One of my favorite weddings – such a beautiful place, a gorgeous dress, and that bouquet! Captured beautifully by Jose Villa.

  The ceremony took place at the bride’s parents’ home, with the reception just down the road at the private Valley Club of Montecito.

The couple lived in Barcelona for most of their engagement, and Georgia became friends with Cortana, a boutique dressmaker who custom-made Georgia’s beautiful dress.

Nate’s brother-in-law made the wrought iron arch for the ceremony.

Heidi Merrick, a friend of the bride, made the bridesmaid dresses in shades of blue.

The vanilla buttercream cake by was filled with fresh strawberries and decorated with figs and edible flowers.

Photographer: Jose Villa / Venue: private residence in Santa Barbara, California / Officiant: Saral Burdette / Day-Of Coordinator: Duet Weddings / Bride’s Custom Dress: Cortana, 93/310-3112 / Bride’s Shoes: Miu Miu / Groom’s Suit: Paul Smith / Groom’s Custom Shoes: Andre #1 / Flowers: Modern Day Design / Cake: Siblings Bakery
  • Romantic Garden Wedding in Santa Barbara

    5 November 2008
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    I fell in love with the cottage featured on Decorology the other day, and those images inspired this wedding board. I had a French country look in mind, with aged pastels in both warm and cool shades, with just a touch of gray – I know how much you all love gray!

    Mood: effortless charm
    Palette: faded pastels

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    Top row from left: patio table photo by Brian Andriola, bride and groom from Martha Stewart Weddings, bedroom via Decorology
    Row 2: photo by Jose Villa, bouquet by Saipua
    Row 3: bouquet by Flower Wild, Elizabeth Messina photo styled by Oh How Charming, cake from Martha Stewart Weddings
    Row 4: calligraphy by Maria Thomas, photo by Tec Petaja, bridesmaid via Kim Gray, centerpiece by Ariella Chezar

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    Happy Halloween all! Last year I did a more formal, Victorian-Gothic style Halloween board, but this year I thought I do something a little more playful and sweet. I was largely inspired by vintage Halloween cards and toys, and thought crepe paper streamers would be a perfect decorative element for this inspiration board (whether for a wedding or just a Halloween party).

    Mood: Halloween whimsy
    Palette: black, orange, white

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    Top row from left: black crepe bunting and streamers via The City Sage, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, hat via Perfect Bound, vintage Halloween toys
    Row 2: Halloween card by Paper Relics via Daisy Pink Cupcake, October table, painted pumpkins, ceremony photo from llore87′s flickr
    Row 3: getaway bike from crosspollination via Once Wed, boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings, cake by The Cake Girls, dress by Stephanie James Couture, pumpkin steps from Martha Stewart
    Row 4: shoes via coco+kelley, stationery by Linda & Harriett, candied apples via Ritzy Bee, bouquet by Artfool

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    I had a feminine vanity in mind when putting this inspiration board together. White, blush and gold, with sweet retro touches – perfect for a winter or spring wedding, or a darling bridal shower. A reception of dessert and champagne (in saucers of course), or afternoon tea, punch and cake, or a Sunday brunch, any of these would work beautifully in this setting and with this palette.

    Mood: retro glamour
    Palette: blush, vintage gold, white

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    Top row from left: balloons and cake both from Martha Stewart Weddings, perfume bottle, tiara from French General via Cafe Cartolina
    Row 2: seating card flowers photo by Tec Petaja, stationery from Martha Stewart Weddings, benches photo by Marie Labbancz
    Row 3: headband from Brides, mixed china from Martha Stewart Weddings, vintage dress via VintageGlam, bouquet by Poppy’s Petalworks
    Row 4: champagne photo by Joel Flory, bridesmaids from Brides, Michelle Rago boutonnieres photo by Dasha Wright, car photo by Lisa Lefkowitz

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