To celebrate Samantha and Todd‘s recent engagement, and to showcase the richness of Santa Barbara’s farms and ranches, Karen Wise and Kelly Oshiro teamed up on this beautiful farm-to-table dinner. One look at these pics and that menu, and you’ll wish you were there – we do!

Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro
Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro
Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro

Says Kelly, “To really highlight the abundance of the area, Karen and I shot at a local dahlia farm, Greenwell Floral. I then used these same dahlias for the dinner table.”

Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro
Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro
Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro
Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro
Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro

From Kelly: “Dinner took place at Todd’s parents’ home which has a stunning lemon orchard. Ashley Transki from Duo Events, a local farm to table catering company, made lemon saboyan for the dessert from the lemons on the property. Lemons were also used as additional decor on the tables.”

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Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro
Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro
Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro

Ashley created a dinner menu inspired by the best seasonal and local ingredients: American Cucumber & Three Carrot Salad, Roots Farm Green Salad, Spot Prawn & Stone Crab Fettuccine, Jimenez Farm Leg of Lamb, and Rustic Peach Pluot Tart with Lemon Saboyan.

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Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro Karen Wise, Kelly Oshiro

See more of this delicious farm-to-table engagement dinner in the gallery.

Photographer: Karen Wise / Styling, Floral Design, Production, Concept Design: Kelly Oshiro for Santa Barbara Chic / Wine: Cambria Winery / Sponsor: Duo Events / Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals / Props: Tricia Fountaine Prop Rentals / Dahlia Farm: Greenwell Floral / Farm: Roots Farm / Film Development: Richard Photo Lab
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Yesterday we went to Florida for a wedding… why not stay awhile with this sweet and simple engagement session from KT Merry!

KT photographed the couple at Matheson Hammock Park, as well as at a private residence in Miami.

There’s something so fun about a vintage camera!

From Katie: “Rob and I, both South Florida natives and FSU alumni met on a blind date in Miami. We were set up by mutual friends and we have been together ever since. It’s true that sometimes an ordinary life will lead you to an extraordinary fairytale. We look forward to spending the rest of our lives together full of happiness and love and lots of Golden Retrievers.”

 

See more of this lovely Florida engagement session in the gallery.

Photographer: KT Merry / Hair, Makeup: Maryanne from Fresh Beauty Studio / White Dress: Rachel Pally / Tan Skirt: Haute Hippy / Blouse: J. Crew / Red Dress: Diane Von Furstenburg / Denim Blouse: J. Crew / Necklace, Bracelet: J. Crew /
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  • Florida Engagement Photos in Coconut Grove

    18 April 2013
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    I just love the simplicity and ease of Brooke and Mike’s engagement session near their home in Charleston. Photos by the talented Odalys Mendez.

    From photographer Odalys Mendez, “Brooke grew up in Ana Maria Island, Florida, where her days revolved around the sea. When they heard they were relocating to Charleston because of a work opportunity, Brooke and Mike knew they wanted to be as close to the water as possible, and chose a yacht as their home. I wanted these images to be a wonderful memory of their simple, carefree lifestyle in the Charleston marina. Their love is so easy and warm.”

    Brooke and Mike will exchange vows in a laid-back, beach-front ceremony in Brooke’s hometown of Ana Maria Island, Florida in April.

     

    Thank you to Odalys Mendez for sharing these beautiful photos!

     

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  • Breezy Engagement Session in Charleston

    26 February 2013
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    Gosh I love New Orleans! And so do Elise and Chet… “New Orleans is one of the most enchanting cities in the world,” says Elise. “The city represents the heart and soul of Louisiana, and there is so much culture and charm on every street. Chet and I are Louisiana natives, so it’s a very special place for us.”

    Chet wore a fabulous seersucker bow tie from Preston & Olivia.

    Congratulations Elise and Chet! And thank you to Trent Bailey for sharing these beautiful photos!

     

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  • Preppy Engagement Photos in New Orleans

    31 October 2012
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