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Gossamer Gowns + Fields Filled with Horses = the Ultimate Inspiration

Thanks to the talented lens of Jose Villa I’ll be daydreaming the rest of the day away in The Vault. Because this lovely inspiration is SO incredibly beautiful that not even wild horses could drag me away. See all the beauty for yourself below! P.S. We’ve got even more from Jose Villa coming up next!

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Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Floral Design: Running Wild Florals | Invitations: Amber Moon Design | Hair + Makeup: Janet Villa | Art Direction: Sarah Park Events | Wardrobe: Gossamer

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Timeless + Traditional, This E-Sesh Will Have You California Dreamin’

We’re pretty much convinced that Santa Ynez Valley should be added to Seven Wonders of the World, and after viewing Jennifer + John’s e-sesh you’ll agree. With TEAM Hair And Makeup amplifying the beauty and the crazy talented Jose Villa Photography behind the lens we’ve got it all to share in The Vault. So, we ask ourselves – do you think the Seven Wonders is accepting applications?

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Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup

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Bouquet Breakdown: Al Fresco Wedding in Santa Ynez

This bouquet had me at Hellebores. For when it comes to wedding day perfection, Mindy Rice knows the exact recipe for a standout celebration. Proving this theory is a dreamy peach bouquet that has managed to steal our wedding loving hearts time and time again. Packing a powerful amount of pretty into one lil’ handful of heaven, we’ve got the entire bouquet breakdown below!

Al Fresco Wedding in Santa Ynez

  • 6 stems of Hellebores
  • 7 stems of Gardenias with buds
  • 10 stems of Gardenia Foliage
  • 12 stems white Tweedia
  • 5 stems Green Privet Berries
  • 10 stems of white Nerine Lilies
  • 12 Heritage Roses
  • 8 Fair Bianca Roses
  • 10 Classic Woman Roses
  • 12 White Ranunculus

From Mindy RiceSierra and Chase had a pretty clear vision of what they wanted their wedding to not only LOOK like, yet more importantly, what they wanted it to FEEL like. Luxurious flowers in blush, apricot and sage tones were high on their list, along with the playful addition of fresh peaches and a stunning, taupe Alencon lace.

When it came to designing her bouquet, I wanted to keep it rather traditional in shape yet with a soft romantic drape. Sierra’s beautiful Ines Di Santo, Lace gown also had a very timeless silhouette, allowing me to use textures and flower in a variety of bloom stages without giving you that overly detailed feeling.

Santa Ynez has a light afternoon breeze that, like clock work, sweeps through the valley right when the bride walks down the aisle! Yards and Yards of bias, silk ribbon drifted beautifully around her she emerged from the stone villa, an image that most definitely left a mark on her friends,family and most importantly… her husband.

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Floral Design: Mindy Rice | Photography: Jose Villa

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