Geoff + Lauren • Santa Barbara Ranch Wedding

July 12, 2019

Geoffrey and Lauren’s wedding weekend at the Jalama Cañon Ranch & Vineyard brought together their love of camping with their friends, dress up parties, campfire singalongs under the stars.  Their colorful fiesta wedding weekend started with an inlaws & outlaws themed rehearsal party, with delicious SoCal fare by Taviras Tacos. The full moon rose over the mountains over their campfire sing along with their very own Geoff & Lauren Songbook, crafted by the groom’s sister Amanda & brother in law Ryan.

Lauren’s bohemian chic bridal look included a botanical lace gown by BHLDN, styling by one of her best friends, wedding rings Lauren Wolf Jewelry, and the perfect pop of color with her farmer’s market floral bouquet. Geoff wore a navy floral tie, and a yellow craspedia and daisy boutonniere with help from his mom Judith.

Their ceremony took place in front of a barn, where they walked down the aisle to music played by Noble Grizwald. They were absolutely glowing as they looked into each other’s eyes and shared their handwritten vows, before exchanging their rings, a communion of wine and bread, and finally their first kiss. Each guest had a colorful paper flag printed with the song “This Little Light of Mine”, which they all sang as they paraded over to kick off their cocktail hour.

Chapter I: Wedding Day Morning

Chapter II: Barn Wedding Ceremony

Chapter III: The Newlyweds!

“If I am fire, then your arms are the hearth that contains me. If I am a constellation, then you are the sky that holds me up. If I am wanderlust, then you are the destination that I seek. If I am chaos, then you are the storm inside of me.”

— c.s.lewis

Chapter IV: Reception Dinner

Their outdoor reception dinner was full of flowers from the local farmer’s market, and delicious BBQ by Neighbor Tim’s BBQ, with plenty of potluck pies brought by their guests.

Chapter V: The Party!


Wedding Weekend Venue: Jalama Cañon Ranch & Vineyard
Rehearsal Dinner & Brunch Catering: Taviras Tacos
Wedding Photographer: Shaina DeCiryan Photography 
Wedding Band: Noble Grizwald
Wedding Planner: Ashley McPheters
Bridal Makeup & Styling: Friend of the bride
Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Lauren Wolf Jewelry
Wedding Catering: Neighbor Tim’s BBQ
Florals: Lompoc Farmer’s Market
Floral design: DIY by Mother of the bride & friends
Wedding Rentals: Santa Ynez Valley Elite Events
Wedding DJ + LightingFred David
Wedding Pies: Potluck style brought by friends & wedding guests!
Bridal Gown: Willowby Watters BHLDN

What started as a co-worker crush turned into my dear cousin Geoff finding the love of his life! Geoff is the kind of guy you want around if you want to build a barn, teach kids to build traditional boats at Islesford Boatworks, design custom mobile spaces into a modern traveler’s haven, retrieve keys dropped off the Islesford dock in his scuba gear, or just get an amazing bear hug! And we’re all so excited to see he’s FINALLY met his match in this amazing California lady. Lauren has such a bright spirit, amazing design skills (they restored an airstream together), a major passion for outdoor adventuring, and a creative, loving family who have perfected the art of the dress-up party!

It was such a honor to help share Geoffrey & Lauren’s wedding weekend story and I wish them both a married life full of blessings, light and so much love!