Saturday, July 25, 2009

Crossroads Estate: Sarin + Karni

I loved helping Sarin and Karni plan their Santa Barbara Wine Country Wedding. The inspiration for their event began with a handful of brightly colored paper ribbon in the colors of rainbow sherbet and ended with an incredible event that had the bride in tears of joy when she first walked into the pole barn because the beauty of the room was beyond her wildest imagination.  In her words... "It was like a Dream".

Their ceremony and reception were held at the Crossroads Estate in Los Olivos. Santa Barbara Photographers, Brian and Brady Charrette of BB Photography, did an unbelievable job capturing all of the details and emotions of the day and my all time favorite collaborator and design guru, Tricia Fountaine, made their vision come to life. 

I am so excited to share the details of this event with you and even more thrilled that I have two more amazing friends in Sarin and Karni.


I'd like to share a letter written to me by Sarin & Karni:

"I am not sure if we were able to tell you together how grateful we are for your services. Everything was perfect, beautiful and beyond our wildest dreams and imaginations.  You are truly an amazing person, are great at what you do and you do it masterfully. You make it look so easy.  You made this wedding planning and wedding day pleasant and practically stress-free and you have treated us not like clients, but friends- we thank you for that.  Your services coupled with the services of the wonderful vendors you recommended for us is what made our wedding day so PERFECT!  The flower and decor that Tricia {Tricia Fountaine Design} provided were beyond imaginable- you know how I cried when I first saw the inside of the pole barn- it was like a dream!  The music- flawless and seamless.  I think the fact that the dance floor did not clear until long after 10:00 pm is a true testament of the skills that Tony {Red Shoe LA DJ} brought to the day.  He incorporated the Armenian, Ethnic and the American music like he had done it a million times before.  Cynthia and Elements Catering provided the best food many of our guests had tasted ever, and definitely the best wedding food they had tasted- many actually made that statement.  And Brian {BB Photography}- the fact that he stayed around long after he was supposed to is truly remarkable.  He was so easy to work with and judging by the amateur photos posted on Facebook, I'm certain the professional ones are going to be beyond words!  I know I am forgetting some big ones... The Caribe Steel Drums worked great- they were a big hit and Angie was really professional and nice to work with- she sent us a nice congratulations note in the mail.  The bus transportation {Santa Barbara Airbus} was great and accommodated  everyone, even beyond the call of duty I believe. 

That is just the tip of the praise we and our families have been speaking of you and your team of exceptional Santa Barbara wedding vendors.  The chatter surrounding the day has been going around for two weeks, which is very uncommon, and our families are exceptionally proud of the creativity and uniqueness, not to mention the perfection, that you delivered.
Love Always,
Sarin & Karni"

I'd like to thank the other Santa Barbara wedding professionals that helped to make Sarin & Karni's wedding day so perfect.  Dawn from Decadence Wedding Cakes provided the most delicious cake, inspired by S & K's favorite treat, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  Tracy of Lazaro Designs came up with custom and colorful designs for all of the printed material including their vintage vineyards save the date post cards, pocket fold invitations, escort cards and place cards.  Lastly Classic Party Rentals, among other rental items, provided fruitwood chivari chairs and specialty linen in Mango, Citra Satin, Sari Flame and Cirque Orange. 

Congratulations Sarin & Karni!

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

1 comment:

Vatche said...

Dear Tonya,

I just googled Karni and Sarin and found their note to you, actually words cannot describe how wonderful your attention and professional approach to this wedding. We have been looking at the photos daily and remembering every detail of our family joy. You and the vendors you recommended were like family to us and all of us still say it felt like a vacation with you taking charge of every detail with smile, wow, I really thank you from the bottom of my heart and koudos for all. Indeed a uniquely planned wedding, thank you, thank you and thank you.