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WEDDING BLOG

Wedding Ideas: Santa Barbara Wedding

This Black Tie Santa Barbara Wedding is Far From Stuffy

December 15, 2016 | gabby

Sarah and Chase love any excuse to dress up, so they knew they wanted a black tie wedding from the start. When they took their super laid-back personalities and desire for tropical décor into consideration, they knew they needed a hand planning their dream wedding. Enter La Fete Weddings. The Santa Barbara wedding planning team executed Sarah and Chase’s wedding with style and grace, and even included fun reception details like an ice luge, a classic black and […]

Southwest Inspired California Dreaming Wedding at Sandoval Ranch & Vineyard

April 27, 2016 | nicole

Inspired by the unique elements of the Southwest and the golden sunshine over their home state, Kelly and Alex enjoyed a “California Dreaming” themed wedding at Sandoval Ranch & Vineyard. The Santa Ynez venue provided plenty of room for their teepee lounge, shasta trailer, and friends and family. From a Native American ceremony including the traditional wedding blessing to wild bouquets of bold colors, Kelly and Alex incorporated what was important to them throughout their day. […]

This WWII Inspired Elopement at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Took Us Back in Time

March 30, 2016 | nicole

A vintage beauty and a real-life rock star got hitched at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse and it has us reconsidering everything we thought about weddings. Priscilla and Buddy were inspired by WWII-era elopements that took place before the soldier went off to war. This romantic and retro influence, paired with the fact that they chose to elope in the first place, created a feeling of intimacy and excitement that is vivid in every image captured […]

Vibrant California Wedding at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club

February 12, 2016 | editorial team

An elegant reception on a polo field overlooking a breathtaking California ocean; what more could you want for a wedding? Maryemma and Andrew knew that having their wedding at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club would treat their guests to an evening they would always remember. Having grown up playing polo at the Club, Maryemma knew that it would be the perfect venue for the reception. Together with their family and friends, the couple enjoyed an outdoor cocktail hour […]

Understated and Natural Elings Park Wedding

July 5, 2015 | jackie

Gorgeous mountain views, bright yellow florals, and ivory colored bridesmaid gowns made up Ashley and Avery’s simply bright wedding at The South Bluffs in Elings Park! Event planner, and groom’s sister, Whitney Hardin ensured that the big day was absolutely perfect for the couple. We love the views and simple decor at the ceremony. And, best of all, photographer Mollie Crutcher didn’t miss a single moment capturing incredible photos of the excited couple! The Couple: Ashley and Avery The Wedding: The South Bluffs […]

Romance Styled Shoot at Sogno del Fiore

November 24, 2014 | nicole

When Sogno del Fiore reached out to us with this romantic styled shoot, our hearts skipped a beat. The elegant vineyard setting, the sweet pink petals, and the adorably preppy bridal style are all quintessential elements to a romantic Wine Country wedding. From precious table details like the ice bucket and salt and pepper shakers to the impeccable styling of the groom, Art Director Shauna Timmons of Santa Barbara Elopement skillfully designed an event that […]

Modern Santa Barbara Wedding

November 17, 2014 | nicole

Kimberly and Paul’s modern Santa Barbara wedding was inspired by the sleek elegance of fish scales. From the invitation design to actual koi and goldfish on site for the celebration, the fish scale motif was impeccably implemented by La Fete Weddings. The ceremony over the koi pond was such a beautifully planned aspect of the event, as the water reflected the couple and their love so clearly as they exchanged their vows. The Couple: Kimberly and […]

Pretty Vineyard Wedding at Sunstone Winery, Santa Ynez, California by Ashleigh Taylor Photography

September 6, 2014 | sarah

It was love at first sight when Katie and Scott found their wedding venue; the Sunstone Winery in St Ynez, California. Drawing inspiration from the romantic vineyards, the couple planned a wedding that was both elegant and personal, combining classic fashion and pretty coral and pink blossoms with family photos and heirlooms. All the gorgeousness, including an outdoor ceremony beneath a sparkling chandelier, was captured by Ashleigh Taylor Photography.

Stunning Private Estate Wedding in Santa Barbara by Melissa Musgrove Photography – Kathryn and Michael

November 13, 2013 | christine

Set atop of cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara, California, the gorgeous grounds, classic old world Italian architecture and spectacular view provided the perfect backdrop for Kathryn and Michael's private estate wedding. Under a brilliant blue sky, Santa Barbara based photographer Melissa Musgrove Photography captured each flawlessly executed detail, the luxurious fashion and every sweet moment between the bride and groom.

Santa Barbara Wedding from La Fete and Melissa Musgrove Photography – Melissa and Jonathan

February 1, 2013 | editorial team

Today's real wedding is a stunner from not one, but two Junebug members! We adore weddings from the talented team at La Fete - the most elegant events, yet magically, warm, and whimsical. Add in the romantic images captured by Melissa Musgrove, and you have this Santa Barbara wedding, which we're completely crazy for.