Get ready for the most gorgeous, most quintessential Santa Barbara wedding you’ve ever laid eyes on. We’re talking a pretty lace dress, loads of fluffy white florals, pink and blue touches and the prettiest Spanish architecture ever. Yup, we’re totally smitten with this one! Michelle Warren Photography captured all the classic details and there’s SO much more where this came from. Click here for all the pretty!
From the Bride… Rob and I met on Valentine’s Day 2009 at a good ol’ Texas honky tonk/dance hall in Houston. He and his buddies were handing out candy bracelets in exchange for a dance. I have to admit, I saw straight through the cheesy pick-up attempt, but boy, am I so glad I said yes to that dance! A short (and sweet!) three years later, we were engaged.
We were both born and raised in Dallas, Texas. It wasn’t until high school that my family moved out to Bakersfield, California – much of my family is still in Bakersfield or in the San Luis Obispo area. Most of Rob’s extended family is in Chicago or scattered up and down the east coast. We knew that any location we chose would be a destination for someone! We decided on Santa Barbara because it’s the most beautiful place on the planet – seriously, jaw-droppingly gorgeous. As it turned out, we both have ties to the Santa Barbara/Montecito area. After my family relocated to Bakersfield, Santa Barbara quickly became a favorite vacation spot. Rob’s mom has many family members who live or have lived in the Santa Barbara/Montecito area. Needless to say, the stars were perfectly aligned. The Biltmore was my first and final stop. Once I stepped foot onto the property, I knew I wanted our wedding to have that Spanish colonial elegance that the Biltmore so perfectly exudes. The bright, bold colors of Spanish tiles instantly became the inspiration for our color scheme and invitation suite. Ultimately, we used Santa Barbara itself as inspiration for the design –the lush greenery, beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets, and overall amazing-ness that makes it such a magical place. :)
Wedding Photography: Michelle Warren Photography / Ceremony: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Montecito, California / Reception: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, California / Event Coordination: Events by Philippe / Floral Design: Cody Floral Design / Catering + Wedding Cake: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara / Lighting: Bella Vista Designs / Chair Rentals: Fusion Event Rentals / Linen Rentals: La Tavola / Party Favors: Chocolats du Cali Bressan / Transportation: Santa Barbara Trolley / Ceremony Music: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church / Cocktail Music: Sam Adams / Reception Music: DJ Gavin Roy / Wedding Dress + Alterations: Alina Pizzano Couture Bridal / Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup / Rehearsal Dinner: Montecito Country Club