This wedding was held at the gorgeous Rancho Dos Pueblos, my all time favorite location. Here is the beautiful bride and perhaps the most “wedding planner” moment I’ve ever had; I was the one driving the golf cart to the ceremony site!
For ceremony, I had a platform built and carpeted to add an elegant touch.
Overhead, Kim at Collage created a simple huppa with gorgeous hydrangea, calla lilies, and yellow roses.
My favorite photo of the couple, taken right after ceremony.
For the escort cards I hung them on an old burnt out tree at Rancho Dos Pueblos’ Casa Grande. Laura Hooper did the elegant calligraphy.
For invitations, Megan used her own handmade paper (yes, handmade!) and created a deckle (torn edge) on the bottom of each part of the invitation. The design was very simple, with a hand drawn Morton Bay Fig Tree flanking the bottom of the invitation. For the hotel insert, she used translucent handmade paper that was gorgeous.
My favorite part of the event design, was uplighting Rancho Dos Pueblos’ huge Morton Bay Fig Trees. Each one is at least 60′ in diameter.
Some of the guests tables with the trees lit behind. For linens, I had runners made of a soft yellow silk set atop dark wood Amalfi tables. It was the perfect blend of “Rustic Elegance.”
For the head table centerpieces of hydrangea, calla lilies, and cymbidium orchids, decorated the table. I also used mercury glass candle holders in two heights to add a touch of silver.
For the bride and groom’s chair, a bunch of roses tied with yellow silk added a romantic touch.
On each place setting, a hemstitch napkin held a letterpress menu that was mounted on a thin piece of wood. One cymbidium was tucked into the napkin as well.
Since the lawn is so large, I used hedging to baffle the lawn and hide the catering kitchen. In front of the hedging, I created a huge bar using Montecito furniture from Town & Country.
In front of the bar, I used Montecito couches mixed with Rococo furniture to create a large lounge area.
Christine Dahl made a simple square tiered cake accented with cymbidiums, was perfectly elegant and understated.
A special thanks to all the vendors who made it possible:
Location: Rancho Dos Pueblos
Photography: Halberg Photographers
Catering: SBB Catering
Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals
Flowers: Collage Event Design
Lighting: Bella Vista Designs
Invitations & Menus: Megan van den Bergh for Kelly Oshiro Design
Cake: Christine Dahl
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper
Favors: Paulette’s Macaroons
Hair & Makeup: Blushing Bridal
Videography: Lola Video
Wedding Planner & Event Design: Kelly Oshiro Design
All photos by Halberg Photographers