This Southern California hot pink wedding may seem like just a classic and sweet celebration, but wait until you see the reception! We have three words for you. Hot. Pink. Barn! That’s right, and all you have to do is keep scrolling to find out more!
Not Your Typical Church & Ballroom Wedding
We had decided early on in the planning process that we did not want the typical church and ballroom wedding. Instead, our dream wedding involved a beach-rustic bar combination that surprisingly existed in Goleta, California at Dos Pueblos Ranch. We fell in love with this venue from just the pictures online and knew instantly that this is where our wedding would be held.
Fresh Strawberry Margaritas
2 ounces Grand Marnier, 1.5 ounces Tequila, 2 ounces lime juice, 2.5 ounces strawberry simple syrup [recipe below], lime + fresh strawberries for garnish & salt + sugar for the rim
For strawberry simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and water, bring to boil and let sugar dissolve. Turn off heat and let cool completely. Combine 1 cup simple syrup and 1 1/2 cups slices strawberries in a blender and blend until combined.
Rim ridge of glass with a lime wedge and dip in salt and sugar. Fill glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, simple syrup and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and squeeze in lime slices and add a few strawberries.
Our desserts were supplemented with a candy bar and of course a make your own s’mores station next to the firepit. We also chose not to have your traditional 3 to 4 tier wedding cake. Instead, our guests were able to choose from an array of different bite size cupcakes.
A Rustic Yet Modern Reception
Our reception was located just a short walk from the beach in a spacious, open barn. We continued the rustic theme with wooden table runners. White washed clothespins held the placeholders for guests and our menus were backed with burlap. Our table markers were spray-painted wooden picture frames-each held one of our engagement pictures shot by Love Janet Photography.
You simply must watch the entire wedding video Love Janet Photography created of this Southern California hot pink wedding!
Photographers: Love Janet Photography
Flowers, Coordinators & Stylists: The Dainty Lion
Beauty: Carlyle Salon
Cakes & Catering: Main Course California
Lighting & Entertainment: Undercover Live Entertainment
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Wedding Paper Divas
Cakes & Catering: Crush cakes
Wedding Films: Doxa weddings
Bridal Dress Shop: Ibex bridals
Bridal Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Venue: Rancho Dos Pueblos
Photo Booth: Open Air Photo Booth
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Ampersand Collections
Rentals: Main Course California
Lighting: Gavin Roy Presents
Shuttle Service: Santa Barbara Airbus