Thursday, December 22, 2011

So in love...

A beautiful couple...inside and out...

Congratulations to the beautiful new couple and thank you, Bradeon for the beautiful photos!

Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Photography: Braedon Photography
Rentals: Ventura Party Rental Center
Event Planner: Tonya Szele, Soigne Productions
Floral Design: Kim Curtis, Toast Santa Barbara
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Hair: Kristina Feher
Makeup: Jenny at TEAM Hair & Makeup
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dress: Stone Cold Fox
Groom Suit: Burberry

Invitations/Paper Goods:
Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes
Music: Durell Coleman Band & DJ Albert Rosario
Catering: Baby Blues BBQ

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Vibrant Greek Mediterranean-inspired wedding...

The Best Wedding Vendors - The Little Black Book  A different take on mediterranean-inspiration for this Greek wedding reception that took place here at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. The blue table clothes really made the centerpieces designed by Florette Designs pop and brought the feel of the Greek islands to Santa Barbara. Congratulations to the lovely couple!

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Celebrating a Rustic Santa Barbara Wedding...

A rustic wedding taking place at our venue was recently featured on:

This wedding decor is a perfect example of how rustic does not have to lack in elegance. The floral arrangements by Brown Paper Design were gorgeous! Paired with the crystal clear glassware, they bring burlap to a whole new level of stature and created the look and feel of rustic wedding elegance and beauty. Succulents and Peonies were placed along the pathway leading to the alter and set the stage for a most beautiful wedding. Be sure to check out a snippet of Joel Serrato's wonderful cinematography of the event viewable here. Great job to all of the vendors involved and congratulations to the beautiful couple!!! :)

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A Tiffany's colored tablecloth adorned with colorful designer cupcakes and a perfect tie-in cake to the rustic elegance theme? What's not to love?! Simply lovely!
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Photography by: Josh Elliott
Event Design by: Brown Paper Design
Event Rentals: Ventura Rental Center
Cinematography by: Joel Serrato

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Creative Wedding Invitations...

Check out these lovely invitations created by Zenadia Designs incorporating a pen and ink drawing of the fountain at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum on the reply cards. What a lovely way to give guests a feel for the reception they'd be attending as well as create a wonderful and meaningful scrapbooking piece to tie in with the couple's wedding theme. Congratulations again to the beautiful couple who these invitations were made for and great job Zenadia Designs! :)


Read more about these invitations and their design at  Santa Barbara Wedding Style.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Celebrating table setting inspiration ideas...

Lovebird theme...(photos by Elizabeth Messina)
                           ...olive branches adorn the backs of the couple's chairs while the table is set with olive and sage foliage and floral arrangements of succulent plants, peonies, roses, and hydrangeas. Tables are marked by pieces of driftwood with calligraphed italian words significant to the couple.

Shipwrecked in Santa Barbara...(photos by Elizabeth Messina, Event Design & Coordination by Cortnie Purdy of Canvas & Canopy events, Floral Design by Megan of Le Partie Events)...
                              create a shipwrecked feel, the table was decorated with a myriad of "treasures" one might collect from the ocean...bottles, shells, pearls, vintage broaches and floral arrangements of unique flowers such as  green berzelia, peach spider mums, leucadendron gold strike, kale, tulips, dahlias, amaryllis, fern, ranunculus and freesia. To further add texture to the table grasses such as sorghum broom corn, curly willow, zebra grass, pampas grass and bear grass were used.  Tying fabric in colors of the palette of peach, mint green, grey. sage and mustard into braids and then draping them over the chairs created a nautical rope look further adding to the shipwrecked theme.                          
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To read more about the details involved in the lovebird theme, see the related article on
To read more and view more photos from the shipwrecked theme, visit

Check back soon for more table setting inspiration ideas as well as tips and spotlights on some of our favorite vendors!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Santa Barbara Wedding by Blue Magnolia Events & Beaux Arts Photographie...

A beautiful wedding reception October 9, 2011 at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. With colors of terra cotta, purples, and greens, design inspiration stemmed from the things about Santa Barbara, the couple's hometown, that they loved as well as their recent trip to Granada, Spain. Congratulations!

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See more photos from this lovely event on 

Floral & Event Design: Blue Magnolia Events / Event Coordinator: Pamela Galvin /
Cupcakes: Enjoy Cupcakes / Wedding Photography: Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie /
Wedding Ceremony Location: Our Lady of Sorrows Church / Wedding Reception Location: Santa Barbara Historical Museum / Lighting: Bella Vista Designs / Catering: Creative Services Catering / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals / Wedding Invitations: Kyle Durrie of Power & Light Press / Calligraphy: Jennifer Redmer of Paint JAR Productions / Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Band: Soul City Survivors