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Elegant Mint + Peach Ranch Wedding at Holman Ranch

Chock full of lush peachy florals, a seriously stunning rose-covered courtyard reception dinner, with linens and decor from La Tavola and One True Love Vintage Rentals, this elegant ranch wedding is making me giddy for spring all over again! Lucky for us, Delbarr Moradi Photography captured all the rustic romance of this laid-back couple’s “best day of our lives,” and shared with us in the gallery here!

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Spring
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Rustic

From The Bride…I always envisioned our wedding to have sort of an ethereal vibe – something that looked and felt elegant, but still laid back. Carmel was our first trip we took together as a couple and we fell in love with it, so when someone told us about Holman Ranch, we didn’t hesitate to check it out.  It was actually the first place we looked at, and the last — I knew right away it was the place for us.  Everything from the peaceful and private vibe, to the stunning mountain views, to that famous Holman tree…it just felt magical.   It also didn’t hurt that Kyle’s Armenian side of the family came from a long line of grape farmers so it was fitting to get married at a vineyard. 

Natalie Bowen’s flowers blew me away…I knew she was talented but she completely exceeded my expectations.  Everything from my gorgeous, peony-filled bouquet, to each table’s unique arrangement, to the eucalyptus garlands on the chairs and the carriage house doors–she was completely aligned with my vision and knocked it out of the park.    

I know it sounds cheesy and cliché, but our wedding day really felt perfect.   It was the most amazing feeling knowing that our families and closest friends were all there to celebrate with us.  And, thanks to our wedding planner, Simone Lennon and her team, Kyle and I were really able to enjoy the day and soak it all in. It was the best day of our lives…so far.

From Simone Lennon of Simone Lennon EventsAs a couple, Katie and Kyle are laid back and easy going who love stylish design that involves simplicity, sensibility and elegance. Holman Ranch was the perfect venue for them as the space is full of natural beauty, charm and exclusivity.

When it came to designing their affair, we really wanted to create a relaxed day that felt seasonal yet effortlessly beautiful and timeless. With that in mind, we kept things simple yet impactful. Also, Katie was really inspired by whimsical organic, loose and colorful bouquets and floral garlands (which kind of became an unofficial theme to the day).

Our super talented floral designer, Natalie Bowen, designed large, lush Eucalyptus garlands that were featured throughout the entire event. Each garland was different and showcased various pastel colors of Peonies and Garden Roses with tucked in sprigs Lavender and Lilacs. She draped them across our ceremony chair backs, our welcome beverage station and the rustic wooden benches during the dance reception.

For our dinner tablescapes, we decided to keep the design in line with Holman Ranch’s rustic environment so we brought in wooden farms dining tables and cross back wooden chairs. We really wanted the floral to be the star of the design, so we used neutral colored hemstitch linens and ivory ornate china for the dinner reception. Natalie designed stunning colorful arrangements in mismatched copper, glass and gold foiled vessels. Each table had its own unique point of interest which caught guests’ interest as they mingled throughout the reception.

After a farm-to-table three coursed dinner and several heartfelt speeches by loved ones, guests moved on to the dance reception in the Carriage House. Just after sunset, Kyle and Katie cut into their three tiered whimsically ruffled cake and danced the night away to The Wall Street Band. Guests enjoyed coffee and cake while sitting in gorgeous vintage lounges or roasted marshmallows at the s’mores station close by.

Photography: Delbarr Moradi Photography | Floral Design: Natalie Bowen | Cake: Patisserie Bechler | Shoes: BHLDN | Catering: Paradise Catering | Calligraphy: Barbara Callow Calligraphy | Transportation: Main Event Transportation Monterey | Beverage Service: Bottles And Bins | Bridal Gown: Vera Wang | Bridesmaid Gowns: BHLDN | Ceremony & Reception: Holman Ranch | Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Indochino | Hair & Makeup: Shawn Cavlan Beauty Co | Invitations, Menus & Signage: Union Street Papery | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Specialty Linen Rentals: La Tavola | Vintage Furniture Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals | Wedding Planning & Event Design: Simone Lennon, Simone Lennon Events

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Rustic Ranch Wedding in San Luis Obispo

If you’re a country bride at heart, you’ll swoon over this hayride to the hilltop altar followed by a barn reception at this ranch wedding! How sweet is the designer Groom, who brought his Bride’s vision to life in the invitations, escort cards and more?! Let’s fall in love with the full gallery captured by Lauren Scotti and don’t miss the quirky and funny vows in the film from Amari Production!

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Fall
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Ranch
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DIYRustic

From the beautiful Bride… San Luis Obispo was my college town, and it was also the location of Philip and my first true weekend getaway as a couple. When it came time to wedding venue hunt, it was only natural to check out SLO. The first step we took on to La Cuesta Ranch, we knew it was the one, and it was truly the only venue we felt that way about. 360 degree views of rolling hills, a rustic barn housing the dance floor, and serene outdoor ceremony and reception spots. You literally feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere but in reality are a few turns from Downtown SLO and all our favorite spots. La Cuesta Ranch felt like our own little hidden gem.

The wedding itself couldn’t have been more perfect. My husband is a designer by trade and really took on the role of Creative DIY Master during wedding planning. He took all my visions and brought them to life, from the signage to the seating cards. He designed more invitation prototypes than I can count and wouldn’t settle until it was perfect for us. He also mastered the homemade candles for our guests and tried incorporating as many personal touches as possible. His creative work coupled with our floral and event designer equated to pure magic. Rustic barn and vintage props against bright pops of gold and pinks. The entire day felt like a total dream. Instead of a photo booth, we brought the costume props to the dance floor and had our photographer capture everyone in their element there. The pictures and video came out priceless. At the end of the night, we didn’t want it to end so went through our sparkler exit 3 times! My advice to brides is to enjoy every moment with your husband, friends and family. Soak it up and don’t sweat the small stuff. It goes fast!

Photography: Lauren Scotti | Videography: Amari Productions | Coordination: Kramer Events | Floral Design: Tenley Erin Young | Wedding Dress: Blue By Enzoani | Cake: SLO Sugar Rush | Shoes: Kate Spade | Makeup: The Queens Bees | Hair: The Queens Bees | DJ: Kramer Entertainment | Venue: La Cuesta Ranch

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Springtime Botanical Specimen Wedding Inspiration

Florals are often a main focal point of any wedding, but botanical specimens are something new! This stunning Jody Savage-shot inspiration shoot from Splendid Supply Co. brings florals to the forefront, with some gorgeous blooms from FiftyFlowers, yummy bites from Chowgirls, and a stunning model Bride, whose look was fresh and springy, thanks to Julie Swenson and the team from A And B Bridal. See it all right here!

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From Splendid Supply CoOur shoot’s inspiration started with 19th century botanical specimen illustrations and gardens. Instead of opting for a more traditional vintage approach, our team, led by Maddy of Splendid Supply Co., created a contemporary twist by infusing a modern color palette and a whimsical, Anthropologie-like approach to the execution. Photographed by Jody Savage and coordinated by The Simply Elegant Group, this shoot is fresh and perfect inspiration for a late spring or early summer wedding.

Starting with the concept of terrariums pulled from the vintage inspiration, Dani from Studio Fleurette created a lavish display featuring bulk flowers from FiftyFlowers.com. To give it a fresh look, Dani and Maddy designed and overgrown look that incorporated moss, ferns, air plants, and whimsical flower stems. We fleshed out the rest of the concept by continuing the overgrown look to a dessert bar installation that would take guests’ breaths away!

To continue the specimen concept, we incorporated other details that brought the research element forward in well designed, thoughtful way. We included escort cards that were collected seed packets, decorated with library books from On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals in our color palette, and picked up a stunning customized suite from Minted that prominently featured a botanical drawing – what we considered to be a modern update to the traditional specimen print. We even sourced a dress from A and Be Bridal Shop by Truvelle that had layers that reminded us of ruffled petals on a flower.


Photography: Jody Savage Photography | Styling And Concept: Maddy Hague Of Splendid Supply Co. | Videography: Acowsay | Coordination: The Simply Elegant Group | Floral Design: Studio Fleurette | Wedding Dress: Truvelle | Reception Venue: Solar Arts By Chowgirls | Catering: Chowgirls | Makeup: Julie Swenson Beauty | Hair: Teanna Moye | Bride’s Wardrobe: A And Be Bridal Shop | Bulk Flowers: FiftyFlowers.com | Escort Card Design: Maddy Hague | Groom’s Wardrobe: Savvi Formalwear | Guestbook Notebook: Wildflowers By J. Bartyn For Minted | Hand Lettering, Custom Signage And Cake Topper: Maddy Hague Of Splendid Supply Co. | Invitations And Menu: Dahlia Bouquet Foil-Pressed Suite By Alethea And Ruth For Minted | Jadeite Milk Glass Cake Stands: Minted | Models: Talia Hindi And Luke McCarter | Rentals: On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals

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Rustic + Romantic Rocky Mountain Lodge Wedding

With a backdrop as naturally beautiful as the Colorado Rocky Mountains, a gorgeous couple, and photos from Laura Leslie Photography, this wedding is a gem. One glance at the Bride’s soft pink hydrangea-and-rose bouquet and a peak at the scenic grounds of the Wild Basin Lodge, and you’ll see exactly what I mean. Escape to the Rockies and see all the lovely details here.

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Summer
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Lodge
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Rustic

From The Bride…Camilo and I wanted to get married in Colorado with the Rocky Mountains scenic backdrop. Our venue was located right next to Rocky Mountain National Park and was the perfect setting for us. The venue took care of most of the details since we were planning out wedding from Florida which was a dream. We chose the venue mainly because our ceremony backdrop was the Rocky Mountains but also because we loved the decor: raw wood chairs, surrounded by forest and greenery and also because of the gorgeous river running through the property. Our wedding colors were neutrals, light pink and greens. If I had to pick three adjectives describing our day I would pick: rustic, romantic and timeless.

Photography: Laura Leslie Photography | Floral Design: Nancy McGee | Wedding Dress : Winnie Couture | Bride's Shoes : Mia New York | Hair & Makeup : Wild Basin Lodge | Band : Ricardo Pena Band | Groom's Attire : Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Wild Basin Lodge | Bride's Accessories : BHLDN

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The Ultimate Getting Ready Bridal Playlist

Remember crowding around the mirror with your best friends before a school dance—the anticipation, excitement and butterflies? Getting ready for your wedding feels like that, but a million times better. Set the mood for you and your girls with Elevated Pulse Productions‘ Ultimate Getting Ready for the Wedding Playlist that will have you ready to dance down the aisle! Listen to the full playlist below and follow SMP on Spotify, then tell us, what songs are on your pre-wedding playlist?

THE PLAYLIST

“You Da One” by Rihanna

“On a Cloud” by PPP

“I Love It” by Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

“Pretty Please [Love Me]” by Estelle feat. Cee-Lo

“It’s Such a Good Day” by Simon Wilcox

“I’m In Love Again” by MoZella

“Girls Chase Boys” by Ingrid Michaelson

“Sun Comes Up” by John Legend

“Love That Girl” by Raphael Saadiq

“You Called Me” by Mayer Hawthorne

“New York to California” by Mat Kearney

“Butterfly” by Jason Mraz

“Baby I’m Yours” by Breakbot feat. Irfane

Playlist: Elevated Pulse Productions | Cover Image Photography: Patrick Moyer Photography

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Romantic Coastal Bridal Inspiration

I’ll forever be enchanted by the coast; just a brief sight of the sea makes my heart happy. I wasn’t sure what could make an already stunning view better… but then Jacqui Cole shared these pics from her shoot with Oh Hello Events and here we go! Entranced with these two gorgeous gowns and romantic hair and makeup by Salon Inga, I’ll be spending my Monday daydreaming away right this way.

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Summer
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Beach
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From Jacqui Cole… Fellow LBB member Salon Inga and myself are thrilled to share this inspiration bridal shoot with you!

This organic, coastal inspired bridal portrait session was an opportunity for our team to revel in beautiful details that adorn a modern bride. The soft hues of the Floridian waters and the perfect morning breeze created the ideal backdrop. We selected two gowns by Hayley Paige and Christos to show versatility of a classic waterside setting.

For the makeup we chose a classic look that can suit any bride and added a pop more of color on the lips to fit the vintage/exotic look of the set-up and location. Salon Inga created hairstyles that walked the line of effortless and a little undone yet still would still match the formality of a wedding. Each look compliments the dress in different ways – no matter the personality of the bride.

Oh Deery Floral really wanted to create something loose with a lot of movement – something to mimic the movement of the ocean waves. We chose light pink astilbe, light green hellebore, purple lilac, light pink ranunculus and a moody dark purple ranunculus, paired with white hybrid ornithogalum, and white clematis. The rich berry and coral florals provided an element of vibrancy and depth against the tranquil blue and aqua water. Lastly, a long piece of champagne silk ribbon was tied around the bouquet which happily blew in the wind throughout the whole shoot.

To ground the setting, we sourced a vintage sofa and rose armchair that lent themselves to relaxed and blissful poses.

Photography: Jacqui Cole | Event Planning: Oh Hello Events | Floral Design: Oh Deery Floral | Hair And Makeup: Salon Inga | Beaded Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige | Bridal Boutique: The White Magnolia | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Halter Neck Silk Gown: Christos | Model: Chanda Am | Rentals: Tufted Vintage Rentals

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