Saturday, August 15, 2009

Santa Barbara Mission and Firestone Vineyard: Mayo + RJ

Mayo and RJ are the sweetest couple and I am so excited to share their wedding photos with you.  Their beautiful ceremony and reception were held at the Old Mission Santa Barbara and the Firestone Vineyard in Los Olivos.

This happened to be the same weekend as the La Brea Wild Fires and even though we were a safe distance away, ash snowed down on the Vineyard, so we moved the celebration indoors.  Luckily, Firestone has a large barrel room that was able to accommodate us and the combination of the natural woods-like floral blended perfectly with the surrounding oak barrels.

Photographers Michael and Anna Costa captured the evening beautifully and Los Angeles Florist, The Velvet Garden created individual works of art on each of their guest tables.


Mayo carried a gorgeous bouquet in shades of whites and ivories with accents of green... The flowers included exquisite lady slipper orchids, parrot tulips, fragrant gardenias and stephanotis... RJ's boutonniere was designed to match and included succulent, stephanotis and a white rose petal backing.
Each of the bridemaids held bouquets created from a single floral element to include (from left to right) green hydrangeas, green cymbidium orchids and kermit mums... The groomsmen wore matching boutonnieres.
Pocketfold invitations were written in both Japanese and English and included a weekend schedule, map and response card... Matching escort cards were placed in the tasting room- their colors indicated guest meal selections... Instead of a traditional guest book, we used a flat barrel head carving from E Wood Art.
A simple white buttercream cake, provided by Decadence Wedding Cake, was decorated with green roses, hydrangeas and kermit mums... Guest tables, covered in Colchester Chocolate Linen from Classic Party Rentals, were adorned with zen inspired centerpieces that were three dimensional, "enchanted gardens" incorporating pieces of driftwood, vines, moss, flowers and fruit... Instead of table numbers, each table was named for a different varietal of wine...  Guests received a box of homemade truffles from Jessica Foster Confections.
Guests enjoyed a delicious three course plated meal prepared by Duo Catering and Events... After dinner, they were invited to the Firestone Wine Club Lounge to dance to music provided by DJ Anthony Liebetrau of Red Shoe.
Congratulations Mayo & RJ!!

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