Santa Barbara Wine Country
Rustic and Fuchsia Romance
How cute is this #FeliciFied couple?
The minute Santa Barbara based destination wedding planner, Zohe Felici of Felici Events, met the lovebirds, she knew that the wedding (and planning) would be fun. She was right!
A lot of thought and details came together including some handy crafting by the groom.
Below are creative ideas you can incorporate into the cocktail reception, in order to meld guests who may not know each other.
A selfie Polaroid station is creates an area where guests may ask each other to take pictures and start conversations. Bigger bonus, look at this dramatic backdrop of beautiful Wine Country.
#FeliciFrill: on our coordination team, we provide a team member to oversee cocktail hour to engage with and help direct guests, as well as ensure the guest book is signed and questions answered. In this case they reminded guests to take two: one for the photo book (with a love note for the happy couple) and one for themselves to keep.
This personalized guest book, designed by the groom, allowed for guests to adhere their polaroids into and write a note to the happy couple. The wood, a masculine element, incorporated the rustic wine country decor wedding theme. The little floral insignia on the corner, brings out some girly touches, continuing the dahlia flower theme.
Felici Events, specifically Zohe, is a #FeliciFied bocce ball player. She likes to play at the beach, but really anywhere outdoor is great. This cocktail hour wedding activity is also an effective way for guests to meet and get to know each other.
THREE-FER: Escort cards with succulents is what we call a triple-whammy!
1) They create a design piece on the escort card table
2) They enhance dinner table centerpieces
3) They provide a keepsake guest wedding favor
#FeliciFrill: Our wedding coordination team will assist guests to pick up their escort card and direct them to their table, as well as remind guests to grab their favors on their way out at the end of the night.
The outdoor wedding reception contained a number of masculine decor elements, such as the stone table number positioned on the wooden table. The decor emulated a balanced mix of masculine (wood, green, rocks, succulents) with the feminine (bright fuchsia florals, bursts of dahlias, glitter and vivid colors), just like the happy couple's personalities.
The centerpieces, overflowing from a wooden box. added bright colors and textures including greens, purples and fuchsia, which look rich and interesting. It welcomes wonderful, soft and feminine elements.
Mmmm, there is mint and the tuber roses, which infused the air with amazing aromas. (can you see how the succulents expand and add interest to the centerpieces?)
#FeliciFrill: We believe signage and print is a MUST DO for any event (CLICK HERE for more ideas and Felici tips).
Above is a creative example of design of a smartly worded menu which helps engage dinner guests as well as lets guests know "What's Up?" in a playful and decorative manner.
The glam gold sparkly cake topper says it all! It was the best day ever!
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Below are wonderful wedding party photos.
Character, character character. How dapper is the above groomsman in gingham material blue shirt and the pastel pink tie?
This ring barer stole the show both down the aisle and at the reception. His dark blue gingham material and pastel yellow bowtie are adorable, his hat precious, the bride's shoes he is holding, swoon!
The bride was smart to collaborate with Nina Kinkaid of Coco Rose Design. The plethora of purple and fuchsia hued flowers in her bouquet produce a unique, interesting and textured focal piece.
Her bouquet cradles a myriad of flowers, including the desert-like thistle, stems of laic, alien-esque protea and a tropical phaleo orchids, all exuding a range of vibrant violet colors.
The Bridesmaids bouquets were lighter in color and opposing colors of both their dresses as well as the bridal bouquet. This play on colors bring three dimensions and balance which compliment each other.
Lastly let's talk about Gainey Vineyard (click the following link to see rental information about this Wine Country wedding location venue). This vineyard is surrounded by a stunning backdrop ideal for hosting a picturesque outdoor wedding ceremony and reception.
The majestic trees and vineyard walks are romantic.
#FeliciFrill: We ensure that we have time for a couple's sunset walk with their photographer. Most of the time these end up being the best pictures.
This scene rings a true, untouched West of Santa Ynez.
The well manicured lawn and vineyard backdrop is ideal for outdoor receptions.
The string lights are a must have!
You and your guests will definitely need them at night.
Ciao Aline and Brian! They lived Felici Ever after!
The Cherry-On-Top of this Felici Wedding is the A-Team of wedding vendors at a #FeliciFied event venue and wedding location.
Coordinator Felici Events
Flowers Coco Rose Designs
Lighting Ambient Event Design
Music / Cocktails & Reception DJ Patrick
Catering and Cake Lorraine Lim Catering
Rentals Ventura Party Rentals
Photography J Wiley Photography