The Santa Barbara Historical Museum was already on the fast track to becoming one of my favorite venues, even before this lovely wedding. But now that I see it all decked out with the fabulous stylings of Kim Curtis of TOAST and some crazy cools odes to Spanish culture, well… it’s there my friends. Fall in love in the full gallery captured by Michael + Anna Costa. It’s amazing.
From the Bride… Reza proposed to me in the Royal Palace Gardens in Spain, during a surprise trip in which he carefully planned out every romantic detail. During the most beautiful winter sunset with the church bells ringing behind us, he asked me to become his wife.
Santa Barbara was the perfect location for our wedding because it is such a special place to both of us and it captures the classical romance and fun loving style of our relationship. Since we became engaged in Spain we wanted to incorporate the Spanish culture into our wedding.
We put our heart and soul into all of the details and loved that the Santa Barbara Historical Museum offered a beautiful blank canvas where our imagination could run wild. With the help of our amazing wedding planner Kim Curtis, we were able to find the most incredible vendors to help our creative vision come to life.
The lower courtyard was draped in pale pink and cream flowers and fresh rosemary and thyme lined the aisle. I walked toward my husband as a flamenco guitarist lightly strummed our song. After the ceremony our guest were invited to join us in the courtyard for local wine from Consilience winery and amazing Tapas prepared by New West Catering. As a newly married couple we made our way through the crowd welcoming our guests and enjoying the enchanting Flamenco dancer and guitarist preform.
A traditional Spanish dinner of Paella was prepared on site and served family style to our guest. The menu was planned out to be similar to the meal that Reza and I ate the night that he proposed to me. Having wonderful tasting food that was locally sourced and had organic ingredients was very important to us to enhance the experience to our guests. The sun began to set and the love and laughter filled the courtyard while the fountain cascaded behind us.
After dinner our guests danced the night away under the warm fall Santa Barbara stars. On October 27, 2014 I married the man of my dreams surrounded by everyone that we love.
Photography: Michael + Anna Costa Photography ~ Michael Costa | Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes | Catering: New West | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | DJ: Gavin Roy | Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | Design/Coordination/Floral: Kim Curtis Of TOAST Santa Barbara | Linens: La Tavola | Trolley: Santa Barbara Trolley | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother