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!
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Recently Omni Fresco Catering opened their new private dining room “The Victoria Room” in the charming downtown Victoria Court. They celebrated with a fabulous preview party, attended by many of Santa Barbara’s top event insiders. We thought we would share a few pictures from this beautiful preview, organized for Omni Fresco by Armando Martinez of Alegria by Design. Not only did the opening include Omni’s beautiful new private dining space, but the entire courtyard was transformed, even setting up a ceremony site on the upstairs patio of Soho. Here’s to thinking outside of the box!
Congratulations to Omni Catering, Alegria by Design and all of the sponsoring vendors on this beautiful opening event! Thank you to Vita-Bella Photography (also a resident of Victoria Court) who was there to capture all of these gorgeous images from the evening.
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!
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