18 07, 2012

Biltmore Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty!!

By |2012-07-18T13:11:58-06:00July 18th, 2012|Featured|

Santa Barbara Wedding by Michelle Warren Photography

Get ready for the most gorgeous, most quintessential Santa Barbara wedding you’ve ever laid eyes on. We’re talking a pretty lace dress, loads of fluffy white florals, pink and blue touches and the prettiest Spanish architecture ever. Yup, we’re totally smitten with this one! Michelle Warren Photography captured all the classic details and there’s SO much more where this came from. Click here for all the pretty!

Photography By / Michelle Warren Photography
Event Coordination By / Events By Philippe

From the Bride… Rob and I met on Valentine’s Day 2009 at a good ol’ Texas honky tonk/dance hall in Houston. He and his buddies were handing out candy bracelets in exchange for a dance. I have to admit, I saw straight through the cheesy pick-up attempt, but boy, am I so glad I said yes to that dance!  A short (and sweet!) three years later, we were engaged.

We were both born and raised in Dallas, Texas. It wasn’t until high school that my family moved out to Bakersfield, California – much of my family is still in Bakersfield or in the San Luis Obispo area. Most of Rob’s extended family is in Chicago or scattered up and down the east coast. We knew that any location we chose would be a destination for someone! We decided on Santa Barbara because it’s the most beautiful place on the planet – seriously, jaw-droppingly gorgeous. As it turned out, we both have ties to the Santa Barbara/Montecito area. After my family relocated to Bakersfield, Santa Barbara quickly became a favorite vacation spot. Rob’s mom has many family members who live or have lived in the Santa Barbara/Montecito area. Needless to say, the stars were perfectly aligned. The Biltmore was my first and final stop. Once I stepped foot onto the property, I knew I wanted our wedding to have that Spanish colonial elegance that the Biltmore so perfectly exudes. The bright, bold colors of Spanish tiles instantly became the inspiration for our color scheme and invitation suite. Ultimately, we used Santa Barbara itself as inspiration for the design –the lush greenery, beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets, and overall amazing-ness that makes it such a magical place. :)

Wedding Photography: Michelle Warren Photography / Ceremony: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Montecito, California / Reception: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, California / Event Coordination: Events by Philippe / Floral Design: Cody Floral Design / Catering + Wedding Cake: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara / Lighting: Bella Vista Designs / Chair Rentals: Fusion Event Rentals / Linen Rentals: La Tavola / Party Favors: Chocolats du Cali Bressan / Transportation: Santa Barbara Trolley / Ceremony Music: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church / Cocktail Music: Sam Adams / Reception Music: DJ Gavin Roy / Wedding Dress + Alterations: Alina Pazzano Couture Bridal / Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup / Rehearsal Dinner: Montecito Country Club

22 07, 2011

Santa Barbara Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty by Michael and Anna Costa

By |2011-07-22T12:23:34-06:00July 22nd, 2011|Featured|

We simply adore California photographers Michael + Anna Costa around here and to prove our undying love for these two talented shutterbugs we are spending the entire day with some of their most fabulous weddings.  We are kicking off the Costa-extravaganza with a chic Santa Barbara soiree that kicks some serious wedding behind.  It is the perfect blend of Los Angeles cool with Santa Barbara elegance and the images are out of this world!  Before the next beauty from this darling duo graces our blog run over to the full gallery!

Santa Barbara Wedding III

Santa Barbara Wedding IV

Santa Barbara Wedding VIII

Click here to see the entire gallery of images!

From Michael + Anna Costa Photographers Ltd.… LA hip meets Santa Barbara’s easy elegance. Myara & Finian’s wedding begins at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara & travels to Lincourt Vineyard nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Santa Ynez Vally. Being in the film industry, Myara & Finian’s panache for cool shows in their and their wedding parties’ wardrobe in what will undoubtably look hip 20 years out. Sunny floral design and details by the always amazing Nico of Nico Designs compliment their wonderful day surrounded by friends, family and synchronized dancing! Planning all wrapped up in a nice little package by Tonya Szele of Soigne Productions.

Wedding Photography: Michael + Anna Costa Photographers Ltd. / Wedding Videography: Zach Driscol / Event Planning: Soigne Productions / Wedding Rehearsal + Prep Location: Four Seasons Biltmore / Wedding Ceremony + Reception: Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery / Officiant: Rabbi Mordecai Finley, Ph.D. / Hair + Make-up: Team Hair & Make-up / Lighting: LBPS Events / Ceremony + Cocktail Music: Anthony Ybarra / Dinner + Dancing Music: DJ Eric Goldman / Catering: Pure Joy / Furniture: Discount Party Rentals / Floral Design: Nico Designs / Wedding Cake: Decadence / Transportation: SB Airbus

Michael & Anna Costa Photographers Ltd., TEAM Hair and Makeup, LBPS Events, Inc. and Pure Joy Catering are members of our Little Black Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.
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