Wedding Venues

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

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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Rock Your Wedding Photos!


"Being a bride is a little bit like being famous for a day: There will be hair and makeup, a beautiful dress, and paparazzi (i.e., the wedding photographer) who will follow you everywhere you go. That last part—being photographed all night long—can be daunting. But getting gorgeous wedding pictures that stand the test of time (unlike Dad’s ’70s flares or Mom’s puffy sleeves) can be one less thing to worry about."  Head over to Vogue to check out their expert advice for taking the perfect wedding pictures!

Honeymoon Adventures!

Why not follow up the best day of your life with the trip of a lifetime? Strike out on an incredible adventure with your best friend, and turn up the romance in one of these breath-taking destinations from Bride's Magazine! From snorkeling under the waves in Fiji, to sleeping in a cave in the Turkish mountains, there's never been a better time to get out there and make some memories to last a lifetime!



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!

Dreamy 2016 Wedding Trends

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Getting hitched soon? Here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams is the ultimate 2016 style guide from Brit+Co! From rustic chic decor, to hair brooches, bold colors, and dramatic makeup, make your nuptials the talk of the town this year! And remember, our Dreamcatcher expert beauty team is here to help you walk down that ever-so-chic aisle in glamour and style!

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

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Praise & Gratitude

Received this in an email earlier this year...' Hi Leah, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your amazing job!! I loved my hair & makeup so much! It was exactly how I wanted and perfect! From beginning to end, you were very professional, responsive and listened to all my requests. I felt beautiful all day and was able to enjoy my day without worrying about my hair or makeup. All my pictures turned out great. I would recommend Dreamcatcher to everyone. Thank you! Mayumi'

And this is why we do what we do :) Thank you Mayumi, as well as to all our past and future clients for choosing us to be with you on your special day! We love what we do, and even more so love making YOU look and feel like a million bucks.