Santa Barbara Wedding by Kelly Oshiro Design
June 8, 2011
United States

Look no further than Kelly Oshiro's perfectly crafted sensibilities for a Mid-Summer Night's Dream infused wedding that is rocking our socks off. And believe us, this is not your typical ballroom affair. We are talking gilded chairs, sequined linens and a slew of fabulous florals all documented for our adoring eyes by Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie. Still have visions of sparkling fêtes dancing in your head?  You can see the full wedding here.

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From Kelly Oshiro Design... The bride loved gardens, birdies and sparkle, so I came up with the idea of a glamorous midsummer night's dream. The concept worked out perfectly as the bride's older sister used to read her that play as a child. For details, little birdies were tucked into the flowers, green sequin linens and a palette of hot pink, purple and lavender completed the look.

The bride was from Mississippi and magnolia is their state tree. I used magnolia leaves in her bouquet and on the ceremony arbor. The bride also loved wisteria, so to mimic the look I used purple lilac tucked into the greenery to create a loose, garden-y look. For the reception, the bridal party sat at one long table, with the bride and groom siting at one end under a domed love seat. For the cake, a traditional groom's cake was modeled after the groom's favorite guitar. On the main wedding cake, the groom's parents' cake topper added a sweet heirloom detail. Moss, candles, birdcages, and tons of flowers (lilac, hydrangea, viburnum, roses, ranunculus) decorated the reception.

Event Design & Florals: Kelly Oshiro Design / Full Wedding Planning: Kelly Oshiro Design / Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: Doubletree Resort / Wedding Photography: Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie / Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals / Linens: La Tavola / Wedding Cake: Montecito Confections / Hair & Makeup: Chateau Belle / Favors: Santa Barbara Preserves / Lighting & Draping: Ambient Event Design / Ceremony Ensemble: The Aurora Ensemble / Cocktail Music: Anthony Ybarra / Reception Band: Nova Jazz / Wedding Dress Designer: Augusta Jones