Jill La Fleur is one of those wedding planners that always lucks out with the coolest weddings ever. Probably because she's a cool person herself so she naturally gravitates towards really cool brides. But more than likely it's because she's really good at what she does and manages to make every wedding look absolutely spectacular. Add in a designer like Mindy Rice and a backdrop as stunning as the Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse and it's basically a recipe for perfection. Click here to see the full gallery.
From La Fleur Weddings...This beautiful, intimate wedding was set in the hills above the Santa Ynez Wine Country, on the 200 year old Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse. The location and the wedding had the feeling of a country California theme. The style elements of the wedding included antique pewter, burlap, lace, white antique and deep rose, old galvanized metal, bamboo, natural grasses and other various textures and details. The bride’s absolutely Stunning dress had beautiful lace details which tied in nicely with the lace wrapping on her bouquet and the lace overlays on the cream linens on the guest tables. The flowers were very natural and included lilac, freesia, dusty miller, ferns, peonies, fresh sage, natural grasses and potted herbs. Dariel’s bouquet had deep to light cream tones, while the Bridesmaids bouquets represented slightly brighter rose tones with accents of dusty miller & sage greens. Sage green was also the color of the Bridesmaid’s dresses from Alfred Angelo. The Groomsmen had the option of wearing 3 different colored suits, with a black skinny tie-Loved that!
The ceremony, set a top a grassy hill, was full of beautiful details. The simple chuppah was adorned with a soft cotton gauze fabric and simple delicate flowers, wheat and natural grasses, and was carried out by the groomsmen and bridesmaids. The poles were of natural stained wood and blended nicely with the rustic setting. The Officiant was the Groom’s Godfather, and as the newlywed couple departed down the center aisle, friends and family threw congratulatory paper ribbon streamers!
After the ceremony, the guests followed a pathway of stringed lights that lead up to the reception area. The guests were then entertained on the house deck by cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a fantastic folk/bluegrass band complete with mandolinist! The groom is a musician himself and he had a big part in the band selection, so you know they were great! The amazing food by Pure Joy Catering included passed appetizers of caramelized onion tarts & tomato, mesquite grilled shrimp with citrus mint dipping sauce, and ocean fresh ceviche, with guacamole dollop served in cosmopolitan glasses with chips. The sunset views and ambiance were incredible as you can see from BB Photography’s amazing photos.
Ceremony + Reception Location: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse / Florist: Mindy Rice / Lighting: Bella Vista / Catering: Pure Joy Catering / Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Tom Corbett Music / Photography: BB photography / DJ: JSH Music