Back to Back at Greengate Ranch

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of designing and planning two back to back weddings at Greengate Ranch and Vineyard here in San Luis Obispo. Although they were different in style and theme, they were both beautiful in their own ways. We took a few sneak peek snaps on our iPhones (which we'll be sharing later), but first, we wanted to share their epic engagement sessions, each giving a little glimpse into their personalities!

Photos by albert bracamonte

Heather and James are such a colorful and fun couple which really shows in their carefree, beachy engagement session santa cruz! They walked along the boardwalk playing arcade games, frolicked along the beach, and definitely made us wish it was summer all year long. We're in love! Photos by Albert Brocamonte

Jessica and Tyler share a classic and romantic love, and we styled their wedding the same. Our friend and photographer, Cameron Ingalls, shot their beautiful engagement session and their intimate rehearsal dinner before the wedding. He stole the two away during dinner (as seen in the large photo above) and captured the soon to be groom and his stunning bride-to-be in her Plum Pretty Sugar Couture gown! she was even more stunning in person, and on her wedding day (it's possible, we promise). 

We'll be sharing some sneak peeks of their wedding design boards and pictures we took during setup and completion in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Ellery + Rarig are Engaged!

Ellery and Rarig are one of the sweetest couples we've ever had the chance to work with, and we are so fortunate to be planning and designing their wedding exactly one year from today! The two will be getting married at Firestone Vineyards next summer, with photographer and friend Alexandra Wallace capturing the day. 

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With their wedding almost exactly one year away, the two kicked off their wedding planning season with an engagement session at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez. Alexandra did an amazing job with the photos. They are romantic, light, ethereal and capture the romance between the two. We cannot get enough!

We are already having such a great time envisioning the day with these two, and even had a chance to stop in on Ellery's dress shopping experience. We won't give away any hints to what she chose, but let's just say Rarig is going to be speechless! 

The Sunstone Villa is simply breathtaking, and provides the perfect backdrop for this engagement session. Looks like something straight out of Europe!

Thanks to the lovely vendor team who put together this entire shoot. And if you haven't already, check out Alex Evans Makeup Artist. She is the one responsible for enhancing Ellery's natural beauty with soft and effortless makeup. Sometimes we find ourselves scrolling through Alex's Facebook and Instagram looking at all her clients' before and after photos. She's one amazing artist and is extremely talented at what she does! 

Vendor Love: 

Photography: Alexandra Wallace

Makeup: Alex Evans Makeup Artist

HAir: Ana Garcia Cheadle // The hair Lounge

Venue: Sunstone Villa

Linsay + Stefan are Tying the Knot!

Exactly one month from today our adorable couple, Linsay and Stefan, will become husband and wife!

Their gorgeous engagement photos were taken in Crested Butte, Colorado, by Yellowfeather Photography, and we can't get over how naturally beautiful it is there. We are working closely with these two lovebirds to design their dream wedding at a venue in Arroyo Grande called The Gardens at Peacock Farms. The details we have lined up for their big day are going to be SO good. We cannot wait! And the talented photographer, Mirelle Carmichael will be there to capture it all! 

Linsay happens to work for an amazing bridal gown designer, and is getting a custom gown made just for her. We saw photos of it last week and were blown away. It is beyond gorgeous on her! Wish we could share a sneak peek ;) 

The photos above are from our first visit to Peacock Farms with Linsay and Stefan a few months ago. The grounds provide a perfect blank canvas for custom wedding designs and we can't wait to get in there and get to work. Will post more on our Instagram throughout this month of all our projects, so stay tuned!