Intimate Santa Barbara Vineyard Wedding | Katie & Joey

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Katie and Joey’s intimate Santa Barbara Vineyard Wedding unfolds as a heartwarming tale set against the enchanting backdrop of Santa Barbara wine country. As their dedicated wedding planner, I had the pleasure of transforming their dream day into a reality at the picturesque Demetria Estate. Join us as we embark on a magical journey through their romantic celebration!

Santa Barbara Vineyard Wedding

Meet the Couple

Katie and Joey’s love story began in a serendipitous encounter at a university bar. Katie, a spirited undergrad, and Joey, a diligent law school student, crossed paths, and sparks flew. To set the scene: Katie was dressed in a pineapple costume, making it a night they would never forget. Fast forward to their proposal story, and it’s nothing short of a fairytale. Joey whisked Katie away to a picturesque vineyard, surrounded by their closest friends. Under the golden sun, he popped the question, and to make the day even more magical, he had arranged a delightful dinner at one of Katie’s favorite restaurants, joined by their parents and friends. Ah, love!

Santa Barbara Vineyard Wedding Details

Now, let’s talk about the stars of the show – the wedding venue and the overall vibe. Katie and Joey selected Demetria Estate, a family-owned winery and estate nestled in the heart of Los Olivos. The choice was clear; it perfectly captured their love for rustic charm and intimate gatherings. Surrounded by vineyards, it was a match made in heaven.

The Feel

Their fall wedding was a true feast for the senses, with rich, earthy colors and a boho atmosphere. Picture a cozy, enchanting day filled with the warmth of autumn hues. Mother Nature was on their side, gracing the celebration with vibrant fall foliage and comfortable weather, setting the stage for an unforgettable day.

The Details

Katie looked radiant in her Hayden Olivia Bridal gown, a vision of elegance and grace. Joey and their wedding party were equally stunning, exuding a timeless charm that perfectly complemented the rustic setting.

Romantic Fall Color Palette

As for the color palette, warm neutrals and hints of rust stole the show, embracing the earthy, autumnal vibes that Katie and Joey adore. The colors beautifully highlighted the changing leaves and added to the overall romantic feel.

Unique Touches

While there were countless special moments throughout the day, one that stands out is how I personally went in search of fresh herbs to enhance the buffet table’s aroma and appeal. It’s those little touches that make a big difference in creating a truly unforgettable wedding experience.

The Ceremony

Underneath a magnificent oak tree, Katie and Joey exchanged vows, surrounded by their loved ones sitting on exquisite wooden pews. The natural elegance of the oak tree provided a breathtaking backdrop for this pivotal moment. It was a picture-perfect scene, enhanced by the rustling leaves and the soft, golden light filtering through the branches.

Our Journey Together

Katie and Joey found me as their wedding planner because of my passion for organization. They wanted their special day to run seamlessly, and I was delighted to help bring their vision to life. 

In Closing

Katie and Joey’s wedding day was a true testament to love, family, and the beauty of embracing nature’s changing seasons. Their intimate celebration at Demetria Estate was a day to remember. Cheers to a lifetime of happiness for this wonderful couple!

Client Testimonial

We could not have asked for a better experience! Candice was an absolute joy to work with and extremely easy to contact. She was with us every step of the way from the first conversation to choosing vendors to making sure everything was set up correctly the day of! We are from out of state and had no knowledge of what vendors to use. Candice was extremely helpful with providing us with multiple options and making sure each vendor was on top of everything. We would recommend her to anyone looking to have a California wedding, but we would especially recommend her to those who are out of state or not familiar with the area.


PLANNING & DESIGN: Heyday Weddings & Events

VENUE: Demetria Estate

RENTALS & LIGHTING: Santa Ynez Elite Party Rentals

SPECIALTY RENTALS: Sweet Beginnings Specialty Co.

PHOTO & CINEMA: Elijah and Susannah

FLORALS: Roam Floral Design

BEAUTY: Yvette Gomez Beauty

BAR: The Tipsy Wagon

DRESS: Hayden Olivia Bridal

DESSERT: The Solvang Bakery



Ready to transform your own love story into a memorable wedding experience? Contact me today, and let’s start planning your dream day together!

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