Burlap & Bordeaux

A Luxury Event Planning, Design and Floristry Experience in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Beyond

Bridal Musings feature Gatsby Meets Gaucho in Argentina


So excited to share that Bridal Musings has featured our styled shoot named "Gatsby Meets Gaucho in Argentina"! Keep reading for more details and photos from the beautiful shoot.


"The polo fields and bed and breakfast of Puesto Viejo Estancia set the scene for this luxurious, boho bridal shoot. With flat fields of green, well-manicured lawns and an old-world estate, Burlap & Bordeaux had a blank canvas to design this bohemian dream. Popping blooms of pale pink, and tangerine, the crew went more “luxe” than “rustic” for this countryside scene.

Perhaps the best display of this upscale design is in our bride and groom’s attire. Wearing a set of different boho gowns and sparkling headpieces, the bride gives off a Gatsby vibe, rather perfect for this luxe polo estate. Saving the gaucho look for our groom, we love the idea of a classic, Argentinean hat to pair with more modern menswear duds.

We worked with an incredible team of vendors. The venue provided tables, catering, cake, venue space, polo player and horse and hotel accommodations. We worked with Akende Eventos to provide the furniture, ceremony arch, and decor.

We had our own makeup artist, Jenna N and photographer, Steven Leyva Photography brought in from the states. I brought over the linens custom made from Dreams America Linens; a cream velvet linen with a sheer tulle overlay for sweetheart table adorned with hand-sewn crystals and pearls.

Our invitation suite was custom made by Lauren of Lauren Lauren Lauren and calligraphy by Teagan. We used three custom-made dresses and jewelry from Catalina who was onsite during the shoot to style the models. Her dress designs are absolutely breathtaking!" - Claire Eliza, Bridal Musings

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Creative Team
Venue: Puesto Viejo Estancia
Furniture/Rentals: Akende
Design/Coordination/Floristry: Burlap & Bordeaux
Hair & Makeup: Jenna N
Photography: Steven Leyva Photography
Paperie: Lauren Lauren Lauren
Calligraphy: Roar Design Co
Models: Vic Rebecchini + Veronica Guisto
Dress/Accessories: Catalina V
Shoes: Le.Hoi


8 Tips for a Low-Stress Wedding Day on Wedding Chicks


Wedding Chicks share their 8 Tips for a Low-Stress Wedding Day and featured Burlap & Bordeaux work! We're so happy that we can help couples on one of the biggest moment of their lives and help alleviate those worries and contribute to a low-stress wedding day. Keep on reading for our tip and also see our work below!


"Delegate, delegate, delegate. No matter if you have a full entourage or just your two witnesses — divvy up the planning. This will give you more flexibility to focus on the details that matter to you while ensuring tasks and caterers are handled.

You picked the people in your party, so you know the strengths and capabilities of each person. And don’t rule out the knowledge and power of mothers. Your mother and mother-in-law are probably waiting to be asked to help out, so use their excitement!"

Wedding days are full of beautiful memories for you and everyone involved. Planning ahead will not only help you organize your schedule but will allow you to enjoy a low-stress day. Feel free to contact us at Burlap & Bordeaux is you need help planning your wedding or next event! We're happy to help!


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Creative Team: 
Venue: Villa & Vine
Design, Coordination, Floral Artistry: Burlap & Bordeaux
Photography: Steven Leyva Photography
Vintage Furniture Rentals & Styling: My Lovely Events
Tabletop & Chair Rentals: Ventura Rental Party Center
Linens: Dreams America
Hand Lettering: Lazy Creative Designs


Wedding Flowers That Are Always In Season


Flowers are so huge in wedding décor that we can barely imagine such events without at least some florals or greenery bringing life and beauty to a wedding venue. Choosing the right wedding flowers can be much more of a daunting task than it may seem though. An important factor to consider, especially if you want to be budget savvy or just want the freshest blooms, is what flowers are actually in season all year. So we’ve gathered some tips for you- scroll on and find out more!

  • Lisianthus. Somewhere in between the frailty and girly vibes of a peony and the romantic touch of a wild rose, lisianthus is a wonderful choice all-year round. It looks splendid on just about any wedding theme and it comes in a variety of colors similar to that of the peonies – so you can consider these blooms to be pretty versatile.

  • Orchids. Luxurious and exotic, orchids come in a very generous range of colors – so they can be incorporated into pretty much every type of wedding color scheme. If you want something elegant and full of life at the same time, orchids are precisely what you need.

  • Calla lilies. These are the ultimately timeless flowers. They are simple, elegant, and really beautiful. They work with traditional weddings that value the beauty in absolute simplicity and minimalism. They are modern and old-school at the same time, striking the perfect balance between “today” and “yesterday” and “tomorrow”.

  • Dahlias. These flowers have something utterly playful and feminine to them – and they’re available all year round! This may also be the reason they look just as fantastic incorporated in a fall wedding as they do in a spring wedding. Lovely and sweet, these are the flowers perfect for a boho-chic or rustic bride.

  • Roses. They are the ultimate classics of wedding florals – nothing can beat them. Nothing can be as romantic, as feminine, and as absolutely classy as roses, regardless of what color you may choose for your wedding (and they do come in a fairly wide array of shades too, so you really have all the reasons to love them!).

These are just some of the wedding flowers that are always in season – but there are many others. Even more, it is also worth keeping in mind that every season has its own specific flowers (and they usually tend to be less expensive than off-season blooms) – so take this into consideration when choosing your wedding florals too

Creative Team
Venue: Ebell Los Angeles
Photographer: Teresa Marie Photography
Coordination, Design and Floristry: Burlap & Bordeaux
Rentals: Amigo Party Rental
Tabletop Rentals: Soirée8
Linen and Drapery: Dreams America Linens
Bridal Dress and Accessories: Kinsley James
Bridesmaid Dresses: Kennedy Blue
Hair and Makeup: Bliss Bridal Beauty
Models: Nicole Erickson and Katie Bozner