VENUE TYPE: Barn / Farm / Ranch

This Family Ranch Has Been Lovingly Tended to for Decades, and Now It’s a Beloved Wedding Venue
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27090
VENUE:
Historic Seven Sycamores
LOCATION:
Ivanhoe, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
History Lesson
Rustic Garden
Sycamore Ranch
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



In 1927, seven sycamore trees were planted in Ivanhoe, California, and the rest is history. The story doesn’t end there—in fact, it only gets better. That’s because, decades later, the orchard and farmland would become one of Central Valley’ premiere wedding venues. We're of course talking about Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch.

See, long before there were pergolas, brick paths, and ivy-laden trellises, there sat a warm and inviting homestead. Settled in the shadows of sequoias and surrounded by orange trees, the homestead remains gorgeously surrounded by its 120-acre ranch. History has remained a key component of the property, with its World War II observation tower and the barn's vintage windows being taken from a local school. New life has been no stranger either. Everything from olives to camellia flowers have popped up over the years. What may be most magical, though, is that current ranch owner Bob McKellar was raised on the property. His parents planted those iconic sycamore trees.


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This Open Heart Yoga Sequence Is Just What The Doctor Ordered For Your Galentine's Night In
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27100
VENUE:
Stargazing Desert Retreat
LOCATION:
Pioneertown, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Galentine's Ideas
Yoga + Wine Night
Stargazing Desert Retreat
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Namaste, ladies it's time to celebrate those special gals in your life and take some time to revel in sisterhood. What better way to celebrate Galentine’s day than to gather your bests while being active and laughing over trying to nail yoga poses with wine in hand. We ventured to Stargazing Desert Retreat to embrace the full experience. 

Pregaming for International Women's Month with one of our women crushes and Philadelphia Yoga Instructor, Sarah Kunst. Sarah has been inspiring us for years as this Girl Boss not only leads women into being the best versions of themselves through discovering their inner peace alongside an active lifestyle, but she is also incredibly talented. After years of marketing experience in the fashion industry, Sarah transitioned into the world of freelance and continues to crush it as a photographer, teacher and candle maker! Lucky for you, she's sharing one of her very own Valentine's Day Open Heart Yoga Sequences. Grab the wine, ladies - Let's do this!


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Better Together: From Besties To Married Folk, These Instagram Duos Inspire
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27099
VENUE:
All Over The World
LOCATION:
All Over The World
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Better Together
Couples That Inspire
All Around The World
REPORTER: The Venue Report


To many the month of love is all about red roses, chocolate and how you can impress that special someone in your life. Don't get us wrong, we love the romance of tradition. However, this year has us thinking differently. For us, February is about the people in our lives that make us better - that push us to be the best we can be in all situations including the lowest points in our lives. Thanks to the power of social media, we've been inspired by dynamic duos all around the world that not only crush it indivually but man do they kill it with their better halves. 

These leading characters inspire with their travels near and far, unique and on-point style, and of course, the other half to their whole. Follow along with these 20 power of romantics, BFF's, siblings, and professional pairs. 

 

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Ladies of Northern California, We’ve Got A Real (Re)Treat for You
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27084
VENUE:
Straus Home Ranch
LOCATION:
Tomales Bay
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Women's Retreat
United Restoration
California Coast
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Ladies, ladies, ladies! We’ve got a real (re)treat for you! This collection of thoughtful, inspired, creative women have rallied together to establish a series of restorative weekends in Northern California. Set in Tomales Bay during the first weekend of March, their next multi-day retreat is all about gathering women to establish new friendships and inspire one another creatively, personally and professionally.

The retreat in March is set to take place at a sprawling 19th century homestead, complete with organic farmland, towering eucalyptus trees, and an adorable cozy farmhouse. Hello, relaxation! The weekend will include workshops about storytelling, creativity, sparking inspiration, and practicing personal and professional mindfulness. Guests can also expect delicious farm-to-table meals between sessions and hanging with a community of cool ladies to boot. We recently sat down with the founders of Fog & Sage, Flynn and Stef, to chat about the inspiration behind these events. Naturally, we’re already feeling inspired to unplug, reconnect and recharge.

Words by Flynn Coleman of Fog & Sage | Photography: Stef Etow + Stephen Wakulchik


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See What Makes Pippin Hill the Wedding Venue Gem of Virginia’s Wine Country
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27058
VENUE:
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
LOCATION:
north garden, Virginia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Outdoor Wedding
Golden Whimsy
Countryside Barn
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

The great outdoors make a wedding seem gigantic. By having a soaring sky and an epic landscape, a couple’s celebration of love seems elevated right from the start. The big day feels as grand of an occasion as it deserves and Central Virginia’s Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards damn well delivers.

At Pippin Hill, even fall looks like springtime. With the rolling green hills of Virginia's wine country sparkling behind the wedding arbor, it’s pretty obvious why Lauren and Adam chose this timeless venue as the spot to begin their new life together (and party with their nearest and dearest friends and family).

Photography: Tec Petaja

 

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