Succulent Inspired San Luis Obispo Wedding at The Casitas Estate

April 11, 2017 | gabby

Katie and Andy’s coastal California wedding combined elegant natural greenery with insanely inspired DIY details! When searching for a venue, the couple fell in love with The Casitas Estate‘s unique Spanish estate vibes, and immediately knew it was the location for them. Katie is a graphic designer by trade, so she single-handedly designed her wedding’s amazing invitation suite, hand-lettered wooden signs, and personalized succulent favors. We can’t get enough of how Krista Ashley Photography captured every breathtaking detail in this wedding, including the brilliant donut escort card display that doubled as a dessert table!

The Couple:

Katie and Andy

The Wedding:

The Casitas Estate, San Luis Obispo, California

Our venue had such a unique Spanish estate feel. The grounds were covered with succulents, which was our theme/obsession for the wedding. Not to mention the view was absolutely incredible. It seemed meant to be.

I am a graphic designer and designed and created every aspect of our invite package. From the save the dates, to the invitation itself. I picked out the paper and cut out every envelope liner, hand wrote every address, hand stamped every return address, tied all of the gold twine around the invite package and attached our custom logo stamp.

The ceremony was the most memorable moment of the day. There was something so special about being able to be so personal with one another in front of our closest family and friends. It was also probably one of the hardest things I have ever done, speaking so personally in front of that many people. And that is what made it so special, that we did that together.

Our advice: Stay Organized! We got one of those giant desk planners/calendars, and wrote down everything. Every month at the top of the calendar, I would list out our to-do list for that month.

Our favors were small metal tins with succulents in them with a gift tag featuring the wedding logo hand stamped on there that I designed for our wedding. We wanted to give everyone something that they could use. Every time I see the succulents at my house, my parents house, or friends house; I know that they were from our wedding.

I also hand painted multiple famous love quotes on old wooden slabs that were positioned down the isle of the ceremony and at the bridal table at our reception.

Bridal Processional: “I Need My Girl” – The National
Recessional: “Future Starts Slow” – The Kills
First Dance: “She Loves You” – The Gaslight Anthem

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Krista Ashley Photography
Event Planning – Sandcastle Celebrations
Venue – The Casitas Estate
Floral Design – Adornments Flowers & Finery
Catering – The Rib Line
Cake – Just Baked
Officiant – Mark Osborn
DJ – Modern Symphony
Invitations – Katie Zuvella
Hair Styling – Rhyan Townsend
Wedding Dress – Katie May
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Weddington Way
Groom’s Apparel – Frank + Oak
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rentals – Central Coast Tent & Party


Congratulations to Katie and Andy, and a special thanks to Krista Ashley Photography for sharing their wedding with us. Love this wedding’s sophisticated garden vibes? Then you’ve got to see this Los Angeles indoor garden wedding at Millwick!

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One Comment

  1. The bride looks stunning

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