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Classic Santa Barbara Estate Wedding

From the dress to the florals, reception and every detail in between, this California beauty is classic elegance in every sense. Bringing all the formality of a ballroom wedding outdoors, Alegria By Design made certain this bride’s aesthetic came to life and all 2o guests left the day feeling special. The lovelies of TEAM Hair & Makeup beautified the bridal party, and Jasmine Star captured the gallery filled with so much more.

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Summer
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Estate
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Elegant

From Alegria By DesignThis gorgeous wedding was designed around a palette of creams, champagnes, pale pink and ivories with mixed metals, candle accessories. Flowers used was latte dahlias, pink and cream double bloom garden roses, cream and pink lisianthus, Dusty Miller, pink star jasmine, gardenia, white hydrangea and white phalaenopsis orchid.

From her Pinterest board I could tell that Karen was a classic bride, more black tie and ballroom than garden. My challenge was to create an homogenized design honoring both Karen’s aesthetic and the beautifully lush backdrop that Villa Verano offers up. For Karen and Mohamed’s interfaith ceremony we utilized the overgrown built-in grandstand as the main focal point. We added two flanking large-scale overflowing pedestalled garden urns dripping with florals in muted pinks and creams; we then punctuated the short aisle with piles of rose petals.

In my opinion there is just nothing like an canopy overhead to evoke a sense of wonderment. Canopies make me feel like I did when I rode “It’s a small world” at Disneyland for the first time…small, special and happy. With just 20 guests in attendance I though an simple canopy over the richly textured feasting table was just the ticket! The table was illuminate by candle light after guests were treated to an exceptionally dazzling Santa Barbara sunset. It was such a pleasure to design Karen’s beautiful day. It was appropriately formal and graciously casual at all the right times and places!

Photography: Jasmine Star | Event Design: Alegria By Design | Event Planning: Alegria By Design | Floral Design: Louloudi Designs | Cake: Christine Dahl Pastries | Shoes: Prada | Caterer: Cook Better Live Better | Hair And Makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup | Linens: La Tavola | Musicians: Marc Bosserman | Rentals: Town And Country | Transportation: Tours A La Carte | Venue: Villa Verano

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Romantic Summer Wedding at Rincon Beach Club

Some weddings I just adore but struggle to explain preciously why. It’s details like these oh so pretty florals by Grass Roots combined with a love that radiates, and this celebration is a prime example. Koman Photography captured what I’m stumbling to say and Karl Stelter Wedding Films made it even clearer. A photo is worth a thousand words so you can see exactly what I mean right here.

From Koman Photography… We were so happy to have been given the chance to document Marussya and Jon’s exquisite Santa Barbara wedding. The wedding took place at Rincon Beach Club and their beautiful ceremony was full of love and support from their family and friends. Marussya and Jon are perfect together – there is never a dull moment with these two! There is so much we can say about this stunning couple and wedding, but we think the photos will do a lot more justice.

From The Bride… I met my husband one hot summer day at a pool party in Houston, TX. We made eye contact but never actually exchanged words until our first date two weeks later that was set up by our friends who evidently felt the vibe between us!

Three years later Jon proposed in my favorite cozy restaurant in Los Angeles.

I always had a vision of a romantic garden wedding, but we also both loved traditional church ceremonies, and really wanted a wedding near the ocean. We thought getting married in Santa Barbara with its luscious greens, cute little streets, and breathtaking backdrop of mountains would be perfect. We chose the beautiful First United Methodist Church for the ceremony, the first church we went to. I knew it was the place I wanted to get married in when I had goose bumps as soon as I entered it.

We also fell in love with Rincon Beach Club, where we had our reception. Beautiful garden, big outside fireplace, lanterns and cabana with chandeliers… we could not ask for a better place to celebrate our love.

We wanted everything to have a natural, romantic feel, with a little bit of rustic touch. We tried to also bring personal touches like a hand sewn quilt as a guest book, entrance ceremony with traditional Russian Caraway, and childhood pictures of both me and my husband that we put on each table. We decided to use a color palette of peaches, light pinks, and gold to compliment garden greens surrounding the location. Our wonderful planners from Rincon decorated the place with beautiful flowers and hanging crystals, which made the place absolutely enchanting. Our photographers Marlene and John Koman did an amazing job capturing the romantic feel of the whole day.

What really made our day special was having our friends and family by our side the entire time. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding!

Photography: Koman Photography | Cinematography: Karl Stelter Wedding Films | Floral Design: Grass Roots | Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church | Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Wtoo | DJ: David Newton, Vox Djs | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Bride's Dress: Lovella Bridal | Hair And Make-up: Dreamcatcher Artistry | Photo Booth: Vox DJs | Wedding Venue: Rincon Beach Club

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Black + White Santa Barbara Summer Wedding

I have the cure right here for our hump day blues. From the bride’s Lazaro gown and gorgeous hair by TEAM Hair & Makeup to the cheerful pineapples perfectly placed throughout this California summer soiree, a good mood is guaranteed. With Jessica Lewis behind the lens and Satellite Weddings creating one awesome feel-good film, I dare you not to smile. See it all the fun festivities right here!

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Summer
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Hotel
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Glamorous

From Jessica Lewis Photography… When childhood sweethearts get married you know that no intimate detail of their relationship will be overlooked at their wedding! Why the pineapple you ask? This was an important detail to them because the bride has always had a slight obsession with the preppy, classic style of pineapples and the fact that “they are a symbol of warmth, welcome and celebration that’s been a part of southern hospitality for centuries.”

These are the little details that may seem small, but they really are the big things that make a wedding unique and special! It was a typical beautiful, sunny day in Santa Barbara when Lisa and Jon’s Hollywood glam meets modern chic wedding dreams came to life!
With a brief prayer and a warm embrace from all of her bridesmaids we begun the procession of their large wedding party! Her bridesmaids wore black mermaid gowns that echoed the bride’s gorgeous dress. Not to mention all the handsome groomsmen wearing crazy socks to match their personalities! The bride made a grand entrance in a stunning Lazaro mermaid gown and a sixpence in her shoe. Keeping it personal to the couple, the groom’s grandfather married them with a touching and emotional ceremony under a canopy of white flowers and crystals on the outdoor lawns at the Biltmore Hotel. After their kiss… it was all about the celebration and the unique decor perfect for a party! Marquee signs, a Hollywood inspired hand painted poster of the bride and groom in their wedding attire, gold sequins, bold black-and-white striped linens & gazebos, mixed patterns, ghost chairs and pineapple touches drew the guests in for a gorgeous sunset dinner.

After a four-course meal the guests were invited inside to enjoy an elaborate dessert bar (complete with chocolate covered pineapples) and of course a three-tiered wedding cake with pink flamingos topping it off! Guests watched the bride and groom enjoy their first dance as Mr. and Mrs. while a slideshow of their journey from childhood sweethearts to husband-and-wife played on a large screen behind them.

The guests danced the night away until the wee hours when they sent Jon & Lisa off in true glam style with a sparkler exit leading to a 1967 corvette roadster with a “just married” sign!

Photography: Jessica Lewis Photography | Videographer: Satellite Weddings | Coordination: Ann Johnson Events | Florist: Flowers By Roni | Wedding Gown: Lazaro | Cake: Biltmore Pastry Chef | Hair & Makeup : TEAM Hair And Makeup | DJ: DJ AKorn | Lighting And Drapings: LBPS Events | Linens: La Tavola | Photo Booth: Shutter Booth | Rentals: Town And Country | Venue: Four Seasons Santa Barbara

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