Amanda & Matt are Married! Country Garden Backyard Wedding, San Martin, California

Amanda has been my dear friend for many years.  We went to church together in high school and were roommates for a year in “college” haha.  Meaning, when we were roomies, we rarely went to class.  We usually opted out for our usual routine of sleeping in, drinking tea, snacking on peanut butter and honey toast while listening to Missy Higgins and reading on our teeny tiny patio with our very short-lived flower garden.  

Very few people share my weird sense of humor and actually think I’m funny--she is one of those special souls.  So needless to say when she met Matt, I was SO hoping he would propose someday!  His laugh is famous, that alone needed to stick around and keep us all entertained.  When he popped the question in Hawaii (yeah, ok Mr. Perfect) I giggled and cried I was so happy for her! I was even happier when she asked me to help with her wedding and on top of that be a bridesmaid.  

We started with trying to find a venue, and when she told me what she was thinking she wanted,  I immediately thought of my grandparents’ country home in San Martin.  Only my mother has gotten married there before, so I had to run it by Grandma and Grandpa about having over 200 people stampede their perfect property.  When Grandma said “Anything for Amanda”, it was set for October 5!  A whopping 3 months to plan a backyard wedding, so we got to planning right quick.  And this is what we came up with. :)

And I just have to say that this was the most fun I have ever had at a wedding!  Once things started rolling and I got to finally be a guest after the all the set up and have Kandis take over, I got to enjoy Matt’s very own home brews and dancing with all my high school and college friends.  It was such a treat to see so many of my favorite people from my teenage years!  

To see more photos from this beautiful wedding, check out the gallery A&M in our portfolio!


Enjoy the inspirational photography from my dear friends Sam and Christina Whittaker with Whittaker Portraits.  Thanks to them, this beautiful wedding is soon to be featured on Style Me Pretty! :) 

All planning, coordination, event design, floral design, vintage rentals, and chalkboard art is by me here at Something Blue! 


DJ: Ultimate Sounds DJ / Cake and Desserts: Mitra’s Bakery / Photographer: Whittaker Portraits

Catering: Bride’s Family! (They’re thinking about going into business-which they should because they were amazing!) / Venue: My grandparent’s home (not a real venue, sorry ladies!)