From The Bride:
Imbued with the lingering scent of peony and the fresh ocean breeze, our Santa Barbara wedding was meant to be as much an expression of love in its details as it was to represent our commitment to one another. Walking through a centuries old sycamore grove, past the barn and watching the ancient trees spill onto the windswept secluded beach, we knew instantly Rancho Dos Pueblos was the perfect setting for our nuptials.
After an exciting morning of preparation at the historic Biltmore Santa Barbara, we took the scenic drive to the ranch, where we had our first look within the shaded sycamore grove. Determined to make the most of this gorgeous setting, we started the festivities on the bluff high above the beach, surrounded by our closest friends and family, saying our vows under a floral archway overlooking the ocean. After a beachfront cocktail hour laced with the sound of classic jazz tunes, guests were led down a forested path to the barn reception. Chandeliers, cane back chairs, sheer draping and hundreds of candles gave an elegant touch to the rustic setting. Antiqued mirrors were hung high above the bride and groom, peonies and roses set in hand glittered vases lined tables and ledges. Tiny hand gilded barn animals served as placeholders, and homemade toffee in hand stamped muslin bags were offered as favors.
For a southern flair guests dined on prosciutto wrapped peaches, bourbon glazed short ribs, duck fat collard greens and sipped Old Fashioneds and Fuzzy Georgia Peaches deep into the night. A pie, coffee, and cider station hit the sweet spot. Friends and family celebrated the night with an evening of dancing to live music from Soulville, making s’mores around a bonfire, mingling around a haystack lounge adorned with throws, indulging in a cigar bar, and capturing silly moments with a slow-motion video booth. As the night came to a close, guests threw handfuls of shimmering confetti as the Bride and Groom departed in a pearl white 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith.
Photographer: Patrick Moyer Photography | Planner: Soigné Productions | Floral Design: These Buds A Blooming | Videographer: Redmond Digital Media | Invitations: Nooney Art Designs | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Wedding Cake: Decadence Fine Cakes | Shoes: Design Your Pedestal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Renz | Makeup: Page Berse | Officiant: Ceremonies by Nanette | Transportation: Jump on the School Bus, Tours A La Carte | Cake Topper: Lollipop Workshop | Groom’s Tux: Ralph Lauren Black Label | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Music: Soulville | Lighting: Ambient Event Design