Friends, this wedding is one you want to sit down and really get to know. It’s layered in the richest shades of blue (those bridesmaids!) as a nod to the oceanside Bacara Resort & Spa setting, and sprinkled with steal-worthy ideas like the mosaic tile place cards. Carly Rae Weddings, Bob Gail Special Events, Primary Petals and Jessica Burke are just a few of the vendors who made it all happen, and The Vault is your go-to for every last image.
From The Bride… I had a very distinct vision in my mind when it came to planning our wedding…light and flowy, with many Spanish style touches. It took a few months of workshopping the exact look we wanted, but were incredibly delighted with how the vision came to life. As a wedding photographer, I already had my list of preferred vendors, and to see everyone work together the months prior and on the actual wedding day was very satisfying because it reaffirmed why we are all in this business.
My bridesmaids all wore various shades of blue, since we had the ocean as our ceremony backdrop. I wanted the colors of their dresses to blend into the scene. Their white and green bouquets were wrapped in frou frou chic ribbon that really flowed with their dresses. Matt and his groomsmen all wore midnight blue tuxedos with gorgeous ranunculus boutonnieres.
Matt and I traveled to Cabo San Lucas on one of our first trips together and fell in love with the bougainvillea lined streets and star lanterns in restaurants, and very much wanted to incorporate that into the wedding. I thought of ordering Mexican tiles for the escort tiles in the colors of the wedding. I had our wonderful calligrapher hand write everyone’s names on the front of the tiles so that they could save it as a favor. Carly and her team created a stunning mosaic style pattern to display the tiles.
The ballroom was meant to feel like a cabana – with flowy white draping and palm trees everywhere. We worked with Primary Petals to design a backdrop for the stage, and it turned out beautifully! The star lanterns hanging from above the dance floor were like the icing on the cake, it really set the mood as far as incorporating the spanish touches.
We had a lot of family coming from as far as Spain, so we knew we wanted the weekend to have as much partying as possible, so we organized welcome drinks following our rehearsal dinner. We were able to set the mood with spanish style music, hanging lanterns and string lights, and gorgeous blooms.
On our many trips to Santa Barbara, we frequent Enjoy Cupcakes quite a bit, and so it was a no-brainer to include them in our wedding. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the cupcakes, cakes, and cobblers, and we made sure to provide custom to-go boxes for them to take home as much as they wanted. Ultimately, the weekend flew by, and was incredibly magical. We had the most amazing time surrounded by our friends and family.
Photography: Jessica Burke | Cinematography: Lovespun Films | Coordination: Carly Rae Weddings | Floral Design: Primary Petals | Invitations: Walnut Paperie | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, Joanna August | Makeup: Leah Washuta | Hair: Shaylee Blatz At Nine Zero One Salon | Calligraphy: Graceline Art - Jenny Sanders | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Bacara Resort & Spa | Ceremony Music & Reception Band: Bob Gail Special Events | Desserts: Enjoy Cupcakes | Flower Girl Dresses: Fattie Pie | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Signage: Sweet NC Collective | Staging & Draping: Bella Vista Designs | Tiles: Tierra Y Fuego | Wedding Dress & Veil: Felicity Couture Bridal - Custom Gown