Friday, January 16, 2015

Vintage Chic Rincon Beach Club Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty









Vintage Chic Rincon Beach Club Wedding

It wouldn’t be a day in Cali without some time spent on the beach; add in a top notch team of vendors such as Crosby + JonArchive Rentals and Krista Jon, and this beach day just became wedding perfection. From the seaside ceremony to florals I can’t stop staring at, Charise’s photos have stolen my full attention. The day isn’t over just yet so let’s soak up some west coast love right this way.

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From The Bride… We chose Rincon Beach Club in Santa Barbara, CA because we really loved the laid back, beachy feel of the venue. Both Guy and I love the beach. Also, the food was so delicious. We wanted guests to be able to get up and mingle and not be confined to their tables, and loved that Rincon had an outdoor and indoor flow to their reception space.
Personally, my favorite part of our wedding was the ceremony. The set up was so beautiful and I was excited to see Guy. I also loved the mariachi band that made all of our guests get up and dance! I have no regrets about hiring our photo booth… It really brought a whole new level of fun to the reception. It was so nice to see everyone hanging out and laughing.
Krista Jon, our florist, really inspired inspired us! We wanted a vintage but romantic setting & she really made our vision come to life. I loved that everything was sort of free flowing yet perfectly structured.
My advice to other engaged couples: plan early. Find vendors that you can trust and feel comfortable with and speak up early when something does not meet your expectation.
Photography: Photography By Charise | Event Design: Crosby + Jon | Planner: Soigne Productions | Floral Design: Krista Jon For Archive | Catering: Rincon Beach Club | Hair: Natalie Paz | DJ: Sal Suarez | Officiant: Alma Rose Middleton | Makeup: Crystal Robinson | Mariachi: Alma De Mexico | Rentals:Archive Rentals | Venue: Rincon Beach Club

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dos Pueblos Ranch with Handmade Dress Featured in Style Me Pretty










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California Ranch Wedding with Handmade Dress

Not only did this bride rock one of the most utterly romantic dresses we’ve ever come across, but that said dress? It was handmade by her mom. And while that little number alone is enough to add this Santa Barbara wedding to my favorites, it’s the design by Soigne Productions, florals from Blue Magnolia and photography by Lacie Hansen that’ll put it down in SMP history.

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From The Bride…I was never the girl who grew up dreaming about planning her wedding. In fact, when we got engaged I told my husband that he was responsible for planning everything, and that I would be there in my dress. My only input early on was that I wanted to have a view of the water when we said our “I do’s.” Of course all of that changed.
I am from CA and my husband was living in CA for quite some time when we met. We later moved to Cincinnati where he grew up. About eight months after our engagement we decided that we would have a fall wedding in CA where a lot of friends and family lived. That gave us exactly four months to pick a place and plan a wedding! Anyone who knows us knows that this is so typical “us.”
My husband was out in CA looking at locations for the wedding. He had all the appointments scheduled to look at locations from Palos Verdes to Malibu. I was at home, in Cincinnati, searching away on my laptop for locations. I stumbled upon Dos Pueblos Ranch and fell head over heels in love with the beautiful view of the beach and the barn, oh the barn. I just knew that this was the place where we would get married. We were so lucky to be able to get an appointment that day. My husband drove up to Santa Barbara to meet with Tricia the property manager. He expressed that we wanted an early fall, September wedding. She told us we were in luck because a couple who had reserved the property for September 7th was backing out, and that typically the property is reserved a year in advance! I was sold, however I could sense some hesitation from my husband. He felt that he didn’t know what to do with the barn. So I told him no problem, I would take care of doing the barn. Then due to his crazy work schedule, I ended up planning the ceremony on the beach as well. So I went from just having to show up in my dress to planning an entire wedding in three months!
I had the time of my life planning this wedding – who knew! From the moment I saw the barn (in pictures) I knew exactly what I wanted. I wanted lots of neutral colors -blush, off white, taupe – with antique silver accents, chandeliers and elaborate draping. I wanted the overall feel to sing comfortable elegance, because that is our style. The extravagant décor paired with the rustic barn gave that classy elegant feel, but it was also casual comfortable because it was in a barn! I was very hands-on in planning this wedding, and I had the best planner and team to help my carry out my vision from across the country. I finally got to visit the venue about a month and half before the wedding day – it was basically our final walk through! It was everything I dreamed of and more.
I knew that I wanted my mom to make my dress. She is a wonderful designer and she has always made my dresses for any major events in my life. I knew exactly what I wanted my dress to look like and together we made that dream into a reality. It was so special being able to wear something that my mother made with love on the biggest day of my life. I will forever cherish that experience that I shared with her.
The day of the wedding was a dream. It was the best feeling in the world hearing people “ooh and ahh” over the details of the wedding and the stunning location. Everything was carried out flawlessly and I was able to relax and truly enjoy myself, I was marrying the man of my dreams with our closest friends and family there to celebrate with us. Life couldn’t be any more perfect.
Photography: Lacie Hansen | Planner: Tonya Szele From Soigne Productions | Floral Design: Blue Magnolia | Wedding Dress: Brides Mother | Cake: Decadence Wedding Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Dos Pueblos Ranch | Reception Venue: Dos Pueblos Ranch | Catering: Duo Catering | Hair And Makeup: La Rouge Artistry | Lighting: Ambient Event Design | Band: NRG Band | Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo’s | Ceremony/ Cocktail Music: Alira Strings | Getting Ready: Bacara Resort And Spa | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Town And Country | Rentals: Tricia Fountaine

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Pastel Spring Wedding at Dos Pueblos Ranch Featured on Style Me Pretty!









Pastel Spring Wedding at Dos Pueblos Ranch

California weddings are my kryptonite. Not only do they have forever sunshine and style for days, but it’s a place chock-full of vendors who bring our wildest wedding dreams to life. From Patrick Moyer to These Buds A BloomingAmbient Event Design and so many more, this Santa Barbara affair is the prime example and Redmond Digital Media captured the film to bring it all full circle.

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From The Bride…Imbued with the lingering scent of peony and the fresh ocean breeze, our April 2014 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. With the inspiring setting in place, it was time to get down to the details, and there were many. We set off transforming the soulful little barn into a vision of rustic vintage romance. In this rich and historic California setting, we hoped to pay homage to Georgia, where the groom was raised and where we would be moving over the summer to begin married life. The stunning setting would dictate the mood, so we opted for colors of blush, sage and antiqued gold to compliment the natural surroundings. Many of the design elements were personally handcrafted, and I will always look fondly on memories of friends and bridesmaids, littering my apartment floor with crafts, painting, glittering and tying late into the night. It was a special time.
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. We later discovered it was the same car that had carried the bride’s sister, and maid of honor, in her wedding a decade earlier.
Photography: Patrick Moyer Photography | Videographer: Redmond Digital Media | Design: Virginia Ermentrout | Wedding Planner: Soigné Productions | Floral Design: These Buds A Blooming | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Cake: Decadence Fine Cakes | Invitations: Nooney Art Designs | Shoes: Design Your Pedestal | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Renz | Catering: Command Performance Catering | Lighting: Ambient Event Design | Officiant: Nanette McIntyre | Bride & Groom Transportation: Tours A La Carte | Cake Topper: Lollipop Workshop | Ceremony & Reception: Dos Pueblos Ranch | Grooms Tux: Ralph Lauren Black Label | Makeup: Page Berse | Music: Soulville | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Transportation: Jump On The School Bus