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An Eclectic Colorful Wedding in Santa Barbara, CA

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Kim & CJ in Santa Barbara, CA
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Kim was all for a colorful, eclectic look, but her mother craved something more traditional. To bridge the gap, Vorce started with a classic base: silver-rimmed glasses and chargers, elegant flatware and hemstitch napkins. Then, appealing to Kim’s playful side, she layered in the color with teal place cards and votives, yellow seat cushions and pin ...
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The couple embraced their married name, Gallo, which means “rooster” in Italian, as inspiration by playing up rooster artwork, which adorned welcome bags and stationery.
Mélangerie Inc.
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R. Jack Balthazar
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In lieu of a wedding cake, each table got a simple cake and a stack of plates and forks
San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA
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San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara
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One advantage of the location was its residential feel, which Vorce chose to enhance for an intimate mood. Lighting in particular was designed for a homey look, and the style even extended to dessert.
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While brides may be drawn to this unique fete, Vorce cautions, “There is so much inspiration today that brides are losing sight of their own identities.” Known for her personalized events, Vorce suggests borrowing favorite elements but tweaking them to fit your style, as she did here by revealing Kim’s fun, laid-back personality and matching it to  ...
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Kim came to Lisa Vorce of Oh, How Charming! wanting to use bright, bold hues, but it was a collar Kim found for her dog, 
Blu, that helped Vorce zero in on a palette of fuchsia, mustard yellow and teal blue.
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Kim & CJ in Santa Barbara, CA

The decision to wed on the West Coast led Kim and Christopher (known as CJ) to San Ysidro Ranch, a storied Santa Barbara hideaway. (Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier married at the tranquil retreat; John and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned there!) The bride requested bold-colored accents, including hot-pink peonies, which gave the day its bright, festive flair.
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  • Aaron Delesie
  • OH, HOW CHARMING!
  • San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara
  • Mélangerie Inc.
  • R. Jack Balthazar
  • San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA

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