Real Wedding: Rustic Elegance at Rancho Dos Pueblos

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This wedding was held at the gorgeous Rancho Dos Pueblos, my all time favorite location. Here is the beautiful bride and perhaps the most “wedding planner” moment I’ve ever had; I was the one driving the golf cart to the ceremony site!

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For ceremony, I had a platform built and carpeted to add an elegant touch.

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Overhead, Kim at Collage created a simple huppa with gorgeous hydrangea, calla lilies, and yellow roses.

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My favorite photo of the couple, taken right after ceremony.

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For the escort cards I hung them on an old burnt out tree at Rancho Dos Pueblos’ Casa Grande. Laura Hooper did the elegant calligraphy.

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My favorite part of the event design, was uplighting Rancho Dos Pueblos’ huge Morton Bay Fig Trees. Each one is at least 60′ in diameter.

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Some of the guests tables with the trees lit behind. For linens, I had runners made of a soft yellow silk set atop dark wood Amalfi tables. It was the perfect blend of “Rustic Elegance.”

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For the head table centerpieces of hydrangea, calla lilies, and cymbidium orchids, decorated the table. I also used mercury glass candle holders in two heights to add a touch of silver.

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For the bride and groom’s chair, a bunch of roses tied with yellow silk added a romantic touch.

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On each place setting, a hemstitch napkin held a letterpress menu that was mounted on a thin piece of wood. One cymbidium was tucked into the napkin as well.

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Since the lawn is so large, I used hedging to baffle the lawn and hide the catering kitchen. In front of the hedging, I created a huge bar using Montecito furniture from Town & Country.

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In front of the bar, I used Montecito couches mixed with Rococo furniture to create a large lounge area.

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Christine Dahl made a simple square tiered cake accented with cymbidiums, was perfectly elegant and understated.

A special thanks to all the vendors who made it possible:

Location: Rancho Dos Pueblos

Photography: Halberg Photographers

Catering: SBB Catering

Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals

Flowers: Collage Event Design

Lighting: Bella Vista Designs

Cake: Christine Dahl

Calligraphy: Laura Hooper

Favors: Paulette’s Macaroons

Hair & Makeup: Blushing Bridal

DJ: Goodbeat Productions

Videography: Lola Video

Wedding Planner & Event Design: Kelly Oshiro Design

All photos by Halberg Photographers