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valentine wedding at madonna inn

Luigi and Sara were married on February 16, 2019 at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California. What better venue for a Valentine Wedding than the famous Madonna Inn!

Their love for this unique venue was not only showcased in their wedding, but with their style, their vision, and the locations we chose for their photos. I loved how they wanted to incorporate all the funky, unique details of the Madonna Inn into their wedding day.

They chose to have their wedding in the Steakhouse of the Madonna Inn, which was perfect because it was all decorated in red and pink for Valentine’s Day. Sara put so much thought and care into every detail, this wedding was the perfect way for these two sweethearts to tie the knot!


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I loved how the room they chose for the bride to get ready in had pink walls. The colors reflected perfectly on Sara’s stunning wedding dress, casting beautiful pink shades on the gown. Is that perfect for a Valentine wedding or what?

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The bride and groom were both so calm and collected as they prepared for their wedding ceremony. And the ceremony was filled with all the Valentine’s Day themed decor!

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I loved that they wanted not only photos outdoors, but inside this amazing place they chose to tie the knot! The Valentine Wedding feels were all over, and it made their choice of venue so perfect.

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Congratulations Mr. + Mrs. Verzoza! It was an honor to capture your Valentine Wedding day!

bride and groom dancing in front of the madonna inn

Sara’s stunning gown is from BHLDN. Click HERE to check out this dress, and all the gorgeous gowns they have available.


Here’s the sweet review Sara left me after seeing their wedding photos:

Megan’s talents as a wedding photographer are truly undeniable. When she gave us our wedding photo gallery, my jaw DROPPED. She listened to our not-so-traditional ideas and truly ran with them. Because of our photos, I look back on my wedding and have never felt more beautiful than on that day. You will not be disappointed in hiring her and I know she will make you feel incredible. 


Vendor Credits:

Coordination: Rock N Willow Events
Photography: Megan Helm Photography
Venue: Madonna Inn
Florist: Sprigs Floral Design
Photobooth: Shutter Booth Ventura
Hair & MUA: The Queens Bees
Dress: BHLDN
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Men’s Attire: Friar Tux
DJ: DJ Blast
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

bride and groom dancing in front of the madonna inn


Valentine Wedding at the Madonna Inn

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