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Nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley is Whispering Rose Ranch, a venue like no other and the perfect setting for Gabrielle and Diwan’s romantic destination wedding.
The bride and groom’s families surrounded them with such love and support, helping with many wedding details and so much more. A true blessing and a sign of a long and happy marriage.
Each invitation was carefully hand cut by family members and individually hand stamped and painted by the bride and her sisters, and to ensure each envelope was worthy of the celebration it was hearkening,both mothers taught themselves calligraphy and addressed each and every envelope by hand!
One of our favorite moments was at the very start of the ceremony. Once the guests were settled in their seats, a herd of horses were released, running at full gait in the adjacent paddock, the sound of their pounding hooves, their powerful grace and beauty had the guests in a moment of breathless awe. Perfectly timed, emotions high and horses calmed, Gabrielle took the aisle.
Her dress, already perfect, 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. After a ceremony that left no eyes dry. guests enjoyed cocktails and then made their way to Sycamore Lane, a unique and truly magical dinner setting. Crystal chandeliers hung from the magnificent mature trees, casting a warm romantic light onto the long family-style tables below.
Gabrielle and Diwan enjoyed a sweet moment alone before their grand entrance to practice their first dance in the barn. The toasts, dancing and festivities continued well into the late night hours. Plush seating areas by Found Vintage Rentals provided guests a welcome place to rest their feet. Sweets, coffee and late night snacks kept guests going until the last star made it’s debut in the sky.
Congratulations, Gabrielle and Diwan!
Cheers to the amazing crew of creatives that put their-all into this gorgeous event.
Wedding Planner: Liz at 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-adornments 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