Gabby & Chris
Photography: Kristen Beinke Photography
Defining Style: RED HOT ROMANTIC Furniture Rentals February 9, 2016
Moments: Sunset February 8, 2016
Location Spotlight: Solvang Trolley & Carriage Co. February 4, 2016
Photography: Kristen Beinke Photography
By Zohe Felici, Felici Events
Perched above the Montecito Valley is Villa Esperanza, an exquisite 5500 square foot home, perfect for hositng events. Exuding characteristics of many five star resort in Southern California, this luxurious home exhibits breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, and comfortably sleeps up to 8 overnight guests.
The home provides characteristics ideal for entertaining. The views from the infinity pool and entire lower and upper levels will take guests’ breath away. The front of the house, made of a wall of windows that open fully, allow for an indoor/outdoor living area, ideal for the Santa Barbara climate.
Ceremonies and receptions accommodating between 25 and 100 guests can take place on the helicopter pad adjacent to the house.
The built in palapa, with its lit onyx table and outdoor bar, is the perfect place to enjoy smaller romantic dinners, cocktails and sunsets. Villa Esperanza offers a vacation of luxurious resort living, with the privacy of celebrating in a private area.
This is a Ceremony and Reception or Reception Only Venue with overnight accommodations.
Site fee: $10,500 – $12,500
Contact: Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals www.sbexlusiverentals.com 805-895-1616
Capacity: up to 100 guests
Location: Montecito, California
Dwelling: 5500 sq.f t. home on 5 acres.
Bedrooms / Bathrooms: 4 Bedroom, 6 Bathrooms
Features: Infinity swimming pool and palapa overlooking the Pacific ocean.
Reservation Policy: Upon confirmation of reservation dates and property, a rental agreement will be furnished to guests to review and sign. Reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of signed contract and payment. A $5,000 security deposit is due at the time of booking.
The caterer must provide all staff for food service, bar service, set up of all equipment, break down of all equipment, and clean up of site area. All trash must be removed from the premises at the end of the event.
Shuttle Services is required.
Electricity is provided for your use, however, special voltage and outlet requirements for your lighting and entertainment may need to be discussed. Amplified music is permitted; however, the site manager reserves the right to terminate the music if complaints are received.
Design by Heidi Jimenez, Zenadia Design
Be sure to visit the Zenadia Design Blog to see the inspiration board for this design.
As soon as I met with Sarah I knew we were going to have an amazing time working together. Not only is she a super fun person, her wedding style was right up my alley! Vintage 1920′s, minus the flapper. Sarah said she didn’t want her guests to think they had to show up wearing derby hats, which I loved. In essence, capture the era, minus the fashion. Sarah’s colors were cream, dark eggplant and shades of grey with hints of silver…
The invitation itself was silver foiled, which looked so amazing on the charcoal paper we used. The map was hand drawn by Sarah’s aunt! Stunning with such amazing details!
The image on Sarah’s reply card, was an actual vintage photo taken at one of Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches.
Custom stamps completed the look of this glamorous invitation suite. In addition to the invitation, I also designed table numbers, menus, thank you notes, and bridesmaid invitations for Sarah.
By Zohe Felici, Felici Events
Villa Sevillano is a classic Mediterranean estate which sits amidst 22 acres of well manicured grounds, a private equestrian facility and exercise field. Located in Carpinteria, the estate’s expansive property and panoramic Pacific views are enough to make you want to stay for a while. It is, however, the property’s 14 person sleeping capacity and dynamic event hosting possibilities which make it ideal for a wedding weekend rental.
As you enter the long lush driveway and orchard, you are greeted by a front garden patio with palms centering a picturesque koi pond and fountain. Once inside, the expansive ocean view living, dining and breakfast rooms feature exquisite Italian touches. The well laid out estate allows for easy hosting with its open kitchen and doorway leading outdoors to the infinity pool and jacuzzi.
The second-floor holds three bedrooms with en suite baths and the master suite, all overlooking the exercise field and ocean.
The lowest level of the home, accessible by elevator, is centered by an enormous recreation room. One end is grounded by a custom bar, pool table and seating area all overlooking the equestrian grounds. Adjacent to the bar is a nine-seat carpeted theater media room, fully wired with in-wall audio. As you make your way down the hall, you find an elegant dark-wood wine room ideal for the wine enthusiast.
This gorgeous estate is ideal for a weekend of events. The on site polo field easily holds up to 300 guests for a seated dinner. The olive and citrus orchards, formal gardens, and infinity edge pool all make for beautiful settings to hold receptions, cocktail hour and ceremonies.
This enchanting place is spread out……in fact, it may take you all weekend to make your way around!
This is a Ceremony and Reception or Reception Only Venue with overnight accommodations available for additional rental.
For more information on pricing and availability contact Leia at 805-715-3900.
Pricing: $$ – $$$
$10,000++ site fee
Contact: Leia at Santa Barbara Luxury Rentals
Capacity: up to 300
Reservations require a signed contract and refundable security deposit to secure your date. Wedding planner required. Generator, restroom rental, event insurance and professional and licensed vendors are all required. Candles must be enclosed in glass. Additional lighting required. Wedding planner required. Due to the sensitivity of the polo field, a few precautions must be taken: no stakes can be used, no trucks are allowed on the field. Tenting is allowed with the use of water barrels.
The two garages can be turned into a catering kitchen. The caterer must provide all staff for food service, bar service, set up of all equipment, break down of all equipment, and clean up of site area. You must rent a dumpster to remove trash at he end of the event.
Valet Parking or Shuttle Services are required.
Generator required. Amplified music is permitted; however, the site manager reserves the right to terminate the music if complaints are received. All music must end at 10 pm. (No exceptions.)
Client provides own alcohol. No one under the age of 21 is permitted to consume any alcoholic beverage.
What is Provided:
Site manager, bride’s day use room, use of the house the evening of the event.
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