Natural History Museum

Sycamore trees are abundant in Santa Barbara. The Museum of Natural History has a gorgeous area with a stunning grove of sycamores and oak trees where they allow ceremonies. The result is incredible.

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Backyard Garden Wedding

This simple, unique and very personal wedding was held at a private home in Santa Barbara. There is just something about being a guest at someone’s home that is so special. Many of the couples’ friends provided key elements for the event including flowers, music, catering, the cake and officiant.

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The Ojai Escape Wedding

This adorable couple rented a beautiful home in Ojai, California and had an awesome party with their friends & family. It was a casual and high energy event in a gorgeous setting.

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Tips for Hiring a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator

Most of us don’t realize how much work planning a wedding is until we get engaged. In a recent survey done by Wedding Paper Divas, 40% of brides were spending 10-15 hours PER WEEK on her wedding. It’s practically a part time job. While most of us wish we could afford to hire a wedding planner to help with every little detail, the majority of us simply cannot afford it.

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All You Need to Know About Your Wedding Day Paper and Signage

Know the difference between an escort card and place card? Fear not; most brides don’t! In addition to your standard paper items (invitations, RSVP card, map with directions and any other inserts, and thank you cards), you’ll likely also need some paper items for the day of your wedding. I’ve gone through each type of day-of paper item and explain what it is, the pros/cons of the item, and variations or other ideas. In addition, I also include my personal pro tips for each type of paper & signage. Most of the paper items below can be purchased through your invitation person or online along with your invites so everything matches. Many of these can also be done by yourself if you have the time, patience and sense of adventure. Don’t be afraid to get creative!

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Real Wedding: Ashley and Justin

This fun and beautiful rustic wedding had a Southern flair with accents like hashbrown casserole, a DIY wood pallet bar, and the quintessential drink of the South, sweet tea. I’m in love with their favor! Let’s just say it has something to do with the Groom’s passion for music. Our star couple today had an interesting start. With all the time people spend on Facebook, one might ask, can a Facebook friend request really lead to marriage? For Ashley and Justin the answer is a gigantic YES!

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18 Tips to Get the Most from your Wedding Tasting

As a wedding planner, I attend food tastings for virtually every client and they are always a blast. You get this awesome meal with tons of options that you’d probably never order at a restaurant. But tastings aren’t just to have a good meal. The goal of a tasting should be to select your menu for the wedding and to have a very clear idea of what you’ll be getting the day of your event.

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