Southern California Hot Pink Wedding

succulent and hot pink bouquet @weddingchicks

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!

Need more of this fabulous wedding in your life? Us too, and that is just what the full gallery is for. It is chalk full of even more amazing moments and details captured by Love Janet Photography.

wedding dress by Maggie Sottero @weddingchicks

shades of gray and hot pink bridal party @weddingchicks

bridesmaid bouquet by The Dainty Lion @weddingchicks

wedding couple @weddingchicks

black and pink groomsmen @weddingchicks

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.

hot pink aisle decor @weddingchicks

seaside wedding ceremony @weddingchicks

wedding kiss @weddingchicks

lawn games and cocktail hour @weddingchicks

fresh strawberry margaritas @weddingchicks

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.

smores sign @weddingchicks

smores wedding favors @weddingchicks

Wedding Sweets

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.

back lit seating assignment sign @weddingchicks

dramatically lit barn reception @weddingchicks

hot pink and orange centerpiece @weddingchicks

rustic chalkboard table number @weddingchicks

whiskey barrel dessert table @weddingchicks

simple rose topped cake @weddingchicks

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.

chalkboard photo table number @weddingchicks

hot pink sweetheart table @weddingchicks

wedding music @weddingchicks

dramatic wedding lighting @weddingchicks

You simply must watch the entire wedding video Love Janet Photography created of this Southern California hot pink wedding!

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

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: grey, pink, white
Styles: classic, diy, modern, rustic

Beer Cap Maps

Wisconsin Beer Cap Map @weddingchicks

Beer Cap Maps

Wedding Chicks Member: Beer Cap Maps
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A few words from Beer Cap Maps:

A Beer Cap Map is a unique alternative to a wedding registry that allows your guests to create a personalized piece of art for you to keep and treasure forever. You can provide your guests with blank bottle caps to sign and pop into your map, and even include the beer caps from the drinks your guests finished at your reception! After your wedding day the Beer Cap Map will have the messages from guests and collective memories of your day for you to include with your wedding pictures in your home.The maps also make a great gift for groomsmen, especially if you have friends from different states participating in the wedding party. All 50 states and several countries are available at

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Categories: Rise & Shine

Free People FPEverAfter Bridal Collection

Free People FPEverAfter Bridal Collection @weddingchicks

Brides have continually looked at Free People when searching for one-of-a-kind dresses to celebrate their special day. Free People has now launched FPEverAfter, a specially curated bridal collection of quality styles showcasing the hand touched details the brand’s customers have come to treasure. The collection features delicate halters, graceful strapless pieces, dramatic long-sleeve gowns, ethereal v- necks, and romantic off-the-shoulder styles alongside distinctive sets, one-pieces, and shorter wears. Highlighting whimsical laces and sheer fabrics, special details include delicate beading, utilitarian pockets, elegant low backs, and more. Whether her fairytale day takes place in a magical countryside landscape or to the sound of the ocean’s waves, FPEverAfter has the free-spirited bride covered. See the gorgeous collection here.

Free People FPEverAfter Bridal Collection @weddingchicks

Free People FPEverAfter Bridal Collection @weddingchicks

Free People FPEverAfter Bridal Collection @weddingchicks

free people free downloadables

To celebrate FPEverAfter’s unveiling, Free People is launching a wedding takeover on the brand’s BLDG25 Blog. Throughout the week of May 18th, customers can expect an array of wedding inspiration posts, including original decor ideas, hair and beauty tutorials, styling tips, location inspired cocktail recipes, the ultimate wedding playlist, and charming downloadables for the DIY bride. Also featuring how to guides for decorating the perfect wedding cake, creating His and Hers peacock themed chairs, decking out a getaway car, and more. In addition, one lucky couple will walk away with one-of-a-kind, handmade His and Hers FPEverAfter inspired Free People denim jackets. We love their downloadables featured below, click here to view and download the full set!

FREE wedding printables from @freepeople

FREE wedding printables from @freepeople

Free People FPEverAfter Downloadables @weddingFREE wedding printables from @freepeople

FREE wedding printables from @freepeople

Categories: Bridal Collections
Colors: white
Styles: boho