Santa Barbara Riviera Wedding, Spring 2016
Rachelle and Philip’s Santa Barbara Riviera Wedding was inspired by the Northern Italian and Mediterranean Roots (the groom’s family hails from Madrid and the bride’s late grandfather from the Veneto region of northern Italy) and was filled with meaningful touches and memorable moments — from the reception at the bride’s grandmother’s home (the Villa Doria Garden) on the Riviera and the olive-wreath accented thank you cards to the Spanish-style jamón, provided by the groom’s family, that was served during cocktail hour.
The understated color palette of white, greens, pale pink and peach, and with timeless hints of gold, perfectly complimented the spaces of the day, including the naturally beautiful and forested Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History as well as the Villa Doria Garden, with its white and green, stencil-accented exterior and lush gardens. The guest tables were adorned with arrangements of dahlias and roses, assorted candles and gold-tone tableware that all resulted in an exceptionally romantic feel.
As the sun set beyond the water, the twinkling lights throughout the yard made the evening even more magical. Not only were the settings spectacular, but the people truly made the day as beautiful as could be, as it was not only clear throughout the celebration how much Rachelle and Philip adore each other, but also how much their guests adore them.
Couple: Rachelle + Phillip
Venue: Private Residence on Santa Barbara’s Riviera
Wedding Planning: Festive Event Planning
Floral Design: Casi Cielo Events & Flowers
Rentals: The Tent Merchant
Specialty Rentals: Otis & Pearl
Bakery: Lilac Patisserie
Lighting: Islay Events
Guitarist: Jason Sulkin Music
Hair & Makeup: La Rouge Artistry
Photobooth: SB Photobooths
Valet: Signature Parking