Santa Barbara Wedding from XOXO BRIDE + Allyson Magda Photography
January 9, 2012
United States
VintageBeach Weddings
Time to rise and shine LBBers, because we have got a romantic treat to share with you this morning. For those of you who are planning a vintage chic soiree, we've got the perfect inspiration for you. This California wedding, planned & designed by the fab XOXO BRIDE, is chock full of timeless details that you can borrow for your own affair. Allyson Magda Photography captured them all and not only that, but she captured the love between this adorbs couple amazingly. Click here for more!
And now a little more of this fabulous affair from Aqua Vivus Productions (break out the tissues!)...
Brian and I met four and a half years ago at Westmont College in Santa Barbara - he was a senior and I was a sophomore. Once Brian graduated, much of our relationship was long distance, but Santa Barbara remained our home base. It felt completely right that we should get married there!

When we first looked at the Montecito Country Club, we immediately fell in love with the venue. It possesses every characteristic of Santa Barbara that we love - the lush green hills, the view of the ocean, the Spanish architecture. It was absolutely perfect! From there, everything kept falling into place so easily. My mom and I (and Brian too!) had the best time planning together, and every vendor that we worked with was incredible to say the least! I LOVED my wedding team.

Our inspiration for the wedding was, first of all, romantic and whimsical. We wanted to create a beautiful day, but we also wanted our guests to have fun! Second, we really focused on textures - I absolutely loved how the dresses, linens, and flowers all played off one another. We also wanted to incorporate the Spanish style of the venue and kept that in the "theme" with lots of lace and flowers, the papel picado banner, and the amazing Spanish guitarist, Anthony Ybarra. Lastly, Brian is a lover of golf so we also tied that into the details throughout the wedding.

The whole day was a perfect dream come true - it was the happiest day of my life. We were overwhelmed by the love and support surrounding us in our wedding. And it was so fun to see everything come together more beautifully that I ever hoped for!

Photography: Allyson Magda Photography / Cinematography: Aqua Vivus Productions / Floral & Event Design: Blue Magnolia Events / Event Design: Sonia Hopkins, XOXO BRIDE / Event Planning: Sonia Hopkins, XOXO BRIDE / Ceremony Location: Montecito Country Club / Reception Location: Montecito Country Club / Shoes: Pink / Dress: Watters Collection, Dallas / Bakery: Christine Dahl / Hair and Makeup: Drea Rohrbough / Ceremony Music: Anthony Ybarra / Reception Music: Scott Topper Productions / Lighting: Ambient Event Design / Linens: La Tavola Linens