Santa Barbara Style: Chocolate and Roses
Photography: Melissa Musgrove
Floral, Event Design/Styling : Mindy Rice
Wedding Cake: Montecito Confections
Lighting/Fabric: Ambient Event Design
Invitation/Menus/Place cards: Lazaro Press & Design
Specialty Linens: La Tavola Linen
This drool-worthy event design was created for a large showcase event at the Santa Barbara Polo Club produced by Colette Lopez of La Fete Weddings. I just love this design by Mindy Rice as inspiration for this transition from fall to winter. The rich, warm chocolate browns and golds are the perfect hint of fall, while the glistening mercury glass adds a bright and festive light to this romantic table, dripping in full-bloom garden roses. The elegantly set table top is the perfect counterpoint to the rustic hanging lanterns and faux ceiling of delicately woven twigs. At each place setting is a menu/place card, backed and wrapped with coordinating linen fabrics. The decadent five-tiered cake is covered in chocolate fondant, delicately hand-painted with white chocolate, and wrapped in gold ribbons. Just as the cake is wrapped in chocolate the entire room was draped in panels of rich chocolate-colored taffeta to create a warm an intimate space. Absolutely gorgeous and so utterly Santa Barbara wedding style.