On the anniversary of their first date and in the presence of their immediate family and close friends, Arta Dervishi and Dylan Towns celebrated their previously pos
Elegant Tuscan Wedding at Villa Loriana in San Luis Obispo
Taylor Bourgeois and Rachael Burnham took inspiration from the Tuscan countryside and coastal elegance for their dazzling event at Villa Loriana in San Luis Obispo. The couple met during their sophomore year at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and their love of the town brought them from Chicago to SLO for their wedding day. Rachael looked stunning in a simple gown with an elegant neckline, and Taylor’s blue suit was very dapper. Acknowledging the importance of family, both the bride and groom opted to have their siblings in their bridal party. To honor grandparents who were no longer with them, Rachael and Taylor highlighted family during their ceremony, and Rachael wore her grandmother’s ring. To enhance the social ambiance, foodies Taylor and Rachael chose a station-style dinner that served delectable bites from a variety of different cuisines; the lobster rolls and grab-and-go gelato bites were guest favorites. The floral design was timeless, featuring white and toffee long-stemmed roses in the bridal party bouquets, and organic and asymmetrical arrangements at the reception. A Polaroid station at the reception offered guests a chance to snap commemorative pictures, which the couple later mailed out with thank-you cards. The reception was a true celebration, with a live band playing and the dance floor fully occupied throughout the night. After the couple had had to postpone their event three times due to the pandemic, bride Rachael said, “The entire day was exactly what we had waited for, and it was all worth the wait!