As we bid 2011 adieu, it seems only right that we end it on the highest of (pretty) notes. This New Year’s Eve wedding captured by The Youngrens just seems like the perfect send off for what was a fabulous year, and a great way to help ring in the sure to be pretty year ahead. With an Oscar de la Renta gown that has a hold of my heart and won’t let go, bridesmaids rocking a serious black and white stunner of a dress, and loads of traditional style all crafted beautifully by Imagine… Weddings and Special Events; this stunning soiree is the perfect way to help send us into the new year. The countdown continues in the full gallery of images, so it doesn’t have to end just yet…










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From The YoungrensKent and Jacqueline’s classic, yet dramatic ballroom wedding was a chic New Year’s Eve black tie affair at the Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore, in Santa Barbara, CA. Newport natives Kent and Jacqueline were looking for that wow factor when it came to their Southern California wedding – without having anything cheesy or cliche. They wanted a big party that focused on fun and entertainment – the most important thing to them was to celebrate with friends and family in a beautiful setting, while dancing all night long!

With the help of Rebecca of Imagine Weddings and Special Events and Andrew of Couture Flowers, this wedding oozed elegance and FUN as Kent and Jacqueline along with 200 guests rang in 2011 with a dramatic bang. This wedding was an all out New Year’s Eve party complete with over-the-top reception decor, a dramatic Oscar de la Renta gown, sparkly Jimmy Choo heels, and a crazy midnight celebration led by the funky live band, Soulville. They used tons of large silver Christmas ornaments throughout the reception decor to blend the warmth of the Holiday season with the glamour of New Years’ Eve, lined the enormous head table with larger than life trees, and embellished the table settings and bouquets with glitzy buckles. Everything about this ballroom wedding said classy and elegant, but over-the-top modern dramatic.

Wedding Photography: The Youngrens / Wedding Cinematography: Artisan Productions / Floral + Event Design: Couture Flowers / Event Planning: Imagine… Weddings and Special Events / Ceremony Location: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church / Reception Location: Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta / Music/Band: Soulville / Transportation: Santa Barbara Trolley / Hair: The Studio Agency / Make-up: Tomiko Taft / Wedding Cake: Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore / Lighting: Ambient Event Design / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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