Monday, September 18, 2017

Santa Barbara Doubletree Wedding with pops of Orange

Oceanside elegance with pops of bright orange were exactly what Kelly and Andrian envisioned for their wedding day. For the location, the Fess Parker Doubletree rotunda hosted both the wedding ceremony and the reception. Kelly chose a strapless, a-line lace dress and carried a bright orange bouquet with ranunculus and garden roses by Blue Magnolia Events. The ceremony spot featured a fabric draped arbor with a floral tie-back detail. After ceremony, the couple walked across from the hotel to East Beach for portraits by Miki & Sonja.

Dinner was held al fresco, with long and round tables decorated with alternating low and high floral centerpieces. The band Rembrandt brought the party and had guests up out of their chairs, dancing all night. And finally, instead of a traditional cake, the couple opted for a petite ombre cake by Enjoy Cupcakes featuring a custom cake topper of the couple playing basketball.

Wedding Location: Fess Parker Doubletree | Wedding Photographer: Miki & Sonja

Wedding Location: Fess Parker Doubletree | Wedding Photographer: Miki & Sonja | Wedding Planner: Soigne Productions | Floral: Blue Magnolia Events | Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Lighting: Presentation Services | Linen: La Tavola | Cinema: Riviera Productions

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Crossroads Estate Winery Wedding with Olive Details

Lauren and and Andrew picked one of our favorite Santa Ynez wedding venues, the elegant Crossroads Estate. Lauren donned a fitted lace gown and carried an organic bouquet with wild greenery like eucalyptus, bay, and olive leaf. Indeed, olive was used throughout the wedding design, from the escort card display with sprigs of olive, to the cool hanging olive "chandeliers" designed by florist Anna LaPley Taylor.

Ceremony, was held at the loan oak and decorated simply with a rattan runner and a swag of fabric. Afterwards, the ultra fun Brass Monkey Band led the guests to cocktail hour where lounges and games, such as Jenga, were setup for guests to enjoy. Dinner was held in the pole barn and featured long farmhouse tables with a runner of pillar candles instead of traditional floral centerpieces. All was captured beautifully by photographers  Michael & Anna Costa.

Wedding Location: Crossroads Estate | Wedding Photographer: Michael & Anna Costa

Wedding Location: Crossroads Estate | Wedding Photographer: Michael & Anna Costa |Wedding Planner: Soigne Productions | Hair & Makeup: LunaBella | Catering: New West Catering | Cinema: Dumb Owl Productions | Dessert: Jessica Foster Confections | Cocktail Hour: | Wedding Band: West Coast Music | Floral: Anna LaPley Taylor | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | Photo booth: Outrageous Photo Booths | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Paper: Oak and Orchid | Transportation: Gold Coast Limo and Santa Barbara Airbus