Real Wedding: Modern Citrus in Montecito

Kelly  |  February 18

I love a simple, and modern wedding, and this one held at the Monastery in Montecito, with its citrus and succulents decor, and small guest count (just 45 guests!) is right up my alley.

The bride wore a classic strapless gown by Va Lena Valentina.

And carried a bouquet with succulents, dusty miller and ranunculus designed by Blue Magnolia.

The 3 bridesmaids wore simple purple dresses.

The groom looking dapper in a Jonathan Behr Bespoke suit.

The wedding was held in the garden of the Monastery, high above Santa Barbara and featured ocean views.

Instead of a formal sit down dinner, the couple chose to throw kind of a cocktail party, with tray passed appetizers and a buffet of goodies for guests to enjoy.  Decor was kept relatively simple with bonsai and citrus trees taking the starring role.

The cake, by Christine Dahl, was decorated simply with buttermilk frosting and fresh citrus. Thank you to Patrick Moyer for sharing this simple, but stunning wedding with Santa Barbara Chic!


Real Party: Making Sushi with Studio Nihon


  1. New post: Real Wedding: Modern Citrus in Montecito

    Comment by Kelly Oshiro (@KellyOshiro) — February 18, 2013 @ 10:15 am

  2. Intimate Montecito Wedding featured on Santa Barbara Chic!

    Comment by @TEAMHairMakeup — March 5, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

  3. Just stumbled upon this post accidentally. Just wanted to say thank you to Kelly Oshiro for her amazing blog. Much inspiration for our wedding (featured in this post) was found on your site!

    Comment by Emily — March 12, 2013 @ 10:08 am

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  5. [...] Succulents are a wonderful example of the Pantone Deep Lichen Green color. And of course they are neutral enough to work with any flower color you prefer. The top bouquet below has deep wine colored flowers in the Beaujolais hue. The lower bouquet combines dusty miller and deep red ranunculus along the lines of Samba with the succulents. Each are equally gorgeous, don’t you think? Beaujolais wine colored flowers are a fabulous choice for a fall bride. Image via Thistledown Designs. Lovely bouquet with succulents, dusty miller, and wine colored ranunculus by Blue Magnolia. Image credit: Patrick Moyer via Santa Barbara Chic. [...]

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  6. [...] For the fruit lovers out there, this citrus cake is a perfect way to combine a non-traditional flavor with a beautiful look! source  [...]

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