Event Design and Florals: Laura Sangas, Cody Floral Design
Photography: Melissa Musgrove Photography
Rentals: Santa Barbara Event Rents
Menus: Lazaro Press
Cake: Christine Dahl Pastries
This beautiful table design was created for a large event design showcase at the Santa Barbara Polo Club produced by Colette Lopez of La Fete Weddings. We just love Laura’s fresh and modern take on a tropical theme. The tall papyrus adds a wonderful dramatic contrast to the low florals.
To finish off our wood week spectacular, we spotted these handcrafted driftwood hearts on Etsy by Madera del Mar! Made in Santa Barbara from local driftwood of course they seemed the perfect accessory for any beach-y Santa Barbara summer wedding! If your not a fan of hearts they offer an assortment of other shapes and sizes too–they will even do custom orders.
Photography: Tim Halberg
Floral Design: Nico Designs
Invitations: Lazaro Press
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Drapery construction: LBPS Events
Location: Santa Barbara Beach Club
From: Joy Proctor, Joy de Vivre Weddings
Nico, owner of Nico Designs and I wanted to put together a table that really highlighted the beauty of Santa Barbara. We were inspired by the beautiful coastline and the incredible views the area offers. Our color palate developed around our decision to use drift wood as the foundation for our centerpiece. Nico added succulents and moss to the driftwood, making it feel organic and natural. To keep the look clean and beachy, Nico used an all white floral palate with dried poppy pods. We added abalone shells, big pieces of white coral and blue sea glass in between the floral arrangements to glam it up.
We chose a light blue taffeta linen to mimic the ocean, paired with a steel blue silk napkin to capture the oceans darker tones. For glassware, we chose a set of complementary steel blue goblets, using a smaller wine glass for water to keep things pretty and fun. We used a mixture of gold glass and ornate silver chargers, over which we placed neat bubble glass plates that looked like water, and a gold banded bread plate. We sat the escort cards in a scallop shell bed of coral and sea glass, topping it all off with oversized orchids that Nico hand glued petal by petal!
We chose an ornate silver flatware to help keep the look sweet and romantic. We hung strings of white orchids and succulents from each corner of the natural wood chiavari chairs which we chose to mimic the driftwood. Our fabulous stationary designer, Tracy Lazaro of Lazaro Press made the cutest favors, complete with urchin shell and pearl decorated boxes. The invitations, escort cards, and table numbers were all printed on blue paper that matched our table linen. To keep them elegant, yet beachy, Tracy used a ornate font and added beach shells and pearls by hand.
During the process of the shoot, we decided to try out two looks: one with a fabric canopy over the table and one without. Lani from LBPS Events created an amazing sheer fabric canopy over the table from which he hung an amazing sea shell chandelier that Nico handmade! Our awesome photographer Tim Halberg literally worked until the sun went down to get all these amazing shots. KariAnn, the owner of the Santa Barbara Beach Club was kind enough to allow us to shoot on her breathtaking property, which she frequently rents out as a vacation rental for weddings.
This beautiful event design was also featured on Wedding Chicks
Simple wood furniture is warm, casual, chic, and endlessly versatile. It compliments so many Santa Barbara venues from wine country estates to historical adobe courtyards, and beachside bluffs. We have seen these tables adorned with everything from silk damask runners to rustic burlap and we love the fact that whatever style you choose they always look elegant and interesting without expensive linens. Below are a few examples of this stylish trend used in some beautiful Santa Barbara weddings. Pieces are available from many local rental companies in slightly varying styles. Town and Country Event Rentals offers a high quality line of this furniture called Amalfi available in dinner tables, benches, low and tall cocktail tables, bars and canopies.
Rows: 1, 2, 3 Jose Villa
Rows: 4,5 Michael and Anna Costa
Row: 6 Elizabeth Messina
and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Photo by Elizabeth Messina Photography