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Rustic Glam Santa Barbara Wedding

Patrick Moyer and gorgeous California weddings go hand-and-hand and this richly colored summer affair is certainly no exception. It’s a day dressed in the deep reds + soft pinks a la florals by Loop Flowers, and metallic colored accents thrown in for good measure. Events By Ashley W made sure things went off seamlessly, and you can see it all right over here.

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From The Bride…Our wedding, as most newlywed couples would likely say about their own, was more fun and more beautiful than we could have ever imagined.

During the planning process, there were certain elements I felt quite strongly about – a romantic, Spanish style venue, floral arrangements with richly colored pink and oxblood flowers coupled with native California grey-green foliage, and alencon lace details on my gown and veil! (My wedding veil was hand dyed and sewn by my talented mother, an heirloom piece for years to come.) Other details, like the atypical combination of dove grey table cloths with gold chiavari chairs, decorative wrought iron orbs and mercury colored bridesmaid dresses, were things I went out on a limb on and hoped would all come together.

Fortunately, I was filled with delight and surprise by how well my seemingly random tastes and preferences all came together on our big day. The event was rustic yet sophisticated at the same time, perfectly emulating the feel of historic Santa Barbara.

The ceremony was set in the lower courtyard of the SB Historical Museum against a romantic backdrop of white draped panels and a floral orb chandelier. We chose to repeat standard vows, but incorporated personalized elements that reflected who we are as a couple and individuals. For example, rather than biblical readings, I chose excerpts from a favorite philosopher (Reflections on the Art of Living by Joseph Campbell). Our priest also read personalized letters we’d written the night before out loud to our guests, which made for both moments of humor and tears.

We moved to a larger upper courtyard for the reception. Our plated dinner options ware elegant yet substantial, incorporating locally grown produce and seasonal dishes such as watermelon, feta and arugula salad. My husband was happily involved in selecting wines from the Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez Valley region.

The most memorable part of our wedding was definitely the dance party. All of our loved ones, young and old, crammed onto one tiny dance floor, dancing their hearts out! Maybe it was the open air courtyard set under romantic string bistro lights, or perhaps the open bar gave guests their dancing feet. Whatever it was, the reception was high energy from start to finish!

Photography: Patrick Moyer Photography | Event Planning: Events By Ashley W | Floral Design: Loop Flowers | Wedding Dress: Peter Langner | Cake: Wayne Kjar Cakes | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Catering Connection | Hair & Makeup: Carlyle Salon And Style Bar | DJ: Gavin Roy | Groom's Tuxedo: Lauren By Ralph Lauren | Lighting And Drapery: Bella Vista Designs | Veil: Handmade By Bride's Mother | Wedding Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

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Whimsical Art Museum Wedding in San Diego

When it comes to Art Museum weddings, this one literally takes the Mondrian inspired cake. Pops of color were provided with vivid Organic Elements blooms, while bicycle bottle openers proved to be the perfect party favor. Each heart-warming moment captured by Petula Pea Photography is essentially a work of art, and we can watch it all unfold right over here.

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From Bliss EventsJuliana & Mark were married on the Sculpture Garden at the San Diego Museum of Art at dusk. The ceremony included 40 of their family members (a guest of honor was the groom’s daughter) and music played by the bride’s brothers, Andres & Robert. Afterwards, 150 of their friends gathered for a cocktail reception inside the rotunda of the museum where they enjoyed tray passed hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine and the “Painted Lady” signature cocktail, with melon liquor and passion fruit juices. Juliana and Mark were announced as a married couple for the first time as they descended down the grand staircase, while guests took pictures and cheered on the newlyweds.

Guests were then escorted into “vintage art elegance” for the reception and greeted by Juliana, Mark, both sets of parents, and a beautiful chandelier over the dance floor. When the guests were seated by a candlelit seating chart, they were each handed a favor: a hand-beaded bracelet by the bride’s aunts and a hand embroidered tote bag with the initials “J & M” that the brides Mom hand embroidered herself. The gentlemen enjoyed bicycle bottle openers with a note that read, “Let the adventure begin”! Mark & Juliana danced to their first dance to “Magic” by Coldplay.

A plated salad of Baby Organic Greens with Sliced Angria Poached Pear, Caramelized Pecans , Gorgonzola, Currants and Aged sherry Vinaigrette greeted the guests as they watched the couple dance. Guests then enjoyed dinner stations: Pistachio Crusted Butterfish, Amaranth, Farro & Quinoa with Medjool Date Parsley & Lemon Cumin Vinaigrette, Mustard Beurre Blanc & Grilled Squash and Grilled Kobe Skirt Steak with Garlic, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Olive Oil, Citrus Zest, Chili Flake & Garlic, Vegetables and Red Wine Rosemary Sauce. The guests could also accompany their entrees with Cavatappi Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash, Wild Mushroom, Roasted Yellow Bell Peppers, Chardonnay and Truffle Oil.

After dinner, guests were delighted to hear the kind words of the couple welcoming them and heartfelt thanks for attending their wedding celebration. The couple cut the Mondrian inspired cake (this was AMAZING and perfect for an art museum wedding!) and guests enjoyed a variety of flavored coffees. In the final hour of the reception, guests were surprised by a band of 15 musicians with instruments walking into the reception and through the guests playing some of the bride and grooms favorite songs. Guests sang and screeched with delight as the band performed and the bride and groom took center stage and danced the night away.

Photography: Petula Pea Photography | Coordinator: Bliss Events | Florist: Organic Elements | Wedding Gown: The White Flower Bridal Boutique | Cake: Sweet Lydia's | Caterer: Coast Catering | Hair & Makeup: Couture Makeup | Band: Top Shelf Band | Officiant: Rev. Judy Winkler | Museum: San Diego Museum Of Art | Paper Goods: Love Notes Stationery | Rentals: Concepts Event Design

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Organic Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration

We’re big fans of Koman Photography around these parts. Not only are Marlene and John an uber talented duo, but their love never ceases to shine through everything they capture, and the proof is in the pudding. Teaming up with Everly EventsCalifornia Floral Design and Found Vintage Rentals, they nailed this organic, jewel-toned styled perfection. Be wow-ed right here.

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From Everly EventsCalifornia is full of beautiful sunshine all year long, and even in the fall, we are fortunate to still have warm sunshine but with a touch of coolness that reminds us that we still have changing seasons. With that in mind, I wanted to incorporate both warm and cool tones into this beautiful fall styled shoot. The rich and dark purple and blue tones bring in the coolness of the season, and I wanted to accent those shades with soft blues and pinks that have been so popular and trending in many weddings this year. All of these colors were brought to life with the beautiful green backdrops that the Highland Springs Resort provided with their olive grove trees and lavender fields – it was the perfect combination! I wanted to create a modern, lush, and rich look with the dark hues but also pay homage to the popular trends of this year to tie it all together, and what better way to make it classy by pairing it all with gold accents and details? To complement the beautiful nature of the venue, I selected two gorgeous and romantic gowns that had lacey and beaded accents that really elevated the elegance of the shoot. The beautiful cake, desserts, and fun bar cart that I brought in were elements that I always imagined having at my own wedding, so the photo shoot seemed like the perfect opportunity to feature and showcase them!

Photography: Koman Photography | Event Planning: Everly Events | Floral Design: California Floral And Design | Wedding Dress: Bella Wedding Bridal | Hair And Makeup: Theresa Huang Makeup And Hair Design | Cake And Dessert: Sweet And Saucy Shop | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Wedding Venue: Highland Springs Resort

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