Today’s Santa Barbara Real Wedding of Katherine and Andrew has that special balance of elegance and ease that makes it look like it must have been an absolute joy to attend! Photographed by the lovely Chenin Boutwell of Boutwell Studio, and planned by Kari Heimbach of Kary H Events the details from the day are simply divine!
Katherine’s family has belonged to The Valley Club of Montecito in Santa Barbara, California her whole life, so she was thrilled to be able to hold their wedding there. “I grew up hitting golf balls with my Grandmother at the Valley Club, had numerous family dinners, enjoyed holidays, had two funerals and it was time for a wedding! The staff has known me since I was 3 feet tall and it truly made the wedding feel like I was having it at home.” Katherine’s “something new” was her gorgeous dress by Monique Lhuillier and her wedding shoes by Christian Louboutin, and for her “something old”, “something borrowed” and “something blue” she carried her grandmother’s handkerchief and wore her great grandmother’s diamond and sapphire bracelet. Their ceremony was performed by a dear family friend and the captain of Katherine’s father’s boat. “It was so meaningful to have someone, who is basically a member of the family be the one who married us. In fact, Captain Paul was one of the first of my family to meet Andrew when we went down to Mexico together. He was the one who gave the seal of approval to my dad.” So sweet!
Abundant cream colored flowers from Sonny Alexander Flowers were breathtaking at both the ceremony and the reception, and they fit beautifully with the wedding’s color palette or cream, silver and gold. I love all the texture that was created on the reception tabletops with the use of different shades of metallic, lush fabrics, and various heights of flowers arrangements, flower petals, candles and glassware. Creative calligraphed compasses from Red Sky Trader acted as escort cards, and guests got to enjoy a delicious wedding cake from the always amazing Vanilla Bake Shop and an impressive dessert bar from Sweet & Saucy Shop. Yum!
Thank you so much for sharing your wedding with us Katherine and Andrew!
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