Just so you are prepared, this stunner of a wedding from Figlewicz Photography is one of the most effortlessly chic and detailed weddings I’ve seen in a long time, you will be using your ‘pin it’ button excessively. The details are a beautiful blend of vintage, rustic, and beach that you can’t help but fall in love with.
Our wedding was a perfect marriage of California chic and vintage whimsy. I loved the idea of getting married near the ocean, particularly on a cliff over looking the ocean. Steve loved the vintage feel of ranches and the warmth of a family-style dinner in a beautiful barn. After searching the hills and valleys of Santa Barbara, we settled on a perfect venue – Dos Pueblos Ranch.
I carried a few special pieces given to me by my grandmothers who are no longer with us – a brass powder compact engraved with my paternal grandmother’s initials and a rosary and college pin that belonged to my maternal grandmother. I also had a family handkerchief tied around my bouquet that was accidentally thrown away during the reception clean up (I recommend against doing this – keep anything important to you in your purse!!!!)
Second only to seeing each other for the first time, our favorite part of the day was walking out on to the lawn to join our friends for the cocktail hour. We decided not to see each other before the ceremony so we spent the first hour of the cocktail hour taking pictures together up by the Dos Pueblos house, away from the group. When we finished, we walked out to the beautiful lawn reception where our friends were playing games and enjoying the California sunset and breeze by the water.
There were many DIY details that were made by both me and my wedding planning team, led by Linsey Latimer at Lux Events and Design. Early on, I had a friend design a logo and made a rubber stamp with the compass logo on it, which made it easy to stamp and customize various items. There were bags of peanuts and personalized coke bottles that were a throwback to our Atlanta roots. We also had each table labeled with a year from the our childhood and pictures of them on each table. Steve got in on the DIY fun by hosting a cocktail taste-testing a few months before the event and he fashioned a few signature cocktails with fun names for the reception.
Since most of our guests were traveling from the East Coast – either New York or Atlanta – it was really important to us that our guests had a wonderful experience, not just one day at a wedding. We had our guests comfort and entertainment in mind through every step of the process. As the hosts of the party, we wanted the decor, food and drink to reflect our style.
Photography | Figlewicz Photography | Venue | Dos Pueblos Ranch | Planning and Design | Lux Events and Design | Florist | Paradise Flowers | Caterer | SBB Gourmet Catering | Cake | Sweet and Saucy Shop | Rentals | Town & Country Rentals | Invitations | The Papermint Press | Gown | Christos from Bridals by Lori | Hair & Makeup | TEAM Hair and Makeup | Suit | Martin Greenfield | DJ | DJ Mike Reyes | Transportation | SB Airbus | Officiant | Jerry Bellamy