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Colorful Coastal Destination Wedding

Mi Belle Photography

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.

sparkly white wedding gown by Monique Lhuillier

silver Jimmy Choo wedding shoes

soft bridal looks

white orchid wedding bouquet by NLC Productions

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.

bright purple bridesmaid dresses

small colorful bridesmaid bouquet by NLC Productions

groom look from Hugo Boss

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.

beach wedding ceremony ideas from VP Events

bright floral ceremony decor

purple and white ceremony program

outdoor wedding ceremony at Bacara Resort and Spa

outdoor ceremony ideas

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.

table decoration ideas from VP Events

candle table decoration ideas

floral center piece ideas

sweetheart table ideas

orange table setting

wedding reception

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.

caricature artist at wedding reception

wedding lighting

pink floral ombre wedding cake by Bacara Resort and Spa

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!

cake cutting with sword

wedding dancing at Bacara Resort and Spa

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.

https://vimeo.com/52505532

ServiceVendor
CinematographyThe Cana Family
Coordinator & Event DesignerVP Events
Dress Designer & Hair AccessoriesMonique Lhuillier
FlowersNLC Productions
Grooms AttireHugo Boss
Hair & MakeupRachel Bartolotta | Officiant: Reverend Edward Perkinson | Stationary: Printed Papers, Ellen J.S. Greenberg
LightingBella Vista Designs
LinensLa Tavola
PhotographerMi Belle Photography
Reception BandWest Coast Music
Shoe DesignerJimmy Choo
Venue, Cake & CatererBacara Resort and Spa Santa Barabara
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