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Rain or Shine, Alisal Ranch Provided Glow for Newlyweds Megan & Joe

Blog, Real Weddings / 12.29.20160 comments

img_7664Bride Megan’s family have been long time guests of the legendary and historic Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, like so many of the couples who choose to exchange vows at the ranch.  Alisal holds a deeply meaningful place in the family traditions of so many.  Megan and Joe hosted their wedding ceremony in one of the ranch’s main pastures, with cocktails in the Sycamore Room, a gorgeous dinner at Creekside under the canopying Sycamore trees, ending with dancing and more fun back in the Sycamore Room for the rest of the evening.  We decided to put the majority of focus of design where guests would be spending most of their time:  cocktails, dinner and dancing.

Sometimes the best plans are unexpectedly enhanced when a change occurs.  With specialty lighting planned to

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Country Ranch Wedding At The Historic Old Adobe at Alisal Guest Ranch

Real Weddings / 04.30.20160 comments

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Photo Credit: Lover of Weddings

Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort boasts some incredible backdrops for weddings and receptions.  From the popular Alisal River Terrace (no overnight accommodations are needed to book this beautiful space) to the main ranch property Creekside, Oval Lawn, Sycamore Room, lakeside, or the incredible Historic Adobe.

The Historic Adobe is another 20 minute ride via hay truck from the main ranch and the scenery on the drive is spectacular.  While there are many more complications involved with events at the Historic Old Adobe, it can be one of the most distinct wedding experiences ever, in a truly unique setting.

While many of my couples choose to have their wedding ceremonies

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Santa Barbara Wedding Planning of Distinction | Insisting on a Full Service Florist

Blog, Event Planning Advice / 01.31.20130 comments

Florals by Cody Floral Design | Photo by Willa Kveta

Throughout my 20 years of wedding planning and after the first 10 weddings of my now over 600, I watched and observed two wedding service providers that affected the overall success of the event more than any other event supply partner: the role of the caterer and that of the florist.

When I say this to couples or if they read it in my articles, at first glance it may appear as though

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Wedding at Lincourt | Becky & Imran

Blog, Real Weddings / 07.10.20126 comments

One of my favorite things about this Santa Barbara wine country  wedding at Lincourt Winery was the elegance and multi-cultural aspect my clients and their families brought to this wedding day. Virtually all wineries have an elegance about them, but Lincourt Winery is special – it used to be a dairy farm and the old yellow house that is now the tasting room was an old Sears Craftsman House kit that overlooks the vineyards below and the red barn adjacent. It oozes country charm.  But my favorite thing about Lincourt Winery weddings?  So little decor is needed.  The backdrop is already set with vines and in the distance, the Santa Ynez mountains and beautiful sweeping blue skies cradle Lincourt Winery in their arms.  And don’t even get me started about having a wedding at this charming location under a full moon.  It  is simply other-worldly, if you are lucky enough to have that epic experience.

I had the honor of working with a talented, smart attorney-in – training bride  Becky and her already- attorney fiance, Imran.  Becky’s parents are

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