A Wedding Filled with Whimsy and a Stunning Butterfly Release

Never have I ever come across a wedding quite as dazzling as this Santa Ynez affair. And it makes complete sense when you hear that the gorgeous Bride is none other than the founder of Flutter Magazine. With the help of an insanely talented group of vendors including design by Joy Proctor, florals by Amy Osaba, beauty by TEAM Hair and Makeup and stunning photographs by Jose Villa, this wedding has whimsy at every turn. And just wait until you see the butterfly release. See the full day right here!

From the Bride… Tyson and I met thirteen years ago during the Fall of our freshman year at college in Santa Barbara. I’ll never forget… I watched him step out of a friends car, and just like that, I found myself flustered in attempts to introduce myself. Looking back now, it really was love at first sight. I know it sounds silly, but I don’t think it’s something you really realize until much later reflection, recounting every moment that lead you to where you are, that you understand how truly special that first meeting was.

With a custom gown in mind, I went to LA-based designer Jannina Figueroa of Madeleine Fig to help make something ‘bohemian couture’ complete with a wishlist of fun features: high-low structure, pockets (a must!), illusion layers, and lace. Every detail was handcrafted with love by Jannina and her team. For a little ‘something borrowed,’ we took remnant lace from the dress to make heirloom robes for the wedding party.

I wanted a special gift for my sister, my maid of honor. As I have always adored Sofia Kaman’s bespoke stacking rings, I knew my sister would too. I went to Sofia with my grandmother’s wedding band and she helped me repurpose the stones into matching stacks of gold and rose gold ‘sister rings.’ It was a beautiful way to share such a special family heirloom with my sister. Of course I had to get custom monogrammed “Mrs.” Boxes for us, too!

Jenna Rainey of Monvoir created the prettiest watercolor heraldry that we used within the invitation suite and throughout the wedding. I’m pretty obsessed! The invite had custom watercolor illustrations and was blind embossed with floral. Tied up with ribbon and placed in hand-calligraphed vellum envelopes, it made for some pretty heart-fluttering and colorful snail mail.

If there was one thing our guests could not stop talking about, it was the food! Inspired by our engagement in Tuscany, it was important to me and Tyson to create a really lovely dinner party… One filled will innovative delights and overflowing with wine, champagne, and exquisite service. Our friends at The Kitchen For Exploring Foods mesmerised palates with a Mediterranean-influenced meal served à la russe. With fifty guests, surrounded by enchanting florals, candlelight, and a live jazz quartet under the stars, it was a dream come true dinner.

From the event designer, Joy Proctor… Kim entered the ceremony down stone stairs of the Villa and walked down the aisle which was lined in growing poppies and ranunculus.

Placed at every seat was an antique glass box from La Rousse Shop with two live painted lady butterflies. Susan Silverberg calligraphed hang tags that read ‘At first kiss, release and set your heart aflutter.’ Upon pronouncement, it was the perfect heart-fluttering celebration of our love.

The color palette reflected Kim’s style through and through, with warm watermelon, coral, and sunset tones paired against taupes and creams as a nod to their engagement in Tuscany. To evoke the playful yet elegant aesthetic that Kim is so known for, we used a beautiful watercolor crest designed by Monvoir, complete with florals and butterflies throughout the suite.

Making their way to the reception, guests were invited to find their seating assignments in drawers of an antique dresser which had been filled with moss and flowers.

As a nod to their Italian engagement, Kim and Tyson wanted to share an al fresco dining experience with their guests. To create an intimate environment we built a beautiful structure draped in taupe fabric over two rows of dining tables. Florals and greenery grew up the structure organically, while Tuscan style chandeliers hung down the center. Linen chairs and wooden tables added to the Tuscan feel, while artisanal breads, olive oil, fruits and flowers created for a lush, edible tabletop. Menus personalized with each guests names were placed atop ceramic plates handmade in Europe. 

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Event Planning & Design: Joy Proctor Design | Floral Design : Amy Osaba | Flowers : Rose Story Farm | Flowers : Florabundance | Cake: Bottega Louie | Stationery: Mon Voir | Jewelry: Sofia Kaman | Catering : Kitchen for Exploring Foods | Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Calligraphy: Mon Voir | Favors: Bottega Louie | Antique Lounge Furniture & Decor : Barn Relic | Brides Dress & Robes: Madeleine Fig | Candles: Creative Candles | Ceremony and Reception : Sunstone Winery & Villa | Grooms Tux: Burberry | Lanterns and Votives : Theoni Collection | Lighting, Structure and draping : Bella Vista Designs, Inc | Linens : La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Music : Elan Artists | Ribbons : Silk & Willow | Tables, Chairs & Chandeliers: Revelry Event Designers