Real Wedding: Bohemian Splendor at Dos Pueblos Ranch

Kelly  |  April 16

This wedding has a special place in my heart… The bride, Elizabeth was an absolute pleasure to work with and this wedding was among the last weddings I planned… Tricia Fountaine created the amazing designs in collobration with Elizabeth who created many special touches herself. The groom, Jaime was a total sweetheart– the two had a pretty amazing choreographed first dance which was so very romantic…

Elizabeth wore a beautiful Claire Pettibone dress and Tricia created a beautiful bouquet of peonies, roses, blue thistle, millet, and jasmine.

The ceremoy was held under Rancho Dos Pueblos’ three hundred year old sycamore tree. Old barn doors were staked to create an entrance (found on the ranch) and decorated with flowers. Old church pews were used for guest seating and chandeliers were hung assymetrically at the front of the ceremony area.

The bridesmaids were dressed in different dresses in shades of blue and the groomsmen wore classy gray suits. Photos were taken all over the ranch, including under the huge alley of morton bay fig trees at the Casa and at the greenhouse.

Another found piece from the ranch, served at the table for seating cards. And old bread tin filled with acorns (a nod to the couple’s southern roots) was filled with scrolls featuring quotes from the couple’s favorite poems and songs.

For the tabletop design we used Tricia’s extensive collection of fine china. The bride made lace runners for some of the long tables and napkins were Tricia’s vintage hankies.

Vintage piano shawls graced some of the tables, and a large cotton wreath grounded the back wall of the reception.

Instead of a traditional coffee table, a large tea time table was designed. Linens from La Tavola were hitched up and tulle layered beneath.

Food was very important for this couple, cheese plates were set on each table for guests to snack on. Honey from the ranch served as favors and featured tea stained tags made by Elizabeth. Shots of Jameson were passed out right after toasts to get the dance party started. Congratulations again to Elizabeth & Jaime!

From Paris, with Love & Louboutins


  1. BEAUTIFUL wedding! Seriously, stunning details, looks like an absolute blast to photograph.

    Comment by Halberg Photographers — April 16, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

  2. Absolutely love all the details in this wedding, and OMG how beautiful is the bride!

    Comment by Wedding Invitations — April 17, 2012 @ 5:50 am

  3. omg this is absolutely STUNNING!!! so so gorgeous :) xx,
    The Golden Girls

    Comment by The Golden Girls — April 17, 2012 @ 7:33 am

  4. Kelly, wonderful design work on this wedding! Everything is Beautiful.

    - Mike Larson

    Comment by Mike Larson — April 17, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

  5. wow, the richness and elegance blows me away. thanks for sharing!

    Comment by ashleyonmusing — April 18, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

  6. The perfect wedding

    Comment by Bobbins and Balms (@bobbinsandbalms) — June 13, 2012 @ 10:01 am

  7. Seriously this wedding is perfect! What a beautiful design! I could feel the look!

    Comment by Renee Ryan — June 13, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

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