I had the amazing opportunity to photograph an event for wedding floral designers at Ranchos Dos Pueblos, here in Santa Barbara. First let me say that Ranchos Dos Pueblos is probably the most amazing wedding venue I have ever seen– it hosts gorgeous rustic land, a lagoon, a gorgeous shabby chic barn and even a private beach! The scenery and charm is unbeatable. And honestly if I had known of it for my wedding, I probably would have demanded to get married there! Le Sigh…
I was totally thrilled to get to see the venue all done up as if a real wedding had been set up there! All thanks to the Design Days workshop hosted by Florabundance. A dream team of designers, SB wedding vendors, and florists put this event together! Below are the credits!
- Holly Heider Chapple
- Tricia Fountaine
- Ian Prosser
- Alicia Schwede + Chuck Graham
- Event Coordination by Felici Events
If you think you’d like to check out Ranchos Dos Pueblos for your wedding venue, you can email to make an appointment and find it here:
Having a ceremony overlooking the PRIVATE beach would be breathtaking! Oh and by the way, dolphins like to hang off shore! Pretty awesome! You could also do cocktail hour by the beach after the ceremony to get a bit more time to soak in the beauty! String guitar, passed hors d’oeuvres, a sea breeze. Perfection! Or you could face your ceremony toward the lagoon! Seriously, there is pretty in every single direction! Going back towards the barn, there are so many charming details… including these wagon wheel chandeliers which hang from the trees! The property boasts about a thousand different photo opps! Railroad bridge? Check! Lagoon? Check! There’s that railroad… amazing! The private beach is soooooooo gorgeous! Everything a private beach should be! Then there’s the barn. Shabby chic to perfection. You will fall in love with the idea of having your reception in here! Yes a rustic barn with crystal chandeliers! Rustic casual elegance beyond belief. Hay bushel seating? Why not? Or provide cute vintage seating for your guests! ADORABLE! When in a barn, you must do dinner at a long farmhouse dining table, right?! Vibrant floral details POP against all that rustic wood! So if you are stuck between beach wedding or rustic chic… never fear! YOU CAN HAVE BOTH! Oh and the barn at night looks pretty spectacular too! I mean, REALLY! GORGEOUS!