Wedding & Event Planning for your "Once in a Lifetime" Day!
Classical Santa Barbara at the Riviera Mansion
When Beth & Michael decided to get married in Santa Barbara, the Riviera Mansion in the heart of downtown was the perfect fit! Crushcakes created a gorgeous ombre cake (along with tons of delicious cupcakes), and sweet Beth looked like a princess in her bridal gown! Thank you to photographer Phil Van Nostrand for these images.
Santa Barbara native Mollie Helmuth and her groom, Max Moore, wanted a fun and relaxed day with their family and friends. This meant celebrating outside at the gorgeous grounds of the historic Stow House in Goleta. These two are now getting ready to expect their first child in the fall 201! Congratulations Mollie & Max!
Ceremony & Reception: Stow House
Photography: Jessica Becker
Country Club Formal
Lauren & Ryan treated their guests to a gorgeous evening at the La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara. 250 guests enjoyed the ceremony outside on the lawn, and then cocktails on the patio. After dinner, there was an 80's band who played music while guests donned neon headbands and bracelets! Along with cake, guests enjoyed a full ice-cream sundae bar- complete with candies, sprinkles and fresh whipped cream. A sparkler sendoff ended the night!
Inez and Greg captured their love of color (and each other!) in their gorgeous "rainbow-inspired" wedding. With bridesmaids each sporting a different hue, the wedding truly was a colorful and glorious affair. After an outdoor ceremony, guests enjoyed a reception where they could try their hand at Bocce Ball or play an oversized Jenga game. The colors and decor were all crafted by the more creative bride herself! Many thanks to I Heart My Groom photography for capturing these beautiful images of an equally beautiful couple!
Photography: I Heart My Groom: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food: Country Catering
Photobooth: SB Photobooth
DJ/Music: Friend of the bride & groom
It never rains in Santa Barbara! But they say rain is Good Luck- and fortunately, for Melissa and Aram, they got lots of it on their wedding day! For this sweet couple, celebrating with their close family and friends also included rain from above. The world-famous Barefoot Violinist, Malcolm, (who just happens to be a dear friend of the bride and groom) played while the bridal party entered for the ceremony. The showers stopped just long enough to take photos- but no one seemed to mind. Guests were busy doing crafts at their tables (God's eyes' yarnwork for the adults, and coloring books for the kiddos!), and noshing on warm grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup. After dinner, vegan cupcakes were served, along with hot chocolate, fresh whipped cream, rock candy sticks, and coffee.
Location: Private home in Montecito
Catering: Pure Joy Catering
Flowers: The Succulent Guy, Adam
Music: The barefoot violinist
Photography: Kacie Jean Photography
Santa Barbara native, Shelby Zylstra and her fiance Nick Hall invited guests to the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion for a night of "bar food classics for dinner" and a homemade photobooth.
Ceremony: Montecito Covenant Church
Reception: Cabrillo Arts Pavilion
Photography: Char Beck: www.charbeck.net
Cake/Cupcakes: Friend of the Bride
Travis and Tracy wanted a simple and rustic Rockwood wedding. By being "green"- all the bridal bouquets incorporated succulents that could be replanted in their garden, and also using the talent within their families (the bride's sister served as officiant; her brother played their "first dance")- they were able to create a day that was both relaxing and beautiful. The little red foxes for the cake toppers- we are still waiting for the story on that one! Flowers: Terra Malia Photography: Melody Marks Food: Catering Connection
Rincon Beach Club
Sarah and Debarshi wanted a wedding that incorporated her Western culture and his family's rich Indian traditions. Guests were encouraged to wear saris and the bride had bindi jewels and bangles to accessorize. The ceremony included elements of what would normally take place over 3 days in a full Indian wedding; and it was officiated by family friends on each side of the bride and groom. At the reception, guests were treated to a delicious buffet of seasonal vegetables, roasted chicken, and grilled salmon. The favors? Gourmet heart-shaped chocolates from Hamburg, Germany served as favors- a nod to the bride and groom's place of residence during their engagement. Their ceremony was exquisite and photograher Willa Kveta captured this glorious picture at sunset!
Ceremony & Reception: Rincon Beach Club
Food: Rincon Beach Club
Cake: Rincon Beach Club
Photography: Willa Kveta
Florist: Tangled Lotus
DJ/Music: DJ Hecktik-Josh Stanford
Ceremony officiants: friends of the bride and groom
Sitar: Ronobir Lahiri
Viva La Fiesta
Katie and Michael wanted to treat their guests to a Santa Barbara Fiesta! They met at UCSB and thought it would be perfect to bring everyone back to Santa Barbara for their big day. The bride created amazing succulent centerpieces for all the tables, and both the bride and groom used friends to round out their "A" team. The bride's good friend served as the wedding photographer, and another friend was the DJ. Complete with temporary tattoos, a pinata, photobooth, and mini cupcakes, they made sure everyone was on the dance floor all night long.