Posts Tagged ‘Picnic’

We can’t help but get excited about celebrity weddings here at Estate Weddings and Events.  We love to follow the rich and famous through their careers and dream about what their luxurious lives might be like.  When celebrities tie the knot, we pick up the latest gossip magazine to learn about everything from what designer the bride wore to what spectacular venue they secretly wed at.   Lately, the celebrity wedding trend is marrying at an exclusive estate, filled with close family and friends and having the freedom and privacy to have their perfect wedding.

Reese Witherspoon recently wed her fiancé Jim Toth at her beautiful country estate in Ojai, California this past March.  The rustic country elegance of her estate was the perfect location for an intimate celebration of 100 guests, which included her daughter Ava as her maid of honor.  Guests were seated at reclaimed wooden tables, and served mustard-grilled chicken and herb roasted lamb.  The night was filled with celebratory dancing to country and blue grass music, as well as a Rockabilly band.  When she couldn’t stand dancing in high heels any longer, Reese changed into her cowboy boots to get more comfortable.

If you are looking for a similar country wedding venue, where you’ll be treated to a celeb-worthy experience, we have the perfect estate for you!  Our new property Gridley Ranch, like Reese Witherspoon’s estate, is also located in Ojai, California (please see our previous blog post for more details and photographs).   The rustic elegance of this estate, combined with the stunning views at sunset creates an idyllic setting for any event.

Another of our exclusive estates, The Caballo, will also cater to your country themed event.  Located in Los Altos Hills, this location is perfect for an outdoor wedding with market lighting strung throughout this 10 acre property.  This equestrian center has a charming wood paneled barn and stables and endless possibilities for your dream event.

This post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning our Ranch House estate in Moorpark.  This 10 acre expansive equestrian center can accommodate over 500 guests for a sit down dinner and is just one hour outside of Los Angeles.  Its charming rustic appeal can suit nearly any event theme, including a vintage inspired rustic wedding or a country chic picnic or barbeque.  The day wouldn’t be complete without a photo shoot in front of the red barn on the property.

If you are interested in booking any one of these venues for your own celebrity style wedding or event, please give us a call and we would love to discuss the endless possibilities to make your dream a reality.

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It is during the arrival of our favorite season, Spring, that one of life’s greatest mysteries remains to be solved. Year after year, one unsuspecting Sunday is selected to defy all linear logic and leaps ahead one whole hour while we slumber peacefully. You would think that after experiencing this wild phenomenon every blossoming season, we would cease to look up at the sky every evening, mouth-agape and proclaim, “Oh wow! Who knew the sky could be this light at such a late hour? It has never been this sunny around this time before!”

This year, take advantage of those extra wonderful moments of sunshine and host a Spring celebration for friends and family or make it an office party to remember! April is the perfect time to rally your loved ones together before the summer craze sets in. Collaborate with Estate Weddings and Events and host an afternoon picnic at the Emma estate in Rancho Santa Fe. The warm and lush grounds of the Emma  provide the ideal background to any outdoor afternoon. With the sweet aromas of chocolate bunnies and Cadburry Eggs lining the shelves of groceries the Nation over, you could even set up an egg decorating table for the whole family to enjoy. Be honest, you know you love your pink and purple tye-dyed napkin almost as much as the egg itself!

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The Emma

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