San Luis Obispo Wedding at the Madonna Inn

Lauren & Jonny’s San Luis Obispo wedding at the Madonna Inn was eclectic meets artsy. But, above all, truly original! Like so many of my other couples, Lauren & Jonny are the friends of my past clients Tori & Jeff. Coincidentally, the same couple who are connected to Steph & Frank, who you might remember from this post. Truly, such a small world!

The Madonna Inn has been a west coast staple since it first opened in 1958. It has a fun vintage vibe with an almost cottage-style exterior.  The hotel has become famous for its unique decor and themed rooms. But above all its ability to blend kitschy details with just the right amount of pink. It’s also known for its pink champagne cake and undoubtedly, its beautiful mountain views!

My bride and groom, Lauren & Jonny really knew how to make their wedding day at this venue a fun experience. They both work in the arts, so it was only natural some of that artistic viewpoint spilled over into their wedding day. Curious to know what that looked like? Jonny decorated their reception space at the Madonna Inn with vintage tech. We’re talking handheld camcorders, with extra batteries, of course! This allowed their guests to live stream their wedding directly to various vintage televisions that were set up throughout the reception space. Isn’t that so unique? It was an interactive way for their guests to get involved in their wedding day. But it also played a part in the overall decor of their day. Serious fun!

What I loved most about capturing Lauren & Jonny’s wedding day is that they weren’t afraid to just go with the flow. This was especially important when we stepped outside the venue to capture their wedding portraits. It was a windy day, which can usually quickly sour the mood of any couple on their wedding day. But they just went along with my ideas and had fun in the process. Resulting in authentic moments that captured the essence of their story. Scroll through the blog to see!

Are you searching for a San Luis Obispo Wedding Photographer to capture your day at the Madonna Inn or another local venue? Click here to get in touch with me! Or, to view even more of my work, you can find me on Instagram @jameslesterphoto!
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