Monday, December 7, 2009

Four Seasons Santa Barbara - I Do

When Kelly hired me to plan her wedding I was delighted. I planned her sister's wedding nine years ago and I was thrilled to work with this wonderful family again. Kelly and Conor said their vows at the historic Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Montecito. Their reception was held on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at The Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. We chartered Santa Barbara trolleys to transport the guests. Cocktails were held on a terrace overlooking the Pacific. Lunch was a multi course feast followed by dancing and many fun surprises. After choosing custom sandals and Pashminas guests crossed to Butterfly Beach to watch this fun couple ride into the waves on paddle boards. This had much significance as Conor and Kelly were on paddle boards when Conor proposed.
Photos taken by Amy and Stuart ( Flowers by S R Hogue (

Ojai Wedding

I recently had the pleasure of planning a lovely wedding at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Amy and Sam were a wonderful couple to work with. They got married in the intimate Hacienda Courtyard. The Rabbi who flew in from New York had married Sam's parents 45 years ago. Cocktails were served in the Herb Garden amidst the flowing bougainvilleas. A garden displayed hand selected plants and seating cards printed on garden stakes. We built a custom tent for the reception. The clear tent enhanced the beauty of the mountains and trees. Rather than using lanterns from the ceiling of the tent we built custom centerpieces with lighting incorporated into the flowers. The wedding featured many personal touches that reflected this incredible couple's style. Isabel and Lawrence ( photographed this beautiful three day wedding.