29 10, 2012

Ourdoor Santa Ynez Wedding Featured on Borrowed & Blue!

By |2012-10-29T11:00:52-06:00October 29th, 2012|Featured|

Santa Barbara is just about one of the prettiest places we have ever laid our eyes upon, and this wedding is just ties it up in one pretty little package. EPlove Photography has stolen our heart big time with this one. These images are creative, full of gorgeous light, and all around stunning.

This California soiree has beautiful white florals, with just the sweetest touches of yellow, that are perfect with the glamorous feel of the day. Andrea is SO gorgeous, I mean really, can you be any more lovely on your wedding day? We haven’t even touched on the adorable pooch that is popping his head out every so often. oh.my goodness.

This is the perfect send-off to the weekend, hope it’s fabulous for everyone!



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!

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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.
27 06, 2011

Canary Hotel Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

By |2011-06-27T14:14:27-06:00June 27th, 2011|Featured, Real Wedding|

Santa Barbara Wedding from The Youngrens

June 27th. 2011 by Mallory5 comments

Good Monday Morning LBBers! Boy do we have a great line up of gorgeous nuptials this week. Starting here – Oh my goodness. This wedding needs very little introduction. This bride put together an all star LBB team, including The Youngrens amazing photography, TEAM Hair and Makeup, rentals fromWildflower Linen, and lighting by LBPS Events. Really, what more is there to say? I could mention the pretty in pink decor, or the amazing custom bridesmaid dresses, or even the absolutely stunning floral design, but really, if I started on the killer style of this affair, I could go on for days. So instead, I’ll let you take it all in. From start to finish. And then more – at The Youngren’s blog.

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After much persistence from a co-worker who swore her nephew, Joshua, and I were destined to get married, I agreed to go on a blind-date. It was not good. In fact, it went down as one of the worse blind dates I had ever been on. After two years of no contact with Joshua, but still a diligent persistence by his Aunt, Joshua and I agreed to meet again. This second-first date found us both on a path of making positive changes in our lives and pursuing our passions. It was perfect timing. We never looked back from that point.

After one month of dating, Joshua bought me blue, Christian Loubouton peep toed shoes. I knew I was going to marry this man… and not just because I had found a man who liked to shoe shop. I vowed not to wear them until our wedding day. We were engaged 5 months later.

When it came to planning our wedding, there were a few non-negotiables – being married by my father who is a pastor, having an abundance of white flowers, and having our big day in a beach city. Joshua and I are lovers of boutique hotels, so The Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara was the perfect location. The minute I walked into the hotel I was pleasantly bombarded with the architecture, décor, color and patterns that ardorn the lobby. The rooftop had stunning views of the mountains and the red-tiled roofs Santa Barbara is famous for. It would be perfect for the chic yet whimsical wedding that Joshua and I wanted to create.

Joshua and I prefer more intimate settings. We wanted our big day to reflect this. On that day we were surrounded by 75 of our closest family and friends. Our wedding invitations set the tone for the blush color and Spanish-style floral pattern that we carried throughout our wedding day; in the programs, escort cards, menus and the three bridesmaid dresses that were custom made.

For our ceremony, we had a candle line aisle and a four post canopy dripping in white hydrangeas and orchids. We wanted a sit-down dinner in the ballroom to feel more like a dinner party rather than a reception. We had guests sit at either square or rectangle tables draped in matte satin beige linens and embellished with sweet centerpieces (created by the amazingly talented Jackie Combs of Jackie Combs Floral Design) of white vases with an array of white flowers.

A seperate ballroom for dancing housed a white dance floor, white couches and even more white flowers. We know that the smallest details created the strongest memories for us. From my blue shoes, to our custom Lakers groom cupcakes. From our “first-look” pictures to the custom made bracelet I wore. From taking communion for the first time as a couple to having my seven nieces and nephews a part of our ceremony. These are all memories Joshua and I will cherish for the rest of our lives.

Photography: The Youngrens / Flowers: Jackie Combs Floral Design / Event Design: Jackie Combs Floral Design / Ceremony Location: The Canary Hotel / Reception Location: The Canary Hotel / Shoes:Christian Louboutin / Cake: Montecito Confections / DJ: AMS Entertainment / Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup / Rentals & Lounge Furniture: Classic Party Rentals / Linens: Wildflower Linens / Lighting:LBPS Events / Invitations: Bella Figura / Bridesmaid Dresses: Lauren Bradley

The Youngrens, TEAM Hair and Makeup, Wildflower Linen, LBPS Events, Inc. and Bella Figura are members of ourLittle Black Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.
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