Wedding Party Style

Unique Central Coast Wedding Venues

California offers some of the most gorgeous wedding venues a bride could ask for. Working in the wedding industry for so many years, I’ve seen more venues than I can even count, and these all stand out as unique, memorable and idyllic settings to tie the knot.

Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm

Check them out  here

Check them out here

A Breathtaking 50 acre farm located just north of Santa Barbara along the Gaviota coast, The Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm has an airy, rustic but chic feel- stunning beach views, but not on the beach. The bright, high ceilinged greenhouse is great for a reception in the cooler weather months, while still giving the feeling that you’re outside. Simple and beautiful for couples who lean towards the no-frills, minimal side of life.

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Check em out on  IG

Check em out on IG

from a plane, thanks  Chris

from a plane, thanks Chris

1880 Union hotel

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There truly is no place like the 1880 union hotel. Your guests will never forget the feeling that they’ve stepped back in time to an 1800’s era western hotel and saloon. My first time inside the hotel had me thinking this place has to be haunted! An ideal space for small weddings, or for parties of up to 300, this hotel and venue all-in-one allows you to rent out the entire hotel (which itself is small) for your wedding party and guests, creating an intimate wedding weekend experience for you and your favorite people! With an on-site coordinator and great catering in house, you can cross off two major items off of your busy bride to-do list.

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all  1880 photos  courtesy of the hotel

all 1880 photos courtesy of the hotel

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The Madonna Inn

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So you want quirk, you want camp, you want unconventional! An over the top venue that definitely does not scream “wedding”. Welcome to the Madonna Inn of San Luis Obispo, where things are weird and awesome. With 110 uniquely styled guest rooms, and multiple banquet rooms to accommodate weddings of different sizes, this place is unforgettable and just plain fun. Did I mention they have GOAT YOGA. And lots of PINK!

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photo by  Michelle Roller
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They have a pool with a waterfall.

They have a pool with a waterfall.

Did someone say Christmas wedding?!?!

Did someone say Christmas wedding?!?!

Don’t forget the goats!

Don’t forget the goats!

The Belmond El Encanto

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If you’re looking for something that’s the polar opposite of the Madonna Inn, The Belmond El Encanto is an understated and super elegant option. Simply put, this hotel evokes the perfect combo of refinement, class and laid-back, Santa Barbara style relaxation. Stunning coastal views, sweet bungalows, and award winning food make this venue a California classic and one in a million.

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Now get out there and tour some of the central coast’s best venues! Happy Hunting :)


Joelle of Dreamcatcher Artistry

your wedding floral style

With so many floral options and styles for your wedding these days, where does a bride begin?! Here are a few visual inspirations and examples to help you hone in on the feeling you want with your flowers, so you can then choose a florist who will create that vibe and give you the bouquet of your dreams!

Soft colors, earthy blush tones with unexpected accents like these fluffy grasses make for a elegant feel while feeling modern, cool and boho chic:

Bold colors with some exotic blooms in a more traditional round bouquet shape work for a bride who wants to use fun colors and have an element of the unexpected without getting too crazy:

A bold, elongated composition/ shape and untraditional floral combinations makes for a show-stopping eclectic bouquet:

For a classic, fresh and understated feel, mostly whites and greens with a rounded shape- but not perfectly round - feels timeless but not outdated:

Or, all white done with smaller blooms and less blooms with an irregular structure is interesting, yet keeps the focus on the bride:

Whites and dusty blushes with one bold pop of color adds some fun without being super loud:

Big, fluffy blooms like peonies, dahlias, and garden roses in peaches and pinks feel ultra feminine and glamorous:

Hope this helps you brides to-be, and happy Bouquet-ing!


Joelle of Dreamcatcher Artistry

Rustic Ranch Wedding Inspiration

This week we bring you some beautiful photography to help you envision your dream California rustic wedding. This style of wedding has a natural, laid-back, comfortable vibe, yet is still refined and absolutely gorgeous. Set on a quiet ranch in San Luis Obispo, the palette of creams, cool blues, dusty pinks, and fresh greens pop against a neutral background.  Feast your eyes on this simple and elegant summer ceremony and reception!

All photos by Wild Whim Photography


Joelle of Dreamcatcher Artistry

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Color Trends: California Dreamin'

Kick up that California desert charm with these gorgeous wedding color palette ideas from the Knot! Incorporate these not only into your decor, but why not try out a peachy, sun-kissed beauty look or themed hair accoutrements? Let those creative juices flow to help you craft the most memorable (and stylish) wedding of the year! And don't forget to discuss your color palette choices with your bridal beauty team, to come up with the perfect look for your big day.

Picture Perfect Weddings with Dreamcatcher Artistry!


In the market for that perfect bridal beauty team to give you that drop dead gorgeous wedding look you've been dreaming of? Get inspired by browsing our Weddings portfolio! From brides to the whole wedding party, we have something special for everyone on your big day!

Around the World with Dreamcatcher Artistry!


IMG_2340 Booked flights & hotel, check! Bought the dress, check! Locked the venue, check! Dreamcatcher hair & makeup, check!

 Jet-setting around the world or flying home for that picture perfect, dreamy wedding location? The expert team at Dreamcatcher Artistry is with you all the way! We have fantastic deals on destination packages so you'll not only have the location of your dreams, but the beauty team to help you put your best face forward. To learn more about our destination packages email us at or give us a ring at 805-453-5029!

Santa Barbara Succulents

Some gorgeous photos from a 2015 wedding by our artists Adrieanna and Sahar! Love seeing our artists at work! Photographer: Brandon & Erica Photography

Flowers: Margaret Joan Florals

Getting Ready Location: Upham Hotel

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2012 Flashback Wedding

This beautiful bride Lauren, and her husband Andrew we're wed summer 2012 at a private home on the beach in Carpinteria. Lauren and her bridesmaids were a pleasure to work with, and we could not be more happy for the couple. We hope you two are enjoying married life! Photographer: Blake Andrews SLOtography

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