Barbara and Brandon were married at Rancho Dos Pueblos in Santa Barbara, California. Their wedding was so fun to plan and design! Barbara wore an incredible Alexandra Grecco gown with a beautiful tulle cape, and Brandon wore a green suit - gotta' love when a groom wears something unique.
The wedding ceremony was in the woods outside the barn at Rancho Dos Pueblos. We created a stunning floral installation of olive branches, roses, carnations, and seasonal blooms that "grew" up one of the large trees to serve as a focal for the ceremony space. A harpist played as the bridal party came down the floral-lined aisle. Barbara and Brandon said their vows in the magical golden light - not one eye was dry!
For cocktail hour, Barbara and Brandon chose to have a petting zoo as entertainment for their guests! We had goats, llamas, sheep, and other fun animals for the guests to interact with while they enjoyed their cocktails.
The barn reception was so fun to bring to life. Guests entered the barn through the main doors, which we draped in chiffon. The escort card display was a large linen board with hand-painted escort cards, and a hand-illustrated sketch of the venue displayed at the top (a fun keepsake for the bride and groom to enjoy and frame in their home!). In the barn, a large crystal chandelier was hung over the dance floor. We also create a "crawling" installation of flowers going up the wall behind the head table, which was lined with flowers and taper candles - a stunning focal to the reception space! Guests dined on feasting tables with hand-woven chargers, natural ceramic china, and abundant greenery details. Each place setting had a hand-lettered menu (with the sketch of the barn at the top), and a fun quote: “Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s most primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.” Julia Child.
For dessert, guests enjoyed a beautiful wedding cake with stunning sugar flowers. During dancing, Barbara + Brandon's friends dressed up in "blow-up" costumes (dinosaurs, jungle creatures, etc.) and came on the dance floor - everyone was laughing so hard! Such a fun, love-filled celebration...it was an honor to be a part of it!
The Team Who Made it All Happen...
Coordinator/Florist: Tyler Speier
Venue: Dos Pueblos Ranch
Rentals: The Tent Merchant
Catering: Neighbor Tim’s BBQ
Bartending Service: National Bartender Staffing
Photographer: David Mendoza
Videographer: Bethany + Erik
DJ/Band: DJ Gavin Roy
Transportation: Santa Barbara Air Bus
Hair/Makeup: SB Hair and Makeup
Petting Zoo: Farm Friendz
Dessert: Lele Patisserie
Calligrapher: Jessica Yee Calligraphy
Venue Sketch: By Paper and Cloth (Paul)
Trash Pickup: Marborg
Officiate: Gar Ceyhan
Bridal Fashion: Alexandra Grecco
Groom’s Fashion: Suit Supply