Black-Tie Barn Wedding at Greengate Ranch in San Luis Obispo, as seen on Martha Weddings and Style Me Pretty
I had the pleasure of working with Mika and Steve over a year to plan their stunning wedding at Greengate Ranch and Vineyards in San Luis Obispo. Mika is a graphic artist and had a very distinct vision for her wedding design. We worked together closely to develop their wedding design concept. She made all of the paper goods (so amazing!), which added such an amazing touch to the wedding, which had a color palette of white, blush, beige, and soft gold. Mika's something blue (scroll down to see her amazing Gucci Shoes) were incredible. From the champagne wall escort card display to the dramatic floral garland on the head table, it was such a beautiful day! I loved using peonies, hydrangea, ranunculus, eucalyptus, ruscus, dusty miller, and lots of roses in the floral design. Mika's bridesmaids also wore all-white, which was super classic and stunning against the rustic backdrop of the ranch. This year, it has been so fun seeing this wedding on Martha Stewart and Style Me Pretty.
Mika and Steve chose to have a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony. We kept decorations to a minimal at the church, to allow the setting to speak for itself. I love when couples incorporate their traditions for their wedding ceremony - it is always such an honor to witness so many different traditions at the weddings we do.
The reception was held at Greengate Ranch and Vineyard. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn (as the horses ran in the pastures nearby). When it was time for dinner, guests took their champagne flute from the champagne wall, which doubled as an escort card. Guests dined on mismatched tables (round tables with velvet linens and white chairs and wooden tables with runners and garlands) under a canopy of twinkle lights, which we covered in greenery to add a whimsical flair. Field to Table catering provided an incredible multi-course meal, and dessert was a Milk Bar cake (and a cookie bar with home-made cookies from the mother of the bride). After dinner, guests moved into the barn for dancing, and they celebrated late into the night.
The team who made it all happen...
Planning/Design/Florist: Tyler Speier
Venue: Greengate Ranch and Vineyards
Photographer/Videographer: Natalie Bray
Catering: Field to Table
Rentals: All About Events
Band: Ben Mallare
Transportation: American Star Trailways, 805.543.9999, @americanstartrailways ( Dan Brown - driver - 805-801-6054)
Hair/Makeup: The Queen’s Bees
Graphic Design, Stationary, and Hand-lettering: DIY by Bride
Bakery/Dessert: Milk Bar
Lighting: Bella Vista Designs
Specialty Rentals: Scout Rental Co.
Calligrapher (Bar Menu): Jessica Yee Calligraphy