Today’s #WeddingWednesday features the talents of A-List wedding photographer Andrejka Photography.
Melissa And Travis tied the knot with their closest family and friends at the Santa Barbara Courthouse for an intimate elopement. The building’s breathtaking architecture, beautiful Santa Barbara weather, and all the smiling faces make for an unforgettable experience. We love the simple, yet personal detail of the locket tied to the bride’s lush white bouquet with pink ribbon.
Ceremony Venue: Santa Barbara Courthouse
Reception Venue: Stella Mare’s
Wedding Planner: Felici Events
Rentals: Just-4-Fun Party Rentals
Florist: Louloudi Boutique Floral Design
Harpist: Laurie Rasmussen
Officiant: Rich Tobin
Photographer: Andrekja Photography SBWS Member
We were invited a few weeks ago to take a sneak peek at the 2016 La Tavola Collection, and are just head over heels with the fresh, new and vibrant colors put forth by this linen rental company! Diverse and delectable, these linens are sure to dress up your special event with style and personalization!
Top Left: Brush Squares Blue
Top Right: Brush Rings Smoke, Mabel Grey Napkins
Bottom Left: Velvet Pink
Bottom Right: Baylis Rain Taupe
Who doesn’t love velvet? The chairs above are not only available, they also have runners in the luscious textiles.
You can even rent throw pillows to complete your look, refer to La Tavola’s website to see which print is available in a pillow.
Bottom: Mosaic Tile Pink, Antibes Pink Napkins
Bottom Linen: Lizzie Blush
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.
It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
~ Judy Garland
Photo Credit Andrejka Photography
With every petal, there is a burst of color that brightens up the air. Wisteria Lane does an exquisite job of creating a unique floral experience for each wedding. As the bride walks down the aisle full of diamond laid petals, she looks out an archway engrossed in green mosses and fuchsia vine flowers. Her elegant bouquet of yellow tulips, mini red roses, garden roses, and large peony illuminate any ocean front wedding. The groom’s vibrant tie and boutonniere adds a special touch to the lovely couples presence.
The beautiful centerpiece fills the vase with jewel toned fuchsia and orange flowers. A few single stems lay on top of the round-edged diamond design of the tablecloth which adds a great touch. The mixture of turquoise and clear candle holders brings out the imagery of the bright blue sky above the open-air reception. It’s the little things that make a big difference.
The four-layered white cake topped with alluring peonies brings attention to the dessert table. Dessert tables are a great idea for any wedding and gives guests a variety of different options to indulge their sweet tooth. The tabletop is aesthetically intertwined with a variation of green leafs, mini ferns, and white peonies to complement the cake. Using other personalized touches such as antique books and multi-styled stands creates an appealing tabletop. The creative design will make for great conversation in the many years to come.
”God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.”
In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we wanted to remind couples that moms are a big role of not only in life, but also wedding planning and the wedding day. Traditionally couples gift parents as a token of appreciation for their wedding. A frame here, some bath towels there, an etched wine glass or clock, nothing really seems to be ‘personal’ enough to say “Thanks for all you Do!” until now.
You’ve seen it on daytime TV the mom-makeovers. Rarely do moms get to glam themselves up, feel beautiful, confident, vibrant and exude a gorgeous smile. Portrait sessions are a perfect gift to show mom just how much you love and appreciate her. Wedding photographers are teaming up with hair and make up stylists to offer extra special photo sessions to make women, and moms, feel beautiful. Whether for Mother’s Day, any regular “thanks Mom day” or a “thank you for the wedding gift”, a portrait session is sure to make everyone smile and keep smiling.
Below are some fantastic examples of portrait sessions by the talents of Melissa Musgrove, a SUPER mom in our book, and someone who indeed proves that in fact, Mother’s Day should and can be celebrated every day. The gorgeous gal in the photographs, our own uber-talented Santa Barbara florist, and mother, Laura Sangas from Cody Floral.
and…..we could not resist to include a picture of Melissa’s delicious “Great Nephew, Grover” in our featured image.
Photographer: Melissa Musgrove