A Dreamy Proposal In Santa Barbara

I am not sure if you remember our last feature from Nico Designs, let us just say it is a must see. You can view it by clicking here.

Well, in a nut shell he is an off-the-hook event and floral designer who dreams up some fabulous events. Our next feature is a dream sequence created, designed, and produced and styled by Nico.

This is tale of a young man, so in love with his girl, that he want to propose to her in the most romantic way possible. He invites her to a secret place, where he leaves little hints and notes for her to follow until she gets to him. When she finally sees her love after a journey down a rustic dirt road, he is waiting for with flowers, a horse, and a sign that says, “Will You Marry Me?”.

Nico brought the indoors out, creating a living room scene, complete with seating, a foliage filled floral table, candles, and Champagne. Lanterns hang to offer warm, soft lighting, and the newly engaged happy couple embarks on a romance-filled evening.

There is no detail spared in this fantasy proposal as she arrives in a silver Rolls-Royce, is dressed to a tee, and will sip Perrier Jouet, against the juxtaposed pastoral backdrop of the trees and rustic furnishings. Tiny signs and quotes of love adorn organic decor and complete a sweet and stunning show of love and commitment.

The bouquet, the floral adornment in the drawers of the table, a single monochromatic bud on a plate, an antique box mixed with a more contemporary tabletop and all of the hanging details are what Nico specializes in, be it his creations for styled shoots or for a client’s party or wedding. Talent lies in those who can make the most of the little things and this is the story Nico was looking to depict. There are fine things in life, but it is the smallest touches that mean so much.

Design, Conception, and Produced by Nico Cervantes

Photography: Tim Halberg
Production Manager: Lindsey Hartsough
Dress and accessories: JCrew website
Place Setting, flatware and stemware: pottary barn website
Desserts: Fresco
Horse: Trigger, Courtesy of Two boot farm
CA.Models: Annabel & Bobby

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  1. -100. Annabel says:

    This looks absolutely amazing! Such a joy to be apart of. Nico Cervantes is a master of his craft :)

  2. -100. Album Boutique Team says:

    Love it – what a story told by photos!! Perfect in every way :)

  3. -100. Jessica Lewis says:


  4. -100. Tim Halberg says:

    such a fun shoot working with AMAZING professionals!!!! Can’t wait for the next shoot!!!! :-)

  5. This would be such a great engagement idea! The styling and photos are great!

  6. -100. After Yes says:

    SO sweet! I love it. Every detail is amazing.

  7. -100. Nina says:

    The she’s wearing ring is GORGEOUS. I just love how some of the flowers in her bouquet picks of that shade. I’m a sucker for details like that.

  8. -100. Claire says:

    Everything is beautiful. I like the hanging lanterns, what a nice touch.

  9. -100. ronnie says:

    This is beautiful!!!

  10. The first photo looks so glamorous!

  11. -100. EVE Events says:

    So incredibly beautiful and inspired! Nico has designed and produced an emotion, not just an event. What a fabulous idea!

  12. -100. Leslie says:

    So romantic…love all the details!

  13. -100. Lindsey Hartsough says:

    @ Nina, The ring was from my grandmothers jewelry collection…
    @ Tim, Nico and Annabel, It was so much fun working with you all.
    @ Wedding Chicks.. Thanks for featuring us!!!

  14. AWESOME!!!

  15. -100. Alyx says:

    OMG !! I love THAT car :D:D lovely wedding indeed


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