Kyle and Piper love being outdoors so their wedding was appropriately outside at Elings Park, Santa Barbara, CA. This spectacular venue has views of the Santa Barbara mountains sloping into the Pacific Ocean.
Besides the breathtaking views, their wedding was filled to the brim with handmade details, including vintage containers overflowing with hand-cultivated succulents. Love it! Read on to hear more about this Santa Barbara, Elings Park Wedding and of course see all the photos in the full gallery captured by Ohana Photographers. Read on to hear an exact budget breakdown from Piper. She not only looks fabulous in her tea-length lace wedding dress, she is also a fantastic list maker.
On Their Wedding Attire:
Piper had a super cute, short, lacy wedding dress with pockets. Her wedding look and feel was finished off with teal suede shoes, a bird cage veil, and an adorable little succulent bouquet with a button wrapped bouquet wrap. Kyle, the groom wore a very sharp looking grey pinstriped suit with a bow tie, grey argyle socks, brown wingtips, and a succulent boutonniere, and a grey fedora to top it all off. Piper's bridesmaids wore strapless grey dresses. Kyle's groomsmen wore grey pants, white button up shirts, bow ties, and opted to ditch the vests and suit jackets.
On The Venue / Reception:
The reception that followed was on a huge deck surrounded by oak trees. The view of the Santa Barbara mountains sloping into the Pacific Ocean was absolutely beautiful. Piper felt that it was a good decision to splurge on the venue (and incurred expenses by using a place that needed rentals), which they absolutely fell in love with the moment they laid eyes on it.
The string-light lit reception deck, was filled with tables that were all slightly decorated differently. They each had centerpieces with vintage vases, lots of milk glass that were all filled with succulents that were cultivated by the bride and her mom from cuttings to save on money. Super cute mini mason jar candle votives, hand stenciled burlap table runners, and bright orange cloth napkins.
Instead of a traditional wedding cake, Piper and Kyle served pies of all flavors. There was a whole table full of them, and each one was lovingly hand-made by their family and friends. We love this idea, especially if you are cutting it close to your budget you can ask family and friends to pitch in and bake a pie.
Lighting: LBPS Events
Photographer: Ohana Photographers
Venue: Elings Park
Hair: Darin Jon Studio
Caterer: Tony Ray's Restaurant and Cantina
DJ: Music by Bonnie
Dress Designer: Mary Linn's Bridal
Flowers: Terra Malia Designs
Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Shoe Designer: Ivanka Trump
Prop or Furniture Rentals: The Tent Merchant
Photo Booth: My Flash Booth
Wet Plate Portrait: Lindsey Ross
Makeup: Dessiree at D.M.H. | Venue: Elings Park, Santa Barbara, CA Read on to see how much this heart themed wedding costs. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. Please do not use this guide to barter with vendors. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you. Read more to find out how much this Santa Barbara, Elings Park Wedding cost.
Piper was thrilled on her entire wedding, and would have done a few things differently, but she was glad she splurged on Ohana Photographers, who obviously did a stellar job. They captured all the fun moments beautifully. Below is their budget breakdown, which did not include Piper's $2000 dress or Kyle's $1100 suit and accessories. Money well spent, because they look beyond fabulous.
Site Rental: Elings Park-$2,400
Rentals: (chairs, tables, napkins, silverwear, plates, glasses) The Tent Merchant-$2,455
Catering: (for 115 people)Tony Ray's-$2,400
Lighting: BPS Events-$1,540
DJ: Music by Bonnie-$1,600
Bouquets & Boutenniers: Terra Maliia Designs-$567
Beer & wine: BevMo & Telegraph Brewery-$1,065
Photo Booth: My Flash Photo Booth-$450
Miscellaneous: (paint, burlap, ceramic pots for centerpieces, flameless candles, mason jars, wood for signs and props)-$800
Photographer: Ohana Photography-$3,600
Pies:(made by family and friends)-FREE!
Grand Total -$16,877