We took inspiration from the gorgeous and unique setting for the design of this Santa Barbara wedding at the Natural History Museum. We wanted to incorporate lots of details and vignettes in the table styling to carry over from the displays in the museum. Reclaimed wood trays crafted by the groom (a finish carpenter) held shells, antlers, fossils, feathers, persimmons and acorns along with geometric gold lanterns. The gorgeous linens with their unique pattern and beautiful blue palette provided a nice backdrop to lush floral arrangements in peach, coral, yellow and pinks. Guinea fowl feathers, acorns and persimmons were tucked into each of the gold urn arrangements that displayed locally grown garden roses, hellebores, ranunculus, pieris and amaryllis anchored by olive and oak foliage.
The reception took place inside the museum and three alcoves were turned into intimate seating nooks with beautiful rattan peacock chairs, gold lanterns and indigo pillows made by the bride. The groom even wrote out the seating chart by hand. It was a beautiful day in a truly beautiful setting.
- Where: Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
- Style: Southwestern Inspired Elegance
- Palette: Blues, peaches, coral and yellow
- Photography by Michael Costa