Clearly, blogging with any semblance of regularity is not my forte. You guys, it’s been almost a year since my last post! I’m not going to make some lofty commitment with an empty declaration to blog twice weekly or anything—let’s not set ourselves up for failure—but I will tell you that I have waaaayyy too much good stuff in my arsenal to not post more often. I mean, it’s tragic that my recent weddings haven’t been blogged because wowza they’ve been pretty.
Take Claire and Brad for example… they were my super smarty pants couple. I mean, I have a lot of incredibly intelligent and professionally accomplished couples, but an Urologist (following in the footsteps of her Urologist mother—girl power!) marrying a Forbes 30 under 30 stud turned UCLA law grad brings “power couple” to a new level. You’d think with those resumes, they’d be super stuffy, right? Well, you’d be wrong.
Well spoken, intelligent (obvi), and charming, yes, but also so down to earth, hilarious (Brad’s witty email responses to my planning questions were a personal favorite!), even keeled, and incredibly sweet and in love with each other. Their first look and portraits are some of my favorites.
The setting at Montecito Country Club couldn’t be more quintessentially upscale California or more breathtaking with it’s sweeping views, manicured gardens, and ceilings that make you reconsider everything you’ve ever heard about a country club ballroom. Stella Bloom Design’s magic touch took the pretty canvas to new-level gorgeous.
Claire, her bridesmaids and I put a lot of time and thought into their overall look and I think it was a beautiful success of shades, tones, and texture that paired perfectly with those creamy bouquets.
And can we just talk about the incredible greenery on that chandelier?!
One little tip I always give to my couples is to take a moment at the back of the aisle after you've been pronounced. Stop and enjoy your second kiss as a married couple and take your time. I love when they take my advice and we get a gorgeous image like this...
Design, Planning, and Coordination: Vanessa Noel Events
Venue: Montecito Country Club
Floral Design: Stella Bloom Designs
Photography: Anna Delores Photography
Videography: Wildhagen Photograhy
Hair and Makeup: Blushing Beauty
Rentals: Town and Country SB, Chiavari Chair Rentals
Linens: ModMix Studio