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All the Reason to Have a Red-Hued Wedding!

If you’re craving color then look no further because this lovely wedding captured by Michael + Anna Costa Photography is just the ticket. Rich hues of red paired with the loveliest (and lively) celebration, we’ve got it all just waiting in The Vault!

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From the Bride…Aaron and I have been in love since the first day we met. I remember walking in his house wearing my favorite high waisted bell bottom jeans, white eyelet crop top and most importantly…my thick tortoise frame glasses. Aaron says his ‘moment’ was when I locked eyes with him from over the top of my glasses. Yes, it is true – I was starring. Quite honestly, it was hard not to… Aaron is the sexiest combination of Robert Downey Jr. and David Duchovny! To top it off his laughter fills a room, it is so contagious and sincere that he makes everyone around him happy. From that day forward we were the best of friends, we still are, there is so much love between us, it feels as if we have known each other in many lifetimes beyond this one.

After 4 years of dating and countless adventures together – Aaron bought a ring (the most breathtaking ring EVER). He got down on one knee January 10th, a rainy Saturday morning in Malibu and proposed a lifetime of unconditional love, support, kindness, joy and laughter; and without any hesitation I said yes. Aaron said he was planning something more intricate for the proposal but from the minute the ring was finished, he had been too excited to wait any longer.

When planning our wedding Aaron and I wanted it to reflect our relationship…passionate, romantic and intimate. We are both free spirited people working in creative industries, so having an environment that felt effortless and enjoyable was also an inspiring force. We wanted to get married in California because it is the place we both call home. We love the ocean and rolling mountains, and Santa Barbara really fit the vision we both had in mind. When we walked into Belmond El Encanto for lunch on their stunning terrace we knew this was the place we wanted to say ‘I do’ – perched on the hills with lush gardens and its gorgeous ocean view of the Channel Islands. I was then introduced to Tenley Erin Young, our Event and Floral Coordinator, and this was another ‘love at first sight’ moment for me. Tenley’s work is extraordinary, I was drawn to her eclectic and creative vision, mixing various themes and styles; I knew she was the woman for the job! Aaron and I love the Fall season, in fact it is the thing we miss most about the Midwest (with the exception of our families). With that being said, we really wanted in incorporate deep reds, taupes, lush greens, golds and various textures into the design. Aaron and I were looking to merge bohemian and romantic styles and the harmony that Tenley created exceeded our wildest dreams. Our wedding was a fairy tale, what a magical day to celebrate our love with our nearest and dearest family and friends.

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Photography: Michael + Anna Costa Photography | Coordination: Alegria by Design | Event Design: Tenley Erin Young | Floral Design: Tenley Erin Young | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Invitations: Honey Paper | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Jewelry: Untamed Petals | Rings: Roxbury Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Calligraphy: Sophia Loves Letters | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs, Inc | DJ: Gavin Roy | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Transportation: EOS | Venue: Belmond El Encanto | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rehearsal Dinner: Wine Cask Restaurant | Rentals: Scout Rental Co.

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The Dreamiest Springtime Ranch Wedding

Can we just talk about this tablescape? The florals, the candles, the draping, the everything. It’s the kind of table most of us would kill to snag a seat at, and I think we can all agree that Ashley and Justin’s guests were treated to the wedding celebration of a lifetime. Alexandra Kolendrianos planned, TOAST Santa Barbara designed the blooms, and Kristen Beinke photographed the entire event waiting in The Vault.

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From Alexandra Kolendrianos… Ashley Dorris and Justin were married at El Montecito Presbyterian Church in Montecito on April 16th. The intimate church was filled with their closest family and friends. The altar took the center stage as they said their vows in front of a gorgeous table filled with lush garlands of greenery, white floral and a multitude of column candles.

After they said their “I do’s”, guests were shuttled to the upper estate lawn at San Ysidro Ranch where they were greeted with plentiful hors d’oeuvres and drinks and a stunning view! Guests mingled to the sound of a Spanish guitarist in the background. All were invited to take individual bud vases filled with floral that included their names and table numbers, tied in silk ribbon, as they made their way to the entrance of the tent.

An incredible 10-piece band greeted the guests into the gorgeous celebration. The tabletops were filled with abundant floral in the white, green and blush tones. Gold candelabras and candlesticks mixed in with taupe candles to create more warmth and candle light to the tent. Each individual place setting included a letter pressed menu and napkins that were tied with hand dyed silk ribbon with sprigs of olive and rosemary.

All guests dined on a decadent 3-course meal, danced to a super high energy band and were surrounded by gorgeous floral, fabric and lighting as they celebrated the union of Ashley and Justin!

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Photography: Kristen Beinke Photography | Event Planning: Alexandra Kolendrianos | Floral Design: TOAST Santa Barbara | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: Lazaro Press & Design | Ceremony Venue: El Montecito Presbyterian | Reception Venue: San Ysidro Ranch | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Makeup: Bee Made Up | Calligraphy: Carolyn Jane | Lighting: Images By Lighting | Band: West Coast Music | Fabric: Bella Vista Designs, Inc | Hair for Bridal Party: Mishay Salon & Spa | Hair for Bride: Shine Blow Dry Bar | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Town And Country Rentals

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10 of the Most Gorgeous Destinations for Glamour Camping, A.K.A. Glamping

For those that prefer the comfy amenities of a 5 star hotel to being one with nature, there’s still hope that you can add outdoorsy to your MO. It’s called Glamping and Kelly Oshiro and Jose Villa are showcasing just how fab it can be. Think modern amenities meet the great outdoors. So grab your gal pals and hit the road with this roundup of 10 of the most gorgeous destinations for glamour camping. Plus check out even more from El Capitan Canyon in the VAULT.

The Best Glamping Destinations

Fireside Resort- Jackson Hole, WY
Resort at Paws Up – Greenough, MT

Dunton Hot Springs – Dolores, CO
Yellowstone Under Canvas – Yellowstone, MT
Posh Primitive – Chestertown, NY
The Ranch at Rock Creek – Philipsburg, MT
Sequoia High Sierra Camp – Sequoia National Park, CA
El Capitan Canyon – Santa Barbara, CA
Treebones Resort – Big Sur, CA
C Lazy U Ranch – Granby, CO

More Travel Inspiration this way…

11 Must-Know Travel Tips from a Pro Jetsetter
How to Pack for a Week in a Carry On (in Style)
The Top Instagrammers to Cure Your Wanderlust

Photography : Jose Villa Photography | Styling: Kelly Oshiro | Hair & Makeup: Chateau Belle | Carafe & Glasses: A plus R Store | Location: El Capitan | Originally Featured: Flutter Magazine | Wardrobe: Dressed/Ready | Wardrobe: Bonita | Wine : Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery

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