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Santa Ynez Winery Elopement

What could be more dreamy than a wine country elopement? This Portland couple escaped to a villa in Santa Ynez to say their “I do’s”, where talents like Alegria By Design, La Tavola and more brought their vision for an elegant gold and blush wedding to life. There’s so much loveliness to see (like adorable “just eloped” signs!) thanks to Anna Jockisch Of Anna J Photography in the full gallery right here.

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From Alegria By DesignFor Andrea and Rob, Sunstone Villa was a dream location for their romantic elopement, such in stark contrast from their hometown of Portland, Oregon. They arrived at the villa the day prior to check in to their suite and enjoyed selecting wines for their wedding day at the winery’s tasting room. Andrea envisioned classic elegance with hints of gold and blush pink for her day. We were able to subtly incorporate her color palette without going overboard; “Can’t do too much pink or Rob will think it’s too girly!” our bride advised. The weather, the amazing setting and an adorable couple; we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day!

Photography: Anna Jockisch Of Anna J Photography | Floral Design: Anna Le Pley Taylor | Cake: Crushcakes | Hair + Makeup: Brianna Stewart | Linen: La Tavola | Location: Sunstone Villa | Planning + Event Design: Alegria By Design | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Elegant Santa Barbara Wine Country Elopement

What could be more perfect than an elopement in wine country? This stunning “purple and lace” affair is even more proof. Dreamed up by the talents at Alegria By Design, with help from pros like Anna Le Pley Taylor and La Tavola, this elopement is rustic, romantic and could be no less described as pure magic. Anna J Photography captured all the lovely details in the full gallery right here!

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From Alegria By DesignStephanie and Paul contacted us from Calgary, Canada with plans to elope in Santa Barbara. They immediately decided on Sunstone Villa and we started the planning process.

Their adventure began a week before their wedding day with a road trip from Canada down the West Coast, ending in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Stephanie’s only requests were “purple and lace”. Our florist provided a vintage lace tablecloth and we made custom place cards of french baguettes tied together with doilies, twine and olive branches to match the venue.

They were joined by their parents and enjoyed a beautifully catered five course meal in the villa’s courtyard followed by dessert and wine by the fireplace.

Photography: Anna Jockisch Of Anna J Photography | Videography: Like A Letter | Floral Design: Anna Le Pley Taylor | Hair & Makeup: Brianna Stewart | Event Planning and Design: Alegria By Design | Linen: La Tavola | Location: Sunstone Villa | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Glam Santa Ynez Engagement Session

These two Santa Ynez sweeties are proof that love can found just about anywhere – even in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit, no less. Fast forward five years and countless dates later, and you’ve got an engagement session that’s one for the books. With the help of Team Hair & Makeup and Pat Moyer behind the lens, they captured a whole gallery of memories sure to last a lifetime.

From The Bride…Love can be found anywhere. For us, it was in the hospital. Olu, my fiancé, is a doctor and was called to do a cardiac consult on a patient in the Neurosurgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit. I was the nurse taking care of the patient right next door to his when we locked eyes. That’s how it all started and here we are 5 years later planning our wedding. Since then, I’ve started my own wedding and event planning company so I can’t wait to work along with friends that I’ve met and developed relationships with along the way.

Olu and I are used to seeing each other in scrubs so getting dressed up for the photo session was a nice change. The location we chose for the shoot was the hills in the Santa Ynez Valley. We fell in love with the beautiful rolling hills and knew our photographer, Pat Moyer, could bring that feeling and romance into life through the photos. Bailey and Marla were my go to girls from Team Hair & Makeup. I really felt confident in their hands and knew they could bring out the glam for the shoot. We had so much fun with this engagement shoot and cannot wait until our wedding day with all our friends and family!

Photography: Pat Moyer | Event Design: Hana Malek, Venus Event Design | Dress: Bloomingdales | Hair And Makeup: Team Hair And Makeup | Suit: Hugo Boss

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Something Blue Fall Winery Wedding

When it comes to meaningful details, this wedding reigns king. Case in point? The bride’s “something blue” bouquet made even more beautiful by Lux Events And Design. She had the bride’s family and fiance write one word to describe her, and had each sentiment embroidered on blue silk ribbons. It’s about the coolest accessory a bride could ever ask for, and you can see even more amazing ideas captured by Megan Welker.

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From The Bride… Where do I begin? There were so many special details and moments of the day. Let’s start with details. One of my favorite details was my bouquet. My wedding planner surprised me with my “something blue”. She had secretly asked my family and Ryan for one word that described me. She then took those special words from each of the special people in my life and had them embroidered on to hand cut silk ribbons. When she presented it to me, I was filled with tears and joy. It was such a special touch.

A few other details that I just loved was the guest place card display. The winery where we were married made olive oil and each guest received a bottle as there place card. Each bottle was placed in a small linen bag and adorned with a handwritten tag and displayed on a vintage dresser and arch. Each guest got to take home a part of the wineries bounty of olive trees. One of the moments that felt special was being surrounded by my beautiful bridesmaids. Each and everyone of them are so important to me and I am forever grateful for their love and support they show me.

Another favorite moment of the day is when the photographer took Ryan and I out to the middle of the vineyard at sunset. She wanted to snap some pictures of just the two of us surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the winery. Being in the middle of the vineyard gave us a minute to take in the beautiful day and everything that was surrounding us, friends family, and nature!

Photography: Megan Welker Photography | Videographer: Golden Arrow Films | Event Design: Lux Events And Design | Florist: Paradise Florist | Wedding Dress: The White Dress | Cake: Le Le Patisserie | Caterer: SBB Gourmet | Invites: Noteworthy Letterpress | Jewelery: Mark Patterson | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Town And Country | Signs: Laurenish Designs | Vintage Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals | Winery: Sunstone Winery

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Holiday Cocktail Party Inspiration + A 31 Bits Giveaway!

The holidays are the perfect excuse to get together with friends and partake in some festive cocktailing. Flannel, sequins and sparkling jewelry are essentials to this inspiration crafted by Vanessa Noel EventsStella Bloom Designs and Anna Delores Photography and the awesome giveaway for 31 Bits jewelry is the cherry on top. See even more here plus details about this sparkling giveaway below!

What’s better for the holiday spirit then, well, spirits?! The idea behind our holiday cocktail party shoot was to create something that was comfortable and glamorous at the same time. We achieved this by introducing a mixture of textures: sequins and faux fur in the linens; flannel in the chairs; brass and colored glass in the tabletop accents; and just a touch of leather to ground it all. The venue, Whispering Rose Ranch, with its lodge-like equestrian feel and mountain views over the Santa Ynez Valley, created the perfect backdrop for a cozy, yet feminine, gathering among friends.

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The Prize: One lucky winner will receive the Garland Glam bracelet in Ruby Sparkle and the Beaming Sky necklace in Ruby Sparkle from the 31 Bits holiday line worn by the models in the shoot.

To Enter: Head to Anna Delores’s blog to grab all the details and enter to win these sparkling beauties. Good luck loves!

Photography: Anna Delores Photography | Floral Design: Stella Bloom Designs | Reception Venue: Whispering Rose Ranch | Jewelry: 31 Bits | Calligraphy: Jamie Ellen Paperie | "Most Wonderful Time" Wooden Decor Sign: Pottery Barn | Cake & Desserts: MJB Cakes | Cocktails: Savour This Kitchen | Dinnerware: Borrowed Blu | Furniture: Pretty Vintage Table | Glassware: Borrowed Blu | Lanterns: Pottery Barn | Pillows & Red Cable Knit Blanket: Pottery Barn | Styling & Coordination: Vanessa Noel Events

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