May 27, 2016

A Santa Barbara Seaside Elopement Styled Shoot


"Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountain Range lays a stretch of beach as private and picturesque as the couple who chose this location for their Memorial Day elopement. Seeking a seashore venue, sans prying public eyes, the bride and groom landed upon a beachfront home located on a secluded stretch of beach in southern Santa Barbara. Upon securing their ideal venue, the couple enlisted a team to bring their vision to life; a marriage of beach romance, vintage aesthetic, and a salute to the red, white, and blue. 

The couple's vision was implemented by first incorporating pieces of furniture and decor that were in keeping with the beach aesthetic; tables handcrafted of vintage wood, aisle runners of natural driftwood, and an arbor as light in design as the beach air behind it. Next, the scenes were softened with vintage place settings; a beautifully eclectic mixture of cut glass goblets, gold trimmed champagne coupes, stacked china and brass candlesticks, all accented by gold flatware. The place settings were accompanied by name and menu cards, set on gold and ivory paper and finished with a soft, textured bow. 

For both the ceremony and reception, lush floral arrangements were created, adding a colorful backdrop to an otherwise muted beach palate. It was important to the couple that each arrangement retain a natural look while simultaneously drawing together their color palate of marsala, peach, and indigo blue. To end the night, the couple reveled in their three-tiered cake, specifically designed with each layer encompassing an aspect of their vision- beach romance, vintage aesthetic, and a salute to the red, white, and blue." -
Smith & Murphy Events and Design House


Team of Wedding Pros: Photographer: Leanna Annunziato Photography | Wedding Planner: Smith & Murphy Events and Design House | Cake: Lele Patisserie | Florals: Kat's Florals | Beauty: Brittany Heim | Stationery: Exquisite Invitations | Tabletop Rentals: Otis + Pearl Vintage RentalsVintage Furniture Rentals: Sweet Beginnings

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