Inspiration for this Spanish Romance came primarily from this old world California Mission setting. Natural stone walls, brick & terra cotta toned accents all cast a mauve glow during sunset. We wanted to create something sultry and warm to match that summer glow. When we saw the bridal gown by Made with Love with its blush underlayer, the rest of the vision came into focus. Texture on texture would play a big part in the styling of each shot. And garden roses selected for their terra cotta hue pulled in the hints of brick to match the site.
soft romantic dusty rose and whites keep a wedding elegance, set against rich, sultry rouge tones and contrasting black centered blooms. Florals include: black eye anemone, dahlias, an assortment of heritage garden roses and delicate sweet pea
Floral Design: Wilder Floral Co. | Hair & Makeup: Amanda Olson Beauty | Wedding Gown: Made with Love from Moondance Bridal | Bridal Accessories: Untamed Petals | Jewelry: Baxter Moerman | Tulum Mexico Fine Art Film Wedding Photographer: Ashley Ludaescher Photography
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Chris & Jennifer’s Belmond El Encanto Wedding in Santa Barbara was such an incredible day. I love intimate weddings so much and their wedding was such an incredible celebration of their family and love story. They had dated in their early twenties and ended up parting ways, both starting families and getting married. Years later and both single once again, they reconnected and chose to join their families together with an intimate ceremony at the beautiful El Encanto on the riviera in Santa Barbara.
Design & Planning: Danae Grace Events | Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design | Venue: Belmond El Encanto | Paper Goods: Sophia Loves Letters | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Officiant: Miriam Lindbeck | Music: Jason Sulkin Music | Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup | Linens: La Tavola LinensVIEW FULL POST
A little bit about Colorful Chic Mexico Wedding from event designers Lovelyfest Events:
Courtney & Juan’s wedding was set amongst the rolling hills and grapevines of San Luis Obispo, California at Greengate Ranch and Vineyard. It was a perfect warm July day, with 400 guests at the gorgeous, sprawling venue. When we first met with the couple, they expressed that they wanted to honor their Mexican heritage by using bright florals, bold colors, and tasteful accents. We jumped at the opportunity! They completely trusted us to bring their vision to life, and we ran with the theme of a modern and elegant Mexican fiesta!
The ceremony was set on the south end of the property on a grassy peninsula surrounded by a pond and vineyards. Precious & Blooming floral design used a large, round, wooden arch as the altar and adorned it with bougainvillea and peonies as bright as a summer day. After the ceremony, a mariachi band led guests to cocktail hour. Such a fun touch!
During cocktail hour, guests sipped on margaritas and listened to the mariachi while playing fun lawn games. We created a large escort display wall which held all 400 individual bright pink otomi escort cards and a custom gold foil sign at the top saying “Find Your Seat, Por Favor”. We flanked the wall with authentic equipale tables, woven basket trays, ceramic lanterns and potted cactus.
At dinner, we alternated different sized tables with various linen colors and patterns to break up the sea of tables. We used a beautiful blue shibori linen from La Tavola Linen, as well as intricately handmade macrame runners from Mod Mix Studio. It was the perfect mix of color and texture. For a pop of color and fun, we placed a different colored maraca at each place setting. This served as a favor and a fun way to get the bride and groom to kiss! Guests dined under the waving papel picado garlands and bistro lights, the perfect al fresco fiesta.
After dinner, guests were invited inside the barn for the reception and dancing. In the ceiling of the barn, we hung more papel picado strands, continuing that fun fiesta vibe. Homemade paletas were served and Paper Cake Events created the most beautifully intricate macrame cake out of fondant for the couple to cut! We placed this cake in front of a wall of sombreros, reminiscent of those you would see in Mexico. A white VW bus was also parked inside the barn and doubled as a photo booth, such a fun addition! It was the perfect, colorful, elegant wedding that honored Courtney and Juan’s Mexican heritage in subtle ways.
Photography: Ashley Ludaescher Photography | Design & Planning: Lovelyfest Events | Venue: Greengate Ranch & Vineyard | Florals: Precious and Blooming | Wedding Gown: Allure Bridals | Groom’s Suit: Baroni | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Show me Your Mumu | Catering: Ribline | Wedding Cake: Paper Cake Events | Donuts: Sugar Lips Mini Donuts | Hair & Makeup: The Blushed Company | Rentals: Avenue Twelve, Embellish Vintage Rentals, All About Events | DJ: DJ Malik | Videography: Yours Truly Media | Photobooth: Slo Photobus | Paletas: Paletetria Y Neveria la MichoacanaVIEW FULL POST
Saint Tropez Fine Art Wedding Photographer: Ashley Ludaescher Photography | Wedding Planner: Beautiful Occasions | Reception Location: La Plage des Jumeaux | Florist: Atelier Blanc | Wedding Gown: Judd Waddell | Wedding Cake Designer: La Tarte Tropézienne
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