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Fairytale Santa Barbara Wedding Film

It’s nearly impossible not to get swept up in emotion when you watch someone’s special day. But when it’s planned in the hands of TOAST Santa Barbara and captured by Weddings By FortyOneTwenty, you might as well grab the box of tissue and let the happy tears flow. From the vows to the dance, and every moment in between, there’s no reason not to sit back, get cozy and press “play.”

From Weddings By FortyOneTwenty… Lindsey & Brooke married at the beautiful Villa Sevillano in Santa Barbara, CA. When we arrived at the private luxury villa, Lindsey and Brooke greeted us with huge smiles and we knew it would be another amazing day with another great couple. Of course, we were SO right!

First, friends and family watched as they held a stunning outdoor ceremony complete with memorable performances and heartfelt vows. After, they moved to a tented reception – where we have literally NEVER seen a site more beautiful. The lights. The tables. The flowers. The decor. Everything was perfection. They danced the night away, and the rest is history. Congrats to Lindsey & Brooke!

Photography: Vita Bella Photography | Cinematography: Weddings By FortyOneTwenty | Event Design: Marielle Shortell Of Syzygy Events | Lighting: Bella Vista | DJ: Gavin Roy | Coordination, Design, Florals, Signage: TOAST Santa Barbara | Luxury Vacation Rental: Villa Sevillano

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Romantic Al Fresco Wedding at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum

The Santa Barbara Historical Museum was already on the fast track to becoming one of my favorite venues, even before this lovely wedding.  But now that I see it all decked out with the fabulous stylings of Kim Curtis of TOAST and some crazy cools odes to Spanish culture, well… it’s there my friends.  Fall in love in the full gallery captured by Michael + Anna Costa.  It’s amazing.


From the Bride… Reza proposed to me in the Royal Palace Gardens in Spain, during a surprise trip in which he carefully planned out every romantic detail. During the most beautiful winter sunset with the church bells ringing behind us, he asked me to become his wife.

Santa Barbara was the perfect location for our wedding because it is such a special place to both of us and it captures the classical romance and fun loving style of our relationship. Since we became engaged in Spain we wanted to incorporate the Spanish culture into our wedding.

We put our heart and soul into all of the details and loved that the Santa Barbara Historical Museum offered a beautiful blank canvas where our imagination could run wild. With the help of our amazing wedding planner Kim Curtis, we were able to find the most incredible vendors to help our creative vision come to life.

The lower courtyard was draped in pale pink and cream flowers and fresh rosemary and thyme lined the aisle. I walked toward my husband as a flamenco guitarist lightly strummed our song. After the ceremony our guest were invited to join us in the courtyard for local wine from Consilience winery and amazing Tapas prepared by New West Catering. As a newly married couple we made our way through the crowd welcoming our guests and enjoying the enchanting Flamenco dancer and guitarist preform.

A traditional Spanish dinner of Paella was prepared on site and served family style to our guest. The menu was planned out to be similar to the meal that Reza and I ate the night that he proposed to me. Having wonderful tasting food that was locally sourced and had organic ingredients was very important to us to enhance the experience to our guests. The sun began to set and the love and laughter filled the courtyard while the fountain cascaded behind us.

After dinner our guests danced the night away under the warm fall Santa Barbara stars. On October 27, 2014 I married the man of my dreams surrounded by everyone that we love.

Photography: Michael + Anna Costa Photography ~ Michael Costa | Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes | Catering: New West | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | DJ: Gavin Roy | Design/Coordination/Floral: Kim Curtis Of TOAST Santa Barbara | Linens: La Tavola | Trolley: Santa Barbara Trolley | Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

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Elegant Santa Barbara Estate Wedding

They say you know when you know, and for this gorgeous duo a love at first sight meeting turned into an epic romance that all culminated into one seriously stunning Santa Barbara wedding.  Think amazing florals from Grass Roots Wedding & Event  and the planning expertise of Mele Amore Events all coming together in some of the prettiest details you will ever lay your eyes upon.  See it all captured by Nick Meistrell right here.

And a sweet film from Creative Minds… 

From The Bride… Brandon and I met on a friend’s dock one Saturday. Before our boat ride, Brandon stole my heart with a funny line from a movie that still makes me laugh to this day. From that day forward, we were attached at the hip. The cliché term “when you know, you know” was the only way to describe our relationship and where we are today. Fast forward seven months later and Brandon proposed to me.

I was never one to dream of my wedding day, as a lot of girls do. But, I had one thing in mind: a Santa Barbara estate wedding. I had gone to school in Santa Barbara and Brandon and I would take frequent trips up the coast there. It had become a familiar place to us as a couple and it only felt right that we get married there. And with the beauty that surrounds every inch of that city, I knew I wanted my wedding to be outdoors. We found the Vila Verano Estate within a week of being engaged and fell in love with it! Set in the hills of Santa Barbara, the Mediterranean-style villa offered a picturesque view of the ocean had given us the best of both worlds.

From the beginning of the process, I was clueless on what I wanted in a wedding. With so many options to consider, I decided on a simple, yet elegant theme, which truly encompasses my taste. Black, ivory, soft blush, and gold… I couldn’t envision anything more beautiful. And, with an outdoor wedding and all that the beautiful Santa Barbara landscape has to offer, I began to realize that I knew what I wanted all along. Every decision that I made was firm and I had zero regrets. My dress was the first big decision I made and it was the second I tried on. I knew it was love at first sight and I never once questioned my choice. All of the other details just seemed to fall into place for me. It was all about choosing things that made me happy on the inside and out. Every detail we chose just felt “right” and the planning process became a very low-stress and fun time for us.

We took off from the American Riviera two days later, to honeymoon in the French Riviera. In the end, I wouldn’t have changed one thing. I truly enjoyed every single minute of the planning as well as our wedding day. Time stood still for me on October 19th, 2013 and it will forever be a memory.

Photography: Nick Meistrell | Cinematography: Creative Minds | Event Planner: Mele Amore Events | Floral Design: Grass Roots Wedding & Event | Dress: Enzoani | Cake: Crushcakes | Stationery: Sugar Press | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Omni Fresco Catering | DJ: Scott Topper Productions | Ceremony And Reception: Villa Verano | Hair/Makeup: LunaBella | Linens: La Tavola | Musicians: Jason Sulkin Event And Wedding Guitarist | Rentals: Town And Country | Transportation: SB Airbus

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