Perusing bride Hayley’s Pinterest wedding board, the words “classic” and “timeless” come to mind. Scrolling through the photos that Paige Jones sent our way, they couldn’t have translated those pins any better: creams and blush tones, hints of copper, and natural beauty surrounding them in every image. Hayley says their goal for the décor was to simply enhance the area’s natural beauty without distracting. Enhance it they did!
Hayley’s darling bouquet: garden roses, astilbe, blushing bride proteas, scabiosa pods, olive branches
On their venue, San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, CA: The view of the mountains and gardens surrounding the venue are magical. Also the drive in through the field of olive trees and lavender bushes isn’t half bad either!
Photog Paige Jones tells us, The lovely floral invites set the tone for a natural color pallet of soft pinks, greens and oranges, Even Hayley’s Monique Lhuillier dress had a hint of blush to the color. The florals by Honey & Poppies were breathtaking, and Bash Please curated some lovely elements throughout the day.
Their biggest wedding planning hurdle, c/o our bride…
The biggest hurdle was finding out after we had put a down payment on our first choice venue in Ojai that they lost their permit and we were back to square one. I was really bummed and frustrated to be on the hunt again because it had been so hard for us to decide the first time around. After this set back we decided on San Ysidro Ranch; our initial pick, but we had moved off the idea because it was going to be too expensive for our original guest count of 150. We made a really tough call to cut our list to limit only our aunts, uncles, first cousins and a small handful of our closest friends so we could make this venue work within our budget. In the process there were some hurt feelings and lots of hard phone calls to make, but I think everyone understood. So glad it worked out.
Fun note: They met singer/songwriter Meiko at Hotel Café in Hollywood back in 2008 and had joked about her playing their first dance should they ever get married. Fast forward to their big day, where Meiko performed her songs “Stuck On You” and “Reasons To Love You”! So neat.
Photographer: Paige Jones / Videographer: Austin Hendrix / Venue, Cake, & Catering: San Ysidro Ranch / Event Coordinator: Melissa Pearson & Sydney Norberg of Bash Please / Florist: Honey & Poppies / Hair & Makeup: Team Hair and Makeup / Invitations: Bash Please / Rentals: Found Rentals, Classic Rentals / Lighting: Bella Vista Designs / Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier Bliss Collection from Nordstrom Bridal / Shoes: Jimmy Choo Isabel / Engagement & Wedding Rings: Custom Michael Barin Jewelry / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo Annabelle in Mink Grey Long / Groomsmen Tuxedos: Vera Wang