Lately, it seems that we can hardly keep up with our Santa Barbara peeps making national news. There have been so many exciting things happening we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss one beautiful, stylish tidbit. Congratulations to all of our outstanding Santa Barbara friends on their national features . . . and one very special magazine cover too!
We work with a lot of couples who are planning destination weddings, where most of their guests are traveling a long distance to attend their special day. So why not plan a series of events to entertain your guests in the beautiful town of Santa Barbara. A wedding is a special time when two families come together as one, and we like to give as many opportunities as possible to build new connections and relationships. This farewell brunch took place in the front yard of a beautiful home in the hills of Montecito. The bride and groom invited all of the guests from the wedding to join them at an open-house style brunch, where the guests could come and go as they please and say goodbye to family members and new friends they had made. We designed this event to accent the luxurious garden setting underneath the oak trees. Good Gracious! provided a mouthwatering spread of breakfast treats along with a create-your-own-omelet station. Barnaby Draper had photographed the wedding the night before and was able to capture these great images for us the next day. The flowers added the perfect touch to our table tops and we could not have done it without Cody Floral Designs.
To say that this is simply an inspiration shoot isn’t completely true. The lovely bride Kelly, is actually Photographer, Melissa Musgrove’s niece posing in her real wedding dress just prior to her Santa Barbara wedding last month. We love this sweet, family affair photo shoot and all of the beautiful boho-chic details.
The style of the shoot was bohemian chic. Incorporating a combination of antiques and vintage family
heirlooms borrowed to blend the couple’s bohemian style with their love of elegant and charming touches.
The decor was enhanced by fresh floral elements of white daisies, inspired by Kelly’s dress, yellow tulips, white peonies, garden roses,
green berries, chamomile and gerberas. The arrangements set in small silver, rustic, galvanized and aged pewter vessels, were displayed on antique white linens.
Escort card/favor bags of burlap with dried floral elements filled with lemon drops and fresh chamomile peeking out of the top, where pinned to a
regal California Oak tree.
Bride and Groom chair signs were created from pieces of wood, assorted beads and buttons.
Other fun details were the “she loves me, she loves me not” children’s pail filled with daisies, garnished menu cards,
and chandeliers hanging from the majestic oaks.
The shoot took place at the Waters Jr. estate in Montecito, California built in 1932, set among majestic oaks, a meandering creek and organic vegetable garden.
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.