Friday, July 15, 2011

lauren and brian - the four seasons, santa barbara

this wedding took place at the gorgeous four seasons resort in one of my favorite southern california cities - santa barbara...the bride and i clicked from the moment we started chatting about her wedding decor and i knew right away she was going to be the kind of bride who really valued my opinions and my experience as a designer...bottom line - i loved her!!! :)

client style: pretty, feminine, soft, classic
color scheme: white, cream, gray, pale buttery yellows
elements: apothecary jars, lace, mirrored surfaces, hemstitch napkins, russian linen tablecloths, glass candlesticks, cut crystal drinking goblets



isn't the bride a dead ringer for isla fisher?!




lauren's bouquet was composed of white and cream peonies, ranunculas, spray roses, double tulips and lisianthus...all wrapped in a raw edged vanilla colored lace...




seriously this is probably one of the most gorgeous couples i have ever worked with!!



for the ceremony, instead of a traditional arch or canopy, we chose to go with a pair of mirrored console tables, each lined with a lace runner and accented with glass apothecary jars, floral arrangements and various height glass and white candlesticks...we then lined each side of the aisle with a lush border of white and cream rose petals...


how great are those hanging programs with lace?



every other row held a tray wrapped in gray fabric, lace and filled with rose petals to toss upon conclusion of the ceremony...



the stunning grounds of the four seasons...quintessential santa barbara style...






the placecards were set on top of strips of gray lace and fluffy white hydrangea lined the backside of the table...



for the dessert display, we brought in two mirrored console tables along with a lace runner and white candlesticks...for the backdrop we hung various width strands of gray, ivory and pale yellow satin ribbon, as well as white and ivory laces...







centerpieces were a composite of glass footed vases filled with monobotanical arrangements of hydrangea, lisianthus, sweet peas, garden roses, peonies and ranunculas...we also added in a couple cut crystal drinking goblets filled with a mixture of those theme flowers, as well as 2 cylinder vases wrapped in a cuff of cream lace and filled with a pillar candle...so elegant and clean but still romantic and soft...





a classic cake encircled by white hydrangea and votives...


i loved how those beautiful russian linens in the butter yellow tone offset the white chiavari chairs and white hemstitch napkins!



lauren actually created the entire photo booth design...she searched for special pieces and touches that would make it killer like the fabric backdrop, the chairs, the coat racks, clocks, cameras etc...total vintage vibe without feeling overdone or cluttered...i loved it!





for the favors, lauren had a custom canvas totes made for all her guests with a killer map of santa barbara on it...i still have mine and use it all the time actually! such a great idea!


this wedding has such a soft spot in my heart and i love that the bride will be able to look back on it for years to come and still think its timeless and beautiful without being overly trendy - i know i will!

thanks to all the awesome vendors who participated in this lovely day!

photography: aaron delesie
florals and event design: JL DESIGNS
event coordination: go get it events
linens and napkins: wildflower linens (reception) and elegant designs (cocktail hour)
furniture rental: luxe event rentals
mini desserts: sweet and saucy shop
dance floor, chiavari chairs, lighting: chiavari chair rentals
venue: the four seasons - biltmore resort, santa barbara

and special thanks to style me pretty for featuring this wedding! to see the spread, click here

8 comments:

Kelly, Your SW Florida Destination Wedding Planner said...

Beautiful!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful, as always, Carissa! Do you know where they got those parasols? I'd love to have those on my wedding day, too.

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous, as always, Carissa! Do you know where they got those parasols? I'd love to use those on my wedding day, too.

Mary Marantz said...

LOVE everything about this!! GORGEOUS!

Erika said...

Just gorgeous. It's so delicate and I love how everything ties together

Leonardo said...

Simply superb words are not enough to praise. I liked everything

SRC Refrigeration - Walk in Coolers said...

Incredible.

Wedding Flowers Co said...

The flowers are absolutely gorgeous!