A Classic Santa Barbara Wedding
Tiffany and David
Living in Los Angeles at the time, the pair wanted a locale at which all 175 of their friends and family could come together for a weekend away, and so they chose Santa Barbara for their three days of celebrating. The weekend kicked off with a Havana Nights-inspired welcome party and was anchored by the main event—a classic church ceremony and an elegant reception.
The invitation was letterpressed on pearl white cardstock and encased with a lace ribbon band.
A White Bouquet
Tiffany clutched a bouquet of white roses.
Soft mint maxi dresses by Amsale outfitted the bridal party.
Time With Her Dad
Tiffany and her father were driven to the church in a classic car—a part of the day the bride recalls fondly. The two entered together to the traditional "Canon in D" by Pachelbel.
All Saints By the Sea Episcopal Church was built more than 100 years prior to the wedding. A drawing of the structure was used on the ceremony program.
The same friend that introduced the bride and groom did a reading during the Episcopalian ceremony, which ended with a recessional to the "Prince of Denmark's March" by Jeremiah Clarke.
Ringing the Bell
One of David's favorite parts of the day was ringing the church's massive bell in front of their guests post-ceremony.
Hitching a Ride
Trolleys transported guests to and from the ceremony and then to the reception location, just a five-minute ride away.
The Reception Venue
"We wanted to make sure our guests were able to relax all weekend and not have to travel by car to any events," Tiffany says of choosing the Four Seasons Biltmore Estate as the weekend's home base. "Beyond the beauty of the hotel, the fact that we were able to hold all three days of events there, and that it's close to the church made it a no brainer. The hotel and church both had an elegant and vintage California vibe, which helped us set the mood for the wedding."
The Escort Cards
Guests' names were printed using the same script font from the invitation onto tented escort cards, which were set out below an all-white centerpiece atop a shimmery ecru linen.
In keeping with the neutral palette, the reception room was set in shades of ivory, beige, gold, and light green. Dinner kicked off with a mushroom risotto, and a salad topped with Point Reyes blue cheese, Asian pears, walnuts, and aged sherry vinaigrette followed. The surf-and-turf entrée was a Dungeness crab cake and beef tenderloin medallions.
The Place Settings
The tables were set with clear gold-rimmed chargers, shimmery linens, and large arrangements of white roses, hydrangeas, and peonies.
Julep cups held smaller arrangements of hydrangeas, roses, and ranunculus, amidst crystal candlesticks and votives adding to the warm glow of the summer celebration.
Her New Monogram
Tiffany's stepmother-in-law gifted her a Moyna beaded clutch with her new monogram on it, which she used at the reception.
A Classic Cake
The five-tier cake was decorated to match the lace of the bridal gown. Inside, were four different flavor combinations, including carrot cake with cream cheese frosting on the top and bottom tiers. The bride and groom cut into the confection as Michael Bublé's "Everything" was played by the band.
The First Dance
The newlyweds took to the dance floor to Rod Stewart's "Have I Told You Lately." Tiffany and her father then danced to "Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder, and David joined his mother to Rascal Flatt's "My Wish."
Photography: Aaron Delesie
Ceremony Location: All Saints By the Sea Episcopal Church
Reception Location, Catering, and Cake: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Event Planning: Maren Parsons
Flowers: Santa Barbara Style
Stationery: Lazaro Press
Music: [bagpiper] Joseph Thayer (805-654-2565); [cocktail hour] Classics IV Strings (805-969-2960); [reception music] Westcoast Music
Hair and Makeup: Symmetry Beauty
Lighting: Bella Vista Designs
Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co.