It was such an honor and a privilege working with such a wonderful couple. Our clients, Frangelica & David, live in Los Angeles and we are based in the Washington DC area. Although on different coasts, our weekly conference calls and discussions regarding their planning was the highlight for months leading up to their fairytale wedding at the Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara, California. Fran's meticulous attention to details relating to her wedding planning ideas allowed our team to create the vision she desired. We truly enjoyed every moment working with her to create such a magical and whimsical evening.
The couple, chose to get married at the gorgeous Belmond El Encanto because of its beautiful gardens, fairytale feel and spectacular views. The wedding ceremony was breathtaking. As guests made their way towards the beautifully decorated chuppah and the lily pond; they were greeted by the sweet sounds, of our DJ Brian Stodart serenading them as they took their seats. Prior to the secret garden themed wedding, the couple took advantage of the extra time and staged a gorgeous "First Look" photo session captured beautifully by our talented photographer, Tiffani Matsuura and her team with Sun & Sparrow Photography.
After the ceremony the guests remained in the Abor lily pond area for the cocktail hour where a sea of votive candles and small vintage vases filled with assorted and seasonal flowers in muted colors were used for both sit down and high boy tables all draped with coordinating linens. At the end of the cocktail hour, the guest made their way to the main ballroom. It was beautifully decorated with several centerpieces in a textured vessel comprised of seasonal flowers in vibrant colors. There was foliage in green and grey that added a bit of texture to the grouping of flowers with votive candles wrapped in leaves. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Tom Simmons and his talented team with Three Bunch Palm Productions who designed the chuppah and provided the lovely flowers for the event. Working very closely with them, we were able to ensure Fran & David's wedding vision become a reality. The evening was filled with love, laughter, emotional toasts and a beautifully choreographed dance performance by the gorgeous couple. Oh, we can't forget about the wedding cake decorated with full bloom roses in bright colors and hand-crafted butterflies that cascaded down the three tiers. Both were used for decorations around the cake table top as well.