Anne and Rudy wanted a 1950s themed wedding and a family friend's beach house on Padaro Lane was the perfect setting. I had an amazing time working with this wonderful family to plan the wedding of their dreams.
This was my first time working with photographer Miguel Fairbanks and he did a beautiful job documenting the day. The family and I collaborated with Nico Designs to pull together some of the decor elements and the rest were items purchased by Anne's mother Margaret.
Anne held a bouquet of gardenias, phalenopsis, blushing brides, cattalaya orchids, garden roses and gardenia foliage... Rudy wore socks to match Anne's fabulous emerald shoes... Nigel, their adorable Pug, was just one of the guests of honor.
The ceremony was held on a private dock overlooking the Pacific... Upon their arrival, all of the ladies received orchid wrist corsages and all of the gents received cigars.
Following the ceremony, guests were invited to the patio for a special champagne toast given by the bride and groom... The patio was later turned into a dance floor with Music By Bonnie.Savoir Faire set up delicious food stations, serving small bites, so guests could easily enjoy dinner without needing a knife.
Cakes were purchased from Jeannine's Bakery in Montecito... Although Jeannine's does not offer traditional wedding cake, their famous signature cakes are the best in Santa Barbara... For a personal touch, the couple collected cute cake toppers and stands for each.
Crystal chandeliers hung by Bella Vista Designs, tiki torches, paper luminaries, glass lanterns and pillar candles provided lighting... A fire pit, mushroom heaters and cozy blankets kept everyone warm... The happy couple made their grand exit amongst a trail of sparkler clad guests.
Congratulations Anne & Rudy!
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