Small, intimate weddings offer so many options for personalization—from venue to style—that large wedding couples are often limited on. Caitlin and Dave’s wedding day at Villa Montara, a private oceanfront property in Montara, California, is a stunning combination of simplicity and relaxed seaside vibes and a great example of the advantages of a small, intimate wedding. The adventure-loving couple celebrated their love with a casual ceremony and reception filled with close family, friends and a whole lot of gorgeous pink roses by florist Meghan Marsala. The rentals from A Festive Affair and AM Party Rentals give the party a casual-elegance that lets the beauty of the property shine and there’s tons of personalized details to inspire. Lilly Red Creative was on hand to capture all the moments of the day and we’re excited to be sharing all of it with you today!
What made the wedding special and unique?
Each piece of art inside and out, combined with the grand windows that face directly to the ocean, created a mix of distinct elements that characterizes Villa Montara.
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
She was looking for a simple, yet elegant style, for their wedding day, “less is better.” This is how she picked her wedding dress. She wanted something that fit her but with a touch of elegance from the lace that covered the dress, matching the beach theme with her Ugg shoes.
What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?
This location perfectly matches Caitlin and Dave’s lifestyle. They are adventurous and they love traveling all around the world to discover unique places. They also love surfing, skiing and hiking and have a passion for Mexican food.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
A simple wedding surrounded by their families and best friends.
Photography: Lilly Red Creative // Floral: Meghan Marsala // Venue: Villa Montara // Dress: Willow by Watters// Bridal Hair And Makeup: Aqua Beauty Lounge // Cake: Pink Posy // Catering: Medina’s Catering // Video: Tim Fox Weddings // Shoes: Ugg // Rentals: A Festive Affair / AM Party Rentals