sorry to those of you who were waiting on part 2 of this wedding’s sneak peek. although i went ahead and wrote it and had every intention of posting it today, something infinitely better has arrived: professional photos! i’m so excited to share this lovely wedding with you through the lens of mary jane photography. let’s get right into it!
selena and i share a love of lace. her beautiful dress had a timeless vintage feel to it, and her matching mantilla was the perfect complement. selena also chose to wear a custom twigs & honey hairpiece. darling!! you KNOW how much i love myra’s handiwork.
hello, gorgeous! selena made a breathtaking bride. she has the most beautiful, intense brown eyes. on the left is the groom’s rustic bout, featuring a rose, tuberose blossom + twigs.
selena and daniel chose to see each other before the ceremony in order to maximize their time for portraits. i love this tender moment mary jane caught between them.
on the left: when it comes to bouquets, i say the bigger the better! selena carried a romantic, voluminous bouquet of mostly cream and blush roses. the eucalyptus leaves made the ideal sage accent. on the right: another sweet moment between the lovebirds!
left: ficus trees on the patio were adorned with words of love and felicity. center: selena takes in the scene with the trolley behind her. right: lemony iced tea + berry spritzers were offered to guests during the pre-ceremony welcome reception.
the couple traveled in style on the wedding day, opting to rent a classic car for transportation.
s+d on the steps of the historic santa barbara mission, where they were wed in a traditional Catholic mass.
clockwise from top left: the placesetting included a chocolate satin napkin, gocco’d menus and a fresh herb accent; eucalyptus-covered initials hung from the entrance doors of the reception room; table numbers were made using vintage postcards from various national parks; guests traveled via santa barbara trolleys; save-the-dates (by my candy paper) featured a sketch of the mission; we used half square tables, half round tables for guest seating.
more delicious details!! clockwise from top left: a martha stewart-inspired cookie bar delighted guests; we created visual interest with the cookie bar by placing jars on various boxes wrapped with white paper. take-away bags were nestled in a green trough; cookies were homemade by a friend of the bride!; the beautiful cake was displayed on a raised mezzanine area; ribbon wands for waving were placed in mason jars. guests took them at the end of the night to celebrate the couple’s grand exit; the vintage cake topper was from the wedding of the groom’s parents.
left: the head table was directly in front of the cake. a playful “mr. & mrs.” banner was hung behind the newlyweds; center: centerpieces include 5′ birch branches with hanging votives; right: the magnificent cake was cloaked in fondant and featured an oak leaf design.
one of my favorite details from this wedding was a late night snack. the waitstaff came out and tray-passed S’MORES. yep, i said s’mores! at selena’s urging, i had to try one. it was the perfect, nostalgic treat. you know i love dessert… especially unexpected, kitschy desserts. yummm
thank you, selena & daniel, for allowing me to share in the vision and culmination of your big day! i loved working with the two of you. selena–your endless energy and excitement for your wedding spilled out to me and i already miss our phone calls and emails! thank you for trusting me with all of your plans. watching you on your wedding day was truly a gift. you both are blessed with incredible families and friends. i look forward to keeping in touch for years to come!! ❤
i also want to thank the wonderful all-stars who made this wedding a success. a gorgeous wedding is all about teamwork and i am grateful that i get to work with the industry’s best week after week. how spoiled am i?? xoxo, angel
- photography by mary jane photography
- florist extraordinaire: joey molina of cana flowers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- catering by pure joy
- cake by crumbs bakery
- santa barbara trolley for the fun wedding day transportation
- linens + chiavaris by elegant designs specialty linens (+ ventura party rentals for the cake linen)
- dj: music by bonnie
- invitations + printed ephemera: smitten invitations