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A Dramatic Oceanfront Wedding Ceremony with a Greenhouse Reception

A Dramatic Oceanfront Wedding Ceremony with a Greenhouse Reception

 

Owners of a new local organic restaurant, it was important to the bride and groom that the location resonated with their plant-based and sustainability mantra, therefore what better than a greenhouse wedding reception location? That is why we produced this organic wedding for a sweet couple at the Orchid Estate along the Gaviota Coast.

Something that I find NUMBER ONE IMPORTANT when seeking an event venue, is to find a location that ties in with the theme, purpose, personality or intended vibe. In this case, the greenhouse brings so much interest and uniqueness to the guest experience, not only is it a WOW factor to be forever remembered, it was a day-journey.

Guests were shuttled to the end of the property, walked a short path, crossed the train tracks to find themselves along a breathtaking oceanfront cliff lined with wooden benches. After the teary eyes wedding ceremony, and swoop kiss, guests enjoyed cocktails and delicious hors d’ouvres inside a living plant portion of the greenhouse.

For dinner, live music entertained guests inside the event greenhouse, which was decorated with mismatched chairs, runners, wooden tables and interesting furnitures. The eclectic decor complimented the industrial and symmetrical greenhouse, softening the look and feel of the unique venue.

Thank you to the amazing team of vendors who helped make this another flawless #FeliciWedding.

Catering: Season Catering | Flowers: Secret garden | Lighting: Bellavista Designs | Music ~ BandThe Class Band | Photography: Clarissa Koenig photography | Planner Felici Events | Rentals: Ventura Party Rentals

 

Lavender & Purple Wedding at Alice Keck Park & El Paseo Restaurant

Lavender & Purple Wedding at Alice Keck Park & El Paseo Restaurant

Featured on Santa Barbara Wedding Style Blog, this bride and groom are very special to Zohe because the groom is one of Zohe's best friends, and Zohe was honored when they asked her to plan their Santa Barbara wedding.

The couple chose to hold their ceremony at the beautiful Alice Keck Park in Santa Barbara, since that is where they had part of their first date. 

The bride knew her colors from the start of the wedding planning, that is why the bridesmaids wore purple, knee length gowns and carried varied shades of purple floral bouquets crafted by the ever talented Margaret Joan Florals.  

The couple hung different shades of purple ribbons behind them at the existing lush ceremony altar, creating a fun backdrop as Rich Tobin led the couple through their vows. Guitar Witt duo softly played Spanish style music throughout the ceremony which incorporated the bride's Cuban background and added romance to the park’s ambiance. 

Felici Events worked with this couple to plan a wonderful day for them as they moved from the ceremony to the iconic El Paseo Restaurant for their reception.

Kelsey Crews Photo captured the day so perfectly and that she even got a few shots in of the couple’s beloved pooch, Kirby, who made his appearance at the ceremony. The day ended on a sweet note with a full dance floor of dancers, and nonstop dancing to music provided by Gavin Roy Presents as well as a delicious cake by Christine Dahl Pastries.

Cake - Christine Dahl Pastries

Ceremony Venue - Alice Keck Park

Flowers - Margaret Jordan Floral

Lighting - SPARK Creative Events

Music ~ Ceremony & Cocktails - Guitar Witt

Music ~ Reception - DJ Gavin Roy

Officiate - Rich Tobin

Photography - Kelsey Crews Photo

Planner - Felici Events

Reception Venue - El Paseo Restaurant

Rentals - Just 4 Fun Party Rentals

Private Estate Silver + Blue Santa Barbara Wedding

Private Estate Silver + Blue Santa Barbara Wedding

Villa Verano February Santa Barbara Wedding

This very special private estate wedding was full of delight, elegance and a class act couple to go along with it!  When Jill + Jason sought me out, they did not have a location picked out yet, but knew they wanted to get married 2.15.15 because of Jason's work schedule (Hight School teacher in NYC).  They were really leaning toward a luxury hotel wedding, but wedding planning is my thing and reading people my talent.

Because their friends, families and selves were coming to California from the East Coast, I suggested they look at private venues.  This would allow them to enjoy the weather and stunning views Santa Barbara offers for longer than a 2 hour stint (with daylight savings, they would have most of the reception in the dark).   Soooo, off to see venues we went, and Villa Verano is what they fell in love with.  It allowed for their close family to stay w/ them (just as if they were in a hotel) and enjoy the property and privacy for their entire stay.

I The colors the client chose were silver and blue for this February affair.  Below the gorgeous invitations created by the über talented Lazaro Press and Designs.

Jill and Jason Invitation Wedding Blue and Silver Felici Events
Jill and Jason Invitation Wedding Blue and Silver Felici Events

The wedding ceremony took place at the quaint and intimate setting of the lower garden on the property. Their officiate, a close friend, did a phenomenal job with the ceremony.  I would hire her for all of my nuptials if she lived closer, not New York City.

Jill and Jason Wedding Ceremony Villa Verano Felici Events
Jill and Jason Wedding Ceremony Villa Verano Felici Events

The colors worked so well with the venue, flirty flowers, elegant linens and silver rimmed glassware

Jill and Jason Table Set Up Felici Events Villa Verano
Jill and Jason Table Set Up Felici Events Villa Verano
Jill and Jason Excort Card display on hydrangea Felici Events
Jill and Jason Excort Card display on hydrangea Felici Events

The escort cards are displayed on a bed of hydrangeas which eventually became a focal point.  

The couple's sweetheart table full of lush white floral with the themed colors.

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sweetheart table felici events villa verano
villa verano view
villa verano view

Here is a full view of the gorgeous reception terrace, with string lights and heaters provided by the venue. 

Felici Events Blue and Silver table top birds eye view
Felici Events Blue and Silver table top birds eye view

And a birds eye view of the gorge white floral with lily's hydrangeas, paler roses, white roses and more.

We don't know what was prettier, the backdrop of the American Riviera or the simple and delicious wedding cake.

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room for cake felici events blue and silver
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sweetheart table felici events chandelier

Listening to the toasts, the chandelier above the sweetheart table brought romance to the decor.

First Dance Jill and Jason
First Dance Jill and Jason

And their first dance!

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thank you bride and groom felici events

We love this moment captured by the photographer of the bride laughing at her new hubby.  He is a funny guy, and she has a great laugh, so we are partial to this image.  Thank YOU Jill + Jason for hiring Felici Events as your planner for your perfect winter Southern California Wedding!

Grazie Mille to the Team of Vendors who made this magical week-end happen!

Cake - Room For Cake

Catering - Omni Catering & Events

Flowers - Coco Rose Design

Hair/Make Up - Chateau Belle

Invitation - Lazaro Press & Design

Lighting - Bella Vista Designs

Music ~ Ceremony & Cocktails - The Aurora Ensemble

Music ~ Reception - DJScott Topper Productions

Photography - Andrejka Photography

Planner - Felici Events

Rentals - The Tent Merchant

Venues for a Destination Wedding in Italy

Tuscany is an ideal location for the perfect destination wedding.

Choosing a unique and stunning location for your wedding is not an easy task.  There are so many options that it’s very easy to get confused. Tuscany offers an abundance of history, which is why there are numerable villas, monasteries and castles, all beautiful and each with it’s unique design and elegance!

Asking a Tuscany-based wedding planner for suggestions, will help find the perfect venue for you.  Below are our tips to find the ideal location to make your dreams to come true!

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Venue Felici Events and Super Tuscan Wedding Planners Wedding-in-Tuscany

The typical Tuscan "casale",an old Tuscan home, is a familiar place where you and your family can feel at home during your stay.  A casale is usually small and intimate, ideal to accommodate your bridal party and share with a few select members that will take part in the wedding preparations!

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05Wedding-in-Tuscany

Farmhouses are similar to the typical tuscan casale. As wedding venues, farmhouses not only will host your bridal party, but are an amazing starting point for a one-of-a-kind walk among vineyards as the wind gently caresses you, or to savor a taste of the local wines and products. It doesn’t get more authentic than a farmhouse to experience Tuscany to the fullest.

Tuscany Wedding Location Felici Events and Super Tuscan Wedding Planners

Tuscany Wedding Location Felici Events and Super Tuscan Wedding Planners

Another luxury-medieval alternative you can easily find in Tuscany, are castles! With their magic charm, castles will let your guests feel like they’re living a part of history but with a modern look.

If you are planning on having a large number of guests, and you want them all by your side during the days before and after the wedding, the best solution is an ancient medieval burg transformed into a cozy lodging. Besides the traditional aspect of the outside areas, they are indeed very cozy and you will have all comforts at your fingertips. Nearby you will find day spas and elegant restaurants that the burg put at its guests’ disposal.

Castle Wedding Location Felici Events and Super Tuscan Wedding Planners

Castle Wedding Location Felici Events and Super Tuscan Wedding Planners

Elegance is not unusual in Tuscany! Other than its rustic side and infinite fields around these houses, Tuscany offers plenty of elegant Italian styled villas. The luxury interiors will amaze your guests and the beautiful Italian gardens are ideal to host elegant outdoor receptions. Your guests will appreciate such a sophisticated choice!

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Tuscany, however, is not only countryside and vineyards…right around the bend the stunning Tuscan sea is waiting for you!

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That’s just a short list of the possibilities, but don’t worry… other stunning venues are over the next hilltop as you make your way throughout the Tuscan countryside. Now that you know a bit about Tuscany...what will you choose?

Ask Felici Events and Super Tuscan Wedding planners for more suggestions!

Felici Events Table Design at the Luxe Linen Showcase

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Felici Events displayed our wedding and event design skills recently, at Sherwood Country Club. Luxe Linens invited us to produce a table-top design of our choice, to showcase the 2015 line of new linens and napkins. Here is a video clip showing you the finished product as well as the wonderful team who helped us fulfill a little creative magic!

https://youtu.be/4_mxxRxN1Rg

We were tickled pink to be invited, which carried into our theme of a pink table top inspired by the 2011 movie 

Marie Antoinette

 (directed by Sofia Coppola, a fellow Italian-ite and Felici-favorite).

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We chose to showcase our table of eight using Luxe Linens' Sherbert Vogue.

Once we decided on the linens, Felici Events called on the the talents of a newer vintage rental company Otis and Pearl, to supply the silverware, china and glassware.

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Nina of Coco Rose Designs and the Felici Events Team could have spent hours in her storage unit looking at all the fun table top pieces.  In face, we may have.  Low and behold, it was easy for us to fall in love with the pink glassware you see at each table. Perfectly fitting for such a girly table top setting.

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Next, we asked for help from our friend and fellow

ISES-VSB 

member, Joost Bongaerts, owner of Florabundance, if he would like to contribute, and graciously he supplied all the floral.

The final touches, envisioned by Nina of Coco Rose Designs included the sweet fresh berries and delectable

macarons

 embellishing the table top.

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Finally, we chose the

Florence dining chairs

(both with arms and without) to complete the look of the dining table.  They were definitely the talk of our table amongst attendees and fellow showcasing peers.

It was absolute perfection.  The location, setting, details, event and evening.  Thank you Luxe Linens for including us in this project!

Grazie Mille to our contributors:

DESIGNER and VISIONARY: Felici Events

FLORIST: Coco Rose Design 

VINTAGE RENTALS: Otis and Pearl

CHAIR RENTAL: Revelry Event Designers

FLORAL PURVEYOR: Florabundance

Dreaming of your wedding in Tuscany

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08Real Weddings by Super tuscan Wedding Planners

Engaged couples dream of having an unforgettable wedding, and a wedding worth-the-name must be, well, one you have always imagined.  Tuscany, an ideal location for a dream wedding, is a postcard come to life which carries sentiments to be shared with your other half.....of course your family and friends are also invited!

Those who think that the love at first sight is all encompassing are right! One cannot help but fall in love with the picturesque Tuscan backdrops, where rolling hills of blue and pink blend to create the most romantic moments of ones lives.

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01Real Weddings by Super tuscan Wedding Planners

This region of Italy will add magic and induce a careless spirit that allows couples to live each moment of their wedding as the perfect one... a promise from both Felici Events & Super Tuscan Wedding Planners! 

Felici Events and Super tuscan Wedding Planners

Felici Events and Super tuscan Wedding Planners

Once you fall in love with it, there is no other option than to plan your Tuscan wedding!Tuscany, guaranteed with stunning panoramas, is at your fingertips. We want to dream it (and plan it!) alongside you, so that you may enjoy yourselves and book your first flight to Italy.  This will be the first of many visit, guaranteed!

Whether you are envisioning a traditional Tuscan religious ceremony in an ancient church, romantic personalized nuptials in a medieval castle, or a civil ceremonyin Tuscany in a a historic palace, or even a Tuscan symbolic wedding in front of a stunning panorama, we will facilitate and guide you to discover enchanted places and find the right fit for you.

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Felici Events and Weddings by Super tuscan Wedding Planners

Once we have found the perfect location for your once-in-a-lifetime occasion, we will produce every detail.  Imagine a rose petal aisle, a glamorous wedding gown and a colourful and blossoming wedding altar, ready to bless your union on your wedding day!!

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08Real Weddings by Super Tuscan Wedding Planners civil ceremony

Have we woken you up yet?? Ask us to lead you thru Florence, Siena, Cortona or amidst the vineyards of Montepulciano and Montalcino! Immerse yourselves in order to create a personalized and unique experience.

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23Real Weddings by Super tuscan Wedding Planners

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Felici Events and Super Tuscan Wedding Planners

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19Real Weddings by Super tuscan Wedding Planners

A wedding in Tuscany..it’s not only about dreams.. Dream, and ask! Tell us about yourselves and how we can create your dream into a reality.

With love, Zohe Felici for Felici Events and Elia Moretti for Super Tuscan Wedding Planners

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Super Tuscan Weddings Felici Events

Photography Credit:

Amy Turner: 

http://www.imag1ne.

com/

Lisa Poggi (foto town hall Cortona): 

http://www.lisapoggi.com/

Andrea Bartolozzi: 

http://www.

weddingmovie.it

Colorful Gainey Vineyard Wedding

Santa Barbara Wine Country

Rustic and Fuchsia  Romance

How cute is this #FeliciFied couple?  

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events first dance
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events first dance

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.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Polaroi Photo Line
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Polaroi Photo Line
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Polaroid Photo Idea
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Polaroid Photo Idea

TAKE TWO!

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.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felic Events Guest Book
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felic Events Guest Book

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.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events boccee ball cocktail hour
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events boccee ball cocktail hour

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.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Succulent Escort Cards
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Succulent Escort Cards

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.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events rock table numbers
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events rock table numbers

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.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events winery and purple wildflower centerpiece by Nina Kinkaid
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events winery and purple wildflower centerpiece by Nina Kinkaid

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.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events centerpiece Nina Kinkaid
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events centerpiece Nina Kinkaid

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?)

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Dinner Menu Fun and unique
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Dinner Menu Fun and unique

#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.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Cake Topper
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Cake Topper

The glam gold sparkly cake topper says it all!  It was the best day ever!

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SAY CHEESE!

Below are wonderful wedding party photos.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events groomsmen pastel bowtie with blue shirt and grey suit
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events groomsmen pastel bowtie with blue shirt and grey suit

Character, character character.  How dapper is the above groomsman in gingham material blue shirt and the pastel pink tie?

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Ring Barer blue gangam and yellow bowtie outfit
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Ring Barer blue gangam and yellow bowtie outfit

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!

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events bride with veil, bouquet wildflower pink and purples
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events bride with veil, bouquet wildflower pink and purples

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.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events bridesmaids purple dresses
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events bridesmaids purple dresses

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.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events vineyard backdrop
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events vineyard backdrop

The majestic trees and vineyard walks are romantic.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felic Events bride and groom in vineyard
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felic Events bride and groom in vineyard

#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.

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events couple vineyard backdrop
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events couple vineyard backdrop

This scene rings a true, untouched West of Santa Ynez.

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J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events wooden tables at vineyard

The well manicured lawn and vineyard backdrop is ideal for outdoor receptions.

The string lights are a must have!

J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events venue at night string lights
J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events venue at night string lights

You and your guests will definitely need them at night.

Ciao Aline and Brian!  They lived Felici Ever after!

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J Wiley Photography Gainey Vineyard Wedding Felici Events Grand Exit Idea

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

Santa Barbara Wedding Miguel + Matt

Same Sex Elopement by Felici Events

Santa Barbara Courthouse & Sunken Gardens

When I wear my wedding planning hat, I have to say that I LOVE love…..I mean it!  Hearing stories of how couples meet, seeing their vision come to fruition, and then ogling the moments in time that the wedding photographer has captured.

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santa barbara courthouse gay wedding cute grooms

Matt and Miguel are no exception.  We had about two weeks to plan their elopement without meeting the happy-couple and get all their wedding details into play.  When I met with them the night before their wedding, I fell in love with these two, and their story.

Miguel and Matt met at Miguel's place of work, a hair salon in Phoenix.  Matt had been a loyal customer for years, and Miguel had just moved to town, and recently started working at the salon.  Matt says his regular stylist was handling his appointment as usual, but he could not keep his eyes off Miguel.  It was love at first sight.  On his next appointment, Matt requested Miguel as his hair dresser. Needless to say, Matt is now loyal to his stylist and getting the best haircuts ever.

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santa barbara courthouse gay wedding dog ring barer

The couple was on the fence about having their dog be in the wedding or at the Santa Barbara Courthouse and Sunken Gardens, and  I confidently told them that they should have a ring bearer, and that the pup would be fine inside the courthouse and around the grounds.  I had not event met the pooch, but I am glad they took me up on my advice, who doesn't love that cute boxer mug!  The nice thing about Santa Barbara is that it is extremely dog friendly, so that makes it perfect for dog-lovers and owners like myself.

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santa barbara courthouse gay wedding elopement

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding elpoement posed shots with dog

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding elpoement posed shots with dog

In retrospect, I think the pup stole the show.

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santa barbara courthouse gay wedding groom ceremony

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding grooms and dog

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding grooms and dog

In these picture I love the boutonnières and ties that oppose each other.  Matt sent me images of the ties beforehand so that I could match the ribbon with the florist.  Thank you to Kaleidoscope Flowers for doing a great job!

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santa barbara courthouse gay wedding grooms exchanging rings

Seriously, the image below looks as if there is a fake backdrop, but NOPE, Santa Barbara and the American Riviera is that gorgeous! I live it every day and appreciate the beauty and backdrops this town offers.

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santa barbara courthouse gay wedding grooms view from the top

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding kiss on the cheek

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding kiss on the cheek

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding ring exchange

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding ring exchange

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding showing off rings

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding showing off rings

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding steps and sunken garden dog ring barer

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding steps and sunken garden dog ring barer

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding tower top

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding tower top

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding walking down the hallway

santa barbara courthouse gay wedding walking down the hallway

In this image, I get a kick out of  the wedding bands.  I had no idea the formed a heart until I saw them take this picture.  What a great personalization and detail to come full circle about LOVING love!  Congratulations Miguel and Matt!

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santa barbara courthouse gay wedding wedding rings

A huge thank you to Amy at Vita-Bella Photography for these amazing images.

Grazie Mille!

The Happy Couple look into their reception from the window on their very special day.

I saw the sign.....

Felici Events Tips for Wedding Planning and Event Production - Signage

Signage is not something that clients may think of doing, however, signage can be important for any event.  Being a wedding planner I ensure we take the event to the last detail, and signage can be one of the most important dotted i's and crossed t's.

It can direct vendors to their load-in / load-out and designated parking areas, or  keep out of town guests from getting lost.  The best part is that signage is not only informative, it can be fun, simple, and a cost effective way to pull your theme together.

Here are a few chalkboard signs Felici Events created for a recent Santa Barbara wedding.  The client had old windows they had found, and we chalked it up with chalk paint, and custom made signage for their wedding at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

The center pane is a replica of the logo on their invitations and save the dates.  Branding a wedding is something Felici Events find to be important and creates a unique element.

This entry sign, welcomed guests and let them know they were at the right location.  Guests even used it as a photo op as they arrived at the site and got off the trolley.

entry sign on window chalk board by Felici Events
entry sign on window chalk board by Felici Events

This sign is the bar menu letting guests know the signature drinks, wines and beers offered at the we ding.  Notice their initials on the bottom right square, we copied this from their wedding invitations, save the dates, etc.

The sign below is near and dear to my heart, because the client is now using it as  a focal point at their home, and have placed it above their bar.  They loved it so much, it has become artwork……

bar menu on window chalk board Felici Events
bar menu on window chalk board Felici Events

This sign we made to let everyone know of the instagram handle for the wedding. (Felici advice: I do suggest checking a hashtag first to ensure it is what you want to appear for pictures guests tag……) #andernathy

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instagram sign at escort card table by felici events

This chalk board is the program for today's Felici Events wedding of #paigeandtedwed .  We used the same font as on the invitations and will have it as guests enter the ceremony.

wedding program on chalk board by felici events
wedding program on chalk board by felici events

If you are more of a clean line black and white person you can download images online!

Wedding Sign Clip Art

or personalize signs to your theme! Whether it is a specific branding or look you are envisioning from playful, rustic or classic, signs are the perfect way to express your personality!

Signage Bar
Signage Bar
Signage Mr and Mrs
Signage Mr and Mrs
Signage Classic
Signage Classic
Signage Beach
Signage Beach
Signage Elegant
Signage Elegant

Once in an event, signs help let guests know what is going on and where to find what they are looking for

Signage Bathrooms
Signage Bathrooms

or a way to share tidbits of trivia, making for personalization....

Whatever the case, have fun with it!

I do. It Differently.

Pouffed, wrapped, adorned, or tucked...veils don't always have to be what you'd expect!

There are so many different ways to wear your veil for your special day or to not wear one!

Veils-Large and Elegant

Veils-Large and Elegant

Veils-Short Elegant

Veils-Short Elegant

You can wear a traditional white veil and pouf it out to make it large and elegant or you can wear a short white one instead You can always mess around with tule and make a simple bow

Alternative Veil

Alternative Veil

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Veils-Orange Flower

You can also opt for the traditional white color but wear it like a headpiece instead Adorn it by using lace or add color with some flowers

Flower Crown Bright

Flower Crown Bright

Flower Crown Organic

Flower Crown Organic

Flower Crown

Flower Crown

Flower Crown Simple

Flower Crown Simple

Hair Flower Jewels

Hair Flower Jewels

Elle.com also offers an insight on veils by offering 9 Gorgeous Alternatives to the traditional veil including wearing a flower crown and scattered jewels

For more extravagant alternative bridal veils BeSpoke Brides has their top 13 list or you can check out Bridal Headpieces on Pinterest!

Classic Colors Orange and Teal at the Santa Barbara Zoo

Celebrating the anniversary of this WILD wedding of our #Felicified  Couple.

The details and colors of the wedding incorporated all elements, the bride's personality, bright colors of classic orange and teal, the beach, tropical foliage and the giraffes at the zoo.

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The ceremony took place at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, where the Father of the Bride is a member and avid boatman.

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Yacht club Weddign Ceremony orange accents felicievents.com

The bridesmaids bouquets were simple, vivid, orange tulips wrapped in teal ribbon.

tulip bridesmaid bouquet

tulip bridesmaid bouquet

The bridal bouquet made a statement with cascading white phalaenopsis orchids and touches of yellow ones.

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cascading orchid bridal bouquet felicievents.com

The programs adorned with the orange and teal ribbon made it festive on the beach.

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orange and teal wedding program felicievents.com

ADORABLE flower girl!  The bamboo basket brought texture and interest rather than a flower basket.

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flower girl beach ceremony felicievents.com

The bright gerber daisies adorned the ends of the aisle.

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orange wedding ceremony decor daisies felicievents.com

The first kiss as husband and wife under the billowing ceremony arch.

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santa barbara beach ceremony orange and teal felicievents.com

The wedding party took the electric shuttle that runs up and down Cabrillo Boulevard from the ceremony to the reception at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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wedding party on the Santa Barbara electric trolley felicievents.com

Guests were greeted with an arch made of glass balls filled with fun orange flowers.

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orange hanging decor wedding felicievents.com

A little touch of the zoo with the giraffe print escort cards placed in a 'sand box' and incorporating the beach ceremony

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orange giraffe print escor cards in sand felicievents.com

Cocktail hour reception

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orange cocktail hour decor felicievents.com

Dinner centerpieces with orange floral on a teal linen

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orange and teal table set up santa barbara zoo felicievents.com

Reception layout at the top of the hill of the Santa Barbara Zoo.  Spectacular tropic foliage was a must have for the bride, so the location we chose, the Santa Barbara Zoo was perfect for that.

orange and teal table decor Felici Events

orange and teal table decor Felici Events

Full reception set up.  How cute are these kids tables with candy incorporated as the centerpieces.

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teal table top decor kids table felicievents.com

A visit to the giraffes.

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santa barbara zoo wedding with giraffes felicievents.com

The candy bar incorporated blue candy on a teal and orange tabletop.

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teal candy bar with orange and teal decor felicievents.com

orange and teal candy bar decor  felicievents.com

orange and teal candy bar decor felicievents.com

The wedding cake was covered with chocolate and sat under a bamboo alter with orchids and a paper lantern.

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wedding cake chocolate with orange decor felicievents.com

The couple's first dance. Notice the fun teal ribbon and seashell ornaments hanging from the string lights.

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first dance with paper lanterns felicievents.com

Fun surfboard wedding favors made everyone's night as a wedding favor and parting gift.

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surfboard cookie wedding favors felicievents.com

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Santa Barbara Sunset at the Zoo with string and uplights felicievents.com

What a wonderful evening it was, with the string lights, colors, and foliage.  

As professional event planners it is important for Felici Events to connect with the clients as well as the vendors we work with.  The team that helped Felici Events put together this event was no exception, thanks for helping create #anotherfelicievent

Floral - NLC Productions

Lighting - Bellavista Designs

Rentals  and linens Classic Party Rentals

Photography - BB Photo

Catering - Zoo Catering by Rincon

Felici Finds; Santa Barbara Hotels for Weddings and Events

Below please find Felici-fied Santa Barbara hotels you can recommend to your out-of-town guests during their stay. Please click on the name of each hotel to direct you to their website.

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$205+ Franciscan Inn

109 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805-963-8845 Fax: 805-564-3295

Felici-fied Hotel

$237+ Pacifica Suites

5490 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111 Phone:(800) 338-6722

Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Santa Barbara

$289+Hotel Santa Barbara

533 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805-957-9300 Fax: 805-962-2412

Villa Rosa
Villa Rosa

$195+ Villa Rosa 15 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805.966.0851 Fax: 805.962.7159

Cheshire Cat Inn
Cheshire Cat Inn

$200+ Cheshire Cat Inn

36 W. Valerio Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: (805) 569-1610 Fax: (805) 682-1876

Inn by the Habor
Inn by the Habor

$216+ Inn by the Harbor

433 West Montecito St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805-963-7851 Fax: 805-962-9428

The Inn at East Beach
The Inn at East Beach

$176+The Inn at East Beach 1029 Orilla Del Mar Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Phone: (805) 965-0546 Fax: (805) 962-7595

Brisas Del Mar Inn by the Beach
Brisas Del Mar Inn by the Beach

$243+ Brisas Del Mar Inn By the Beach 223 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: (805) 966-2219 Fax: (805) 962-9428

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Harbor_View_Inn_Santa_Barbara_-_Sign_at_night

$338+ The Harbor View Inn

28 W. Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Toll Free: (800)755-0222

The Upham Hotel
The Upham Hotel

$264+ The Upham Hotel 1404 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Toll-Free: 800-727-0786 Phone: (805) 962-0058 Fax: (805) 963-2825

Simpson House Inn
Simpson House Inn

$375+ The Simpson House Inn 121 E. Arrellaga Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805.963.7067 Fax: 805.564.4811

Montecito Inn
Montecito Inn

$205+ Montecito Inn 1295 Coast Village Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93108 Phone: 805-969-7854 Fax: 805-969-0623

Hotel Oceana
Hotel Oceana

$271+ Hotel Oceana 202 West Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Toll-Free: 800-965-9776 Phone: (805) 965-4577 Fax: (805) 965-9937

Spanish Garden Inn
Spanish Garden Inn

$419+ Inn of the Spanish Garden 915 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805-564-4700 Fax: 805-564-4701

Fess Parker Doubletree Resort
Fess Parker Doubletree Resort

$339+ Fess Parker Doubletree Resort 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: (805) 564-4333 Fax: (805) 962-4275

Canary Hotel
Canary Hotel

$423+ Canary Hotel 31 West Carrillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: (805) 884-0300 Fax: (805) 884-8153

Bacara Resort and Spa
Bacara Resort and Spa

$550+ Bacara Resort and Spa 8301 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93117 Phone: (877) 422-4245 Fax: (805) 571-3111

El Encanto and Garden Villas
El Encanto and Garden Villas

$575+ El Encanto Hotel and Garden Villas

1900 Lausen Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Phone: 805-687-5000 Alt. Phone: 805-679-5055 Fax: 805-687-3903

$795+ Four Seasons Biltmore

1260 Channel Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93108 Phone: 805-969-2261 Fax: 805-565-8321

Santa Barbara Inn - Currently Closed

901 East Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Phone: (800) 231-0431 Fax: 805.966.6584

Zohe Felici on Party Time with Scott Topper

Zohe Felici on Party Time with Scott Topper

International Event Planner Zohe Felici shares what three things she would bring if stranded on a deserted island with a party to plan.

Here is entertainment guru Scott Topper, hosting his show "Party Time with Scott Topper".

Zohe, is owner and founder of Felici Events and co-masterminder (with Scott) of Southern California Mitzvahs. She is also a longtime friend of his and his beautiful wife Angelina. (Felici Events produced their wedding in 2011),  Zohe is honored to be his very first guest (on the début) of the very first show.

There is a three person panel (the talented Kristine, charming Michelle, and myself) whom Scott interviews in order to provide the public with a glimpse inside la creme de la creme of Southern California's vendors' wild world of events.

Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yEHQB0FP-o0

PS - What a great group of gals to have on the panel with!  This is the AAA team!

Danielle and Matt - Wedding Video

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This sweet Santa Barbara Wine Country wedding video captures it all...

…watch as the wedding  day unfolds….and how Harlow steals the show!

Danielle and Matt's Fall 2013 Wedding at Fess Parker Winery was sweet and significant for Zohe.  Danielle was Zohe's very first intern back in 2006.  To watch her plan her BIG day and interact with her on a client / consultant basis was special.  Getting to know the family (Danielle's mom is the best, and dad a barrel of laughs) on an intimate level the icing on the cake.

A Special Mille Grazie to: Robert Schwieger for this www.reellifepictures.com  clip

Planner - Felici Events

Flowers - NLC Productions

Venue - Fess Parker Winery

Lighting - Bella Vista Designs

Rentals - Ventura Party Rentals

Linens - La Tavola Linens

Cake / Dessert Bar - Enjoy Cupcakes

Catering - Omni Catering

Music (ceremony and cocktails) - Chris Wooley

Music (reception and dancing) - DJ Akorn

Caricaturist - James Malia

Transportation - Jump on the Schoolbus

Traditional spanish style cultural event and wedding venue

Felicidades y Viva  Mexico!!!!

Casa De La Guerra Spanish Theme Wedding Reception

Old Spanish Days hits close to home for me, as I was born in Mexico City and lived there until I was five, and visit as often as I can.

In honor of Mexican Independence Day - celebrated on September 16th - I want to share one of our favourite weddings that we have produced at this authentic and rustic Spanish style venue.

Casa De La Guerra is one of the most important remnants of Santa Barbara's Spanish-Mexican heritage and offers one of the most charming outdoor courtyards in all of Santa Barbara for any festivity.

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, it’s zoning allows for a later noise curfew, making it one of the few outdoor venues permitted to play music as late as 1 a.m.

Another advantage of this picturesque Spanish Colonial location is its proximity to various downtown hotels.  This allows for out of town guests to easily walk to and home from the party as well as experience Santa Barbara’s local nightlife.

Casa De La Guerra Spanish Decor Hanging Lanterns

Casa De La Guerra Spanish Decor Hanging Lanterns

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Ideal for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, corporate dinners or any party; the Casa is a great choice and offers complete privacy for your event.  With the ability to bring in your own rentals, caterers, etc. personalizing this venue is easy and does not break the bank while you enjoy your festivities under the stars!

For more information visit Felici Events Location Blog on Santa Barbara Wedding Style by clicking HERE

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Decor by: Nico Designs www.nicosb.com

Photos by:  Maciel's Photography www.maciels.com

Cassandra Seto and Jonathan Neyer @SantaBarbaraMag

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Spring 2012 Issue–Page 139

UNBEKNOWNST TO THEM, the two lived across the street from each other during college–UC Berkeley–but they didn't meet until years later at a mutual friend's party. JON PROPOSED with a family ring at a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal during a trip to India. MORE THAN 150 guests feted the couple at the ceremony and reception, which took place at the Granada theater. With day-of assistance by Zohe Felicl of Felici Events, "Our wedding incorporated different elements from our cultures," says the bride.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY NANCY NEIL

Personalizing your wedding with initials

guest book table unique idea initials

guest book table unique idea initials

I love this unique idea for personalizing your wedding with your initials.  This Felici Events couple loved to read, and met at the library.......naturally this ended up on the guest book table!

#Sweet #Summer #Treats

Keeping cool during your summertime events is easy with Pinkberry as your caterer! Guests can enjoy the warm weather while indulging in Pinkberry’s frozen yogurt and fresh Greek yogurt.

Whether you are hosting a social or corporate event, Pinkberry will take cater to your frozen dessert needs. From chocolate pretzels and crushed cookies, to fresh strawberries and mango bites, there are topping choices to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Pinkberry Toppings

Pinkberry Toppings

Pinkberry offers full service and drop-off options. Full service sends Pinkberry Team Members to your event, sets up pre-swirled yogurt and toppings, and remains at your event to give each guest their tasty treat. The drop-off option delivers pre-swirled yogurt and toppings to your event for guests to create their own dessert masterpieces. Top off your next Felici-fied event with Pinkberry Catering for the ultimate summertime experience!

Pinkberry Catering

Pinkberry Catering