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It may sound funny, but whenever I see a wedding from a team of talents like this bunch, I get a bit nervous. Call it star struck. Because I just know I’ll never be able to put words to Joy De Vivre‘s amazing design or proclaim my love of TEAM Hair & Makeup‘s work in a way I know they deserve. They are true artists. Thankfully Michael + Anna Costa‘s stunning images of this Red Tail Ranch wedding (as featured in Flutter Magazine) speak for themselves, and they are all waiting for you right here.
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Photography: Michael + Anna Costa Photography | Wedding Dress: Liancarlo | Cake: KNEAD Baking Company | Stationery: Lazaro Press & Design | Reception Venue: Red Tail Ranch | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Lacroix | Rings: Rock Martin Custom Jewelry | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup | DJ: Gavin Roy Presents | Groom’s Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana | Bride’s Jewelry : Dannijo | Bridesmaids Jewelry: J.Crew | Design & Planning: Joy De Vivre Event Design Boutique | Florals: Cameilla Floral Design | Groomsmen\’s Attire: Vera Wang | Linens : La Tavola | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Robes: Stone Cold Fox
When a wedding this pretty comes across our desk, it’s not just a happy day. It’s like this big sigh of “this is why I am never allowed to complain about my job” happy day. Because in life, beauty this rich and layered is decidedly rare and it easily reminds you that even on your cloudiest day, when it comes to weddings, all is good in the world. Designed by the lovely Joy de Vivre with flowers by Modern Day Design and imagery by our friends Michael & Anna Costa, I could live and die in this celebration alone. Click here to see so much more.
From the Bride… Steve and I met my last year of college. We had tons of mutual friends but didn’t get around to being friends until he had already graduated. We went on our first date soon after meeting, and from then on, we were pretty inseparable. When Steve asked me to marry him in July 2011, there was no question of where we’d get married – Santa Barbara. Being the planner that I am, I started reading Style Me Pretty religiously and putting together inspiration boards for our future wedding.
I am from Northern California, Steve is from Washington, and we live in LA, but Santa Barbara holds a special place in our heart. Living in LA, it’s a place we like to visit at least once a year for so many reasons – the palm trees and Spanish architecture, the intimate feeling of a small city, the fact that you can go wine tasting and walk on the beach in the same day…oh and the perfect weather! Since all guests but two had to travel into town, we wanted them to be able to make a vacation out of the trip. Bacara is an amazing resort with multiple pools, ocean views, and tons of activities. We were able to use the whole resort from the Rehearsal Dinner in the Spa Cafe, Welcome Reception on Ocean Terrance, and Newlywed Brunch on the Miro Lawn. Our one goal for the weekend was to make sure our guests had an amazing time the whole weekend, and we couldn’t be happier with our decision to get married at Bacara.
I always had a vision of what I wanted our wedding to look like – soft, pretty, and intimate. We put this look together with TONS of chandeliers, candles, muted colors, mercury glass, and wood. I think my favorite details of the day were the handmade wooden signage and 21 chandeliers that filled the beautiful tent we put up on the Ocean Lawn. Tracy Lazaro also did a beautiful job with all the paper products and calligraphy. I think my favorite moments of the wedding were seeing our friends and family dance together…and the late night cigar bar and pizza were a nice touch! It was a day full of love, friendship, and family, and it was better than we could have ever imagined.
Wedding Photography: Michael & Anna Costa / Wedding Venue: Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta, California / Wedding Planning + Design: Joy de Vivre Wedding Coordination / Floral Design: Modern Day Design / Officiant: Judge Thomas Adams / Wedding Cinematography: Rising Moon Films / Wedding Stationery + Calligraphy: Lazaro Press / Band: Stew & the Crew / DJ: Gavin Roy Presents, DJ Gavin Roy / Wedding Signage: Julie Song Ink / Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental / Lighting: Bella Vista Designs / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Transportation: Santa Barbara Airbus / Cigars: Anthony Fiset of Wedding Cigar Rollers / Wedding Dress + Belt: Christos via Saks Fifth Avenue / Bride’s Shoes + Clutch: Jimmy Choo / Veil: BHLDN / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale / Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup / Groom’s + Groomsmen’s Tuxes: J.Crew
Bella Vista Designs, Inc, Julie Song Ink, La Tavola Fine Linen Rental, Lazaro Press & Design, Michael & Anna Costa Photographers Ltd., Rising Moon Films and TEAM Hair and Makeup are members of our Little Black Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.
Amsale, BHLDN and J.Crew are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.
San Ysidro Ranch Wedding by Jose Villa Photography + Joy de Vivre Part I
I’m a girl’s girl. The kind that will always find comfort in the color pink. That will forever sigh when I see a bundle of peonies. The kind of girl’s girl that can spot a perfect Jose Villa photograph from a mile away. And whose fingers can’t ever find the right words to introduce one of his stunning weddings. So imagine my nerdiness when you layer on a bride that is glowing from the inside out, a groom that is all dreaminess and a wedding style by Joy de Vivre and Florette Floral Designs that would make anyone swoon. Yeah, I know. Pure wedding bliss in full effect. We have Part II coming up next, but if you want to cheat (and we totally get it), you can check out the full gallery right here.
From the Bride… I’ve always dreamed of a garden wedding. There is something so effortlessly romantic and beautiful about nature. We kept our wedding simple and tried to allow the beautiful surroundings at San Ysidro Ranch to stand out. With only 60 of our closest friends and family (plus our precious poodle, Molly), the day was intimate and special. We had the ceremony in a grassy lawn with two arches adorned with small white roses. Dinner was served in a cozy cottage, warmly lit by the setting sun. The characteristic fireplace added a homey touch alongside the bookshelf of vintage books and vases. The long wooden tables we sat around came to life with gorgeous centerpieces arranged by the amazing Kelly from Florette Designs. She also arranged my unforgettable bouquet of peonies, dahlias, and jasmine vines, while my sweet bridesmaids each held single-stemmed blush peonies. We took a break and had a moment to ourselves in the lavender fields, just Jason and me, soaking in the remainder of the sun and all the beauty surrounding us. Our photographer, Jose, and our cinematographer, Joel, captured every precious moment and were the sweetest people to be around. There was so much love in the air, and to us, this was the most perfect day.
Wedding Photography: Jose Villa Photography / Wedding Venue: San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California / Event Design + Planning: Joy Proctor of Joy de Vivre / Floral Design: Kelly Kaufman of Florette Floral Designs / Wedding Cinematography: Joel Serrato Films / Wedding Cake: San Ysidro Ranch / Wedding Invitations: Etsy / Escort Cards: Lazaro Press / Wedding Dresses: Vera Wang + Claire Pettibone / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair + Makeup: Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup / Linens: La Tavola
Here are some of our favorite pics from a recent Santa Barbara wedding shot by Mary Jane Photography. For the bride, we wanted to play up her eyes by lining the inside rims with a dark brown/black liner & adding lots of individual lashes! We finished off her look by adding a soft, nude lip. Kristin Ramsey, the fabulous Santa Barbara wedding planner & owner of Joy De Vivre did a wonderful job incorporating tons of details into this romantic, outdoor Santa Barbara wedding!
Coordinator – Joy De Vivre
Caterer – Duo Catering
DJ – Gavin Roy
Ceremony Music – Anthony Ybarra
Florist – Cody Floral
Reception Venue – Tre Hermanas
Cake – Decadence
Videography – Rising Moon Productions
Hair and Makeup – TEAM Hair and Makeup
Linens – La Tavola Linen
Lighting – Bella Vista Designs