Saturday, November 15, 2008

Crossroads Estate: Analise + Roger

Analise and Roger are an extraordinary couple and I had the pleasure to help plan their wedding. Analise’s family is from Mississippi and her parents also spent several years living in Italy. Roger and his family are from Norway. The vision for their wedding day included descriptive words like sunset, fireflies, romantic, modern, Mississippi, Italy, Norway and Scandinavian. Their inspiration pieces included photos of: a vibrant sunset-inspired bouquet, a textured beach table-scape and tons of candles. Given their eclectic design preferences, I knew to call on one of my favorite collaborators, Tricia Fountaine of Tricia Fountaine Floral Design. Together, we were able to capture their vision perfectly and we came up with a design for their wedding that encompassed all of their backgrounds. All photographs were taken by the extremely talented Elizabeth Messina. Elizabeth did an amazing job of capturing all of the details and emotions of their wedding day... and every photo is magazine worthy.

I had so much fun working with Analise and Roger and am excited to share the details of their beautiful wedding day with you.

Enjoy!


  Their ceremony was held under "two oaks" and Tricia hung colored ribbon and flowers from the branches... A special wedding tradition using aquavit took place during the ceremony.
 Vintage inspired letter press invitations, designed by the bride's brother...  The bride looked gorgeous in a classic gown designed by Monique Lhuillier... The groom and groomsmen wore handsome suits by Banana Republic...  The bridesmaids looked stylish in dresses by BCBG... The flower girls looked sweet wearing dresses by Briar Patch.
Vintage Santa Barbara Post Card escort cards hung from a twine clothesline strung between two of the barn's poles, led guests to their seats... Table numbers were written in English and Norwegian...  Rincon Catering strung Lights and Paper Lanterns from the pole barn to the nearest oak to connect the outside area to the inside... Descanso Benches from Classic Party Rentals and fire pits from Tricia gave guests a place to relax.
The wedding party sat at a long table in the center of the room... Colored ribbon and flowers, like those used on the ceremony oak, hung from the rafters... Guest tables were layered with white cotton linen, natural muslin, silk organza and burlap to emulate the textured beach table scape from the inspiration photo... Bamboo folding chairs provided a more relaxed look... Inspired by an Italian Market, some of the tables were adorned with wooden crates filled with fruit and surrounded by fresh flowers in clean glass vases... Abundant sunset inspired centerpieces with just a touch of blue adorned the other tables.
 Decadence Wedding Cakes provided a gorgeous hand painted "gluten free" wedding cake and the groom's mother made several Norwegian Wedding Cakes and cookies... Guests couldn't get enough... We created an additional seating area ,with a brass table, rug and comfy pillows, on the stage.

Guests held sparklers during the cake cutting to share in a romantic toast with the bride and groom...Mississippi inspired moss and twinkle lights (to mimic fireflies) hung from the rafters... The effect was magical. 



Congratulations Analise & Roger!!

tags Ceremony, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Event Catering, Santa Barbara Wedding Location, Santa Barbara Wedding Locations, Southern California Wedding, Wedding Location Venue, Soigne Productions, Wine Country Wedding, Tricia Fountaine Designs

8 comments:

christyzee said...

beautiful pictures!
blessings...

Bride Chic said...

Thanks for sharing . . .

Lazaro Design said...

Wow, love the colors and styling on this one

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

what a fabulous event!! gorgeous!

Kristin R said...

I think this is the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen! Well done!

timhalberg said...

beautiful event!!!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the photos are so sweet & gorgeous!

Michael + Anna Costa said...

Gorgeous as usual! We LOVE working with you - you always put off an amazing event! xoxo, Anna