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!
Ashley and Avery
The South Bluffs at Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California
We pulled inspiration from everywhere, I was on Pinterest constantly. We didn’t exactly choose a theme, but rather just went with what we liked. It was simple, clean, minimal. Our officiant, Braydon, was a good friend, and the only other person in the room when Ave and I met, it seemed fitting. Avery and I worked really hard, and had our hands in every step of the process. We thankfully had his sister, Whitney, a wedding planner to help along the way and had her assistant coordinate the day of. As far as fashion went, I wanted my gals in cream. I wasn’t keen on bright colored dresses, or any color for that matter, neutral is more my style. My dress was by Maggie Sottero, it was white, cream, silver and gold…not flashy, but subtle. Avery wore a grey Hugo Boss jacket to set himself apart. He really just gave his guys guidelines but let them choose. I did the same with my girls. The one thing I knew I wanted incorporated was succulents. I just love how beautiful, strong and resilient they are; a symbol of our marriage.
Avery: My favorite moment was when we were standing on top of a mountain, the ocean to one side of us, and all of our friends and family to the other. I was surrounded by everything I have ever loved – family, friends, my home town, and Ashley. It was a once in a lifetime moment.
Ashley: My favorite moment was at the end of the night, we took a limo home and sat on our front porch reminiscing about the entire day and how it could not have gone better. We worked really hard for that one day and it went off without a hitch.
The Couple Recommends:
Honestly, EVERY vendor we worked with was exceptional, friendly and easy to work with. We would recommend all of them!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Mollie Crutcher
Event Planning – Whitney Hardin
Ceremony Venue – The South Bluffs at Elings Park
Reception Venue – Sama Sama Kitchen
Floral Design – Padaro Floral
Catering – Sama Sama Kitchen, Country Catering, Meat Market & Deli (rehearsal dinner)
DJ – Gavin Roy
Live Music – Mango Mango
Invitations – Exquisite Invitations
Wedding Dress – Panache Bridals
Bridal Accessories – Nordstrom
Groom’s Apparel – Hugo Boss
Rings – Truong & Co
Rentals – Just 4 Fun Party Rentals
Transportation – Dodo’s Transportation Taxi and Limousine Service
Favors – Paper Source (custom coasters and matchboxes)
A huge thank you to Mollie Crutcher for sharing Ashley and Avery’s breathtaking wedding at The South Bluffs in Elings Park! Want to see more weddings with amazing views? Check out this epic New Zealand wedding by Jim Pollard Goes Click!