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!
Invitations & Stationery: Minted
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Back in June I had the honor of designing this sweet wedding for Selena & Erik. Selena wanted a wedding with a soft pink and feminine feel with a vintage touch.
She wore a stunning Vera Wang wedding gown with a etheral long pearl necklace. For her bouquet I mixed cafe au lait dahlias, peonies, sweet pea, astilbe, garden roses and a few bits of maidenhair fern. She wanted her bouquet to be slightly “jagged=y” but with soft, big, blooms mixed in.
I love how the bridesmaids wore different muted dresses in mint-y soft greens. The color worked perfectly with their pink astilbe bouquets. And how handsome are the groomsmen in their suspenders?!
The ceremony was held under a large willow tree at a private home. I made the willow tree “bloom” by attaching white dendrodium orchads to the strands of the tree.
I love how the tree moved in the wind during their ceremony.
For the reception we used Town & Country’s vineyard tables and the bride made the adorable eyelet runners. For flowers, I continues with the soft pink and white palette and placed blooms in footed old silver pieces. Congratulations Erik & Selena!
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I love a beautiful, intimate, elopement and this one is stunningly beautiful with photos by none other than Elizabeth Messina.
For the ceremony the bride, Erin (an amazing hair & makeup artist by trade), wore a stunning Claire Pettibone gown with oodles and oodles of pearls around her neck.
How pretty is the back of this dress with all those pearls?
Before the ceremony, family photos of the couple with their adorable son were taken with a surrey and mini donkeys.
A hand painted gyspy caravan was the backdrop for their casual cocktail hour before dinner.
For dinner, fine china and silver created an elegant vibe for an intimate dinner for three.
A soft lavender and pink floral arrangement by Flowerwild kept with the elegant tone of the reception.
Afterward a dessert buffet with pretty baked good was setup inside the Villa. Thank you to Merryl & Elizabeth for sharing this amazing and intimate Santa Barbara elopement!
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How simply stunning are the florals by Modern Day Design? Garden roses, ranunculus, berries, oh my… I particularly love the elegant water bottles (no ugly water pitchers here) and the chair treatment with olive branches is quite simply perfect.
I love the simple arrangement of ranunculus, mint and berries (mint is one of my favorite greens to use in flowers, it smells sooo good). And can we talk about the flatware? Obsessed. Its the bride’s grandmother’s silver, gorgeous no?
Since the couple wanted more of a dinner party feel, a record player played music, while guests feasted and ate homemade desserts (the groom’s brother made the macarons).
At the end of the night, the couple set some sky lanterns (basically a mini hot air balloon) up and away… What a stunning way to end the night…
From the bride, Tamara:
My theme for the wedding was to have an intimate family dinner reception. I loved the idea of adding vintage finds as well as using memento’s of our grandparents (who are no longer with us)! With the wedding being in late summer- we chose to use flowers and a color palette that could reflect that change in season.
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Today’s stunning wedding was designed by the bride, Tamara, and photographed by Beaux Arts Photographie.
The beautiful flowers by Camille at Modern Day Design incorporated cafe au lait dahlias, pink veronica, succulents and silvery brunia.
The accessories for the wedding day are too die for! Lace from the mother of the bride’s wedding dress was used to make Tamara’s garter, such a sweet way to incorporate her family’s heirlooms.
Tamara’s present to her groom, Roland. A beautiful watch…
The simple ceremony was held at Butterfly Beach under an arbor the groom made. Bird seed packets were set out for guests to toss…
I love Tamara’s Enzoani wedding dress, the lace is to die for and the simple fingertip veil is the perfect accent… Stay tuned for part two, the reception!
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