With friends and family living all over the world, this fun couple decided to have a destination wedding in a location that would be a nice vacation for all of their guests. The experts at VP Events helped Edward and Gloria put together a bright, colorful wedding that was full of personal touches. Check out all of the gorgeous details from this colorful coastal destination wedding in the full gallery here, all fabulously captured by the ever-so talented Mi Belle Photography.
From Mi Belle Photography:Edward proposed to Gloria in January of 2012 on the second anniversary of their first date. As LA transplants and with family and friends coming from the Mid-West, East Coast, England, Canada, Australia, and Ghana, they wanted to have a wedding in a destination that would be a vacation for their guests and give them a taste of California. They chose Santa Barbara (where they enjoyed their first weekend getaway together) and the Bacara Resort.
The cliff top setting for the ceremony was the perfect site to cap off their beachside wedding week that included a beach barbecue, wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley, croquet and champagne, and golf at nearby Sandpiper. Gloria and Edward wanted their ceremony and reception to be a celebration with bright colors, a fun atmosphere and some personal touches.
Their signature cocktail was Pimm's Cup — a nod to the half-British groom; they had a caricature artist sketching portraits of their guests throughout the night; they cut the cake with Edward's grandfather's West Point sword; and they served mini versions of their favorite desserts late into the night — crème brulee, peanut butter & chocolate tortes, and macaroons.
From the Bride:I guess I would have wanted one more hour on the dance floor! In retrospect, I am really glad we had all of the pre and post wedding activities so we really had a chance to talk with all of our guests, many of whom had traveled from all over the globe!We love the idea of having a caricature artist at your wedding reception. Not only is it something fun and original for your guests to enjoy, but also a unique wedding favor.
One of the personal touches in Edward and Gloria's wedding celebration was using the West Point sword that belonged to Edward's grandfather to cut their gorgeous wedding cake — which is so much more fun than a traditional cake knife and a great way to incorporate a unique part of your family history into your special day!
You simply must watch the entire video The Cana Family created of this colorful coastal destination wedding! A breathtaking and memorable wedding film that we could watch over and over.