Workshop Feature : Amber Lynn Photography

A few months back I had the privilege of joining a wonderful group of women for a workshop and styled shootout in the quaint and adorable central coast city of Arroyo Grande.

Amber Parsons of Amber Lynn Photography hosted a  beautifully intimate and creative afternoon full of stunning floral arrangements by Candice Mineau with Petals Floral Design, an array of delicious goodies from Catering by Crave and the Arroyo Grande Bakery.  And not to mention, the fantastic group of models.  The workshop was nestled in the Heritage Museums and Gardens, with its throwback feel and fancy nooks around every corner, it was the perfect  backdrop for the “Love Grows” inspirational theme.

To see even more of of the loveliness, please check out Amber Lynn Photography’s recent feature of the workshop on Ruffled!

 Coordinator & Stylist: Amber Lynn Photography & OH So Pretty

Venue: Heritage Museums and Gardens

Florist: Candice Mineau with Petals Floral Design

Catering: Heidi and Kathleen with Catering by Crave

Chalkboards: Chalkboard by Jessica

Cake & Pastries: Arroyo Grande Bakery

Bow Ties: Blair Bussel with A Little Delight

Invitations Suite: Haley Smith with Huckleberry Paper

Rentals: All About Events

Bridal Headpieces: Lacielle Roselle

DJ: Brandon Cruz

Hair & Make-up: Tiffany Rose


Bride & Groom: Katie & Reilly

Bridesmaid & Groomsmen: Vanessa & Zach

Bridesmaid & Groomsmen: Ashley & Johnny

January 7, 2016 - 11:20 pm

Thornburg Juliet - Hello looking for a lady I worked with back in the day at. Kaybee toy store during the month of Christmas been trying to find her for years I lived in oxnard at the time Is this you ? Amber

Roses are red : Vacaville Wedding Photographer

What an incredible team behind the scenes at yesterday’s Silver Brook Estates wedding!

The bold colors with the romantic touches.  And all of the gorgeous lighting!  Every last detail made for such a perfect event!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Stykel!


Venue:  Silver Brook Estates

Coordinator:  Eloquent Events

Cake:  Studio Sweets

Hair Stylist:  Lindsey Koutz, Studio 13

Lighting/Cocktail Lounge:  THE FIND

Dance Floor/Rentals:  Celebrations Party Rentals

Chairs/Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals

Videography: Epic Studios

DJ: 21st Century Sounds

Bridal Bouquet: Rose Florist


Lenny + Justina : A 10 Year Gatsy Celebration

Cue: lots of sparkling and beautiful details and dessert artistry to die for!  I recently had the pleasure of joining Lenny and Justina for an evening celebration to commemorate their 10 years of marriage!  What a night!

Justina, owner of Just Delightful : A Cakery is not only an amazing cake artist, but her stylist skills are top notch.  Check out some of these hand-picked, finely detailed touches.

 And this dessert bar, it really needs no words.  To confirm, it was delicious as well!

Add in all of your closest family and friends who show up dressed to the nines? What a party!


I can’t forget to mention all of the fun surprises of the night.  I mean, a flash mob and costume contest?  And my favorite?  Justina surprised Lenny with a magician that they had seen together. Alex Ramon thrilled the whole room and brought laughter galore!  And I just heard he’s performing locally TOMORROW!  If any of you want to see a fun, family friendly show, don’t miss it!  Alex Ramon at the Vacaville Performing Arts Center. 

Lenny and Justina, it was my absolute pleasure to be a part of something so special.  10 years is to be celebrated!  And you, my friends, have done it in style!  Cheers to 50 more!






Event Venue, Catering: Hilton Garden Inn

Cake and Dessert Bar, Event Styling: Just Delightful: A Cakery

Hair and Makeup: Courtney Phelps

DJ and Lighting: DJ WillYUM

Magician: Alex Ramon

Bassist: Marc Levine

July 27, 2014 - 8:08 pm

Linda Buffo - Justina and Lenny’s celebration of 10 years of marriage will be hard to top. The creativity, skill,details and quality of the whole evening was 5 star! Nothing was missed and every detail was stunning. We had a wonderful time and especially enjoyed celebrating Lenny and Justina. These photos are fantastic! Congratulations to everyone on a spectacular evening!

4 Days – Destination Wedding Photographer

Pinch me.

In 4 days.

These two.

Say ‘I do’.

On the beaches of Punta Cana.

Join with me, won’t you?  Leave your blessings for the couple in the comments below!

And you can follow along with the behind the scenes over on Instagram, find me @sweetmariegal!

Cheers J+K!  This is going to be epic!

June 18, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Lindsay Keyworth - Congrats Kim and Jeff! Your wedding will be beautiful.

June 18, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Marisa Amelio-Emlen - Congratulations and celebrations on your Happy Wedding Day!!!!

June 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm

Mark N Laina Busby - Hope you two share many years of happiness together!!!