Sunday, December 11, 2011

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Wedding Featured on Wedding Chicks!


This is our last wedding before Christmas and we thought we would leave you with a really beautiful wedding from Braedon Flynn Photography.  A black and white stylish affair held at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.
The entire event is positively chic without even trying. The bride goes into more detail about the venue, special moments and how she create a vintage look for less that you must read. Be sure to see all of the beautiful images in the full gallery by clicking here.
From the bride, Megan
The morning of the wedding, as I was getting ready with all the girls in the hotel room, we got a knock on the door. It was Dave’s brothers and they had a gift for me that they brought that was from Dave & Dave’s family. Dave’s mom, Lucy, had a cross necklace made for me as a wedding gift; it was a replica of a cross necklace, that she has had in her family for years. It was so special to her to be able to pass this on to the her “new daughter” as a way to welcome me to their family. It was a gold cross with pearls and a green precious stone in the middle. It was so special to me to be given something so beautiful and something that has such meaning. Unbeknownst to Lucy, I had borrowed a vintage family bracelet and earrings from my grandmother to wear for the wedding. Pearl earrings and a vintage green emerald bracelet. When I paired all three together and put them all on with my dress, the combo of all three was perfect. It meant the world to me to be wearing such beautiful pieces that came from both my family and my new family.
Walking down the aisle with my dad was another one of my favorite moments. My parent’s toast to us was also incredible. Having been married for 35 years, they gave us words of wisdom, advice and told such great stories. Every guest came up to my parents to thank them that night and that meant so much to us.
Once we met with our florist Kim, from Toast Santa Barbara and we chose all of our white flowers (hydrangeas, garden & polo roses, anemones, white veronica, etc. , we realized that we could save a lot of money by providing our own flower containers. We began collecting all of our flower containers… vintage mason jars, vintage milk bottles, small glass jam jars (peeled labels off), french lemonade bottles from Trader Joes, Starbucks Frappuccino bottles (labels off)… literally anything in a glass jar that I found in my kitchen, I examined to see if I could use it as a flower jar…When it all came together on our long banquet tables, I really loved the look of all the different shapes and sizes of the glass bottles as our floral centerpieces. Such an easy way to save some money & create a vintage look for less.
For the ceremony aisle (and along the entire length of the grape pergola) we envisioned hanging mason jars hung with twine filled with white flowers, succulents and greenery next to hanging jars with lit candles. We rented 2 wine barrels to be the focal point at the end of the aisle and covered them with a lush spread of hydrangeas, succulents and candles.
DANCING! Our band and our DJ were INSANE. They played back and forth all night long. The best thing you could ever wish for when throwing a great party, is that the dance floor never be empty. The dance floor was never NOT FULL.
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Photographer: Braedon Flynn Photography
Event Designer: Soigne Productions
Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Makeup: Makeup by Jenny at TEAM Hair & Makeup
Hair: Kristina Feher
Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes
Caterer: Baby Blues BBQ
Coordinator: Soigne Productions
Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Flowers: Toast Santa Barbara
Groom’s Attire: Burberry
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
DJ: friend of the couple

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