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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The house on the Rancho Dos Pueblos has a relaxed elegance and old world charm that is entirely one of a kind. The drive up to the house is something out of an old movie, there is a long circular drive, a large magnolia tree greets guests, and then you proceed down and around the palm tree lined drive. The home itself has lovely chandeliers and a relaxed (not fussy) elegance to it. Truly the jewel of this location is the stunning backyard lawn. Surrounded by a grove of Morton Bay Fig trees (the facility manager believes them to the be oldest in the states) the lawn is just like taking a step back in time.
The front lawn is another option for Santa Barbara weddings, and could be a great place for the ceremony or reception (that magnolia tree would be so gorgeous in photos!)
The house can be rented for the weekend and can sleep from 8 to 10 people. So you could have your rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch at the the house– truly the ideal location for a Santa Barbara destination wedding! The rooms are furnished in a relaxed and elegant style as featured in the rest of the house, and there’s a lovely room for the bride to get ready in.
The elegant dining room.
The master bedroom and getting ready area for the bride.
One of the guest bedrooms with a very nice view! You can contact the ranch here.
- A kitchen would need to be rented.
- Guests would need to be shuttled from the guest parking area.
- Power for the DJ & lighting will need to be brought in.
- Bathrooms must be brought in to accommodate for the older plumbing in the house.
- All rentals including tables/chairs will need to be brought in.
- Valet is recommended, but not required.
- Music can go until 12am.
- Site capacity is 300.
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I’m in love with these Louboutin shoes and they even spell out “love” on the toe of the shoe. Available here.
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This week the weather has been insanely gorgeous (75 degrees in January, oh Santa Barbara how you spoil me!) and its definitely time to pack a basket and find a beautiful spot for a picnic.
Here looks good…
A little sandwich wrapped in colorful paper, yes please.
A refreshing drink, thank you.
And please, bring your puppy!
Images: 1. Anders Gramer 2. Frances Ruffenach Photography 3. Liz Banfield 4. Corbin Gurkin
P.S. You could easily apply this idea to a small intimate day time wedding…
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Yesterday on coco + kelley Miss Pink was named color of the year. So I decided to pull some inspiring photos from my collection of Miss Pink. Enjoy!
Miss Pink with her friends Miss White and Miss Cream. So soft and pretty!
Miss Pink in the city with Miss Gray.
Miss Pink in a dutch-style still life.
Miss Pink in the pool.
The lovely Miss Pink all by herself.
Images from top: 1. Polly Wreford 2. Mark Lund 3. Petrina Tinslay 4. James Merrell 5. Ellen Silverman
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As the last Shoesday of the year, I thought some extra glamour might be appropriate. Photo by Nato Welton.
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I’ve been seeing even more peacock feathers around lately and thought I’d share these lovely photos.
I love the combination of the red dahlias with the peacock feathers. Unexpected, but oh so pretty.
How cool are these peacock trees from Two’s Company?
Layers of glamour with peacock feathers, it’s definitely over the top!
This headband by Collete Malouf could be fun for bridesmaids or even the bride to wear.
I like this graphic interpretation of peacock feathers from Plum Party. It would be fun to use to this for tray passed appetizers or drinks.
Images: 1. & 3. The Velvet Garden
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