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Gorgeous New Video from Like a Letter Videography

We just received this absolutely gorgeous new video from Like a Letter Videography and we couldn’t wait to share it with you all! When we saw the way that this fabulous husband & wife team captured each detail of our design we were over the moon excited! Watching this video takes us right back to that special day and you can truly feel the love shared between Sarah & Brett! This video right here… Is the exact reason why every bride should hire a videographer to capture their day!

Sending a very special thank you to all the fabulous professionals who worked alongside us to make this day so beautiful: 

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Romantic Sunstone Wedding in Spring

With Spring right around the corner, we can’t help but dream about the magical & romantic Sunstone wedding that took place almost  year ago in Santa Ynez. The memorable day began with a full schedule of hair and make up at the Sunstone Villa lead by TEAM. What could possibly be better than to start the day feeling pampered & then each bridesmaid was given a gorgeous blush toned Tory Burch handbag!  The ceremony took place in front of an abundantly decorated arbor dripping in greenery & soft blush toned florals surrounded by 5 crystal chandeliers suspended over the ceremony from the oak trees.

After the emotional vows the guests wandered through the grapevines to arrive in the front courtyard of the Sunstone Villa for cocktails hour. Town & Country provided four custom built cabanas with plush lounge furniture which created a warm & intimate space for the guests to enjoy the delicious passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails from Duo Catering. The guests were invited to through  the front door of the Villa to receive their escort card/favors which were miniature glass bottles filled with Sunstone’s signature Olive Oil.

The guests passed through the Sunstone Villa and entered the reception, where soft blue runners ran down the wood pedestal tables which were topped with lush arrangements of lush pastel spring flowers. Each place-setting featured mixed stacks of Casa De Perrin’s signature collection china & cut crystal stemware.  Heidi of Zenadia Designs created custom menus with the guests names calligraphed on the exterior and then folded open to reveal the dinner menu for the evening. Town & Country custom built wood cabanas which were draped in ivory chiffon & then Camille added vines and flowers to look as if they were organically growing on the structures over the dining tables with crystal chandeliers.

Every moment of this romantic sunstone wedding day was filled with love, laughter, toasts, emotion, tons of dancing and spectacular food & wine. This was a wedding that we both walked away feeling so incredibly overjoyed to do be able to do what we love- To plan & create memories that will last a lifetime for our clients & that is what warms our hearts the most. 

 

Photography: Terri Smith Photo  || Wedding Planners: Colette Lopez & Kaitlin Kolvet of La Fete Weddings|| Caterer: Duo Catering ||Cake: Lele Patisserie || Dress Designer:  Ines di Santo || Event Rentals: Town & Country Rentals || Florist: Camellia Floral Design || Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair & Make up || Invitations: Zenadia Designs || Music:  11H Entertainment || Cocktail Hour Furniture Rentals:  The Tent Merchant || Reception Furniture Rentals: Barn Relic || Videographer: AndHer Visuals ||Dinnerware Rentals:  Casa De Perrin || Lighting:  Images by Lighting || Ceremony Arbor Rental: SPARK || Venue: Sunstone Villa || Tree Rentals: Gazebo Plant Rentals

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Lighting the Way for Weddings

We were so thrilled to see that Images by Lighting had shared some of our notes from the presentation that Colette & Lonnie gave at Event Solutions- that we decided to share them with our readers as well!! To see the full original article on Images by Lighting’s Blog- Click HERE!

This past March, Colette Lopez had the honor speaking at Event Solutions with Lonnie Thompson-  an incredible lighting designer at Images By Lighting!  Event Solutions is a top industry conference attended by thousands of our colleagues in the event industry. The presentation was called Lighting the Way for Weddings and they covered everything from basic tips to advanced lighting concepts. We are excited to share a few of those ideas with you here!

Lighting is a part of every single event. At its very basic, its role is simply for sight & safety. But we want to show you how lighting in all its glorious beauty is a design element.

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Photos by: Yvette Roman Photography        Lighting by: Images by Lighting

Lighting can set the mood and can truly create an unmatched experience for your wedding guests. Knowing where to start and how to approach the subject of lighting can make the process seem way less daunting for the average person.

The first step to great lighting is the initial meeting with your lighting designer. Bring as much information with you as possible to get the process started. Whether you are the couple getting married, or the weddings planner- We suggest bringing photos, and examples of lighting that you like and would be interested in incorporating.

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Photo by: Melissa Musgrove Photography        Lighting by: Images by Lighting

Your lighting designer will be able to come up with bright ideas for the lighting that you may have only dreamed possible. Images by Lighting loves to work with moving lights, elaborate chandeliers, architectural lighting, walls of lighting or the very simple- yet effective, string lights. There are so many possibilities! And, because we are in the ever-changing event industry, your designer will know a lot about new equipment that is available that will shine a light in ways you never thought possible!

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Photo by: Willa Kveta Photography        Lighting by: Images by Lighting

The lighting designer will also need to know some of your event logistics. Such as, if there will be a band or DJ, buffet vs. seated dinner, the number of bars & food stations, and any additional vendors that may need power and lighting! It will be important to find out what power the venue is equipped with, in order to determine if a generator is needed. The best way to do this is to get your power needs from all of your vendors and figure out the best path to get those vendors the power they need safely.

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Photo by: Michael Segal Photography        Lighting by: Ambient Event Design

The power of great lighting is making you look good in so many ways. Hopefully this article has illuminated the many ways you can bring an event to life after the sun goes down!

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Photo by: JKoe Photography        Lighting by: Ambient Event Design

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Blush and Grey Estate Wedding in Santa Barbara

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Sending a very special THANK YOU to all of the incredible professionals that helped to make this day the most beautiful and memorable day of our lives!! We are forever grateful for the hard work and love that went into making this wedding so insanely gorgeous! Also, thank you to Inspired By This Blog for putting together such a lovely post!

2nd Photographer: JKoe Weddings
Location: Villa Sevillano
Event Planner/Designer: La Fete Weddings
Floral Designer: Cody Floral Design
Reception Linens: La Tavola
Cocktail Hour Linens: Creative Coverings
Stationary: Lazaro Press
Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina
Wedding Gown: Lazaro- Purchased at JLM Couture
 To see more images from this wedding you can visit our We Did section of our Website HERE!

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Winter White Wedding featured on Inspired by This

In case you missed our winter white wedding featured on Inspired by This last week, we posted all the pretty pictures + even more on our blog today! To see the full post on Inspired by This Click Here! 

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After completing their first day of orientation at USC a large group of classmates decided to go out to happy hour and this is when Brian had the pleasure of sitting across from Courtney. The two quickly became good friends, and after a year of Brian trying to win Courtney over, the perfect opportunity fell into his lap! Their group of friends had all planned to go to a John Butler Trio concert, although someone had mistakenly purchased two tickets to the wrong night. As fate would have it, both Courtney & Brian ended up sacrificing their tickets for the other friends to go to the concert. That led to their pseudo first date and then two days later their official first date- and the rest is history!

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When we began planning the wedding with Courtney & her mother we started by searching for wedding venues. They knew we had found the right place when we walked onto the grounds of the spectacular Villa Sevillano. With magnificently manicured grounds and formal terraced gardens, this impressive 6-bedroom Italian Villa was the perfect place to transform into their dream wedding.

The wedding ceremony was held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church in the heart of Montecito at 2:00 in the afternoon. After the full Catholic mass the guests arrived at the Villa for an intentionally “long-cocktail-hour!” We created a plush environment around the pool with charcoal grey lounge furniture groupings, tall communal dining tables & multiple bars and food stations! Good Gracious! catered a “Meat Lovers” station for the groom and a “New Orleans” food station for the bride- complete with frozen hurricanes and gumbo!  Guests mingled and enjoyed the music of the New Orleans style Dixie band.

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We designed a tailored fabric draped tent with ivory petal covered panels in the center of the ceiling. We filled in the tent withRevelry Event Designer’s stunning mirror & chandelier glass top tables, which were accented with their linen upholstered chairs.Eddie Zaratsian added a decadent mix of all white modern flowers in mirrored vessels along with a selection of rosebud-embellished votive candles.

The Band from West Coast Music blew the guests away with their incredible talents and at the end of the night we surprised the guests by passing out LED sunglasses, necklaces, bracelets & other fun props to keep their party on the dance floor all night long!

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Coordinator: La Fete Weddings

Venue: Villa Sevillano
Caterer: Good Gracious!
Videographer: Taylor Films
Photographer: Melissa Musgrove
Florist: Eddie Zaratsian/ TicTock Florals
Rentals: Town & Country
Rentals & Fabric Draping: Revelry Event Design
Cocktail Hour Band: Dwight Kennedy
Reception Band: West Coast Music
Lighting: Images by Lighting
Cake: The Butter End
Officiant: Mt. Carmel Church
Classic Car: Tom Reed
Transportation: Blue Star Parking
Invitations, Menu’s, Leather Place Cards: Bliss & Bone

 

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