Category Archives: FESS PARKERS DOUBLETREE

Santa Barbara Style Wedding at The Fess Parker Resort

Kristine and Corey loved everything about historic Santa Barbara. The red tile roofs, palm trees, the ocean views, the spanish architecture, and lots of succulents! And thats exactly how we knew they would LOVE the Fess Parker Resort for their wedding venue. We based our design around her favorite colors such as the different shades of sea foam green and terra-cotta. We were blown away by how beautiful everything came together. The flowers by Cody Floral Design were spectacular! BB Photography blew me away with these incredible photos (hence why this blog post is so long) We would also love to thank the following professionals for helping to create such a memorable day for Kristine and Corey:
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Beachfront Wedding at the DoubleTree Santa Barbara

Kayla and David were married a year ago in Barcelona spain and wanted to plan a fun destination wedding weekend for their close friends and family to attend here in Santa Barbara. We met with this bride only once and planned and designed the entire wedding via email. We loved the way the orange of the ceremony chair pads contrasted with the Pacific Ocean in the background. The bridesmaids bouquets were created from five unique large shells then flowers cascaded from each one. The table tops were designed with abundant orange flowers atop sapphire blue dupioni silk linens. We brought in custom designed menus, table numbers, and escort cards adorned with blue shell detailing. Brian and Brady from BB Photography captured this event perfectly.
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Oceanfront Bliss at the DoubleTree

I love it when couples trust us and go with some of the ideas we come up with from the design and colors to the intimate details.  JJ and Joe were so fun to work with~
On this wedding we started with wanting to bring the color of the Pacific Ocean into the plaza at the Fess Parkers Doubletree.  We chose a beautiful teal blue colored linen with two different elegant textures and iridescence. The mocha fabric overhead added the soft romantic feeling and provided some shade for the guests from the Summer sun. After dark the rod iron candle chandeliers were the perfect touch.
JJ and Joe met at a club downtown, and so we decided how fun it would be to put the whole wedding party and their dates/spouses at a bar height table with stools.  The flowers were to be romantic and fluffy with gardenia’s one of JJ’s favorite flowers.  The Church Our Lady of  Mt. Carmel was the perfect setting for their intimate ceremony.
The McCleod tartan is yellow, black with a touch of red~ so with JJ being a school teacher we decided how fun it would be to do escort/favors with the double stick tape, which had exactly their McCleod tartan pattern on it, This design was used on their programs and grooms and groomsmen’s ties and pocket squares.  We also hired a bagpiper to play at the end of the recessional for them.

They danced and had the best night ever on the perfect Summer night in the Plaza in Santa Barbara.

All photography by bb-photography  Thank you Brian and Brady for capturing another beautiful day for our clients~

Congratulations JJ and Joe~
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The Ideal Santa Barbara Destination Wedding Weekend!

When planning a destination wedding in Santa Barbara, we encourage hosting multiple events in order for your guests to really develop new friendships and to fully experience this beautiful city. This past weekend we were able to plan a series of three events for our Bride and Groom.

 In February of this year Kayla and I met only the weekend she came into town.  She and her fiance David live in Barcelona Spain.  She told me she loved great food, wine and color~she then informed me that she would not be back in Santa Barbara until five days before her wedding.  We picked out her linens together, and the rest we planned via the internet.  They were thrilled with the weekend of events we planned for them. 

 On Friday, we held a barefoot rehearsal on the beach, then transported all the guests up through wine country to Sunstone Winery for a wine tasting, and rehearsal dinner soiree.
On Saturday the guests gathered on the beach for an intimate wedding ceremony right on the water. Then walked across Cabrillo Blvd to the reception which was held at the DoubleTree. 
Then on Sunday we held a farewell brunch for the happy couple in the Plaza of Chase Palm Park. The guests gathered between 10 and 11 am and were welcomed to an omelet station, pancake station, and fruit and yogurt along with a large selection of home made danishes. 
 Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s were served and they relaxed in the beautiful setting.
We cannot wait to see the images of the wedding that Brian from BB Photography captured. 
We will share more then! 
Congratulations to Kayla and David!  
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