Michael & Anna Costa are stunning us lately with the beauties they’re sending our way. And this dreamy Santa Barbara fete is no exception. Drenched in the softest light, every romantic detail is pulling me in further and further—namely, those elegant blooms from Mindy Rice! All together, it makes for one lovely gallery to peruse through.
From the beautiful Bride…Neal proposed on my 25th birthday after dating for 9 years! We had always thought of what our wedding would be like someday and it turned out to be everything that we had dreamed of.
Dallas is our hometown , but we have always envisioned our wedding in another destination. We chose Santa Barbara because it has everything that we love: food, wine, mountains and the ocean. The Four Seasons Biltmore was the perfect location as it had a classic old Hollywood feel and a quiet garden overlooking the ocean. After choosing my dress and visiting the location, I knew that I wanted to create a warm and romantic feel to our wedding with many soft neutral colors and candlelight.
The cocktail hour on the terrace overlooking the ocean began with traditional mojitos being served. Guests enjoyed mini cheeseburgers with fries, shrimp tempura, crab cakes, and empanadas while Spanish guitarists played and sailboats went by.
Everyone moved into the reception room adorned with sage, blush and cream colored flower arrangements, twinkling votive candles and a glowing fire in the fireplace. Our dreamy wedding will always be a special memory that we will relive each year on our anniversary.
Photography: Michael + Anna Costa Photography | Event Planning: imagine…Weddings & Special Events, LLC | Floral Design: Mindy Rice | Cake: Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis | Stationery: Lazaro Press & Design | Catering: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara | DJ: Red Shoe LA | Officiant: Amanda Masson | Ceremony Music: Anthony Ybarra | Wedding Venue: Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis | Hair & Make-Up: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Lighting Design: PSAV | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Fusion Event Rentals | Trees: At Your Side Planning