Kelsey and Justin had an “East Coast Meets West Coast” affair at the iconic Rancho Dos Pueblos on the Santa Barbara coast. This wedding was just featured on Style Me Pretty - I am so excited to share these images with you!
Here is a link to the Style Me Pretty Feature.
Kelsey, a New Yorker, and Justin, a Californian, wanted to celebrate their love with their family and friends - bringing everyone together from around the country to celebrate! We worked closely as a team to design a beautiful wedding that captured the elegance of the east coast and the laid back California vibes.
Kelsey wore a timeless sheer long sleeve bridal gown Her bridesmaids wore mismatched dresses in silver. We created their bouquets with textured white blooms and lots of eucalyptus, which grows locally in Santa Barbara.
The traditional Jewish ceremony was held on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Guests were greeted with welcome drinks, customized yamakas, and pashminas. A vintage Mercedes brought Kelsey and her parents to the ceremony to come down the aisle. We designed a custom-built chuppah with beautiful chiffon draping and abundant flowers. I love the traditions in the Jewish ceremony - especially when the parents stand with the couple under the chuppah.
Cocktail hour took place on the beach. The signature cocktails were an “east coast” a greyhound with a bubbly twist and a “west coast” a refreshing cucumber margarita reminiscent of Santa Barbara. The appetizer menu was also so fun, including roasted corn and poblano empanadas, brie and truffle honey grilled cheese, and grilled shrimp skewers.
After an incredible sunset by the ocean, guests went to the barn for an incredible evening of dinner and dancing. The barn was draped in natural linen. Guests got their hand-lettered escort cards out of boxes with lavender, and then found their seats at mismatched tables with velvet or exposed wood. Abundant flowers adorned the tree in the barn and the wooden tables, and tall arrangements with greenery were created on the tables with velvet linens. All of the little details were so amazing - from the coordinated bathroom amenities to the flip flops available for guests, each guest was so well taken care of! The love in the room was so tangible - such a memorable celebration with such an amazing group of people. It was truly an honor to be a part of it.
The Team that made it all happen...
Coordinator/Florist: Tyler Speier
Venue: Dos Pueblos Ranch
Rentals:The Tent Merchant
Specialty Rentals:Elan Event Rentals
Lighting: Bella Vista Designs
Linens: La Tavola
Catering: Omni Catering
Photographer: Natalie Bray
DJ/Band: American Events Network
Transportation: Jump on the School Bus
Specialty Car: Santa Barbara Speedster
Bathroom and Trash Pickup: Marborg Industries
Hair/Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup
Calligraphy: Jessica Yee Calligraphy
Custom Chuppah: Event Planting
Dessert: Enjoy Cupcakes
Officiate: Rabbi Janice Mehring