February 16, 2016
We are so excited to see this stunning white and black wedding at Villa Sevillano featured on Wedding Chicks! Head over to their blog to see the entire feature!
Katie and Brian’s wedding day was a few years in the making. After initially meeting in 2009, it wasn’t until 2014 that Brian popped the question during a helicopter ride through the mountain ranges of Montana.
Having visited Santa Barbara often, Katie and Brian decided on Villa Sevillano, in Carpinteria, just outside Santa Barbara to celebrate their wedding. The elegant estate leant itself perfectly to Katie’s design aesthetic. The formal garden ceremony and reception were interspersed with touches of rustic elegance hinting back to their Montana engagement. Beautiful linens from La Tavola in a mist-grey tone gave nod to the exquisite grey letter pressed and white foiled invitations created by Lazaro Press. Lush floral arrangements in whites and greens complimented the surrounding roses, olive and cypress trees perfectly.
The ceremony itself took place on the lower lawn of the Villa. Dramatic chiffon curtains were pulled back to reveal Katie and her father walking down the path from the house. During cocktail hour in the rose gardens, the curtains were pulled and the lawn was transformed into the dinner reception.
The curtains were once again pulled back to beckon guests to dinner, unveiling a glowing environment with twinkle lights tucked into the chiffon and even more lights suspended from the olive trees. Guests took their individual lanterns (rustic elegance) used as escort cards to the candle-lit and flower covered tables. Later in the evening, a keg of whisky, driven all the way from Montana by Brian’s parents, was tapped and was enjoyed with cigars in a special part of the garden underneath a twinkling olive tree.
After dancing on the black and white dance floor to the sounds of DJ Amara with Dash Entertainment, the entire party, DJ and all moved inside the estate where an after party continued into the early morning. Guests gathered around the beautiful wooden bar, were treated to late-night pizza complete with a ranch-dressing fountain. In all our years of planning, we have never seen a ranch-dressing fountain. It was quite the hit.
Katie and Brian were a dream to work with. Katie from the beginning had a clear vision of what she wanted to accomplish. She was flexible and realistic during the planning process which made the process run extremely smoothly. More than that, they and their families are kind and warm and they loved celebrating the love between Katie and Brian.