Santa Barbara. If there is a place that I could pin point as the land of the loveliest weddings, Santa Barbara would definitely be in the running. Ok, it would be the winner. Because never have I seen a place produce SO much pretty. Pretty like this gorgeous fête at the Santa Barbara Women’s Club designed by True Blue Events. It’s classic California from start to finish (meaning I’ve swooned over every sunlit image from Lavender & Twine), and it’s all sitting pretty right here.

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From True Blue EventsUpon meeting the bride and groom and hearing their visions of fresh lavender, very natural elements, farm to table faire and extra twinkle lights, we knew this wedding was going to be amazing.  Add in a dream team including Jason Sulkin on guitar for the ceremony, beautiful florals and hand-picked succulents from Juniper Floral Design, delectable and beautifully presented food from Savoir Faire Catering and Lavender and Twine behind the lens and you have a recipe for a great event!  

 Rockwood Women’s Club is one one of our favorite venues to work with in Santa Barbara due to it’s beautiful landscaping, high ceilings with wrought iron chandeliers, and large oak tree seemingly perfectly placed for ceremonies (although it has been around since before the club even existed)!  The main challenge within the planning process was to add to this natural beauty without encroaching upon it…. hence touches of Farmer’s Market Lavender, hand-picked rosemary, terra-cotta potted lavender seating chart, and florals in neutral tones.  It was really fun to work with a couple so focused on sourcing locally, being green and recycling!  

From the Bride… Our inspiration for the wedding was simple, classic Southern California, and the town of Santa Barbara couldn’t have been a more perfect location. We wanted to be married outdoors, underneath a tree, and after a few ups and downs we found exactly what we were looking for at the Rockwood Woman’s Club.

Looking back, it was just amazing to watch all the little details come together on the wedding day. My parents and I designed, printed and assembled the invitation ourselves. We collected family wedding photos from both sides and displayed them in the foyer on a ‘legacy of love’ table. I modified the escort card concept by stamping names on popsicle sticks and placing them in pots of lavender (thank you, Pinterest). Both of our mothers spent months collecting candles, string lights and baking batches of our favorite cookies to serve as dessert. I raided my backyard for herbs and succulents to scatter throughout the venue. Jaime and Lynn brought it all together so that we could relax on the day-of.

Juniper Presence did an absolutely stunning job on all the florals, enhancing our color palette with dahlias, orchids and manzanita branches. Savoir Faire provided the most delicious farm-to-table summer meal, paired beautifully with local Santa Ynez wines. Daniele from Lavender and Twine Photography documented our day so perfectly that you can feel the love through the pictures.

Wedding Photography: Lavender & Twine | Venue: Santa Barbara Women’s Club in Santa Barbara, California | Event Design + Coordination: True Blue Events | Floral Design: Juniper Designs | Catering: Savoir Faire | Wedding Cake: Jana’s Creative Cakes | Guitarist: Jason Sulkin | DJ: Music By Bonnie | Rentals: Ventura Rental | Wedding Dress: Saja | Hair + Makeup: Shine Blow Dry Bar

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