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Plum and Purple Santa Barbara Wedding

Santa Barbara wedding

Pretty shades of plum, berry, blush and purple make this gorgeous wedding in Santa Barbara totally romantic! Their beautiful reception at the Wine Cask was filled with soft glowing candle light, hints of gold and stunning floral arrangements from Hint of Chic.
Keep scrolling to see this day unfold from Melissa Musgrove photography, and don't miss the full gallery here for even more plum and purple Santa Barbara wedding details.

Purple wedding invitation

Bridesmaid in purple

Purple bridesmaid bouquet

Santa Barbara wedding

Keep it short

From the bride: We had 3 months to plan our wedding and this actually worked in our favor more than against. It forced us to not dwell on decisions and it also helped contain the amount of projects we took on or wanted to do. Even at the end of the 3 months, I got a little exhausted of thinking of things. So my advise would be to not have a year long engagement. Just do it. Maybe 3 months was a little tight - especially with having time to find a dress, but beyond 6 months would have been too much time.

Santa Barbara Mission wedding

Santa Barbara Mission wedding

Plum and purple Santa Barbara wedding

Find your perfect dress

Spend time finding THE dress. I had a couple of changes with my was originally straight across the top. I felt a little pressured to find a dress in the amount of time we had between getting engaged and our wedding. If I could do it again I would have spent a little more time finding a dress I didn't need to get altered outside of it's fit.

Purple ribbon seating chart

Purple candle lit reception

Table decor and details

Purple water color wedding menu

Gold table numbers

Wedding cocktails

Book your vendors early

Book your photographer early and make sure they know about any photos that you have to have. Also, spend time on your DJ list. After picking all the other music, I was so burnt out on music that I maybe listed 5 songs I liked to the DJ - I should have spend more time making sure we got everything we wanted.

Sweetheart table in gold and purple

Sweetheart table kiss

Romantic cake table

Purple watercolor wedding cake

Wedding dance kiss

Wedding sparklers

Cakes & CateringEnjoy Cupcakes
Ceremony MusicChris Wooley
Coordinators & FlowersHint of Chic
Hand Stamped Vintage SilverwareLorelei Vella
Health & BeautyLunaBella Hair and Make up
Lighting & EntertainmentDJ Zeke
OfficiantsPatrice Handley
Paper Goods & CalligraphySeniman Calligraphy
PhotographersMelissa Musgrove
VenuesWine Cask