Santa Barbara Private Estate Wedding

October 22, 2021
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With intimate and smaller venues becoming more popular in the last little while, the type of venues that couples are looking for is also different. A few months ago, we had the opportunity to create a beautiful private estate wedding in Santa Barbara at Santa Barbara House. It isn’t the typical wedding venue that engaged couples might be looking for, but it was the perfect place for an intimate and fun celebration. 

The Design

We designed this wedding with the idea of creating a Garden Party; to create a day filled with the joy of celebration. Bright and cheerful colours to create that fun atmosphere, plenty of intricate details throughout, all tied together with flowers as the focus.

As it is a garden party, we wanted to include as many floral details in fun ways as possible. Along with the delicate and romantic stationery, we created translucent candies topped with dried edible flower petals. We also included floral infused bath oils and other unique floral items for the guest gifts. 

classic and luxury invitation flat lay with shoes and candy
invitation set and delicate candy
luxury welcome gift bag with sign

Wedding Day

For the getting ready dress, a simple hand draped gown that is beautifully feminine and delicate was chosen. It plays into the modern and clean style that is part of the overall wedding design. In contrast, the ceremony dress is a dreamy fairytale-like dress with endless layers of tulle and 3D floral embroidery scattered throughout the dress. Finally, rounding it out is a form fitting reception dress that is perfect to end the night off. 

For the bride, two different kinds of bouquets were created for the day. A smaller one with bright colours and a bigger bouquet with plenty of creamy colours and textures. With a stunning floral arch as the ceremony backdrop and the getaway car full of flowers, this is indeed a wedding focused on the beauty of flowers and celebration. 

flatlay with bright coloured boutineers and names
bride in wooden chair putting on shoes
black and white portrait of couple hugging
bride in Andrew Kwon gown walking down
bright colour ceremony arch and benches
bride and groom share a kiss under arch
bride with bouquet on swing
vintage porsche filled with flowers

Reception Details

We wanted something more unique for the cake, so we went with a square cake that has plenty of florals pipped at the top in soft colours. We also had mini cakes that were also topped with different varieties of flowers.

square bean paste cake and desserts
welcome table with floral arrangement and gifts
reception setup under olive trees
closeup of reception place setting with florals
floral centerpieces and place settings for reception
bride and groom share a kiss at reception
aerial view of reception guests eating
guest cutting meat at wedding reception
black and white reception guests seated at long table
groom kissing bride in Porsche speedster

We hope you enjoyed this fun and beautiful intimate wedding that is filled with the beauty of flowers and also the celebration of our couple’s love! Are you interested in getting married at a private estate in California or elsewhere? Send us a note here and we would love to hear about your special day!

Vendor Team:

Planning and Design: Honour and Blessing Events
Creative Director and Photographer: Jen Huang
Venue: Santa Barbara House
Videography: Amy Hung
Make up and Hair: Chaili Meng Artistry
Florals: Lambert Florals
Stationery: Truffypi
Cake: Rice Blossom
Dress: Andrew Kwon
Shoes: Bella Belle
Rentals: Found Rentals
Speedster: Santa Barbara Speedster
Catering: Secret Bao
Styling boards: Heirloom Bindery
Tabletop ceramics: Eric Bonnin
CeramicsOil lamps: 5th26

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