A Look Into California’s Central Coast with Danae Pearce

A BarnWeddingCA Exclusive | written by MIA MENDOLA

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 As home to a variety of beautiful backdrops and a multitude of venues, the central coast of California is the ideal outdoor wedding location.

In addition to physical appeal, the area also boasts a strong network of high-end vendors and industry influentials. SLO/Santa Barbara-wedding planner Danae Grace is one such individual. She started in the industry 8 years ago, her Screen shot 2013-06-04 at 4.51.27 PMbusiness, taking inspiration from other wedding designers not only from California, but also large cities such as New York and L.A.: “I am an entrepreneur inspired by high-end, fabulous details. I am inspired by top wedding designers, trends and exquisite venues. I researched and worked with top professionals and four years ago, I started Danae Grace Events

While high-end, big city weddings can serve inspirational, an outdoor wedding on the coast can be just as glamorous. Danae explains why California could be your ideal wedding destination.

Photo by Kate Harrison Photography

1. Ambiance

“Overall the environment, atmosphere and weather make this a destination wedding point. My clients from the East Coast, L.A. and New York all select the Central Coast as a destination wedding spot. There is an overall beauty with the wine country and rolling hills and wonderful vendors to work with.”

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The Central Coast is fun! This is a great destination for all of your guests to stay entertained.

“There are a lot of activities for them to do. From wine tasting and fun dinners, to the beach and horseback riding.”

Photo by Kate Harrison Photography at Santa Margarita Ranch

3. A Close Community of Vendors and Venues

A community of vendors and venues Coming to California provides access to top wedding vendors, and the central coast has a niche market where vendors and venues work together.

“It makes it easy for the destination bride. There is a lot of access to top wedding vendors in California. It [the coast] is not like L.A. or San Francisco where you will have so many vendors to choose from.We have a lot of vendors here that are more specialized and familiar with the venues.”

There is also a variety of venues on the central coast. With options ranging from the beach, to barns and ranches, private estates, to a resort wedding, a bride doesn’t have to settle for anything short of a fantastic venue.

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Photo by Kate Harrison Photography

Danae Suggests:

Danae urges couples to consider the central coast for an outdoor wedding. The venues, backdrops and hospitality make it a hidden gem for your dream wedding.

Want to learn more about Danae Grace Events? Click here to visit Danae’s website

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