It’s been awhile since our last round-up of the National Blogs featuring great Santa Barbara wedding style. Congratulations to all of our talented Santa Barbara friends on their beautiful features! Be sure to follow the links to check out the full posts – you don’t want to miss one gorgeous bit of this inspiration. Enjoy!
First let me say that I really don’t have anything against the classic chiavari chair. I think they are beautiful, versatile, and have certainly graced some pretty spectacular Santa Barbara wedding receptions. That said, it’s always fun to explore other options.
I happened to be ordering chairs for an event last week and discovered that Town & Country Event Rentals has these fabulous vintage 1942 folding chairs. Yes, they are called 1942 folding chairs because they are exactly that – vintage chairs from 1942. The best part is that they are incredibly affordable (under $4 each) and comfortable. I think these treasures would make such a lovely compliment to any Santa Barbara Wedding.
I couldn’t find any photos of these charming chairs used in an actual Santa Barbara Wedding, but I did find this great photo by Amy Carroll which provides some fun inspiration . . . You may also picture them at the Historical Museum, vineyard property, rustic barn, estate garden . . . well, you get the picture.
While I was on the topic, I thought I might hunt around for some other Santa Barbara Style seating inspiration . . . Enjoy!
So this last photo may seem like a relatively ordinary chair – but if you’re looking for something comfortable for your guests, you can’t go wrong with this one. I can’t tell you how many times I have had guests checking in at events that ask what type of chairs will be at the reception. So many people have back problems and issues with wobbly chivari chairs or the lack of support that folding chairs have. I actually had one of those guests with back issues, call me over to hug me after being seated in her chair. They are not inexpensive to rent, but if your budget allows, certainly a thoughtful investment in the comfort of your guests.
Two Santa Barbara landmarks – the stunning Santa Barbara Courthouse and the Historic Granada Theater all in one gorgeous wedding coordinated by Joy de Vivre with beautiful florals by Florette Designs. Ian Grant Photography captured it all for this charming feature on Style Me Pretty.
See the entire Style Me Pretty post and all the lovely details HERE!
Sometimes words fail me and these images by Jose Villa just speak for themselves. Actually a few words do to come to me . . . breathtaking, achingly beautiful, dreamlike . . . yes, this was one of those SMP Part 1 & Part 2 features that leaves you wanting a Part 3, Part 4 . . . well you get the picture.
Please take a moment to see every last bit of both of these features on Style Me Pretty, you will never look at a field of lavender the same way.
The infinitely creative Nico Cervantes of Nico Designs is at it again! If he’s not busy designing a full schedule of spectacular events, in his down time you’ll like find him dreaming up new designs to inspire and delight brides everywhere. This pink, garden fantasy is just what the girly-girl ordered, with beautiful photos by Jessica Lewis Photography on one of my very favorite blogs . . . The Wedding Chicks.
In case you had any question that Santa Barbara was the greatest place on earth to get married . . . we would like to share with you some inspiring posts from Style Me Pretty this week featuring some pretty incredible Santa Barbara Wedding Style.
Today we are dedicating this post to celebrating some of our fabulous Santa Barbara wedding professionals on their recent features with Style Me Pretty. Not only one, but two amazing and gorgeous posts featuring Santa Barbara and a list of wonderful vendors that we are very proud to feature on this site.
Here are just a few photos from the feature, but you don’t want to miss seeing the entire post on Style Me Pretty:
Two days later on Wednesday, September 15th . . . more Santa Barbara wedding inspiration! This time a gorgeous wedding photographed by the wonderful Attasalina Photography and amazing flowers by the (double feature) Kelly Kaufman of Florette Designs. The Greek Orthodox Church and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum looked as beautiful as ever.
Again, here are just a few photos to tease you, but don’t miss the rest of this vibrant, colorful and classically Santa Barbara Wedding on Style Me Pretty.
Congratulations to all of our Santa Barbara friends!
In case you missed this gorgeous wine country, inspiration table on Style Me Pretty we asked Event Planner and Designer, Joy Proctor of Joy de Vivre and Floral Designer Kelly Kaufman of Florette Designs if we could share their fabulous Santa Barbara Wedding style with you here.
Here is a little insider info about their inspiration from Joy:
Kelly Kaufman of Florette Designs and I set out to create a table inspired by the romance and charm of Santa Barbara Wine Country. We wanted to keep the palate sweet but fresh, opting not to go with traditional wine country colors. To create the vintage look, we hung three fabulous crystal chandeliers from LBPS Events, directly over our solid wood table, and chose decor that was antique and distressed. Kelly created romantic floral arrangements of garden roses, wild raspberries, hydrangeas, and delicate maiden hair fern, in white washed iron urns. Antique bottles held individual flowers adding to the vintage charm. We dressed the table in a beautiful antique lace runner, and placed clusters of mercury glass candle holders between the flowers. To keep the look charming yet rustic, I purchased some great stoneware plates and paired them with antique silverware. We used a combination of fluer de lis glassware and light aqua water goblets, slightly reminiscent of aqua mason jars.
For dessert, we created a truly yummy sweets table, lined in mini flags cut out of wrapping paper in muted colors. We served raspberry lemonade in mason jars with cute drink flags that read, “enjoy!” To keep with the vintage theme, we served salt water taffy in apothecary jars, cupcakes and mini bunt cakes from lace ceramic cake stands, and rock candy sticks were placed in mercury glass vases.
Rachel Korrey, Special Events Manager of Firestone Winery was kind enough to let us use their scenic Vineyard Mesa location for the shoot. We set up beneath a big, old oak tree overlooking the vineyard. The talented photographer Ian Grantcaptured it all in the beautiful images below. Enjoy!