Karina and Johnny's Wedding Weekend with a Twist Ending

Karina and Johnny celebrated their two-day wedding in July of 2022. They began their celebrations at the San Luis Obispo Mission, where they were legally married in the presence of their family. They enjoyed dinner and drinks immediately afterwards at The Carissa in downtown SLO.


The following day, the couple hosted a larger group of family and friends at Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita. After their ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails from the Tap Truck and passed appetizers from Phil's Catering. Dinner from Phil's Catering followed.


Now, for the twist ending! Johnny's family has a tradition which involves bringing out several tubs of wigs and hats at family parties and events. This wedding was no exception. I remember during my initial consultation with this couple, they asked me if I would be okay with wearing a wig during their reception. Of course, I said yes, and it lived in my head for the following year as I anticipated this wedding with so much excitement. When it came time to dance, the Mady Bell Events team passed out wigs (and of course put on wigs ourselves!) and guests danced the night away.

Vendor Team

Wedding Management: Mady Bell Events

Photography: Loveridge Photography

Videography: Patrick Ang Video

Venue: Spanish Oaks Ranch

Catering: Phil's Catering

Bar: Tap Truck SLO

Beauty: Megan Navongsy

DJ: DJ Bob Stock

Rentals: SLO Party Rentals

Ceremony Musicians: Maggie Anderson

Cocktail Hour Musicians: Chris Stevens


Love Letter

"Mady was such a pleasure to work with. We hired her for wedding management and I felt like I got so much more than that. Leading up to the wedding she contacted vendors, answered any questions I had, and was available to do venue walk-throughs to ensure I felt comfortable for the weekend of the wedding. She supported our entire weekend of events and made sure everything went smoothly. I really cannot say enough good things about her.


In addition to her ability to communicate, punctuality, and effectiveness, she also had a team of people supporting her during the weekend. Her assistants were professional and well trained. Behind the scenes they were making sure people where were they needed to be so that the day flowed smoothly without any trouble. Not to mention the text alerts Mady set up for the wedding party which also supported timeliness.


The day after the wedding she even went out of her way to deliver our cake for us. Our family loved her so much that we asked her to stick around and watch wedding footage with us. She basically felt like family by the end of our event. I could not recommend her more!"

-Karina, bride