Ocean Views Meet Greenhouse Warmth In Orchid Farm Wedding *

Ocean Views Meet Greenhouse Warmth In Orchid Farm Wedding *

A wedding complete with a seaside ceremony, handwritten notes to each guest, and five different food stations—talk about unique and absolutely beautiful. Emily and Calvin’s ocean meets greenhouse Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm wedding was California sunshine meets natural glam. With the color palette of terracotta, salmon, blush, and champagne, planner CCL Events created a moody yet dreamy vibe that perfectly contrasted the eco-friendly indoor and outdoor space.

After tying the knot with the Santa Barbara coastline as the backdrop, the couple celebrated with their guests in a greenhouse reception full of thousands of cafe lights, dancing and drinking, and food stations galore. We’re talking pie, churros, oysters, sushi, and even hot Cheetos.

Thank goodness photographer May Iosotaluno was there to capture every detail. One look at these photos, and you’ll be pining for a California sunset.

The Couple:

Emily and Calvin

The Wedding:

Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm, Santa Barbara, California

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Personalizing The Ceremony With Music

To make our ceremony more personal, we decided to each be walked down the aisle with both of our parents. Our parents and family mean the world to us, and it only made sense that Calvin and I both were able to have our parents by our side during that special moment. We also chose songs for the ceremony that were lighthearted and fun, like Baby by Ariel Pink for our bridal party and The Bird by Anderson Paak for Calvin and his parents. For my walk down the aisle, we went with something more dramatic and classic, Unchained Melody. It was also important that we had our ceremony overlooking the ocean since many significant moments in our relationship took place on the beach where we had our first date or near the sea, where he proposed!

Why An Orchid Farm Wedding

We chose our wedding venue Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm because of the romantic yet breezy California coast that it encompasses. We wanted to honor the beautiful coastline that we love so much and throw in some contrast with the warm terracotta, salmon, blush, and champagne hues. We wanted the day to feel dreamy and romantic yet fun and bold. We wanted our guests to feel the love and joy on our day of celebration.

A Special Handwritten Note To The Guests

The most important thing about planning our wedding was that each and every one of our guests had fun and felt our love. They all mean so much to us, our individual growth as humans, and our growth as a couple. For our wedding day, we wanted to give it all back to them. We handwrote individual letters to each guest just to tell them how special they are to us.

Incorporating Unique Food Stations

We had plenty of snacks and appetizers that our guests could enjoy because we both love to eat! We had a sushi handroll and oyster station because…how could we not with that amazing ocean view? We also did a hot Cheetos station with all our favorite flavors. A churro station because we both love churros. My personal favorite was our pie station with our favorite pies from the Pie Hole. We both love pie over cake, and our wedding date was 3/14, so it only made sense that we opted out of cake entirely and had a pie cutting.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – May Iosotaluno
Event Planning – CCL Weddings
Venue – Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm
Floral Design – Of the Flowers
Catering – Hungry Bear Catering
Cake – The Pie Hole
DJ – All the Above Events
Live Music – Thunderstorm Artis
Videography – Iron and Fern
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Shering Beauty
Rentals – Adore Folklore, Borrowed Blu, Latavola

Congratulations to Emily and Calvin on their orchid farm wedding! We’re so glad that May Iosotaluno was there to capture every stunning detail of the day. Love their mismatched bridesmaids dresses? Then check out  how to pull off the mismatched bridesmaids dresses for your own wedding


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South Meets SoCal in This Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm Wedding *

South Meets SoCal in This Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm Wedding *

A wedding complete with a vintage Mercedes, a custom school bus, a stunning greenhouse reception, and music from the couple’s favorite movies? Talk about one-of-a-kind and totally gorgeous. Cassie and Michael’s SoCal wedding at Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm was midcentury mod meets natural glamour. With the help of Ann Johnson, the couple created a day unique to their love story, and while we could rant about it for days, we love what Cassie had to say about the details of their special day!

Cassie’s Take On The Day

We wanted our wedding to reflect our love story. We met and became close friends in Georgia, but really fell for one another in California. With its vast pastures, lush greenhouses, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm in Santa Barbara was exactly our rare blend of Southern and SoCal style. Our décor matched our Los Angeles home–a little bit midcentury and a little bit mod–mixing vintage textures of velvet with eclectic patterns alike. It was vital, of course, to fill the reception greenhouse with emerald and evergreen foliage, mossy vines, and peaked lighting. Deep red and auburn florals sprinkled about gold and brass candelabrums, serving the wooden dining tables well. Pure Joy catering proved equal parts master of umami and art. We paid homage to our shared love of cinema with orchestral notes of famous film themes, including Ghost, Star Wars Empire Strikes Back, and Jurassic Park. Not to mention a first dance tribute to Top Gun’s Take my Breath Away. 

When we say you’re going to want to save this one, we mean it. Get those Pinterest boards ready and keep scrolling to see the pin-worthy photos captured by Heirlume Photography!

The Couple:

Cassie and Michael

The Wedding:

Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm, Santa Barbara, California

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Heirlume Photography
Event Planning – Ann Johnson
Ceremony Venue – Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm
Floral Design – Ella and Louie 
Catering & Cake – Pure Joy Catering
DJ – Dent May
Live Music – Kiev Morales
Videography – Grimace Films
Makeup Artist – Diane Buzzetta
Hair Styling – Beauty Affair 
Wedding Dress – Galia Lahav
Groom’s Apparel – Klein Epstein & Parker
Lighting – Spark Creative Events
Rentals – Archive Rentals
Transportation – Jump on the School Bus

Congratulations again to Cassie and Michael on their SoCal wedding at Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm! We’re so glad that Heirlume Photography was there to capture every unique detail of their special day. If you’re trying to plan your own creative wedding, but you’re not sure where to start, check out our guide to planning a unique wedding!


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