wedding day. Again,just like their engagement pictures, you have done a marvelous job capturing the emotions of such a special day.

Mom & Les - July 19, 2013 - 9:28 pm

What a TERRIFIC day! You look HAPPY and RELAXED!!! A great first day of your marriage. We LOVE you!!

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