Monday, February 9, 2015

Pearl Inspired Wedding at Dos Pueblos Ranch

I love a wedding that's inspired by what the couple loves, and this wedding, held at Dos Pueblos Ranch, had that in spades. The couple own a pearl jewelry business called Pearl Paradise and wanted to incorporate the timeless elegance of pearls into their wedding design. 

The bride, being a jewelry designer, created pearl jewelry for her bridesmaids for their gifts and all guests were encouraged to wear their pearls. Tricia Saroya carried the soft pearl tones through with the flowers mixing classic anenomes, peonies, and lush garden roses. For the ceremony, the bride was brought up to the oceanside ceremony location by a classic car for a dramatic grand entrance and walked down a carpet of rose petals to the ceremony spot overlooking the ocean.

The reception was held in the barn at Dos Pueblos and the rustic backdrop contrasted nicely with the feminine details, like the layered, pearl studded, table runners and ruffly cake table also designed by the bride. Elegant, cane backed vineyard chairs, soft pink and cream flowers were mixed with bowls of blueberries in fine silver containers decorated long guest tables. Above, chandeliers added elegance to the barn and draped taupe linen with floral tie backs added another feminine element. At each place setting, a string of pearls were wrapped around the napkin as a favor for the guest. 

Location: Dos Pueblos Ranch // Photography: Nancy Neil

Full Wedding Planning: Soigne Productions // Photography: Nancy Neil // Location: Dos Pueblos Ranch //  Floral Design: Tricia Saroya // Catering: Duo Events // Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals // Lighting: Bella Vista Design // Custom Linens: JRA Design // Cake & Cupcakes: Enjoy Cupcakes // Hair & Makeup: TEAM // DJ: Gavin Roy // Linens: La Tavola // Paper goods: Let's Party // Classic Car: Classic Motoring Car Rentals // Videography: Riviera Productions // Restrooms: Marborg // Bride's Dress: Tara LaTour // Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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.

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.

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 d├ęcor 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