Fairytale wedding at the Belmond El Encanto

"David & Frangelica chose the Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara because of it's whimsical garden inspiration. As a bride, Frangelica wanted to feel like she and her guests would be able to step into a fairytale to witness her and David get married. Our amazing team of vendors brought East Coast glamour to the Belmond's whimsical landscape in Santa Barbara." -Sun and Sparrow Photography

What were your favorite parts of the day? (memories and stories):Our favorite moment of the day occurred before the ceremony while we were alone and blissfully unaware that we were 30 minutes late to our own wedding.  We had found a baby grand piano situated within the quiet hallway beside the ballroom.  This is where we spent time sipping champagne and talking while Fran played the piano.  That moment was special as it gave us an opportunity to pause, appreciate the moment, and take everything in, advice that we would give to every bride and groom.
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding (your vision, color, style, and location choices).From the moment you step onto the Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara, you can feel its magic. The stunning ocean views to the bungalows set among the lush green grounds set the tone for a fairytale setting. As we walked under the wisteria covered arbor surrounding the lily pond, our 12-year-old pug dove in for a swim with the turtles. We knew right then and there that this was going to be the place where we would get married.
“The Secret Garden”, Fran’s favorite childhood book, provided the inspiration for our wedding theme.  The lily pond was the perfect area to make her Secret Garden dream come true. 

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Photography: Sun & Sparrow Photography | Ceremony Venue: Belmond El Encanto | Reception Venue: Belmond El Encanto | Event Planning: Events by Mr. Butler | Floral: Three Bunch Palms | Stationery: Minted | Videography: Twin Taoers Productions | Wedding Cake: Belmond El Encanto | Hair: Christina G Hair | Makeup: Dream Catcher Artistry | Ceremony Musicians: Brian Stodart | Wedding Dress: Limor Rosen | Groom's Attire: Giorgio Armani | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN | Veil: BHLDN | Engagement Ring: Arka Designs | Groom's Attire: Armani | Groomsmen Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Submitted via: Matchology