This was such a fun wedding to plan for Karlen and Chris. We had the pleasure of planning not only the wedding, but also the welcome dinner at El Paseo, rehearsal dinner at Hotel Californian, and post-wedding brunch at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfroom Resort. For the rehearsal dinner it was all about colorful lounge vignettes and bright citrus centerpieces. Karlen is actually from just south of Santa Barbara and grew up on an avocado farm. Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm with its own avocado orchards, was naturally picked to host the wedding day. For the oceanside ceremony, a simple arbor was dressed with white roses and eucalyptus by Anna LePley Taylor. A bed of flowers on either side of the aisle, seemed to grow up organically.
Dinner was held in one of the many old greenhouses on the property. String lights added a romantic twinkle and long tables were dressed with garlands filled with eucalyptus, blue thistle and white blooms. The groom is in the navy, and for the grand entrance the couple chose to do a traditional salute, it was such a nice personal touch. All was captured by photographer Miki and Sonja.
Wedding Location: Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm | Miki and Sonja | Wedding Planner: Soigne Productions | Cinema: Follow Media Studios | Entertainment: Patrick Butler | Catering: Seasons Catering | Hair and Makeup: Lunabella | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Stationary: Penned by Shani | Transportation: Jump on the School Bus | Floral: Anna LePley Taylo