Perfect Table Design for A Beach Wedding

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Today’s event isn’t a full wedding, but a close up look at what an amazing destination wedding reception table could be.  This party, produced and designed by the talented team at BROWNHOT Events took place in Malibu, CA overlooking the perfect Pacific Ocean.

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We asked Jeff Brown of BROWNHOT Events to share with us the inspiration behind this beach wedding table inspiration.  “The client wanted a “simple” chic summer dinner table that would emulate the seaside beach property in Malibu.”  So he brought the sea to the seaside dinner!

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“We brought “under the sea” atop the table – using elements that emulated creatures and objects and visuals found underwater – coral, pincushion protea as anemones, succulents as kelp/seaweed, and crisp white linen for the sandy underbottom.” 

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“Our salmon and mango palette paid homage to the great iconic Malibu sunset colors.”

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“It was a big hit with the lucky guests.  The environment evoked luxe indulgence, in extreme comfort.”

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We asked Jeff to share some of his insider expertise with those of you planning a beach wedding.  Here’s his great advice!  “Most definitely visit the site at nighttime – temperatures drop, lighting shifts, and the moist dew sets in – everywhere.  Plan accordingly.  Dance floors become slick, food can turn wilted, and guests can become chilly – even on the hottest summer night.  Choose a menu that holds up easily, and slip lightweight throws on chairbacks for added warmth.”

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Photography: Claire Barrett Photography

Event Vendors: Event Design + Production: BROWNHot Events, Florals: Sticks and Stones Design, Linens, Chairs, Cushion: Resource One Linens, Catering: Chef Cordelia

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An Intimate Destination Wedding at Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma

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Mindy and Brian tied the knot at their destination wedding at the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma, CA.  With beautiful wine country as the backdrop to their nuptials, this darling couples and their nearest and dearest loved ones celebrated at an intimate event with lots of personal details and local touches.  Mindy shared with us a bit about their day.  “We knew we wanted our wedding to be small (close friends and family), fun, and stress-free. We kept saying that we wanted people to feel like they were on vacation. One night we sat down and started talking about places that we’d like to go to on vacation. We had always wanted to go to California’s wine country, but hadn’t been. We looked at each other and said “Napa?” We did some research and fell in love with Kenwood, CA. That’s how it started…”

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During the ceremony, the couple recited a few words of their own.  “The ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ books were our vow books. We each wrote our own vows and read them from the books during the ceremony.”

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My favorite moment of the day was the ceremony. We had written our own vows and hadn’t shared them with one another (or anyone for that matter). I think I was most excited to hear what Brian had written.  We had one of our good friends perform the ceremony. It was so special and so personal. It was perfect!”

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“For the guest book, we didn’t want something “typical” or something that we would put away and never look at again. I came across the idea of a dictionary guest book online. Brian (my husband) and I went to a small bookstore near campus (we both work at Clemson University) and found vintage dictionaries and thesauruses. I think we bought 4 (for a total of like $10). We put them out during the cocktail hour and asked guests to circle a word that reminded them of our day and to leave a note with their signature. We have the books out on a shelf in our living room and look at them from time to time.”  What a great idea!  Though that’s a lot of dictionary reading to find all your loved ones’ notes!

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For the décor, we wanted colors that were very simple and clean. We chose a neutral palette with light pink, blush, cream, and gold/silver metallic. Overall, we wanted to keep the feeling soft and romantic, which I think is reflected in the billowing peonies and the ruffled layered cake.”

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“The lavender details actually didn’t happen until we were in California. On Wednesday, two days before our wedding, we took a wine trolley tour with our friends and family. At the last vineyard, in one of the tasting rooms, there were piles of dried lavender. I made a comment about the lovely smell and the lady facilitating the tasting told me to take as much as I’d like. I took one bushel and thought about how to incorporate the lavender into our wedding. During our walk through at Kenwood Inn and Spa on Thursday, we decided that the lavender would be a nice addition to the place settings.”

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No matter how small this gathering may have been, clearly a party was created for all in attendance!

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Pink cotton candy and sparklers helped send the newlyweds and guests off with a bang!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer:  Beautiful Day Photography

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Location: Kenwood Inn and Spa, Ceremony/Reception Music: Taylor Brown, Hair/Makeup: The Powder Room, Wedding Coordination: Honey Darling Events, Flowers: The Monkey Flower Group, Event Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events, Cake/Favors: Sweet on Cake, Cotton Candy Favors: Pinky’s, Invitations: Sophia Invitations and Prints

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Viceroy Palm Springs Destination Wedding

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Karie and Joe hosted their destination wedding at the swanky Viceroy Palm Springs in Southern California.  They opted for a November wedding date – the perfect time of year for the desert region when the weather is just right, and not too hot.  We asked the darling couple how they selected the location.  “We were looking for a modern, comfortable venue at which we would be the only wedding on site the day of our wedding. It was important for us to find a contemporary venue to match our personalities.  We were also looking for something different from recent friends’ weddings that we had attended (urban, beach, Mexico, golf club, etc.) We fell in love with the Viceroy Palm Springs the moment we entered the hotel. It is this old 50’s motor lodge in the desert, which has been completely updated and redecorated to reflect the modern, chic ambiance of its clientele. The Viceroy is adorned in black, white and lemon yellow décor.  Yellow being my favorite color and the chosen color for our wedding, I knew the Viceroy would be a perfect fit.”

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This couple started their destination wedding journey with a very special proposal!  “My husband Joe proposed to me at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, CA, over looking the beautiful Pacific Ocean.  He had reserved a suite at the resort for the night.  Dozens of yellow and red roses, lit candles and champagne for toasting adorned the hotel suite. The next morning, Joe surprised me with a family brunch at the Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey, CA. My parents, brothers, sisters and their spouses were there to celebrate with us.  Later that evening, the celebration continued as we flew to Kansas City, KS to visit Joe’s family.  It was one of the most wonderful, memorable times of our lives and the beginning of our lives together.”

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“The ring in the bride’s bouquet was my grandmother’s ring; she passed away a few years back.  Since my grandmother couldn’t be with us at the wedding, the ring represented my something old and made us feel as though she was there with us on our special day.  The colored jewels within the ring are the birthstones of each of my family members.”

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“During the unity celebration in our ceremony, we exchanged red, long stem roses instead of lighting a unity candle.  The red roses symbolized our love for each other.  Whenever things get tough, we’re supposed to give one another a red, long stem rose as an expression of our love for each other.”  Love this idea!!

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When it came time to design their day, not only were their favorite things incorporated but the style of the property was important too.  “We originally wanted yellow to be the main color for our wedding.   Although, since we were marrying in November and I was having a hard time conceptualizing yellow as our main color since it is traditionally a spring/summer color.  After toying with many color options, I stumbled upon a photo shoot online of a wedding styled in yellow, raspberry and navy blue.  I loved the color combination and thought it would be a great solution to my problem. It allowed us to incorporate the rich fall colors of navy & raspberry into our wedding and still use yellow accents to match the hotel’s color scheme.”  

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 “Once the colors were selected, I knew I wanted tablecloths with a design.  We settled on a navy blue runner with a white chain-link pattern.  The chain link pattern became the overall symbol for our wedding.  We incorporated the design into our invitations, programs, seating chart and wedding cake.”

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“We loved our square lemon yellow wedding cake with the chain link design.”

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And, like their his and hers chairs, the couple had a “thank you” sign to round out the night and snap a pic for a thanks to be sent later to their loved ones.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Hoffmann Photographer

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Location: Viceroy Palm Springs, Wedding Coordinator: Joie De Vivre Weddings & Events, Makeup: Maja Janjic at MAC, Hair: Ashley, Band: New Sensations, Florist: Artisan Flora, Officiant: Bishop Brian Delvaux

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A Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Wedding

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Rebecca and Michael held their destination wedding in a spectacular park in San Francisco; but not just any park – the Golden Gate Park.  Hidden beneath beautiful trees, a sweet ceremony with an intimate crowd of friends and family stood by their side as they said “I do.”

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The bride’s style was to die for!  A Vera Wang wedding dress paired with love appropriate red heart adorned shoes and in lieu of a bouquet, a wrist corsage!

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Michael and Rebecca selected the location because… “San Francisco is our favourite city, we love everything about it.”

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Wooden benches dressed with pillows set the ceremony and blended nicely with the natural environment.

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Sweet and sentimental moments were shared during this darling ceremony.

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Then it was time for a few fabulous photo ops with destination wedding photographer, Jonas Peterson.

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A trolley car then took guests to the reception!

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An array of tea cups, orange florals and personal details awaited guests when they arrived.  “We wanted an eclectic mix of patterns & colours to create a fresh & happy atmosphere for us and for our guests.”

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Local beers and lavender cocktails were served to keep the magic of the city infused into every detail!

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And the day went off without a hitch!  “Everything ran smoothly from the beginning. Planning the day from the other side of the world was often time consuming & tricky with the time difference, but thankfully no real hiccups.”

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To wrap up the event, guests were given Ghiradelli chocolates in tin trolley car containers!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Jonas Peterson

Wedding Vendors: Ceremony: Golden Gate Park, Reception: Zazie, Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Florist: Loop Event Arts San Francisco

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California Desert Fault Line Wedding

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Today’s intimate destination wedding took place at a rather unique location – a California fault line in the desert!  You read right guys and gals, this darling couple said “I do” to trekking out to the San Andreas fault line in Indio Hills, CA.   Even more special was that Amanda and Greg’s nuptials were planned by the groom’s sister, wedding planner Mary Sushinski of Occasions.

We asked Mary to share this happy couple’s happily ever after day with us.  “It’s not every day a planner gets a VIP wedding.  Especially when that VIP happens to be my brother, Greg.  I was honored that I was part of my big brother’s wedding day to the sweetest gal ever, Amanda.  When they told me they were going to get married I was elated!  Then when they told me they wanted to tie the knot “ON” the San Andreas Fault Line I was like this is going to be so cool!  Coolness was an understatement! Never in my 12 years of planning weddings have I ever been a part of a wedding that actually took place on the fault line.  I already knew that this wedding was going to be unlike any other and I was not disappointed.

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Greg and Amanda began the day with a fun and casual photo shoot at Miramonte Resort with the A-mazing photography artistry of Jen & Nate Berggren of B&G Photography.  Everyone was so relaxed and having fun taking photos.  No rush and no pressure.

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Then we took a drive to a remote area in Indio (just outside of Palm Springs) where we then took a 30 minute “Jeep Tour” into the heart of the fault line.  Hair blowing in the wind, shades on this was no ordinary drive.  

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I surprised Amanda with her bridal bouquet made by Jackie Combs Floral Design.  At one point Greg found a tumbleweed along the hike.  He picked it up like his pitchfork and someone shouted out that it was his “Bro-quet”  again the laughter ensued.

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Along the way we discovered that what we thought were rock walls were actually the ground pushed up from the fault!  It crumbled in your hands!  We hiked/shimmied into a small canyon that was like an amphitheater. Words can’t describe it so I’m glad Jen & Nate’s photos can! 

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The surroundings were so peaceful and lovely and there was no one else for miles.  It took all my effort not to cry as I watched my brother and his bride exchanged vows.  By the way did I tell you I officiated the ceremony? Of course knowing my brother and Amanda they are with a big sense of humor and in the moment type of couple, decided to use their blue ring sizers because their bands weren’t ready yet and we all had a good laugh as they pulled them out to show us!  

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After the ceremony we took a short 200ft climb to a small mesa and the magnificent sight of the Palm Springs valley below.  After another short drive with Desert Adventures, our driver brought us to an overlook for sunset that was as far as the eye could see.  The sunset was a firework of colors from amber, fuchsia, and settling in to violet.  We sipped champagne and had a cocktail hour of cheese, fruit and nuts from the picnic basket around the campfire.  

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The evening concluded with an intimate dinner at The Grove Artisan Kitchen at Miramonte Resort.  It was effortless and fun! This day couldn’t be any more perfect if I tried.”

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 Congratulations Amanda and Greg!

Destination Wedding Photographer: B&G Photography

Wedding Vendors: Location: Fault Line, Wedding Planner + Officiant: Occasions,  Reception Venue: Miramonte Resort & Spa / Dinner at The Grove Artisan Kitchen, Floral Design: Lotus & Lily, Transportation: Desert Adventures

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Wedding at Ventana Inn, Big Sur, CA

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Today we’re taking a trip up the coast of California to one of the state’s most beautiful and untouched spots – Big Sur.  A rustic region where the forest meets the ocean along rocky and oh-so lovely cliffs, Big Sur is home to some of the best hiking in CA and sea life spotting.  But it’s also home to some of the most secluded and romantic resorts around.  Ventana Inn and Spa is one of those such special places.  A haven for celebrities to be left alone for days on end and honeymooners to enjoy the peaceful quiet of the great outdoors, this hotel is a perfect place for an intimate destination wedding or post-nuptial getaway.

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Ventana means window, so take a peek into this special place to say “I do.”  Set on 243 acres of rolling hills and land, you’ll love lounging in your private hammock and simply taking it all in.  If spa is your speed – two pools, two Japanese bathhouses and all the  relaxing experiences you could desire will certainly make you feel pampered and rejuvenated after that exhausting wedding week.  Then, once rested and relaxed, head off to dinner at The Restaurant at Ventana, a cabin-like space that feels as warm and inviting as your own living room.

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But don’t spend all your time resting, wining and dining – Ventana provides the start to some pretty epic nature walks and hikes too, should you bring your sense of adventure with you.

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If you want to live like royalty and take your guests along with you, then host your own laid-back but oh-so celebrity style wedding at Ventana.  They’ve got two terraces designed just for you and your ceremony.  The first “wedding site” hosts up to 80 people and has views that go on for miles and  miles (literally, 50 miles) and yet, it is secluded enough to feel like you are the only 80 people in the world.

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The “upper terrace” welcomes a slightly larger wedding party and is just off the famed restaurant on property.  With equally wonderful views, this spot is fit for a group with a little more party in their party.

Should you find you want to wed with just the two of you present, then the vista space is for you.  Say “I do” in the restaurant’s herb garden to the sound of a flowing fountain and sweet smells of the great outdoors.

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With countless awards and accolades, they are clearly doing something right with their service.  But that’s not the best part.  Ventana Inn is where one goes to truly unplug, unwind, and begin anew in one of the most beautiful places on the west coast.  What better way to start your life together?

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Travel Tip: Take a day trip along the coast whether by car or by foot and picnic while you watch the sea otters play in the surf or visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the local town for a less private tour of the landscape.  Hearst Castle isn’t too far by car either if you like to get out and hit the tourist hot spots – it’s quite fun and also provides some spectacular views and insights into California and its history.

When to Go: California has great weather most of the year, though along the coast it can tend to get chilly, especially in the evenings.  We find fall to be the best time of all to visit but you can’t go wrong year round.

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Big Sur Weddings

Looking for an oceanfront property with all the rustic charm of the redwoods?  Big Sur, CA is a wonderfully rustic and romantic place to say “I do” with an ocean view.  If you’re planning a rustic wedding, a big day in barn or forest even, then this destination wedding inspiration is for you.

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{Photos: Big Sur: Mike Levin, Bride & Groom: Nancy Neil via OnceWed, Ceremony: Pinterest, Signs: Brandon Kidd via GWS, Bouquet: Shayla via Amour Amour, Invitation: Martha Stewart Weddings, Left Table: Pinterest, Right Tables: Design Sponge, Cake: Laurie Cinotto via OnceWed, Cake Table: 100LayerCake}

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St. Helena Destination Wedding

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Emily and Ryan wed in the beautiful Napa Valley area of California, St. Helena to be exact.  They opted for a nearby destination wedding, one that didn’t require their guests board flights, but drive an hour outside of the city where they were transported into a food and wine oasis.  Emily shared with us how the selected this serene spot. “Ryan and I knew that Napa was the perfect destination for our wedding. With it only an hour away, we often drive up to wine country for the day, stopping at a few wineries and eating a fantastic meal. We always feel like we are on vacation as soon as we arrive in the valley. So, we thought that having our wedding in Napa was a perfect way to share this experience with our close friends and family. Besides, who doesn’t want to come to wine country for a weekend!?  The intimacy, beauty, and of course the wine of Napa Valley made for a truly special destination. Plus, now we have an even stronger connection with the area and we’ve already been back up since our wedding a month ago. We get to relive our perfect weekend often!”

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The couple chose the beautiful property of V. Sattui Winery, one with cobblestones, ivy, and a feeling that you’ve been transported to Italy (perfect for those who can’t travel there for a wedding).

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The cheerful yellow flowers made the decor pop but feel very natural at the same time.

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What a great first look shot by Annie Gerber!  She’s so excited :)

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The unique trio collaboration ushered guests in as the grey and yellow palette bridal party waited for the bride and groom to say “I do.”

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Napa Valley is such an incredible place to host a destination wedding!  Rolling hills, valleys of orchards, great hikes, spectacular views, and of course some of the best food and wine in the country.  Easy to get to by car (via the San Francisco or Sacramento airports, it’s an ideal setting for a domestic destination wedding.

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In keeping with the winery theme, the couple welcomed guests to their seats with wine cork place cards.

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True foodies at the wedding, this menu did not disappoint!  They served only local, organic, and seasonal fare that made each dish extra flavorful.

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Dinner was served in the barrel cellar which makes more an intimate feeling for a wedding reception.

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Then Emily and Ryan ended the evening on the sweet side with a trio of white and yellow wedding cakes.

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What a great idea!  A wedding quilt complete with recipes to start their family with!

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 Congratulations Emily and Ryan!

 Destination Wedding Photographer:  Annie Gerber Photography 

 Wedding Vendors: Caterer:  Alex’s Catering, Event Planner:  Weddings by Darlene, Floral, Designer:  Fleurs de France, Musicians:  Angela Takeishi, Reception Venue:  V. Sattui Winery, Videography:  Justin Fone Productions, Inc., Cake Designer:  Baker and Banker Bakery, DJ:  AMS, Makeup Artist:  Skyla Arts: Makeup | Hair | Skincare, Transportation:  St. Helena Wine Tours, Other:  Harvest Inn

 This wedding was submitted via TwoBrightLights.com

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Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CA

I’d venture to say elopements were the original destination wedding: running off somewhere to say “I do” without the months of planning and lengthy guest list, with nobody in on the plans. For those of you thinking of an elopement, even if you do want just a few of those closest to you by your side, we have a beautiful one from Jeremy Gilliam today that may just make you say take the plunge! Amy and Chris met unexpectedly and four years, and two adorable children, later they decided it was time to tie the knot. They fell in love with Santa Ynez and knew it would be perfect for their intimate nuptials of just a few family members.santa ynez inn destination elopement Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CAdestination elopement santa ynez california Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CAdestination elopement santa ynez Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CAdestination elopement ceremony santa ynez Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CAJeremy Gilliam 21 Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CAJeremy Gilliam 31 Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CAFrom Amy, the bride: “We stumbled upon Santa Ynez during a work trip and fell in love with the charming area nestled in Santa Barbara County, and promised we would be back. The wineries and countryside were so picturesque. When we were deciding on a wedding venue for our small wedding of family only we wanted something elegant, simple,and romantic and immediately knew that Santa Ynez was the perfect place for us. Santa Ynez was intimate, small, and charming and exactly what we were looking for our wedding.”santa ynez california destination elopement  Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CAJeremy Gilliam 43 Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CA The small party spent the weekend at Santa Ynez Inn, amongst the beauty of wine country, and celebrated post-nuptials with a delicious Italian meal for nine at nearby Trattoria Grappolo.santa ynez destination elopement Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CAsanta ynez destination elopement reception Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CAJeremy Gilliam 59 Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CAsanta ynez destination elopement cake cutting Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CA“We spent the entire weekend with our families and cherished those few days celebrating our wedding. For us, the tiny wedding really allowed us to spend time with those that matter the most,” says Amy. Jeremy Gilliam 66 Destination Elopement in Santa Ynez, CACongratulations Amy and Chris!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Jeremy Gilliam Photography

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Venue: Santa Ynez Inn, Reception: Trattoria Grappolo,  Bouquet: Renae’s Bouquet, Cake: Solvang Bakery, Hair and makeup artist: Tracy LeBard at Spa Élan, Dress: BCBG Max Azria, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

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Weddings at San Ysidro Ranch

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Nestled in the hills of the beautifully sleepy California town of Montecito, overlooking the Santa Ynez Mountains, just outside of Santa Barbara, sits a ranch style hotel known for its quiet privacy, celebrity sightings, and oh-so romantic weddings.  A perfect location for a destination wedding in California, the San Ysidro Ranch is within close proximity to Los Angeles and thus has become a landmark for celebrity weddings and honeymoon hideaways.

A 500-acre property that feels as comfortable as your own home, San Ysidro Ranch was originally put on the map as the spot where John F. Kennedy and wife Jackie O. honeymooned and now modern-day newlyweds can do the same – and stay in the very same suite, renamed the Kennedy Cottage.

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But more recently the boutique property is known for celebrity weddings like that of Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge and Kings of Leon band member Caleb Followill.  It’s also the rumored spot of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s nuptials.  Celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss has seen her share of high profile weddings at San Ysidro Ranch as well.  Mindy planned Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie’s destination wedding there back in 2010.

A hotel best suited for intimate weddings, it’s no wonder celebs love San Ysidro Ranch, with plenty of options on which to wed.  My personal favorite – the garden setting is spectacular, complete with year-round ivy arches and lush floral hedges trimming the lawn.  The picturesque backdrop cannot be beat.

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The local lavender fields and organic local product make this property a standout both visually and for your palette.  Wedding and Events Coordinator Usha Atterbury tells us about the fine cuisine on property.  “Our Executive Chef uses the finest seasonal ingredients to create innovative California Cuisine, relying greatly upon the Ranch’s organic herb and vegetable garden for the freshest flavors to accompany his creations.  The Ranch’s exceptional blend of delicious food, stunning setting, and comfortable, understated elegance makes it a truly unique choice of venues.”

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If your event is very small in size, say an elopement of eight or less, say “I do” to the historic Old Adobe or the vintage wine cellar which you can fill with one long feasting table for twenty.  For slightly larger events, the Hydrangea Cottage is a popular spot to wed with its private patio, beautiful views, and six adjacent suites for your bridal party and getting ready time.

wedding san ysidro ranch Weddings at San Ysidro RanchA destination wedding weekend at San Ysidro Ranch means good old-fashioned fun.  Think lawn games, snuggling by the fireplace in your cottage, and perhaps taking a stroll through the town peppered with boutiques and local fare.  When a loved one of mine wed here, what I remember most was the wonderful quiet time and the serene feeling on property that makes for a very calming wedding day with the smell of fresh wood fires burning in chimneys above.  You feel transported back to the golden era of California, as if Will Rodgers might be sleeping in the cottage next door.

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When to Go: California has great year-round weather but summer months are the most popular for weddings.  Given that the property has less than 50 rooms and suites, book well in advance during peak season.

Travel Tip: Take your four-legged ring bearer with you!  This property is pet-friendly and will take extra special care of your furry friends with amenities and plenty of running around room.

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