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Al Fresco Santa Barbara Garden Wedding

This chic Santa Barbara wedding has it all: a gorgeous garden setting, a beautiful Bride, lush flowers and an adorable Goldendoodle Dog of Honor. And when you add in incredible vendors like Michael + Anna Costa PhotographyTEAM Hair And Makeup and La Tavola Linen, it’s no secret why this day is so special. Pin all the pretty details in The Vault!

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From The Bride…Brett and I met 8 years ago at a New Year’s Eve party in New York City. After many years together in New York, we decided to move across the country to start a new life together in Santa Barbara, California. When we got engaged and started thinking about wedding locations, we knew there would be no better way to show our new hometown to our closest family and friends.

We toured a few properties and fell in love with the beautiful gardens at the Butterfly Lane Estate. The ceremony was held in the fern garden where guests were greeted with champagne and invited to gather herbs and flowers for tossing from a vintage potting bench. Instead of a traditional guest book, we used a stack of vintage Santa Barbara post cards and Lenny, our Goldendoodle, was the dog of honor. Following the ceremony, we danced our way back down the aisle to a bluegrass version of the Beatles “I’ve Just Seen a Face.”

Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’ouevres in the garden before making their way to dinner and dancing. Escort cards were clipped to an eclectic mix of hanging white frames to guide guests to their tables. String lighting and chandeliers were hung over the reception area, and dark wood tables were decorated with natural runners, cream and green floral centerpieces, and lots of candlelight. Guests danced all evening to an 8-piece band and after dinner, confetti cake was passed and a bourbon bar opened. We finished the evening on the upper deck of the estate with late-night fried chicken sliders.

Our wedding day was truly the best day of our lives. With an incredible team of vendors and our fantastic coordinator, we were able to relax and enjoy every moment.

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Photography: Michael + Anna Costa Photography | Cinematography: Lovespun Films | Coordination: Soigne Productions | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: Tricia Fountaine Design | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Crushcakes | Invitations: Kathleen Cooper Fine Papers | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Seasons Catering | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair And Makeup | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs Inc. | Groom's Attire: Johnathan Behr Bespoke Clothiers | Ceremony Music: The Get Down Boys | Transportation: Santa Barbara Trolley | Venue: Butterfly Lane Estate | Child Care: Mummy's Day Off | Dinner Music: West Coast Music | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Photo Booth: Outrageous Booths | Rentals: Town And Country Rentals

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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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