Dos Pueblos Ranch is a beautiful 3000 acre ranch that can host Santa Barbara weddings on its own private beach. For the ceremony, there are two options: one is on the beach itself, and the other is high on the bluffs overlooking the beach.
The jagged cliff side makes a stunning backdrop, and the white beach is the ideal location for a couple looking to get married with their toes in the sand. The bluff location is equally as beautiful, but requires a bit of a walk to get to (a staircase followed by a short uphill walk). For the elderly, renting a golf cart would be ideal.
For receptions there are again two options, each adjacent to one of the ceremony locations. By the beach is a parking lot that could be used for the reception as is or tented (I would recommend a clear tent), and carpeted for a more finished appearance. Alternatively, the bluff reception location has a large grassy field that would be ideal for a daytime event. Once night falls, the bluffs and hillside can be quite dangerous for guests (especially for those who have enjoyed too much wine).
You can contact the ranch here.
- All items need to be brought in, including bathroom/tables/chairs/kitchen/lighting/power.
- Small & large events are welcome.
- Music can go until 10pm.
- Candles in glass are allowed as long as they are set on tables.
- There is guest parking on site.
- Valet is not required but suggested due to length of walk to beach.
- No dressing area for bride available.
- Please call for the site fee.
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Paulette, a macaroon bakery based in Beverly Hills has tons of fun colors and flavors that would make for the perfect, tasty, wedding favor. Their mini-box, comes with 2 cookies for $4 (minimum 10 boxes) are super chic and affordable. Orders can be placed online and picked up at their Beverly Hills Store (hopefully they’ll start shipping nationwide soon).
Raspberry rose… how pretty are these?
Sicilian pistachio, yum!
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Today’s photo comes from Susan Bordelon, a photographer based in LA. I love the intense aqua blue behind these simple and chic Jimmy Choos.
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The lovely Katie Moos sent me these shoes photos from a recent wedding. They’re Prada baby! I love the silk rose, its so feminine and so modern.
They even look, dare I say it— comfortable?
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I love creating little memorable details at weddings that are both beautiful and practical. Maps are a good example of this meeting of pretty and functional. If you’re planning a wedding, whether a destination wedding or a barbecue at your parent’s home– include a map, your guests will thank you!
From Sugarplum Invitations are these gorgeous letterpress maps. Your guests will get to your wedding with ease and have great keepsakes of your day.
From Laura Hooper Calligraphy, these hand drawn maps are whimiscal and feminine. I love the detail of the cows in love!
For those of you on a budget, Moments of Color, can create custom map designs for around $60.00
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I thought I’d end the week with some truly delicious eye candy. I love antique engagement rings, the craftsmanship, the plethora of designs. These rings are truly portable works of art. I am biased to art deco rings, my wedding ring is vintage deco. But, I think we can all agree that these art deco engagement rings from Fay Cullen are to die for.
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