Elizabeth Messina, the Wedding Chicks, and fall bridal looks all highlighted in the current issue of MAG rouge
 
Be sure to check out the current issue of MAG rouge here. Not only are there more beautiful photos from the shoot that took place here at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, but also wonderful Q & A articles with Elizabeth Messina and Amy and Jocey of the Wedding Chicks.
 
“The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is already so beautiful, so we kept the decorations simple with string lighting harvest tables and all-white flowers with green succulent accents.  My overall vision was rustic chic, which I think went perfectly with the setting that I had. I loved walking into the courtyard and seeing all of my hard work and planning come to life. However, the most memorable part of the day was when we made our entrance to the reception and danced our first dance song to M.Ward’s “Let My Love Open the Door.”  It was such a surreal moment and, at one point, it felt like it was just Mike and I in the whole place.” -the lovely bride

A rustic wedding taking place at our venue was recently featured on:

This wedding decor is a perfect example of how rustic does not have to lack in elegance. The floral arrangements by Brown Paper Design were gorgeous! Paired with the crystal clear glassware, they bring burlap to a whole new level of stature and created the look and feel of rustic wedding elegance and beauty. Succulents and Peonies were placed along the pathway leading to the alter and set the stage for a most beautiful wedding. Be sure to check out a snippet of Joel Serrato’s wonderful cinematography of the event viewable here. Great job to all of the vendors involved and congratulations to the beautiful couple!!! 🙂

Lovebird theme…(photos by Elizabeth Messina)
                           …olive branches adorn the backs of the couple’s chairs while the table is set with olive and sage foliage and floral arrangements of succulent plants, peonies, roses, and hydrangeas. Tables are marked by pieces of driftwood with calligraphed italian words significant to the couple.

Shipwrecked in Santa Barbara…(photos by Elizabeth Messina, Event Design & Coordination by Cortnie Purdy of Canvas & Canopy events, Floral Design by Megan of Le Partie Events)…
                                       …to create a shipwrecked feel, the table was decorated with a myriad of “treasures” one might collect from the ocean…bottles, shells, pearls, vintage broaches and floral arrangements of unique flowers such as  green berzelia, peach spider mums, leucadendron gold strike, kale, tulips, dahlias, amaryllis, fern, ranunculus and freesia. To further add texture to the table grasses such as sorghum broom corn, curly willow, zebra grass, pampas grass and bear grass were used.  Tying fabric in colors of the palette of peach, mint green, grey. sage and mustard into braids and then draping them over the chairs created a nautical rope look further adding to the shipwrecked theme.