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Stylish in Santa Barbara

By Mary Welch

Michelle Kramer’s wedding inspiration felt it came straight from our own bridal moodboard. From her lily of the valley bouquet to her Four Seasons venue of choice to even her Happy Menocal paper goods, we felt connected to this bride’s vision. The wedding weekend trousseau included Carolina Herrera, Costarellos, Mira Zwillinger, and Naeem Khan, not to mention two pairs of Manolo Blahniks. The wardrobe foreshadowed the classic yet whimsical garden wedding ahead. Michelle and her maids dressed and toasted the beginning of wedding day in one of the Four Seasons’ bungalows and then arrived at a beautiful mediterranean courtyard on the property for portraits. Michelle met Mark for their ‘first look’ in a private and intimate courtyard that allowed for the sweet moment to be quietly cherished between the two.

Though Mark and Michelle already said ‘I do’ at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, they opted for a second ceremony to be hosted on the Four Seasons lawn overflowing with floral along the aisle leading to the lush arch at the altar. Michelle’s intricately embellished Mira Zwillinger gown and veil added beautiful breath to the aisle as the train of each piece moved down the aisle towards the altar. The couple said ‘I do’ for the second time, and our team followed the couple through the Four Seasons mediterranean courtyards and gardens for memorable portraits for the new Mr. and Mrs. Kramer. The wedding guests proceeded to cocktail hour at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were enjoyed on the veranda with sweeping views of Santa Barbara at sunset. The couple joined the party, and floated from conversation to conversation with a California ease. Inside the club, the ballroom carried the wedding day’s playful palette, with neutral-toned textures and spring floral loosely arranged along each table. Kicking off the party, a jazzed-up performer sang ” ” passionately carrying the tune while dropping to his knees and tossing his sequined tuxedo jacket over his shoulder. This set the tone for a fabulous night of dancing—but not before beautiful toasts to the newlyweds, a choreagraphed bride and groom dance, and the cutting of the lily of the valley-inspired bridal cake (inspired by the bride’s bouquet of choice). The evening ended with colorful confetti blasting along the dance floor as Michelle (now in a white flapper style Naeem Khan party dress) and Mark celebrated their new life together as husband and wife. What a party!

Mary Welch2019-12-16T19:10:39-05:00Categories: Destinations, All|Tags: |Comments Off on Stylish in Santa Barbara