Bold & Beautiful in Santa BarbaraWords by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Rebecca Yale Photography
Incorporating a vibrant color palette into your destination wedding décor doesn’t have to mean sacrificing sophistication. This talented team of wedding vendors joined forces at a private estate in Montecito, California to prove that bold can still be bridal. For “The Bold & The Beautiful in Santa Barbara” shoot, inspiration stemmed from incredible spring flowers and a stunning Monique Lhuillier gown. The “Floral Gazar Ball Gown” and flowers, such as coral charm peonies and golden celebration garden roses, set the scene for a truly spectacular event. We hope this photo shoot will provide you with the insight and inspiration necessary to pull off a colorful, yet sophisticated wedding of your own!
1 & 3: These newlyweds only have eyes for each other. She’s a vision in the “Rosemary” dress by Monique Lhuillier and “Quinn” crown by Hushed Commotion. Her hair and makeup are by TEAM Hair & Makeup and her shoes are courtesy of Bella Belle. Our groom’s tuxedo is from Sene Studio and his boutonniere is by Toast Santa Barbara.
4-7: A private estate in Montecito, California provided the perfect setting for these charming, spring-inspired details like a welcome box by Salt & Pepper Co. and a lovely stationery suite and place cards by Lotus & Ash. The ceremony featured large floral displays by Toast Santa Barbara and ceremony pews courtesy of Found Vintage Rentals. Our couple says “I do” in the “Rosemary” dress by Monique Lhuillier and a tuxedo courtesy of Sene Studio.
8: Our bride is ready to hit the dance floor in the “Beaumont” dress by Monique Lhuillier, Bella Belle shoes, the “Dylan” earrings by Hushed Commotion and holding a gorgeous bouquet by Toast Santa Barbara. Both her hair and makeup are by TEAM Hair & Makeup.
9-12: This dramatic “Floral Gazar Ball Gown” by Monique Lhuillier was the source of inspiration for this “Bold & Beautiful” photo shoot. Her shoes are by Bella Belle, earrings by Hushed Commotion and dramatic bouquet by Toast Santa Barbara. The romantic tablescape features a table and chairs courtesy of Found Vintage Rentals, florals by Toast Santa Barbara and china, glassware and flatware from The Ark. The table runner, napkins and chair cushions are from La Tavola. The lovely paper goods are by Lotus & Ash.
13-14: Our bride's hair and makeup are by TEAM Hair & Makeup and her shoes are courtesy of Bella Belle. Our groom looks handsome in his tuxedo from Sene Studio with his boutonniere by Toast Santa Barbara.
15-17: The dramatic color scheme stays true to our "bold and beautiful" theme for this shoot. The whimsical wedding cake is by Lele Patisserie while the stunning florals are by Toast Santa Barbara. The table and chairs are courtesy of Found Vintage Rentals, florals by Toast Santa Barbara and china, glassware and flatware from The Ark. The table runner, napkins and chair cushions are from La Tavola.
18-19: Along with the inspiration from the Monique Lhuillier gown, “The Bold & The Beautiful in Santa Barbara” shoot, inspiration also stemmed from spring flowers.
Vendors: Photographer: Rebecca Yale Photography, Coordination/Design/Floral: Toast Santa Barbara, Venue: Private Estate, Table/Dining Chairs/Ceremony Pews: Found Vintage Rentals, China/Glassware/Flatware: The Ark, Flowers: Florabundance & Rose Story Farm, Dresses: “Floral Gazar Ball Gown” (Fall 2017), “Beaumont” (Spring 2017) & “Rosemary” (Fall 2017) by Monique Lhuillier, Earrings/Crown: “Quinn” crown and “Dylan” earrings by Hushed Commotion, Rings: Trumpet & Horn, Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle, Tuxedos: Sene Studio, Runners/Napkins/Chair Cushions/Cake Table Linen: La Tavola, Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup, Invitations/Menus/Place Cards: Lotus & Ash, Venue Sketch: Silver Fox Calligraphy & Design, Cake: Lele Patisserie, Models: Delaney Sager and Kevin Clough with Newmark Models, Welcome Boxes: Salt & Pepper Co. & Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
This article first appeared in Destination I Do's Spring/Summer 2018 issue. You can order a copy here.
You Might Also Like
by Carolyn Gerin
All dermatologists are not created equal: creativity tempered with judgment is what you seek in a physician, especially when you’re slated to walk down the aisle.
by Courtney Cox
Our beachside 60s Glam is perfect for the more elegantly inclined.
by Courtney Cox
Celebrity-favorite Elizabeth Messina brings you Ship Wrecked sublime.
by Courtney Cox
This Italian love story is filled with romance and simplistic beauty.
by Courtney Cox
This photo shoot is inspired by some of our favorite things about this iconic, romantic destination.
Get the latest wedding trends & ideas by email