With pops of purple this navy Santa Barbara wedding on our wedding blog is bright and absolutely beautiful. The Arizona couple chose the SoCal destination after a wonderful weekend getaway fittingly following their engagement! The affair was as intimate as could be (27 guests total!) atop the Canary Hotel and incredibly captured by Becky of B Schwartz Photography. Here’s the bride’s inspiration for this special day!
We had a trip to California planned for our 2 year dating anniversary for late July, 2013. Three days before we were to leave for Santa Barbara, Casey proposed to my complete surprise. It was a romantic proposal in our home and what a better way to celebrate our engagement than taking off for California three days later. We stayed at the beautiful Canary Hotel over those four days and fell in love with the property and Santa Barbara in general. We decided that weekend that was where we would be married, on the rooftop of the Canary Hotel.
We wanted a small destination wedding that had a modern vibe, while still being elegant, but not too stuffy. I’ve always loved the color navy, so that quickly became our color of choice for many items. Navy just felt more summery over Black. Being that is was summer time, we wanted some bold colors with our linens, flowers, & paper goods. We think we achieved what we were going for: An elegant, California summer rooftop wedding, with odes to Wine Country, with a bit of whimsy. After a delicious dinner and beautiful sunset, the “super moon” made a beautiful rise over the rooftop as a full-on dance party broke out and we closed the roof down!
We have so many amazing memories of our wedding day and can’t wait for our next visit to Santa Barbara!
Photographer: B Schwartz Photography
Linens: La Tavola
Invitation suite: Minted
Rentals: Ventura Rental
Makeup: Mac Cosmetics
Catering: Finch & Fork
Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes
DJ: Persian House Cat
Ceremony Music: Santa Barbara Guitarist
Florals: Ella and Louie
Coordination: Simply Santa Barbara Events
Groom’s ring: David Yurman
Grooms attire: J.Crew
Brides ring: Burland Jewelry
Clutch: Kate Spade
Brides dress: Allure Bridals
Wedding Venue: Canary, Santa Barbara