August 25, 2011 A “Green” wedding can vary in meaning but for those who are looking for an affordable and truly remarkable location to exchange vows, this is as green as it gets, Eco-friendly green that is! I had the pleasure of visiting the Spirit Pine Sanctuary this week and was struck by the raw beauty and unobstructed views from atop Figueroa Mountain in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Golden State views stretch across the valley to the Santa Rita Hills behind Santa Barbara to the ocean beyond Lompoc. This is the summertime view, Springtime the mountain is green and covered in orange poppies and purple lupine. The Sanctuary offers their venue to couples looking for an Eco-Friendly location. All items must be brought in with the exception of restrooms as the sanctuary provides compostable restrooms custom built for each new event. The “Pole-Tent” being built will provide a bit of seasonal shelter as well as a stunning backdrop for dinner and dancing. I’m seeing flowing fabrics, chandeliers and dancing under the stars (right under the stars!). Call me for more information on this location at 805.245.8199.