This cozy winter wedding at Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm took place on a rainy January afternoon at sunset. In spite of the roller coaster of emotions that comes with enacting rain plans, tenting the ceremony site and lots of game time changes, the bride and groom, Joanna and Michael, kept smiling, focusing on what was most important and enjoying the celebration with their closest friends and family.
The couple opted for a luxe minimalist design that was fresh, natural and sweet. Soft beachy tones of beige, taupe, rust, blue and natural greens rounded out the color palette.
The wedding ceremony began at sunset on the bluffs overlooking the ocean and the California coastline. The ceremony incorporated elements meaningful to both families, including several Jewish wedding traditions and a traditional Irish wedding blessing.
The bride walked down the aisle to Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide, setting the perfect tone for the evening. Guests were kept warm and dry with throw blankets and a clear top tent with added greenery for a natural look that didn’t interfere with the serene ocean view.
The cocktail hour took plan moved into a lush greenhouse filled with plants and meandering pathways. Guests enjoyed an expansive grazing table and a full bar featuring signature cocktails in honor of the mothers of the bride and groom’s favorite cocktails.
Everyone gathered in the reception greenhouse for a candlelight dinner with toasts for the bride and groom.
The night continued with a jam packed dance floor and music by The Class Band. The bride changed into a second look. Then the newlyweds toasted with a champagne tower and thanked their guests for coming, before heading back to the dance floor to boogie the night away.
Planning: Megan Rose Events
Venue: Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm
Photography: Mollie C. Photo
Video: Jeremy Foster Films
Band: The Class Band
Beauty: Dreamcatcher Artistry
Florals: The Twisted Twig
Catering: High on the Hog Catering
Rentals: Ventura Rentals
Stationery: Minted Weddings
Transportation: Santa Barbara Airbus
Officiant: Barbara Rose Sherman