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Romantic White Hued Wedding Inspiration

I have this theory that anything Alegria by Design touches turns to wedding gold, and proving said theory is this lil’ pretty sitting in THE VAULT! With Linda Chaja Photography behind the lens at the Bacara Resort & Spa snapping up every darling detail (like those beautiful La Tavola linens!), this gallery is one you’re not going to want to miss.


From Alegria By DesignExcited to share these photos, this shoot was commissioned by the Bacara Resort earlier this year to feature the resorts intimate spaces. The task quickly became narrowing down the areas shoot …wow, what a gorgeous property.

We are a very close event family here in santa Barbara, I think you can see in these photos the joy and fun spirit we channel to bring the beauty and memories we help to create for our clients. So grateful after fifteen years as a Wedding Planner and Event Designer to still be doing what I love in such a fantastic city.

Yes, we laughed the whole afternoon. How can you not giggle when you see the work of paper artist Noel Solomon of Fanciful Designs. I’m smiling now! I had only one floral designer in mind to create the shoot’s floralscape, Michael Mantalos of LouLoudi Design. Mike is my, creative partner in crime and soul brother. He captured perfectly the nuances I hoped to evoke: nostalgia, lush texture and a casual elegance that is distinctly Santa Barbara. Add to the cast brilliant Santa Ynez photographer Linda Chaja, the talented duo from Like A Letter Videography, our beautiful model Hollis wearing an vintage inspired gown from the White Peacock and amazing hair and make-up by Shannon Jordon and Drea Nicole. It was a party!

See more California wedding inspiration in THE VAULT!

Photography: Linda Chaja Photography | Cinematography: Like A Letter Videography | Event Planning: Alegria by Design | Floral Design: Louloudi Designs | Wedding Dress: The White Peacock | Hair: Live In Love | Venue: Bacara Resort & Spa | Linen Rentals: La Tavola | Model: Hello Gorgeous Models | Paper Flowers: Fanciful Designs | Rentals: Town And Country Event Rentals

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Bouquet Breakdown: Rustic Elegant Santa Barbara Ranch Wedding

Brimming with glossy greenery, cascading jasmine vines, and a cheerful palette of pink garden roses and orange ranunculus, this bouquet, created by Tenley Erin Young for this Rustic Elegant Santa Barbara Ranch Wedding, is pretty much the epitome of happiness that can be held with two hands — and there’s even more pretty from this rustic affair waiting for you in The Vault!

Rustic Elegant Santa Barbara Ranch Wedding

  • White Garden Roses
  • Peach Garden Roses
  • Orange Ranunculus
  • White Scabiosa
  • Cafe Au Lait Dahlias
  • White Lisianthus
  • Ivory Stock
  • Scabiosa Pods
  • Variegated Pittosporum
  • Flowering Kumquat Branches
  • Kumquat Foliage

From Tenley… When I sat down with Laura and Connor I immediately fell in love with both them and their vision.They were looking for a little Southern Charm mixed with Rustic Elegance and after going over colors and discovering they loved the idea of citrus infused arrangements, I couldn’t wait to get started.

We didn’t want to get too rustic so we added in tiny kumquats for the pop of citrus in her bouquet. Mixed that with some incredible peach “Juliet” garden roses and cafe au lait dahlias for that gorgeous addition of soft peach and then the variety of orange ranunculus to help the citrus pop. I also added in flowering branches and foliage from the kumquat tree I bought specifically to use for her bouquet. To keep it unstructured I incorporated jasmine vines, which are some of my favorite greens to transform a bouquet into something a bit more wild. With the whites, ivories, and funky pods, the bouquet was unlike anything I’ve ever made and it’s one of my favorites to this day! 

Floral Design: Tenley Erin Young | Photography: Michael + Anna Costa Photo

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Black + White Dos Pueblos Ranch Wedding

To be honest, there are so many vendor talents behind this wedding, I don’t even know where to start. From the incredible ’20’s-inspired design by Jill & Co Events + Mindy Rice, to the amazing beauty crew from TEAM to our dear friends Jose Villa + Elysium Productions who captured the day so beautifully it’ll bring you to tears. Think black tie formality with a decidedly vintage vibe, and you can scroll to your heart’s desire inside our inspiration hub, THE VAULT.


Rustic Venue

From Jill & Co. Events… Mandy and Justin were looking for a local venue that matched their personalities, and offered a nod to the 20’s era – a decadent time that evoked celebration, all starting with the vintage ring that Justin asked Mandy to marry him with. Dos Pueblos Ranch, Casa Grande, offered that perfect backdrop of a local spot that brought you back to a time of past, where celebration was inevitable.

The invitation suite, which we designed with Tracy of Lazaro Press and Design gave guests the first hint of what they were to experience for M&J’s wedding weekend. The golden envelopes with white calligraphy where a beautiful way to set the stage.

Mandy, the bride, along with her sister, Corinne, who has a long history in the fashion industry, designed the bridal gown and separate lace overlay, that was custom made by Patricia of The Perfect Fit in Montecito with french lace hand selected by the bride and her sister from a company that also supplies to Gucci and Lanvin.

We worked with Mindy Rice design to spruce up the property and evoke the magic of a 20’s soiree that Mandy and Justin could have thrown at their home 100 years ago. The ceremony was set in the gardens adjacent to the house, guests sat on beautiful benches, and Mandy processed up a fern strewn aisle to meet her groom under a canopy draped in soft gauzy material, tied back with gorgeous floral tie backs. The wedding party stunned in black tie, the ladies all in self selected black gowns holding the most stunning bouquets dripping with ribbon.

Cocktail hour took place in the most magical place on the property, a dilapidated greenhouse that Mindy and her team along with Zephyr Tents crew restored back to new. The ceilings were dripping with ferns, the ground was completely covered in new grass, and sweet seating vignettes offered guests a pause in the theme of the afternoon provided by Classic Party Rentals of Santa Barbara. Guests were refreshed by the champagne towers and specialty cocktails provided by The Grand Bevy out of Los Angeles, while New West Catering provided decadent oysters on ice, and other local delicacies, such as shrimp cocktail and local uni.

When it was time to move to the reception, guests passed by the abundant cherimoya orchards on site, and meandered along a pathway built by the Zephyr team through 100 year old Moreton Bay Fig trees to a sailcloth tent on the grand meadow in front of the Casa Grande. Guests found their seats by picking up the golden edged glass boxed with their seating assignments hand calligraphed and filled with fresh cut ferns.

The reception tent was an airy space filled with ivory linens from La Tavola as well as custom pieces and creamy floral centerpieces from Mindy Rice’s team. When designing this space, the bride made a point to keep it light and creamy, as it would be the last time they could get away with white everywhere with their little one on the way! Guests feasted on a 4 course meal by New West paired with wines from the grooms label, Tyler Winery, as well as the bride’s family vineyard, Grassini Family Vineyards. Dancing quickly ensued, due to the beats of DJ Nahchey Storer of Dash Entertainment, and when it was time to cut the cake, a magnum bottle of vintage champagne was sabered by the groom himself.

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Cinematography: Elysium Productions | Event Design: Jill & Co. Events | Event Planning: Jill & Co Events | Floral Design: Mindy Rice | Wedding Dress: Custom By The Perfect Fit In Montecito | Cake: Renauds Bakery | Invitations: Lazaro Press & Design | Catering: New West Catering | Hair And Makeup: TEAM Hair And Makeup | DJ: DJ Nahchey | Transportation: Classic Motoring Car Rentals | Venue: Dos Pueblos Ranch | Beverage Services: The Grand Bevy | Linen Rentals: La Tavola | Paper Goods: Lazaro Press & Design | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Speciality Glassware: Casa De Perrin | Tent Rentals: Zephyr Tents


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