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Romantic Summer Wedding | Saddle Peak Lodge

Romantic Summer Wedding | Saddle Peak Lodge


Ryan and Julia love spending time in nature. When they saw the lodge with its breathtaking mountain views and rustic charm they knew instantly that that they had found the perfect location for their summer wedding celebration.  A romantic wedding story with soft gold accents and a beautiful wedding cake that shimmered in the sunlight!  A trellis of green garland and abundant white blooms graced the ceremony site. Beautifully designed by Exotic Green Garden An overall soft feminine style that looked especially beautiful in the authentic rustic setting of  Saddle Peak Lodge.

The couple envisioned an elegantly simple and carefree event. With Shannon from Affairs of The Heart to guide them, this is just how the day unfolded. So lovely.

Standing together before an inspiring view of the Santa Monica Mountains in the late afternoon light, Ryan and Julia said I Do. 


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Whispering Rose Ranch Wedding Gabrielle + Diwan

Whispering Rose Ranch Wedding | Gabrielle & Diwan

When two families come together to make a wedding happen …

Each wedding invitation was carefully hand cut, individually stamped and painted by the bride and her sisters. Then both mothers taught themselves calligraphy and addressed each and every envelope by hand!

The bride’s dress was complemented by a handmade veil by Renee Pawele. The same artist crafted Gabrielle’s beautiful hair piece, shoe adornments and a surprise boutonniere for Diwan.

One of our favorite moments from the day was at the start of the ceremony. Once guests settled in their seats, a herd of horses were released in the adjacent paddock running at full gait! The sound of pounding hooves and their powerful grace and beauty held the guests in a moment of breathless awe. Emotions on high and horses calmed, Gabrielle and her father took to the aisle.

After a ceremony that left no eyes dry, guests enjoyed cocktails and then made their way to a magical dinner reception on Sycamore Lane. Crystal chandeliers hung from the limbs of magnificent Sycamore trees above, casting a warm romantic light onto the family-style farm tables below. Before their grand entrance, Gabrielle and Diwan savored a sweet moment alone to practice their first dance in the barn.

Plush seating areas designed by Found Vintage Rentals provided guests a welcome place to rest their feet as dancing and toasts continued into the night.

Sweets, coffee and late night music kept guests going until the last star made it’s debut in the sky.

Congratulations, Gabrielle and Diwan!


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Wedding Planner: Wink! Weddings Wedding Venue:Whispering Rose Ranch Floral Design: Holly Floral  Cuisine: Creative Catering Services  Event Lighting:The Lighter Side  Officiant: A Vow Ceremonies   Music:Vox DJs   Found Vintage Rentals Acoustic Late Night Music The Amber  Dishes and Flatware Otis & Pearl    Linens: La Tavola Linen Hairstylist for the Bride and hair and makeup for the bridal party: Jessica Steingard   Makeup for the bride by Colette   Groom’s boutonniere and Bride’s hair, shoe jewelry and veil designed by Renee Pawele  Bride’s gown designed by Alvina Valente   Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo  Bridal Party Transportation: Silk Roads  Guest Shuttle: Central Coast Classic Party Rentals   Videographer: By Design Films  


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Santa Ynez Engagement Session


A Santa Ynez Engagement Session, and an amazing day with a wonderful couple – Gabrielle & Diwan. We’re so excited for their wedding at Whispering Rose Ranch in nearby Solvang. This is just a glimpse of the beauty to come!



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