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Stef & Philip's Wedding
February 24, 2008

I keep getting requests for more real wedding photos on my blog- so I decided to go back in time and put some gorgeous photos together from Stefanie and Philip's special day at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. Stef and Philip were planning their big day all the way from Austin- not an easy task! They were such an absolute blast to work with during the planning process and were so relaxed and happy on their big day. Revisiting their wedding photos was a sweet trip down memory lane for me. :)
Their wedding was an intimate celebration- all about enjoying the company of family and friends. They decided to forgo some of the more traditional wedding events to maximize the short time they all had together. Rather than doing toasts during the reception, Philip and Stef had all of the toasts and speeches enjoyed at their rehearsal dinner. Rather than a traditional cake cutting, they had a souffle station open throughout the evening where guests could help themselves as they pleased. One of the highlights of the evening was their totally heartwarming and hilarious slideshow which played during dinner. It was an unforgettable, meaningful, beautiful day and night which I was honored to be a part of. Thank you for everything, Stef and Philip- I miss you guys! :)

Enjoy the beautiful photos from Sarah Holden Photography!

{All about the details~ Stef's dress was an exquisite ivory silk Eugenia Couture gown. The Bunker Duo played Canon in D as Stef came down the aisle. The bridesmaids dresses were some of my favorite ever, from an Austin based designer, Linda Asaf. The girls carried a simple and elegant nosegay of white calla lilies. Stef's bouquet was a luscious mixture of miniature white calla lilies, white tulips and exotic green parrot tulips tied simply with an ivory silk ribbon to match her dress. All gorgeous flowers were from my friend Camille at Modern Day Design. The sweet sage green programs were done simply and beautifully with chocolate brown lettering, a decorative “M” monogram and a simple grosgrain ribbon.}

{More details~ The bridesmaid's calla lilies later adorned the glowing reception fireplace. (A great money saving idea!) The tall centerpieces were beautifully lined with loops of grasses to hold a fluttery arrangement of white Hawaiian dendrobium orchids. Touches of viburnum and foliage added softness and spring green to the look. The lighting from the chandeliers and soft glow from the candles created a warm antique hue throughout the room. Wedding cake was not missed with the miniature Grand Marnier and chocolate soufflés made to order, which guests were able to decadently dress with rich chocolate or vanilla sauce. The low arrangements were made up of green and white lily grasses, holding a simple arrangement of white standard and green parrot tulips. The flowers were arranged to be loose and airy to mimic the airy feel of the tall centerpieces. Again, from the always talented Camille.}



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