I'm going to make a bold statement: this right here is my favorite tablescape of all the weddings I've written over the years. Isn't it incredible what lighting can do?! Every other detail of this day planned by Alexandra Kolendrianos follows suit—utterly gorgeous, completely classic and oh-so-romantic. Not to mention, those blooms from TOAST Santa Barbara are beyond. Michelle Beller carefully captured the celebration and did every moment justice with her imagery. Find it all here in the full gallery. From the Bride... Ben and I were set up through a mutual connection in the late summer of 2015. Ben was living in San Francisco and I was in LA. After a few emails that turned to texts, that turned to phone calls, we finally set a date to meet. After many trips up and down the coast, I moved up to the Bay Area and in with Ben. The ease and comfort I felt in making such a big decision confirmed I knew Ben was the one, so when he asked me to marry him it was an easy answer.Growing up in Santa Barbara, I always knew it was where I would be married. My parents got married locally, and the plan was always to follow in their footsteps and get married at the same location. With a venue change less than three months before the wedding due to the natural disasters in California, I was in a bit of a panic but our planner Alexandra Kolendrianos put me at ease and helped create the most magical day I could have ever dreamed of. When I first met Alexandra, I knew she was the perfect person to plan our wedding. I felt an instant connection to her and knew she would not only build the most beautiful day for us, but ease all my worries and manage the details so I could truly enjoy the day and focus all my attention on the fact that I was finally getting to marry Ben.As an interior designer, the decor, design and details of the day were very important to me and became such a fun part of the process. Alexandra and our florist Kim from Toast Santa Barbara helped put together each beautiful detail to bring my vision to life. The ceremony setting itself with a dramatic stone staircase and incredible ocean view was breathtaking. Kim and her team enhanced it even further by building the most glorious chuppah filled with greenery and flowers. My lush bouquet was wrapped with ribbon and tied in were my grandmothers wedding rings.During cocktail hour, Ben and I got a moment just the two of us in the reception tent to take in the incredible work the team had done. The tables were lined with loose floral arrangements filled with spring flowers and luscious greenery. The natural elements of the wood chairs, chargers and rattan pendants mixed delightfully with the the gold and silver accents on the table. Brenna Berger created simple and stunning menus that coordinated with the hand painted invitation suite and was a true labor of love. Every detail came together perfectly and was impeccably captured by Michelle of Michelle Beller Photography.When thinking back on the day, the first thing that always pops into my mind is the indescribable amount of love that you could feel in the room. With our families, friends, and of course each other all together to celebrate our future, the love radiated and it was a feeling I will never forget. Thank you to our families and the incredible vendor team who made the day so special for us.
Photography: Michelle Beller | Event Planning: Alexandra Kolendrianos | Floral Design: TOAST Santa Barbara | Catering: Industrial eats | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs, Inc | Band: Justin Calveria | Venue: Klentner Ranch | Bar: Flair Project | Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Paper: Brenna Berger Design | Rentals: Elan Event Rentals | Rentals: Theoni Collection | Rentals: Town And Country | Video: Hoo Films