Rustic Red + Copper Al Fresco Dinner Party

Styled Dinner

If you caught our recent feature sharing the fun barn dinner from the Love & Splendor workshop, you’re probably in the know about this lovely event which took place recently at Greengate Ranch and Vineyard in San Luis Obispo, California. The rich design of the al fresco feast is guaranteed to inspire those of you planning an outdoor wedding or celebratory dinner of your own. So don’t forget to take a few notes, and pin a few pins!

Angel, of Love & Splendor, shares, For another dinner at the 2015 Love & Splendor Workshop, we embraced an equestrian estate look as a nod to our host venue. The palette included rich crimson, deep oxblood, burnished metallics (including pewter and bronze) and warm neutrals like champagne and taupe. Found Vintage Rentals created the perfect setting with our long farm feasting table, bentwood chairs, and of course, cozy furniture vignettes in sumptuous leather and velvet. Southwestern-style rugs and pillows accented the soft seating areas. The look was decidedly inspired by the California west, but retained a refined feel.

red lounge

bar lounge

bar lounge

Styled Dinner

Antique silver trays from Casa de Perrin anchored large floral centerpieces by Wilder Floral Co., each overflowing with dahlias, ruby and champagne roses, anemones, amaranthus and black scabiosa. Amber bud vases dotted between the larger pieces. The placesettings were comprised of Casa de Perrin’s pewter glass chargers, white signature collection china, cut crystal glassware and rose gold flatware. The heavy square napkin rings from Theoni Collection  added the perfect masculine touch to each setting.

Styled Dinner

Styled Dinner

Such pretty calligraphy by Anne Robin!

gold flatware

Styled Dinner

Styled Dinner

Styled Dinner

Styled Dinner

Styled Dinner

Beneath the twinkle of market lights, we feasted on Trumpet Vine Catering’s take on Santa Maria style BBQ, a cuisine unique to the central coast of California. We started with tray passed appetizers like chilled cucumber soup shooters with margarita grilled shrimp and jalapeño oil, and BLT flatbreads with bacon jam, gorgonzola, chopped tomato and pesto. The family style dinner included a California caesar salad with cotija cheese and fresh avocado, a dry rubbed and hickory-smoked brisket, sweet and spicy slaw, gaucho beans, Mary’s Organic buttermilk fried chicken, four cheese macaroni (gouda, white cheddar, fontina and gruyere) with caramelized leeks, and plenty of San Luis grilled sourdough bread.

Styled Dinner

Styled Dinner

Yummy desserts were provided by Sugar Lips Mini Donuts + Sweet and Saucy Shop.

Styled Dinner

Big thanks to the lovely Angel for sharing more of her gorgeous workshop with us today! To learn about future Love & Splendor workshops or to connect with Angel about your wedding or event, be sure to stop by her website!

photography: Braedon Flynn // planning & design: Love & Splendor // venue: Greengate Ranch and Vineyard in San Luis Obispo, California // floral: Wilder Floral Co. // furniture rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // tabletop rentals: Casa de Perrin // linens: La Tavola Fine Linen // décor rentals: Theoni Collection // catering: Trumpet Vine Catering // calligraphy: Anne Robin // paper goods: The Romance Between // donuts: Sugar Lips Mini Donuts // cake + mini desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop // lighting: All About Events

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryFound Vintage Rentals, Casa de Perrin, and Sweet and Saucy Shop are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.

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Bridal Separates from Lace and Liberty

Lace & Liberty

If you’re a bride dreaming of creating her own wedding dress, but the thought of designing one from scratch is too overwhelming, we have some good news to share with you today! Lace & Liberty is a new-fashioned design house offering brides-to-be the opportunity to mix and match amongst their versatile Bridal Separates for hundreds of combinations to create a look that’s uniquely custom.

They offer various necklines and different skirt silhouettes, so brides can mix and match amongst the pieces to create a look that’s just right for her. And we love the genius behind their 2-in-1 dresses: Pair one of their skirts over a little white dress or a slim fitted long dress, giving you the perfect dreamy gown look for the ceremony, then take off the tulle skirt easily to dance the night away in a completely different outfit!

Lace & Liberty

Lace & Liberty

Lace & Liberty

Lace & Liberty‘s studio is based in San Francisco, but they want to give brides all over the country a chance to see their pieces in person! Since we many of their brides know what style they like, but might feel uncertain about buying online, their “At Home Try On” service is a perfect choice! They’ll send a bride a sample try on box with 1 top + 1 skirt of their choice ($30 for one box, $50 for 2 boxes) to try on in the comfort of their own home with friends and family.

Lace & Liberty

Lace & Liberty

Lace & Liberty

Lace & Liberty offers made to measure service, customization features (such as train, skirt length, width of waistband, and sometimes even color) and a fast turnaround. Each piece is made individually for each bride once they order and to each bride’s specified measurement. They also make each dress to the length specified, which is great for the tall/petite girls, and for all brides as she can save on having length adjustments.

Lace & Liberty

Lace & Liberty

Lace & Liberty

So, just how quickly can your wedding dress be customized + arrive? Lace & Liberty offers an ultra-quick turnaround time of 8-12 weeks and can accommodate rush orders if necessary so last minute brides have the option of having something custom made for them as well!

Lace & Liberty

Lace & Liberty

Lace & Liberty

Lace & Liberty

Lace & Liberty is offering an exclusive prize for FIVE GWS readers! One FREE Try On at Home Sample Box which includes one skirt and one top of your choice – plus accessories to tie in the whole look! – for you to keep for 3 days before sending back to them (limited to brides within the United States). To enter the giveaway, be sure to fill out the form below.

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photography: Michele Beckwith // stylist: Type A Society // hair + makeup: Angela Womack //  florals: Lambert Floral Studio

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Rustic, Romantic New York Barn Wedding: Lauren + Brenden

Romantic Barn Wedding

Lauren + Brenden tied the knot at the prettiest property, Shadow Lawn in High Falls, New York on a sweet + sunny September day. They worked with some of the East Coast’s best vendors like Lauren Fair Photography + Floresta NYC and, being a detail-obsessed duo themselves, took pride in being involved with designing the stunning, romantic setting.

We’re loving the rich color story of navy, burgundy, blush + gold and we’re pretty sure we would have loved to be guests at their cozy fall reception dinner! Let’s see more of their beautiful day below…

floral invitation

Romantic Barn Wedding

Major love for Lauren’s gorgeous Sarah Seven dress!

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Lauren shares, Our dog Oliver is the love of our lives. We talked for months about how to incorporate him in our big day, but having him there for the ceremony just had disaster written all over it. Minutes before the start of the ceremony (and after 2 glasses of champagne), we made a last minute decision to let Ollie off his leash and hope for the best. The pictures of him walking down the aisle are ones that we’ll cherish forever.

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Shop this wedding party’s look in our guide below:

Romantic Barn Wedding

ring bearer

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Processional: Wedding Party: I Will Wait (Instrumental) – Gavin Mikhail; Bride: Skinny Love (Instrumental) – Gavin Mikhail for bride

Recessional: Back in the World – David Gray

First Dance: What Would I Do Without You – Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

The speeches given by our Maid of Honor and Co-Best Men were the most memorable moments of our wedding day. The love and laughter that filled the room when each of them spoke was a feeling that we will never forget.

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

Romantic Barn Wedding

See even more in the film below by Spark Story Cinema:

Everyone says that no one notices the details, but I can't tell you how many people commented to us about our wedding details. If you're a bride (or groom) who takes pride in planning and hosting, then DO sweat the small stuff in advance of the wedding, and then relax and HAVE FUN on your big day! Also, take your time interviewing your vendors. Ours were all so phenomenal and helped to make our wedding day as perfect as can be.

photography: Lauren Fair Photography // venue: Shadow Lawn High Falls, New York // florals: Floresta NYC // wedding dress: Sarah Seven // hairpieces: Kuty Jewelry // shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker at Bloomingdales // bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaids NYC // hair: Mute Beauty // groom suit: J.Crew // videography: Spark Story Cinema (formerly Oakjo) // paper goods: Minted and lovelettercallig // catering + cake: Main Course Catering // officiant: Raul Esparza (friend and family member) // music: Beat Train Productions

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryJ. Crew, Lauren Fair Photography, and Minted are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.

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