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Intimate Pastel Santa Barbara Private Estate Wedding

It almost goes without saying that when you combine the talents of B. Schwartz Photography, TOAST Event And Design Studio, Pure Joy Catering and La Tavola you’re guaranteed wedding gold. Don’t believe me? Just take one look at THE VAULT and I charge you to claim otherwise. Wedding day perfection right this way!

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From B. Schwartz PhotographyWhen you combine two people so in love, their Santa Barbara estate, and 50 of their closest friends and family the outcome is what wedding dreams are made of.

Kim from Toast Santa Barbara perfectly executed Joe and Erica’s dream of an elegant backyard wedding. It was all in the details. Friends and family gathered with wine in hand, under white parasols next to a clear pool filled with floating rose petals.

After the ceremony the couple along with their intimate wedding party shared in a family style Italian pasta bar from Pure Joy catering while those closest to them toasted to their love story with and custom bride and groom cocktails.

As the night went on candles were lit and the air was filled with the sounds of music as the dancing began.

The wedding is just the start of the story, as wedding photographer we are in the business of capture stories and this wedding is a beautiful start to quite the epic love story.

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Photography: B. Schwartz Photography | Event Planning: TOAST Event And Design Studio | Floral Design: Toast Santa Barbara | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Crushcakes | Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Pure Joy Catering | Makeup: Tomiko Taft | Band: William Fiedtkou | Venue: At Home | Hair Accessoires: Twigs And Honey | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Valet: Signature Parking

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Santa Barbara Wedding with an Understated Elegance

If I weren’t planning on eloping, the only place I’d consider getting married is Santa Barbara because every wedding there is absolutely beautiful. And after seeing this elegant day, the only vendors I’d hire would be this dream team: Whitney Darling PhotographyCurtis ColeTEAM Hair And MakeupJenny YooLa Tavola LinenAmbient Event Design and Belmond El Encanto. See all the pretty from this day in The Vault!

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From The Bride…Our wedding day was an absolute dream come true. I grew up in Southern California and my husband in Chicago. We met in undergrad in colorful Colorado! Naturally, the first time I could drag him back home to the West Coast, I did. One of the first places I took him to was Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara has always had a very special place in my heart, having family there and loving the style and culture of the town. Patrick fell in love with Santa Barbara and we had fallen in love with each other. So of course, it was the only place we considered for our wedding!

My husband and I are both lovers of delicious local food, wine and craft beer. We also love the Pacific Ocean and its ability to bring us together, give us peace, and remind us how incredibly lucky we are to have such beautiful places at our fingertips. Knowing this, we knew we wanted our wedding reception to have incredible views and to feature exceptional local food and drinks. Patrick was researching places in Santa Barbara and stumbled across a wedding at the Belmond El Encanto, which happened to have been planned by Venus Event Design. It was like the perfect combination of venue and wedding planner smacked us in the face. We spoke with Hana from Venus Event Design and away we went!

From day one, Hana spent countless hours researching and vetting vendors, ultimately pulling together the most incredible team of people, all who seemed to share our love for Santa Barbara and for the understated elegance that we wanted on our wedding day. My husband and I are not extravagant people, but we do love attention to detail and we always appreciate quality when we see it. We wanted our wedding day to be a reflection of our personalities, and it could not have been more of exactly that.

Hana sourced incredible lace linens from La Tavola that were the perfect expression of romance and elegance, and truly laid the scene for a simple and thoughtful setting at every table. She also brought Cody Floral Design to us, who did an incredible job with soft, natural, and subtly colorful florals that were different at each table. The florals really brought together the colors of Santa Barbara, the El Encanto, and our wedding day all into one place. Some of our favorite details were the individually hand water colored escort cards, table numbers, and menus, all with the most romantic calligraphy. The combination of water color and dreamy calligraphy was a detail that popped at each and every setting. We tied in the fresh herbs that are found naturally all over Santa Barbara, like rosemary, lavender, and thyme, throughout the escort cards, menus, and table numbers. Not to mention our floral arrangements had fresh herbs incorporated into them as well!

The El Encanto really delivered when it came to food and beverages. We still have guests telling us that the food at our wedding was the best they’ve ever had! Quite the compliment when food was one of our deciding factors for our venue selection. The event staff at El Encanto also worked with us to select and order our favorite local wines and beers for our bar selections, so that our guests could truly enjoy all of the aspects we love about Santa Barbara in one weekend. Everything about our wedding day screamed local, fresh, Santa Barbara!

To top it all off, we had the most incredible photographer, Whitney Darling Photography, and videographer, Curtis Cole, who both captured the entire day and all of the perfect details that came with it. We wish we could relive our wedding day over and over again, and re-feel the love and excitement of our family and friends. It truly was the best day of our lives, and we feel so blessed and so fortunate to call it our wedding day.

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Photography: Whitney Darling Photography | Cinematography: Curtis Cole | Event Design: Venus Event Design | Floral Design: Cody Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Antonio Gual | Invitations: Carta Bella | Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Of Sorrows Church | Reception Venue: Belmond El Encanto | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair And Makeup | Lighting: Ambient Event Design | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Transportation: Rockstar Transportation | Bride's Sash: Anne Barge | Bridesmaids Shortie Sets: Plum Pretty Sugar | Escort Cards: Perfect Fete Designs | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Menus + Table Numbers: Fanciful Designs | Robe: Flora Nikrooz | Veil: Renee Pawele

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Colorful Spring Multicultural Wedding

One of the things I love most about weddings, beyond the obvious pretty, is the blending of tradition. In the words of the bride, “Even before we got engaged, we talked about having a wedding that was not only a celebration of us, but also of our community and our wonderful cultures coming together.”  A fusion of Mexican, Scottish and Indian influences, this day is rich in cultural beauty and The Vault is your spot to peruse Diana McGregors’s incredible captures.

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From The Bride…From the moment we saw the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Raj and I knew we would get married there. We were both drawn to its serene courtyards and natural beauty and we loved the idea of getting married in Santa Barbara, a place our traveling friends and family could relax and enjoy for the whole weekend.

Even before we got engaged, we talked about having a wedding that was not only a celebration of us, but also of our community and our wonderful cultures coming together. Rajen is of Indian and Mexican descent and I was born and raised in Scotland, but moved to the states many years ago. We decided to bring in different elements from each culture and ended up with this really fun, colorful, musical day that was better than anything we could have hoped for!

Our fabulous photographer, Diana McGregor, captured it beautifully and we were constantly impressed with our DJ, Sukh Chugh, who kept the dance floor full throughout the night. In the end, it really came down to the people – watching our families come together in kilts and saris, dancing to bhangra music was amazing!

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Photography: Diana McGregor | Cinematography: David Chang Media | Coordination: Joy Proctor Design | Floral Design: Anna Le Pley Taylor | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Engagement Ring: Ron Rizzo For Plevé | Rings: Banvari Jewelry | Catering: Pure Joy Catering | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup | Lighting: Bella Vista | DJ: DJ Sukh | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Officiant: Miriam Lindbeck | Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | Bag Pipe: Bagpiper Bill | Bridal Boutique: Bridal Galleria | Bride's Earrings: Pleve | Groom's Sherwani: Sagar Exclusive | Henna: Henna Me Beautiful | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Photo Booth: The Awesome Booth | Photography - Assistance: Michelle Boyd Photography | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Specialty Rentals: Botanica Events By Audrey Chaney

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