ASHLEY BAUMGARTNER

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WHITE BARN EDNA VALLEY WEDDING INSPIRATION IN SAN LUIS OBISPO | DESIGNED BY FM EVENTS SLO AND FEATURED ON GREEN WEDDING SHOES

“What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful.” – Joshua Foer ... A colorful dream. That’s what this beautiful day and this White Barn Edna Valley Wedding Inspiration Editorial in San Luis Obispo was. And we’re so excited to say it’s featured over on Green Wedding Shoes!

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PARK WINTERS WEDDING WITH DISNEY DETAILS ON FILM | KARA & DREW

She decided to do something no one expected. Not even her mom. Despite Kara’s love of being close to family and growing up in California, Kara decided to pack up her life with her best friend and cross country road trip to their new home, in Florida. Now, while the Florida part was a surprise, the fact that Kara had signed up for the Disney College Program was not. Kara had always been a huge Disney fan, and this decision to move to the other side of the country for college, ultimately led to her meeting her Prince Charming. Now, instead of a ball gown, she was a safari guide, but nonetheless, Walt Disney World and the people she met there lead her to Drew. And their Park Winters wedding day was nothing short of a fairy tale and a happily ever after.

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PISMO BEACH SAND DUNES COUPLES SESSION | SHELBY & JOSH

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INN AT PARK WINTERS WEDDING | LINDSAY & SHANE

A family. By uniting as one on a surprisingly (and thankfully!) sunny day in January at the beautiful Inn at Park Winters, Lindsay and Shane made a family. A daughter on her side. A son on his. But these two littles would now officially be siblings as they joined together and became husband and wife, or more importantly, a family. A family that would move the country together, build a legacy of love, and most importantly, always have each other.

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DANVILLE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | ASHLEY & MIKE

A college party bus. A fun Thursday night. Usually the start of some fun times and some good stories. But little did Ashley and Mike know, it would be the start of their forever. The party bus scene wasn’t necessarily Ashley’s normal hang out. But after a few pleads from friends, she gave in to spend the afternoon with them Downtown. And after a quick sprint to hop on the bus on time, a handsome man handed her a drink and offered up conversation. And what started as a small bus chat, lead to a weekend of hanging out, and ultimately a lifetime of happiness. And it was such a joy to capture their love during their Danville Engagement Session.

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AVIO WINERY WEDDING | NATALY & ELI

A debate and a war. Now, those are two things you wouldn’t think belong in a relationship, and especially a marriage, but it works for these two. First, a debate. A long standing debate between Nataly and Eli on the best motocross equipment company. This debate between these two is so intense that they even both brought it up in their personalized vows to each other. I think Nataly expressed a little more enthusiasm tho. :) And a war. Now this one is a little silly, but these two have an ongoing “Ice” war. They spontaneously and secretly ice each other regularly. Little did Eli know that his bride had a surprise for him later that night. But before it was time for that, Nataly and Eli both received a surprise at their Avio Winery Wedding. They were “iced” by their bridal party. But, between a heated debate for motocross brands and a war of icing, these two are perfect for each other. And that’s exactly what their friends and family expressed as well during their beautiful Avio Winery wedding.

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VALENTINE’S HEART PANCAKES FOR VALENTINE’S BRUNCH WITH BEIJOS EVENTS BLOG

Have you seen that cooking show where they show you some of the most fantastic pancake designs? You know the ones where it’s a cartoon version of someone? Well that's not in my wheelhouse or my good friend Abby of Beijos Events Blog, but they did come up with these adorable Valentine's Heart Pancakes for Valentine's Brunch. I wanted to share this recipe in case you decided to wake up early tomorrow and surprise your sweetie! See below for the Valentine's Heart Pancakes recipe and fun toppings options! 

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RENGSTORFF HOUSE WEDDING WITH BLUSHING JOY EVENTS | LIZZETH & MIKE

Their two sweet boys. From meeting as neighbors way back when to getting to unite their family under marriage. That’s what Lizzeth and Mike wanted. And that’s what their Rengstorff House Wedding day was all about. Uniting a family, proclaiming their love, and celebrating with all their friends and family. And the best mariachi band in town.

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SACRAMENTO VALENTINE’S DATE AT HOME | STYLED BY LOVE OF PARTIES

In honor of St. Valentine, we know you want to do something special for Valentine’s Day. But just like every other year, it sneaks up on you. Or maybe you don’t even get to spend Valentine’s Day together. After all, life, work, kids, and travel can sometimes get in the way. And even if you do get the day together? Chances are you’re fighting to get a reservation, stuck in traffic, and have a quick bite to eat in a crowded restaurant. That’s doesn’t sound very romantic… What if you skipped the traffic, the dinners, and the fuss and celebrated with a Sacramento Valentine's Date at Home? Imagine this, a quiet, romantic candlelit dinner for two without the crowds and commotion.

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APPLE HILL FAMILY SESSION ON FILM | THE GILES FAMILY

A goober. There’s one in every family. And in this one, there might be a few. But that’s what makes life fun for Deborah and Daniel. They get to love and spend their days with their three little goobers and their precious pup Rosie. And this day was no exception, except they got all dressed up and hung out with me for their Apple Hill Family Session!

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