An Elegant Oceanside Wedding at a Ranch\\nOne couple returns to the city where they first met to host an elegant celebration at a rustic ocean-side ranch.\\nKate and Michael, who live in San Diego, decided to wed in Santa Barbara, the site of their first meeting. \\"We wanted a natural, rustic setting, and Orella Ranch, a farm and working ranch on the Gaviota coast, was exactly what we envisioned,\\" says Kate.\\n\\n\\n\\nHer gown was by Vera Wang, from Bliss Bride.\\nHer bridesmaids wore Vineyard dresses from Bella Bridesmaid.\\nTriplets Alistair, Alvise, and Eleanor, the groom's nephews and niece, served as attendants. The boys donned outfits by Pieces by Tam, and Eleanor's dress was by Eve & Ellie.\\nThe elegant invitations were by Vera Wang.\\nChalkboard signs directed guests to the wedding festivities.\\nAt the 5 p.m. ceremony, held on a bluff, the couple exchanged vows beneath a chiffon-draped canopy.\\nThe canopy was adorned with fresh hops; potted lavender and calla lilies were arranged at the base.\\nSoft and Romantic white bouquet with hints of lavender; floral design was by Blue Magnolia Events.\\nThe alfresco reception showcased glowing paper lanterns and tables decorated with mason jars and pails.\\nRustic centerpiece featuring pots filled with dahlias, artichoke blossoms, and herbs.\\nGuests enjoyed lemon drop martinis and watermelon mojitos during cocktail hour, along with assorted bruschetta, mini tarts, and baked clams. Ceremony and cocktail hour music was provided by Rossi Music.\\n\\n\\n\\nAt dinner, guests sampled local wines and offerings from several food stations. All catering was provided by Pure Joy Catering and incorporated ingredients from the local farmers' market.\\nThe wedding cake, by Christine Dahl Pastries, featured vanilla chiffon cake with coconut and passion fruit fillings.\\nThe newlyweds' first dance was to \\"Stand By Me\\" by Ben E. King. Guests joined them on the dance floor as the Bill Magee Blues Band performed. At the end of the night, caterers fired up the ranch's wood-burning oven. \\"We served gourmet pizzas to the late-night revelers on the dance floor,\\" says Kate. \\"A delicious way to end the night.\\"