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Black + White Dos Pueblos Ranch Wedding

To be honest, there are so many vendor talents behind this wedding, I don’t even know where to start. From the incredible ’20’s-inspired design by Jill & Co Events + Mindy Rice, to the amazing beauty crew from TEAM to our dear friends Jose Villa + Elysium Productions who captured the day so beautifully it’ll bring you to tears. Think black tie formality with a decidedly vintage vibe, and you can scroll to your heart’s desire inside our inspiration hub, THE VAULT.


Rustic Venue

From Jill & Co. Events… Mandy and Justin were looking for a local venue that matched their personalities, and offered a nod to the 20’s era – a decadent time that evoked celebration, all starting with the vintage ring that Justin asked Mandy to marry him with. Dos Pueblos Ranch, Casa Grande, offered that perfect backdrop of a local spot that brought you back to a time of past, where celebration was inevitable.

The invitation suite, which we designed with Tracy of Lazaro Press and Design gave guests the first hint of what they were to experience for M&J’s wedding weekend. The golden envelopes with white calligraphy where a beautiful way to set the stage.

Mandy, the bride, along with her sister, Corinne, who has a long history in the fashion industry, designed the bridal gown and separate lace overlay, that was custom made by Patricia of The Perfect Fit in Montecito with french lace hand selected by the bride and her sister from a company that also supplies to Gucci and Lanvin.

We worked with Mindy Rice design to spruce up the property and evoke the magic of a 20’s soiree that Mandy and Justin could have thrown at their home 100 years ago. The ceremony was set in the gardens adjacent to the house, guests sat on beautiful benches, and Mandy processed up a fern strewn aisle to meet her groom under a canopy draped in soft gauzy material, tied back with gorgeous floral tie backs. The wedding party stunned in black tie, the ladies all in self selected black gowns holding the most stunning bouquets dripping with ribbon.

Cocktail hour took place in the most magical place on the property, a dilapidated greenhouse that Mindy and her team along with Zephyr Tents crew restored back to new. The ceilings were dripping with ferns, the ground was completely covered in new grass, and sweet seating vignettes offered guests a pause in the theme of the afternoon provided by Classic Party Rentals of Santa Barbara. Guests were refreshed by the champagne towers and specialty cocktails provided by The Grand Bevy out of Los Angeles, while New West Catering provided decadent oysters on ice, and other local delicacies, such as shrimp cocktail and local uni.

When it was time to move to the reception, guests passed by the abundant cherimoya orchards on site, and meandered along a pathway built by the Zephyr team through 100 year old Moreton Bay Fig trees to a sailcloth tent on the grand meadow in front of the Casa Grande. Guests found their seats by picking up the golden edged glass boxed with their seating assignments hand calligraphed and filled with fresh cut ferns.

The reception tent was an airy space filled with ivory linens from La Tavola as well as custom pieces and creamy floral centerpieces from Mindy Rice’s team. When designing this space, the bride made a point to keep it light and creamy, as it would be the last time they could get away with white everywhere with their little one on the way! Guests feasted on a 4 course meal by New West paired with wines from the grooms label, Tyler Winery, as well as the bride’s family vineyard, Grassini Family Vineyards. Dancing quickly ensued, due to the beats of DJ Nahchey Storer of Dash Entertainment, and when it was time to cut the cake, a magnum bottle of vintage champagne was sabered by the groom himself.

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Cinematography: Elysium Productions | Floral Design: Mindy Rice | Wedding Dress: Custom By The Perfect Fit In Montecito | Cake: Renauds Bakery | Catering: New West Catering | Hair And Makeup: TEAM Hair And Makeup | DJ: DJ Nahchey | Transportation: Classic Motoring Car Rentals | Venue: Dos Pueblos Ranch | Beverage Services: The Grand Bevy | Event Planning & Design: Jill & Co Events | Linen Rentals: La Tavola | Paper Goods: Lazaro Press | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Speciality Glassware: Casa De Perrin | Tent Rentals: Zephyr Tents


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StudioWedBox + A Discount!

Anyone who knows me knows I love getting mail — like wait-by-the-door-know-the-postman-by-name LOVE. So you can only imagine my excitement when I heard about StudioWedBox — a new monthly subscription box filled with wedding planning inspiration + amazing curated goodies. Yes, please!

Inside each monthly StudioWedBox is 4-5 items hand-picked by a group of wedding planners from brands such as Paloma’s Nest, May Designs, Plum Pretty Sugar, Tieks and more! Along with your goodies comes a tip from an industry expert such as Nordstrom Wedding Suite, Maggie Lord from Rustic Wedding Chic, and Amanda Allen from Newlywish! And get this, each StudioWedBox is personalized to where you are in your planning process (think All About The Bridal Party, Registry, Attire, and Honeymoon themes). I mean, how amazing?!

Featuring products that are both innovative and up-to-date with wedding trends, StudioWedBox has every bride covered. Available in subscription lengths of monthly, six months or 12 months, StudioWedBox is the perfect engagement or shower gift.

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Photography: Shoots The World | Event Design: Verge Events | Floral Design: Studio Flora Diva | Makeup: Blush Asheville | Hair: Hughes Hair Design | Hotel: Biltmore Farms Hotels | Linens: Nuage Designs | Rentals : Classic Event Rental | Wedding Subscription Box: StudioWedBox


Touch of Glam Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration

Said best by Sposto PhotographyRose gold never goes out of style. It pairs with classic or modern, glam or rustic, neutrals or brights and always shines timelessly. The proof? This ring, this dress, these vessels filled with petals from Little Hill Floral Designs and well, basically everything else from this shoot styled and coordinated by Green Apple Event Co. It all lives in THE VAULT, ready for pinning!

Urban Space

From Sposto PhotographyRose gold never goes out of style. It’s elegant, feminine, and completely timeless. Featuring the Loft On Pine’s lower level, this shoot was styled with some of Los Angeles and Orange County’s finest wedding vendors. The inspiration for this shoot started with Meghan Dubitsky of Green Apple Event Co. and a simple soap box. Adorned with golds, creams, and teals, this small hexagonal box (featured below) provided such a complimentary balance of color and sheen. One of our favorite elements of this shoot was the rose gold backdrop from Drop It Modern, It’s large sequins shimmered the perfect hue for this romantic shoot. Dripping with eucalyptus and garden roses, the tablescape offered a beautiful compliment to the rose-gold theme. The model wore Maggie Sottero’s Vaughn gown from their latest line and her hair and makeup was styled flawlessly by Chiali Meng. We were so fortunate to have such talented artists participating in bringing this idea to life.

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Rose Gold Engagement Rings | Rose Gold Wedding Details

Photography: Sposto Photography | Cinematography: Image Machine | Floral Design: Little Hill Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Susie Cakes | Jewelry: Petals And Stones | Bridesmaids' Dresses: La Femme Fashion | Hair And Makeup: Chiali Meng | Calligraphy: Luminous Lines | Venue: The Loft On Pine | Backdrop: Drop It Modern | Champagne: Veuve Clicquot | Coordination And Styling: Green Apple Event Co | Invitation Postage: Edelweiss Post | Macarons: Bottega Louie | Ribbon: Silk And Willow | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina Mountain Town Wedding

A couple years back my hubby and I visited the little mountain town where this wedding takes place, and it’s the ultimate combo of scenery and charm. The kind of place that’s just tucked away enough to feel like a hidden gem, and certainly a cozy spot to say “I do.” Luckily this sweet couple felt the same and brought along great vendors like Philosophy Flowers to make it happen. Our friends at Almond Leaf Studios snapped it all waiting for you inside THE VAULT.


From The Bride…Hayes and I crossed paths one evening at both of our favorite, local restaurant in Greenville, Chicora Alley. We had a few mutual friends but Hayes mustered up the nerve to approach me and begin the conversation. He got my number and even though it took a week for him to call me, he did, and our relationship took root quickly!

The planning process was stressful at times but we’re both also pretty laid back in nature so we were able to make decisions and move on to the next item. We were lucky to work with such wonderful vendors who were incredibly talented and so creative!

Our ceremony felt like a dream and was everything we could’ve hoped for. The weather was absolutely perfect with clear skies. The venue was set on a green lawn lined by cypress trees and breathtaking mountains in the background. The flowers were soft, neutrals with so much depth that matched the romantic, rustic feel. Our music for the ceremony was made up of a violinist and guitarist that played ‘Sea of Love’ as I walked down the aisle. The ceremony was full of so much joy and love. The reception took place at Blowing Rock Country Club that offered gorgeous mountain views and warmth. The band was full of energy and had everyone dancing and having an incredible time.

One word to describe the day is inspirational. It was the most important day of our lives and the moment when I locked eyes with my husband was incredibly inspirational. The day was gorgeous and everything moved seamlessly. We were surrounded by those in our lives who love us the most and it was inspiring to experience this support of our lives coming together.

Photography: Almond Leaf Studios | Coordination: The Whole Shebang | Floral Design: Philosophy Flowers | Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall | Invitations: William Arthur Stationery | Ceremony Venue: The Inn At Crestwood | Reception Venue: Blowing Rock Country Club | Hair And Makeup: Colour By Candace | Band: The Root Doctors | Bridal Boutique: The Sentimentalist - Gabi Lee | Bride's Veil + Mother Of The Bride's Dress: Custom By Yelena Crosston | Cake And Catering: Blowing Rock Country Club | Groom + Groomsmen Suits Attire: M.H. Frank | Linen Rentals: La Tovola Linen


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