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contents 10 editor's letter editor's picks Winter knits we are cozying up to 12 14 home is where the heart is Love Unveiled with Whitney and Chris an enchanted elopement Explore the Pacific Northwest in this 24 dreamy shoot at Bridal Veil Lakes 37

timeless beauty Myra Callan of Twigs & Honey joins us for a Q&A on her whimsical bridal fashions

the coordinator council 2014 trade secrets, trends and more 67 let's hear it for the bad boys 78 Looks for your groom and his stylish men santa barbara dreaming Love Unveiled with Kami and Matt 80 cart envy 88 Bar cart inspiration for your hosting pleasure a world of romance Love Unveiled with Lindsay and Damien 96 paint by numbers 105 DIY fun with Leslie Lewis Sigler so you're engaged... Bridal timeline 106 winter frostbite 108 A popsicle recipe that will make your heart melt the grand exit 110

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f lu t t e r m ag a z i n e inspiration to make your

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WINTER 2014 Kim Wiseley Co-founder & Editor in Chief kim@fluttermag.com Tracy Lazaro Co-founder & Art Director tracy@fluttermag.com Kelly Mahan Advertising Executive kelly@fluttermag.com Submissions submissions@fluttermag.com General Inquiries info@fluttermag.com

46 villa vows Love Unveiled with Sierra and Chase

58 sunday smorgasbord A modern take on quirky, geometric Nordic styles

CONTRIBUTORS Food + Beverage Alvaro Rojas / The Bourbon Room Corks n' Crowns, Jessica Foster Confections Montecito Roasting Company, Om Sweet Mama Design + Styling Jill & Co. Events, Joy de Vivre Event Design Kelly Oshiro / Santa Barbara Chic Leslie Lewis Sigler / Lilly & Louise Photography + Film Braedon Flynn, Elizabeth Messina, Erich McVey, Jessica Burke, Jose Villa, Kristen Beinke, Megan Sorel, Nancy Neil, Patrick Moyer, Samuel Lippke Editorial Briana Westmacott, Jeremy Harbin, Lily Buckley, Alexis Wiseley Print Production: Trent Watanabe Graphics Intern: Alexandra Roman Published by Tim Buckley tim@fluttermag.com flutter magazine inspiration to make your

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WEDDINGS on the cover

Robin sheer lace top, Starling slip dress, Tulle skirt and Pearl adorned bandeau birdcage veil, provided by Twigs & Honey. Photographed by Elizabeth Messina

timeless beauty with designer myra callan


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EDITOR'S LETTER One handcrafted wooden fly-fishing net leans up against the bookshelf. It sits pretty next to a glitzy gold picture frame, which displays me and my girlfriends sipping margaritas. From the mountain bike in our entryway to the pink throw pillows on the bed, these little juxtapositions are everywhere. Welcome to our home. Last fall, my long-time boyfriend and I moved in together. Until then I never had to sacrifice my sacred girly possessions, and he never imagined that his man toys wouldn’t be allowed in the bedroom. In this way, we brought in the new year testing the boundaries of the word “compromise,” and, slowly but surely, our home has become exactly that: ours. It’s a space adorned with all the unique things that make us… well, us. Much in the way that we debate the merits of the texture and color of our new shower curtain, I imagine that you and yours will do the same about everything from the hues of the tablecloths to the bridesmaid and groomsman pairs that walk down the aisle. After all, your wedding day should be the perfect blend of the colors, tastes, tunes and guests that make you tick as a couple.

Can we talk about what I'm wearing? I thoroughly enjoyed working with Myra Callan and her sister Amy Stewart for this issue's Designer Spotlight (page 37). I'm currently obsessing over this gorgeous headband from Twigs & Honey. It's a sparkly and fancy way to dress up my daily denim garb. And Amy's necklaces are just the right amount of delicate (and gold) to accentuate pretty much anything in my wardrobe. My wishlist is endless with these two truly talented sisters!

In this issue of Flutter, we're excited to share advice, tips and trends for the 2014 wedding and party season from some top coordinators and designers. We're giving you the tools to host at a moment’s notice, recipes that are sure to impress any palate and breathtaking inspiration from recent brides and tastemakers.

Featured: Twigs & Honey Pearl and Beaded Leaf Cluster Headband, Junghwa Long Mesh Bar Necklace

We’re excited to see how you pick and choose the perfect elements to make your occasion unique.

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winter knits 2014

e d i tor’ s picks deerskin palm fingerless gloves kaufmann mercantile

Warm, water repellent and deerskin strengthened: a trifecta of freedom for your fingers. www.kaufmann-mercantile.com

berber wedding pillow accompany

nolita pom hat mischa lampert

Bringing you luck for your big day, this festive, hand-woven pillow is a one-of-a-kind accessory for your couch – or wherever else you might need a unique touch of textural charm.

The fox-fur poms punctuating this flirty, fun wool-knit hat make total sense: put it on, feel like a fox.

www.zady.com

windowpane flannel jack spade

www.accompanyus.com

Is it weird that we’re already planning a mirror shot to post on Instagram so we can show off this cute and cozy iPhone case? #seriouslyasking www.jackspade.com

earmuffs pendleton

Our ears have never looked so good while covered up. And, more importantly, they’re warm, too.

www.pendleton-usa.com

hoodie ware of the dog

We’ve never considered borrowing clothes from our pets before this Merino wool hoodie came along. The leash hole in the back is the only thing stopping us. www.ahalife.com 12


lucky yarn wrapped horseshoe

Everyone knows hanging a horseshoe brings luck. Does wrapping it in pretty patterns and colorful yarn make it luckier? We don’t see why not. www.plumgoodsstore.com

yucca screen printed handwoven scarf a peace treaty

Sure, we love the warm colors and cool patterns, but we love the fact that this cashmere work of art supports the Nepalese women who hand-make it even more. www.zady.com

wool & salmon skin house shoes kaufmann mercantile

This unusual combination of wool and salmon leather works for us and feels fine on our feet. We’re almost even more impressed that each pair is geo-tagged, allowing us to track personal info on the craftsperson who made it.

wool donegal bow tie alexander olch

Not every guy can pull off a bow tie, but this handsome, handmade piece will make your man think he can – which is all that really matters anyway. www.olch.com

www.kaufmann-mercantile.com

maroc mini zip pouch accompany

If there’s a more exquisite place to put a few little things, we’d love to see it. Tote your accessories anywhere with this patterned pouch.

www.accompanyus.com

original check rain boots hunter

You’ll be singing in the rain – and everywhere else – when you’re wearing boots as gorgeous as this waterproof pair.

usa.hunter-boot.com

large maroc weekender accompany

We want to spend way more than just a weekend with this kilim and leather travel bag.

www.accompanyus.com


Photography by Megan Sorel

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Whitney and Chris Private Residence Montecito, California


As a little girl, we all dreamed of our secret garden=i

That beautiful oasis tucked behind those locked iron gates. We only needed that one special key to open those doors to all the beauty that was kept hidden. Whitney and Chris opened their doors to share in the celebration of their love with family and friends, and Whitney’s secret garden was as grand as you could imagine. Following a ceremony at the historic All Saints-by-the-Sea Church, the reception took place at Whitney’s family’s home in Montecito. Childhood memories and tradition infused with the classic elegance of Santa Barbara inspired much of the romantic French provincial decor.


whitney chose a color palette inspired by the english abraham darby rose — full of rich peaches and creams mixed with accents of fresh foliage.


Backyard Benefits

f i v e r e a s o n s to host a w e d d ing at home

1. existing garden urns, fountains, arches and shrubbery can double up as table decor Patio furniture can easily intertwine with rentals for seating and sweet vignettes. 2. make memories that will last a lifetime Did you ever think of celebrating your anniversary in the same spot you shared your first dance? You'll have the luxury of reliving those special moments for years to come. 3. financial and creative freedom Hosting at home offers the flexibility to choose just how to spend your budget without venue limitations or restrictions. 4. everything is within your reach If you need a bobby pin, a hairbrush or just a spot to sneak away with your groom for a quiet moment, it’s all there for you in your home. 5. a home is filled with love We can’t think of a better place to celebrate the beginning of your forever.

sprigs of rosemary were placed throughout the entire celeb r at i on.

Did you know that the aromatic herb signifies remembrance, love, loyalty and fidelity?


fresh hydrangea and soft dahlias set in french wire and moss-lined containers with candles in hurricanes meandering down the tables created a charming and elegant organic floral-scape.


Credits

Wedding Coordination Tara Bassi Party Design

www.tarabassipartydesign.com Photography Megan Sorel Photography

www.megansorel.com Rentals Town and Country Event Rentals

www.tacer.biz Catering New West Catering

www.newwestcatering.com Florist Mindy Rice Floral Design

www.mindyrice.com Lighting & Fabric Ambient Event Design

www.ambientevent.com Wedding Cake Christine Dahl Pastries

www.santabarbaracakes.com The Studio Agency Cathryn Vanbreene

www.thestudioagency.com Church All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

www.allsaintsbythesea.org Linens La Tavola Linen

www.latavolalinen.com Car Rental Classy Chassis

www.classychassisrentals.com Stationery Letter Perfect

www.letterperfect.com Calligraphy Nancy Howell

www.nancyhowell.com Wedding Gown Vera Wang

www.verawang.com


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TASTEMAKER SHOOT Countryside Charm with Joy de Vivre

Photography by Jon Duenas

An Enchanted Elopement

If you've ever been to the Pacific Northwest, then you know there's something enchanting about it. Lush greenery, scenic landscapes and an abundance of artful culture surround the region. It's truly picturesque and the perfect place for the wild at heart.


plush and cozy, bridal veil lakes couldn't be a more fitting location for event designer Joy de Vivre to set the stage for this elopement. At first glance, it almost seems like a fairytale. Imagine... a young couple running off into the woods, dancing delightfully through groves of trees in celebration of their courtship. Are you swooning yet? Pack a picnic, light some candles and row off into the sunset for the most romantic of endings to this tale.


golds, reds and browns offset with ivory and cream

complemented the surrounding landscape.


invitation envy

Lace paper envelopes tied up with string. Yes, this is one of our favorite things!

sweater appeal

The mix of the bride's hand-knit wool sweater along with the groom's plaid wool scarf makes for chic casual elegance amidst the wooded environment.


BRIDAL VEIL LAKES is a naturally dreamy 3-acre property just east of Portland, Oregon. The private grounds are filled with lush greenery and gardens, beautiful wildflowers and breathtaking views. There's even a spring-fed lake, and yes, you can really canoe on it!


CREDITS Photography

Jon Duenas www.jonduenas.com

Design + Styling Joy de Vivre www.joydevivre.net

Location

Bridal Veil Lakes www.bridalveillakes.com

Invitations

Lazaro Press + Design www.lazaropress.com

Hair & Makeup

Ebel Artistry www.ebelartistry.com

Bride's Dress

Paolo Sebastian www.nearlynewlywed.com

Rentals

Classic Vintage Rentals www.classicvintagerentals.com

Tuxedo

Mr. Tux of Portland


Tim Gibson Photography

Nearly Newlywed is the world’s leading online destination for the most beautiful, unique bridal in the world. We help brides to buy and sell back new, sample and used dresses at a fraction of the price. With Try Before You Buy, all of our dresses are available to try on at home with no commitments, wherever you are.

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Deanna Hampton Photography

Complimentary Bridal Consultation wedding day hair & makeup Bridal Party Blowouts & Curls On Location Service

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. boutique event design www.joydevivre.net

Erich McVey Photography


MYRA CALLAN

with After creating accessories and headpieces for her own wedding, Myra Callan launched Twigs & Honey in 2007... and we've been admirers ever since! Flip forward and fall in love with her designs over and over again. Photography by elizabeth Kestrel - Beaded lace capelet

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Meadowlark sheer silk and lace sleeved dress with Rhinestone speckled Juliet veil.


Starling slip dress, Swallow lace long robe, and over-sized handmade lace flower headband.


(top-left to right): Magpie - Magpie blousy top tiered romper, Raven corded lace a-line skirt (bottom): Meadowlark sheer silk and lace sleeved dress, Sparkling crystal leaf and bead hair vine


We love that Myra's designs are mix and matchable!

Peruse chic undergarments, delicate lace overlays, swan skirts and fairytalelike head pieces. You'll swoon with pure excitement.

Goldfinch delicate lace a-line skirt with Robin lace top, Starling slip dress, Rhinestone-encrusted regal belt and Crystal adorned tulle veil headband. (All pieces sold separately)


designer spotlight

What inspires you and continues to inspire you? I am inspired by film, fashion, nature and the intangible, beautiful things in the world. What intangible “things”? The way a bird’s wings move during flight, the glisten on melting dew and the sweet and floral fragrance when walking between ripe blackberry shrubs. Do you yourself hand-make the dresses and accessories featured on your site? For the first couple years, I made everything myself (partly due to cost and partly due to control issues), but as the company grew, I just could not create fast enough to keep with the demand. I’ve added 3 ladies to our in-studio production team and I still make some styles. All our gowns and attire are handmade locally by a wonderful women-owned and operated garment factory in Portland, Oregon. Your designs are made predominantly of lace and silk. What about these materials do you love? There is a definite romance and mystery with lace. They are all so different. Their patterns almost tell a story. For silks, it is about movement and give. I love the way it feels. From weightless, sheer silks to more structured silk organza, I love it all!

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Portland-based designer Myra Callan of Twigs & Honey joins us for a Q&A on her whimsical bridal fashions and accessories. From day to night and every day to your wedding

day, we've fallen in love with Myra's one-of-a-kind, timeless and versatile designs — and we think you will too!

What is Twigs & Honey best known for? Twigs & Honey is best known for innovative designs that blend together elements inspired from the natural world, vintage fashion, and gorgeous base materials.

What's your favorite Twigs & Honey dress? I love the Meadowlark Gown because of its feminine lace-covered buttons along the center back, its eyelash-lace finished sleeves and its gauzy and light-as-air silk skirt. It’s just so dreamy and flattering when it’s worn. What's your favorite Twigs & Honey hair piece / accessory? This is constantly changing, but my current favorite accessory is our Baby’s Breath Crystal Hair Vine, style #336. It is enchanting, ridiculously sparkly, ethereal and so much fun to wear. What type of bride do you cater to? Our designs tend to cater to brides that are carefree, whimsical and dare I say, a little quirky. Our brides are sweet and stylish and appreciate the little things. They are unique and don’t want a cookie-cutter wedding. Brides-to-be and true romantics at heart can find these fanciful pieces everywhere from California to Connecticut. Visit www.twigsandhoney.com for more inspiration. A lot of your pieces are very soft, delicate and simple. Do you find that these pair well with Myra's intricate designs? Yes, definitely. I love that my pieces are dainty enough to add a little pretty something without overpowering anything about the bride. Just a little extra sparkle. What's your favorite Junghwa piece? My top two all-time favorites are my brass spike necklace and my tiny initial tags necklace. The spike necklace is for when I want to add a little edge to my outfit and the tiny tags necklace is perfect for everyday wear.

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The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Myra's sister Amy Stewart (of Junghwa) designs jewelry that pairs perfectly with Twigs & Honey attire. Not to mention it makes

a great gift for your bridesmaids! Inspired by simple shapes and clean lines, Junghwa jewels are a staple in our closet.

What jewelry trends are you projecting for the 2014 wedding season? I think with jewelry, brides are going to keep it simple. I've been seeing a lot of brides leaning towards pieces they can wear every day even after the wedding. And, anything gold. Gold has definitely ruled over silver this last year and I think it will continue to dominate over the next year.

Amy just introduced these "Mr. & Mrs." Tag Necklaces into her Junghwa collection and we are currently obsessing over them! Engagement gift idea, anyone? Find them and more on www. junghwabyamystewart.com.


Swan tulle skirt and Starling slip dress. (All pieces sold separately)


keeping you healthy

now and forever from dr. kristi wrightson

the top

10 NUTRIENTS

for healthy looking skin kale arugula blueberries avo cado s walnut s water s almon blackberries gogi berries cucumbers

Photography by Jessica Lewis


ten tips

for achieving your best health for your wedding day 1. go with the flow.

Drinking water is essential. It is needed to maintain a normal metabolism and that healthy skin glow. If you're consuming alcoholic or caffeinated beverages, be sure to balance each out with an 8oz. glass of water.

2. chocolate is good for you!

Integrative Medicine Spa NEST Integrative Medicine Spa is a new concept in health and medicine. We strive to achieve the perfect balance between healing and nurturing with services that span the spectrum from Western medicine to more preventative, anti-aging treatments. NEST is a place where you may come to have your annual physical, rejuvenate your skin, strengthen your immune system, balance your hormones, optimize weight, detoxify your system, increase energy and prevent chronic disease.

Dark chocolate isn’t just for satisfying those sweet cravings! Flavonoids (the antioxidants found in chocolate), calcium, magnesium, iron and vitamins C, D, A and E help the body repair cells, moisturize dry skin and promote healthy hair growth. Pomegranates, berries and kale are also good choices to get your daily dose of antioxidants.

3. work it out.

Not harder, smarter. Moderate exercise or interval training (short bursts of higher intensity) are better for achieving and maintaining optimal heart health as well as weight. It can also help boost your mood and your beauty sleep!

4. do eat often.

Skipping meals is the opposite of what you should do to maintain good health. Small meals with protein every three to four hours allow your energy to stabilize, increase metabolism and keep your mood on an even keel.

5. it's more than just beauty sleep.

Studies show that over eight hours of consistent sleep can increase memory, improve heart function, decrease weight, lower stress and possibly even lengthen your life.

6. have more sex.

Regular sexual activity of approximately four times per week can increase your heart health, improve immunity, decrease stress and improve sleep.

7. b energetic.

B vitamins create energy in your cells and are an essential part of keeping up your stamina. They can be found in lean, organic meats, whole grains and leafy green vegetables.

8. beauty is skin deep.

Your skin absorbs everything! Give it organic, natural products to eat for a healthier look and feel, maintaining that young vibrancy throughout your life. Visit www.ewg.org/skindeep to see a rating on your skin products.

9. detox, darling.

We all eat or drink more than we should every once in a while, so a cleanse two to four times per year can help all the body’s systems work more efficiently. This in return translates to an increase in energy, maintenance of optimal weight and better hormonal balance. 

10. now and forever.

Schedule annual physician checkups. Prevention of fatigue, weight gain, sleeplessness, hormonal imbalances and mood disturbances is the easiest way to keep yourself healthy and happy for now and forever.

Dr. Kristi Wrightson and Dr. Mindy Beck, along with our staff of professionals are committed to you in achieving your most optimal health. We have many specialized programs that allow you to obtain your balance of wellness. Some of our services include: Nutritional IV therapy, Women’s health and hormones, Detox programs, Body contouring, Anti-aging, and Chronic disease management.

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Sunstone Villa Santa Ynez, California Photography by Jose Villa


ROLLING HILLS, RIPE VINEYARDS, A TUSCAN VILLA...

Top it off with lush florals, elegant decor and an absolutely charming couple. We bring you Chase and Sierra's wedding – a divine day at the magnificent Sunstone Villa.


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he oak tree was unbelievable. The idea of getting married under an old oak that has stood the test of time really resonated with us and, in a way, symbolized what we hope for in our own marriage – a sort of planting of our roots and growing old together in the midst of it all. —Sierra


hey, handsome!

chase looked ever so dapper in his gray theory suit and apolis tie.

a special occasion calls for a little something extra sparkly. these gorgeous emeralds from bryant & sons added just the right amount of glitz to sierra's natural glamour.


sierra took our breath away in this absolutely dreamy ines di santo gown. it had a slight undertone of blush that made for the perfect hint of romance underneath multiple layers of intricate ivory lace. we're in love!


each place setting greeted guests with a linen bag filled with a fresh baguette and kalamata olives – a tasty welcome treat and a perfect complement to the villa.

this takes the cake! decadent and divine, this sweet work of art was filled with carrot cake, the couple's favorite dessert!


iinspiration

chase and i were inspired by romantic elegance. we chose a color palette of peach and pink florals with green and grey accents. incorporating fresh fruits tucked among the flowers was a must!

—sierra


credits

WEDDING PLANNER Alexandra Kolendrianos www.alexandrak.com PHOTOGRAPHER Jose Villa www.josevilla.com FLORALS Mindy Rice www.mindyrice.com CATERER New West www.newwestcatering.com VENUE Sunstone Villa www.sunstonewinery.com OFFICIANT Reverend Jerry Bellamy www.santabarbaraweddingminister.com LIGHTING Images By Lighting www.imagesbylighting.com WOOD ARCHES & CHANDELIERS Rrivre Works www.rrivreworks.com STATIONERY Lazaro Press+Design www.lazaropress.com HAIR & MAKEUP TEAM Hair and Makeup www.teamhairandmakeupservice.com RENTALS Town & Country event rentals www.townandcountryeventrentals.com CEREMONY & COCKTAIL MUSIC Ybarra Music www.ybarramusic.com CAKE Decadence www.decadenceweddingcakes.com OLIVE BREADS AT EACH PLACE SETTING The Bakers Table www.thebakers-table.com LINEN La Tavola Linen www.latavolalinen.com WOOD TABLES AT RECEPTION Fusion Event Rentals www.fusioneventrentals.com BRIDAL GOWN Ines Di Santo M Bride www.mbridesalon.com

here's to you, sierra and chase.

We wish you a lifetime of overflowing love and happiness.


Photography by Kurt Boomer

The White Peacock Bridal

a consignment boutique for brides, mother’s of brides and bridesmaids

The White Peacock is a Consignment Boutique offering recent brides the chance to consign their beautiful gowns and accessories. Brides-to-be get the opportunity to find a stunning gown or accessory at a fraction of the original cost. Here at the White Peacock you can relax and enjoy your bridal gown shopping experience. With one-on-one personalized service, comfortable and inviting boutique atmosphere and beautiful gowns and accessories at affordable prices. The White Peacock is truly the place where you will find, “All your bridal needs for the savvy bride”

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We gathered friends for a Scandinavian-inspired feast full of seasonal FLAIR AND FODDER. Flip through and get your Sunday brunch fix (and a bit of fashion sense) on us! 58


Sunday Smorgasbord

a modern take on quirky, geometric Nordic styles

by Kelly Oshiro

Photography by Nancy Neil


Inspired by modern mountainscapes, Kelly transformed this traditional cabin into a Nordic

BrunchHaus


ceylon hot chocolate by jessica foster confections Yields: 4 small demitasse cups

Ingredients: 2 cups milk • 1/2 cup cream • 1/3 lb. milk chocolate • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions: In a pot, bring all ingredients to a gentle simmer over low heat. Pour into mugs and serve. We suggest topping off with homemade whipped cream or marshmallows.

Serve alongside the main meal or after brunch as dessert. Jessica's cocoa is a decadent treat!


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Ayda Robana has combined her Tunisian background and extensive world travels to create the unique culinary experience seen here. A true culinary artist who is passionate about using local, organic and farm-fresh ingredients, Ayda created Om Sweet Mama - an intimate catering and personal chef company in Santa Barbara. She loves to tell stories through food and gather loved ones around a table to enjoy a meal together. You can trust us when we say any creation from Ayda is a real treat! | www.omsweetmama.com


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1. Replace traditional florals with soft and fluffy cotton flowers. 2. Feel fancy at brunch with these geometric champagne crystal glasses from A+R Store. They pair perfectly with pink champagne! www.aplusrstore.com 3. Fun flatware is an element we love to see. These unique folk-inspired pieces are handcrafted from boxwood in the little French village of Nontron. www.upstairsatpierrelafond.com 4. Go with the flow with casual seating arrangements. Keep guests cozy with assorted throws and pillows. 5. Get in shape with a mix-match of geometric plates, platters and serving pieces. Huset-Shop had us at hello! www.huset-shop.com

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CREDITS

What's on the Menu?

Photography Nancy Neil www.lovenancyneil.com

frisee and radicchio salad

Design + Styling Kelly Oshiro www.sbchic.com Food Om Sweet Mama www.omsweetmama.com Hot Chocolate Jessica Foster Confections www.jessicafosterconfections.com Champagne Bar Corks n' Crowns www.corksandcrowns.com Tables / Chair / Throws Yeah Event Rentals www.yeahrentals.com Flatware / Wood Boards / Soup Bowls Upstairs Pierre Lafond www.upstairsatpierrelafond.com Dishware / Mugs / Glass Vases / Trays Huset Shop www.huset-shop.com Champagne Stemware / Blue Crystal Carafe Blue Crystal Glasses A+R Store www.aplusrstore.com Florals Fabulous Florals www.bulkwholesaleflowers.com Menus Lazaro Press + Design www.lazaropress.com

Ingredients: - 1 head frisee, washed and cut - 1 head radicchio, washed and cut - 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced - 1 thick chunk of slab bacon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes - Poached eggs (approx. 1 per guest) - Lemon juice - Olive oil - Balsamic vinaigrette

Pan fry the bacon cubes until brown. Set aside on a paper towel to absorb excess grease. Gently toss salad in light lemon, olive oil, and vinaigrette. Top with poached eggs and bacon. Yields: 8 servings

quick pickles Ingredients: - 1/2 cup red wine vinegar - 1/4 cup water - 2 tablespoons raw sugar - 2 tablespoons salt

Brine your vegetables in the liquid mixture overnight. It's really that quick and easy!

swedish pancakes Ingredients: - 1/2 cup buckwheat flour - 1/4 cup regular flour - 1/2 cup melted butter - 1 1/2 cups milk

Mix the flours, butter and milk together - stirring to create a thin batter. In a greased pan over medium heat, pour in about 1/3 cup of batter and swirl pan to evenly coat. Cook until the pancake sets and flip, cooking for about 1 minute on each side. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve flat or rolled with filling. Filling: 1/2 cup softened butter whipped together with 1/3 cup honey, 1/4 cup of marscapone, 1 tablespoon rose water and the zest of one orange. Sprinkle with cardamom powdered sugar. Yields: 8 servings

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In a large pot, sautĂŠ leek, onion and celery root until onion softens. Add chicken stock and simmer for 25 minutes until vegetables are cooked through. Add the roasted butternut squash and puree with a hand blender. Garnish with creme fraiche and pureed purple carrot. Yields: 7 small servings


Frisee and Radicchio Salad

Quick Pickles

Swedish Pancakes

Butternut Squash Soup


mtheN Coordinator Council we sat down for a pow-wow with five coordinators who knock our socks off. here's the skinny on their

trade secrets, the trends they are looking forward to, HUES they hope to dabble with, the scoop on their secret crush

and so much more.

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Trade Secret

Lighting! It can often be overlooked but can pack a punch with impact. I love working with pendant lighting and Edison bulbs to create a look of dripping gold.

JILL REMY

H.D. Buttercup Pendant Lighting www.hdbuttercup.com

www.jillandcoevents.com

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Essential Park Picnic Basket www.tiffany.com

Classic Party Rentals Ghost Chair

www.classicpartyrentals.com

Valentino Couture-Bow Platform Pump www.Nordstroms.com

Crushing!

Elysium Productions Video

I will sit for hours watching their snapshots of past weddings and get teary eyes, even if they aren't my own clients! www.elysiumproductions.com


craft cocktails Two of a Kind Glasses | www.katespade.com

Shake, Rattle and Roll Cocktail Shaker www.pressedcotton.com

Tory Burch Must-haves www.toryburch.com

Be inspired by Assouline's Vintage Cocktails Book www.assouline.com

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www.casadeperrin.com

THE LAST WORD When you design and plan based around a couple's love for each other, you can't help but produce an amazing event!

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secret crush

I'm loving Casa de Perrin! It is so much fun working with them to create a table top that can be so delicately detailed. From vintage champagne coupes to colored glass goblet to antique chargers that are hand painted in Italy, not only is their inventory so much fun, but they are a dream to work with. www.casadeperrin.com

culture inspires me—

Being Greek Orthodox, I gravitate and love European influences -– romantic outdoor settings with beautiful light, old stone buildings, beautiful churches, family, food and the incredible meaning in a wedding ceremony. One of the most beautiful moments incorporated into the Greek Orthodox ceremony is "The Crowning." There is a portion of the ceremony where the bride and groom are crowned (and the crowns are connected). The crowns are signs of glory and honor worn during the sacrement. The bride and groom are crowned as king and queen of their own kingdom: their home, which they will rule with wisdom, love and integrity.

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bridal style forecast

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the last word

Hire a wedding planner that you really connect with. Allow him or her to guide you through all the details so that the end result feels elegant yet effortless. This is the most incredible time of your life and planning your wedding should be a process that you love and enjoy.

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COLOR FORECAST We will see a lot of cream, taupe, soft blue, soft gray and ivory - less brash colors.

Merryl Brown

www.MerrylBrownEvents.com

2014 WILL BE ALL ABOUT

CLASSIC ELEGANCE No more 'faux vintage,' the new year will be full of antiques and old-world elegance, with truly timeless details. Pair your dress with truly timeless jewels that will make a statement. www.33jewels.com

www.casadeperrin.com

SECRET CRUSH I adore the work of Montecito calligrapher Janice Blair. Every single piece of collateral that she creates for us is stunning! www.janiceblair.com


We will see stunning tablescapes, combining floral with seasonal fruits like old master Dutch and Flemish stilllife paintings set on long tables dressed in elegant linens, with masses of candles and bountiful, beautifully presented meals set atop gleaming silver trays. We will see a style that is decidedly more old-world European.

I AM INSPIRED BY Emily Post and Letitia Baldrige – the true masters of old-world etiquette! We will see people looking back to these experts for tips on how to create timeless, elegant events. www.amazon.com

ONE OF MY FAVORITE LINENS is La Tavola’s Locked Hummus www.latavolalinen.com

WORDS OF WISDOM Without a detailed timeline, ‘to do’ list and ‘to bring’ list, your event is doomed to failure. You must be prepared, organized and on task if you want to have a great wedding! Remember, God is in the details!


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mlace is back…

dresses, long cathedral veils, capes, runners, linens, draping, crocheted lace… you will see versions of it everywhere and I couldn’t be more thrilled as I am a lace-lover! I love pairing it with contrasting designs and textures like wood, velvet, soft natural linen and heavy tweeds or faux furs.

Jill La Fleur

www.lafleurweddings.com

My absolute favorite color scheme to work with is neutral palettes for weddings… shades of white,

ivory, champagne, caramel, bronze, golds and browns, sages and greys.

PASS IT DOWN! I love the idea of passed down china pieces, cake stands, linens, silver coffee and tea sets, toasting flutes and even hair pieces and gloves!

I think antique rings are so special. They carry along a love story and just drip with romance! www.trumpetandhorn.com

www.casadeperrin.com


Jill's Favorite finds

WHITE IS NOT JUST FOR THE BRIDE

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Jenny Yoo’s Social Collection The days of everyone in the same dress have really gone away now that there are just so many new options out there. I love it! Check out Jenny Yoo's Social Collection for inspiration. | www.jennyyoo.com BELLS! BELLS! BELLS! Incorporate bells into your wedding day. From bells at the altar to kissing bells on tables, it’s a celebratory touch that I think will always carry on!

Monogrammed Glass Cloche Jewelry Holders A perfect gift for the new bride-to-be! www.potterybarn.com

Starry String Lights

www.restorationhardware.com

ACTIVE STATIONS ARE IN! Meaning… let your guests take part in creating their own hot cocoa, blending their own signature wine, infusing their own cocktails, topping their pizzas or making their own tacos or burritos. It’s a fun way to get your guests up and interacting… more like a backyard dinner at home.


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Mixed metal jewelry www.waxingpoetic.com

Here Comes the Bride Jaime Kostechko

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MODERN / INDIE BRIDES Bright, bold geometric shapes and patterns will be trending. Think color blocking, clean lines in dresses and geo elements in everything from stationery to cakes, to backdrops and décor. For brides that want to soften the look and make it more romantic, I would recommend adding some watercolor to the palette. For a more glammed-up, sophisticated approach, I would add in touches of mixed metals! THE RUSTIC BRIDE I predict a move toward more of a Boho Chic vibe. In other words, more of a refined, foresty, woodland aesthetic. Think floral crowns, ferns, garlands and natural fibers and elements. This trend will definitely center around the dress, taking it to the next level with see-through lace accents, gauzy layers, beading and flowing silhouettes. I am currently swooning over BHLDN’s Lita Gown with its silky layers and lacey coverlet! FOR THE GLAM BRIDE: GATSBY-STYLE wedding trend is only gaining more momentum. Think dramatic gowns, sequined linens, art deco, letterpress invitations and jazz bands. And who doesn’t love a groom in a slim-fitting suit and a bow tie?! To really drive it home, make an entrance in a vintage car, swap out the veil for a glitzy headband and make sure there is plenty of champagne!

www.beaujoiechampagne.com | www.mastbrothers.com

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ADVICE

If you feel yourself getting stressed, lean on your wedding planner, and make sure to stock up on champagne and chocolate!


I think 2014 weddings will see less dessert bars and a resurgence of the wedding cake.

LINEN

I love the La Tavola Essex Black napkin as an accent piece… There is something so sophisticated about the stripes and the texture of the linen that allows it to be dressed up or down. Pair with La Tavola's New York Brass linen and you're golden!

I am currently obsessed with Sweet and Saucy Shop’s ‘Happily Ever After’ topper! www.sweetandsaucyshop.com

A color palette of black, white and gold is perfect for this occasion!

Mr. & Mrs. Darling Point Crystal Champagne Glasses www.katespade.com

PAPER CRUSH

I adore Leslie with Lilly & Louise. People underestimate the impact and lasting impression that cohesive paper products make. Leslie’s custom invitation suites are truly amazing and I love incorporating her designs into the day-of paper goods (menus, place cards, table numbers, programs...). www.lillyandlouise.com


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"You Light My Fire" Working Lighter Cufflinks www.michaelcfina.com

Oliver Suit Jacket www.stevenalan.com

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Stainless Steel Bottle Opener Cufflinks www.uncommongoods.com


Sterling Silver Skinny Tie Clip www.apolisglobal.com Parrot AR Drone www.brookstone.com

Shwood Haystack Sunglasses www.ahalife.com

Michael Kors Men's Black Lexington Chronograph Watch www.michaelkors.com

James Coffee / Night Owl Espresso Lone Flag www.loneflag.co

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KAMI & MATT Santa Barbara Historical Museum Santa Barbara, California Photography by Patrick Moyer


Santa Barbara has stolen our hearts and it's captured those of others as well. Enter Kami and Matt - both UC Santa Barbara grads who fell in love amongst the famed American Riviera picnicking at the Mission Rose Gardens, swimming beach-side, hiking in the mountains and BBQ’ing late into the evenings with friends. We love that it became the place where they'd eventually tie the knot!

The Dress Kami stole the spotlight in her glamorous Jenny Packham gown. A mix between vintage and modern, the beautiful beaded embellishments added just the right amount of sparkle and shine!

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Quintessentially Santa Barbara

Our main inspiration for the day was trying to stay as true to the idea that this day should be a true reflection of us as a couple. Our venue, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, was the perfect setting, as it felt quintessentially Santa Barbara with its sun-drenched olive trees, agaves, vines and terracotta. The addition of some strung bistro lights, ceramic lanterns, candles and lots of gorgeous flowers with indigenous greens like olive sprigs and silver dollar eucalyptus completed the look.

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credits Photography Patrick Moyer www.patmoyerweddings.com Venue Santa Barbara Historical Museum www.santabarbaramuseum.com Catering SBB Gourmet www.sbbgourmetcatering.com Officiant Nanette McIntyre www.ceremoniesbynanette.com Wedding Coordination Shindig SB www.shindigsb.com Flowers Flora Vida www.floravidasb.blogspot.com

Grooms Gifts Matt gifted his groomsmen matching socks, ties and

flasks inside a vintage cigar box from Wingtip in San Francisco (where the couple currently resides).

Hair Michelle Snyder www.barrowsalon.com

ADidGem of an Idea! you know crystals are known for bringing positive

energy to those who hold them? During their travels, Kami and Matt love to collect rocks, stones and crystals. With guests traveling from near and far to attend the wedding, they thought this was a perfect way to show a token of their appreciation. Way to rock the place cards!

Bridal Gown Jenny Packham www.marinamorrison.com Grooms Tux J.Crew www.jcrew.com Bridesmaids’ Dresses Joanna August www.joannaaugust.com Cake Linn’s Bakery www.linnsfruitbin.com Rentals The Tent Merchant www.thetentmerchant.com Linens La Tavola Linen www.latavolalinen.com Lighting Bella Vista Designs www.bellavistadesigns.com

postcard wishes As an homage to their love of traveling, guests were

asked to leave a message to the couple on vintage California postcards. Love this idea? Find your own picturesque postcards on Etsy.

pepiño fresca Kami and Matt greeted guests with a welcome drink

upon entrance of their ceremony. It's a refreshing way to keep guests hydrated during outdoor daytime vows.


OM SWEET MAMA Bringing people together around the table in celebration of the local, organic, seasonal bounty of Santa Barbara County. Full Service Event Catering And Private Chef. OMSWEETMAMA.COM


CART ENVY everyday entertaining is a must for us.

At all times, we strive to be equipped and ready to entertain at the drop of a dime! That’s where the timeless beauty of the bar cart comes to play. It’s a compact and stylish accent to your abode and it offers up everything your guests could want (libations, light nibbles, etc…) at a moment’s notice. Lucky for you, we’ve dressed up two host-worthy carts for your entertaining pleasure.

Cheers!

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Snow Cart

cozy up fireside with this diy-inspired cart

that's stocked with wood, warmth and all the essentials for infusing your own liquors. Go ahead, mix and make some magic happen!


Yes, this cart was originally red! It's a utility cart we found at Home Depot. A little bit of white lacquer later and our cart was just white and ready to go.

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pom-pom stir sticks by Potter + Butler www.etsy.com/shop/PotterandButler

Always keep your cart stocked with bar books for style and recipe inspiration.

Pear and Rosemary Martini


fun with INFUSION here is a short list of our favorite items to infuse with your favorite brand of vodka. feel free to combine for more complex flavors!

INGREDIENT | INFUSION TIME lemongrass | 2 weeks candy canes | 24 hours apples | 5 days rosemary | 5 days haba単ero | 2-4 days (depending upon spice)

vanilla | 3 weeks cinnamon | 1 week pears | 5 days citrus | 1 week ginger | 1 week strawberries | 1 week cucumber | 4 days basil | 4 days Once infused, strain liquor into a fresh bottle and serve! (per 750 ml bottle)

DIY WOODEN COASTERS Add natural flair to your cart by easily sawing down your own wooden coasters. Grab a round birch log from the woods, a nearby tree farm or garden store. Using either a hand-held or electric saw, slice your coasters. These make a great housewarming gift!


Spiked Fireside Jo

Downloadable cards! visit www.fluttermag.com


Jo-to-go Coffee Cart

entertain indoors or out with this caffeine-inspired cart

complete with coffees, sugars, spices and even “how do you take your coffee” cards for guests to fill out. It’s a chic and interactive way to show off your inner hostess with the mostess. Stock with bubbly and we’d say you’re set for the best boozy brunch.


Drink Recipes

Flutter Download

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Black, spiked, with sugar? Download and print out our "how do you take your coffee" cards and keep them on your cart. Guests will love creating their personalized coffeeto-order.

yields approx. 10 servings

Ingredients: 12 cups water 2 cups dark roast coffee, coarsely ground 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper 10 tbsp bourbon (optional) 10 tbsp whipped cream (optional) Instructions In a large saucepan, boil water. Add coffee grounds, stir, and remove from heat. Let stand approximately fifteen minutes or until the coffee grounds sink to the bottom of pan. To separate out the grounds, pour through a fine mesh strainer into another large saucepan. Combine creamer, cocoa, sugar and spices. Add to the coffee mixture, stirring with a whisk. Serve coffee with bourbon and whipped cream. Cheers!

Winter Warmer

2 oz Templeton Rye Whiskey 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed orange juice 1/2 oz simple syrup 2 dashes of blood orange bitters 1 dash vanilla extract or to taste Heat with cinnamon and/or nutmeg Garnish with lemon & orange

Pear & Rosemary Martini yields: 1 martini

2 oz Rosemary vodka ¼ oz Simple syrup ¼ oz Lemon juice ¾ oz Pear puree Add all ingredients and shake with cubed ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sugar rim or a stem of rosemary.

Credits

Target Threshold Wood and Brass Bar Cart www.target.com Candle / Retro Coffee Pot / Navajo Blanket / Bowls Shop Summer Camp www.shopsummercamp.com Letterpressed Leather Coasters Tabletop Made www.tabletopmade.com Vintage Champagne Glasses / Glass Carafe / Striped Box Industry Home www.industry-home.com Ceramic Coffee Cups / Chemex Coffeemaker Cost Plus World Market www.worldmarket.com Coffee Montecito Roasting Company www.montecitoroasting.com

Winter Warmer


Simply The Best

of Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bridal Show and Wedding Fair

Upcoming Event Dates Sunday, February 23, 2014 Sunday, October 26, 2014 11am - 3pm Santa Barbara Rockwood Women’s Club 670 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara • Free Valet Parking

Featuring Santa Barbara’s Top Wedding Professionals Florists ◆ Disc Jockeys ◆ Videographers ◆ Photographers Wedding Planners ◆ Caterers ◆ Wedding Cakes ◆ Musicians

Admission Fee $7 in advance at www.simplythebestofsb.com Presented by Bonnie Hope of Contact at 805-965-8249 Event sponsors:

Photo credit: Baron Spafford

Ceremony and Reception Venues, and more…


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A World of Romance Lindsay and Damien

Dos Pueblos Ranch Goleta, California

Photography by Braedon Flynn


the ceremony the bride wanted a traditional catholic ceremony with full mass – and what better church than the famous santa barbara mission?

the dress

My dress was designed by Vera Wang. The textures of the skirt in tulle and organza and the structured bodice provided the perfect contrast I was looking for to match our rustic-elegant theme. It was a classic gown with just enough flair not to be forgotten! - lindsay


a couple whose two favorite things were food and travel,

Lindsay and Damien had their hearts set on a rustic wedding followed by a oncein-a-lifetime honeymoon traveling around the world for 8 months. This inspired the vintage “old-world traveler� theme you're about to see. With its rustic, 100-year-old barn and gorgeous, private beach, Dos Pueblos Ranch in Goleta, California, instantly came to mind as the perfect location for the reception.

reception

Upon arrival, guests were greeted by refreshments. They then boarded vintage trolleys for a tour of the working ranch, which finally dropped them off for cocktail hour at a spectacular private beach fitted with an Out of Africa theme, complete with a 1920s jazz band and a large canvas tent. Lawn games, oysters from the raw bar and custom drinks like a Moscow Margarita, Thunderer and Californication helped set the mood for an amazing night.


the second we stepped foot onto dos pueblos ranch

we fell absolutely in love with it. It offers everything we were looking for and more – particularly the ability to create our perfect wedding without the constraints of hotel catering and decor. We basically had a blank slate to create our dream day from scratch. -lindsay


the decor

The entrance to the barn was embellished with vintage luggage, which held gorgeous compasses that had been hand-burned and tea-dyed.

global table numbers

Damien and I planned an 8-month honeymoon around the world. Each globe represented a country that Damien and I would be visiting on our travels. We had 19 tables representing 19 countries out of 23! - Lindsay


the reception For dinner, guests proceeded to the barn, where they were greeted by an 8-piece band. The reception was filled with many wonderful details and memories, including a surprise appearance from a Motown tribute band, a vintage Airstream dessert trailer, and a fire pit to keep guests toasty and warm while they nibbled on treats from the s'mores station nearby. The couple are huge foodies, so they picked one of the bride’s favorite restaurants, Lucques, to cater their wedding. For favors, the couple gave their guests signed copies of chef Suzanne Goin’s cookbook, Sunday Suppers at Lucques.

the band kept guests on their feet, and a surprise confetti drop topped it all off!


the credits

Wedding Coordination Simply Natural Events www.simplynaturalevents.com Reception Venue Dos Pueblos Ranch www.triciafountaine.com Photography Braedon Flynn www.braedonphotography.com Hair & Makeup Absolutely Beautiful www.absolutelybeautifulbrides.com Floral & Props Tricia Fountaine www.triciafountaine.com Rentals Town & Country www.townandcountryeventrentals.com Rentals Just 4 Fun www.just4funpartyrentals.com Glassware Casa de Perrin www.casadeperrin.com Lighting Bella Vista Designs www.bellavistadesigns.com Linens La Tavola www.latavolalinen.com Cake Enjoy Cupcakes www.enjoycupcakes.com Catering Lucques Catering www.lucques.com Calligraphy Calligraphy by Katrina www.calligraphykatrina.com Invitations Ceci New York www.cecinewyork.com


FLUTTER DIY

paint by numbers We met up with Leslie Lewis Sigler for a unique and easy art project. This antiqued art works for just about anything. We made picture frames and table numbers. Have fun with it!

What You'll Need - Matte board (we used 5x7 pieces) - Silver or gold foil - Leaves / doilies / lace / other flat textured items - Numbers, printed and cut out - Elmer's Glue - India ink (we chose black) - Paintbrush - Scissors - Cardboard pieces - Wiping cloth/rag - X-Acto Knife

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so you are engaged ... We couldn't be happier for you! So, now what? Photography by Clary Pfeiffer

{Joslin and Nick}

A few months back, we met Joslin and Nick. They were newly engaged and overflowing with excitement, so we just had to know their story. Here's a sweet proposal that will make you swoon. "We had just come back from a weekend celebrating our one year anniversary in Santa Barbara. Although we knew we were meant for each other pretty early on, I was still utterly surprised when he got down on one knee that Wednesday evening. I walked into my house after a long day of work to find it covered in candlelight with a pathway made of yellow rose petals (my favorite) leading to a very dapper Nick, who was dressed in a suit and tie while our song (Adorn by Miguel) was playing in the background. Since dating Nick, he has always been very romantic, so I still was unaware that I was walking into my engagement until he took my hand, and I felt him shaking. It was then that he dropped down to one knee and asked me to spend the rest of his life with him. I don’t even remember saying yes - it was so surreal and perfect. It’s a day I will forever cherish and one day tell our children." - Joslin Here is a starting point and checklist to get you going on the planning of your special day. Not everyone wants to take 8 or more months to plan their wedding, so please use this as a guide to get you started regardless of the time that you have prior to your wedding. (Bridal timeline courtesy of Alexandra Kolendrianos)

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BUDGET & ORGANIZATION - The first thing that you want to do is put together your budget. This will dictate a number of things, such as how many people you are able to include and what type of venue to consider. I would suggest creating a budget template on your computer so that you can continue to update and maintain it. As you start your process, put together a wedding binder to facilitate your organization. PUT TOGETHER YOUR GUEST LIST - Sit down with both of your families and make your list early on. CHOOSE YOUR VENUE & DECIDE ON YOUR WEDDING DATE - Choose a location that you both feel is a reflection of the two of you. PURCHASE YOUR WEDDING DRESS Once you finalize and confirm your venue, begin looking for your wedding dress. Your venue will give you inspiration for the “look” of your dress.

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DECIDE ON BRIDAL PARTY ATTIRE HIRE YOUR VIDEOGRAPHER HIRE YOUR BAND OR ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE DAY (ceremony, cocktail & reception music) HIRE YOUR OFFICIANT - I like to find the right officiant for my clients at the beginning of the process. The reason that you are pulling together this special day is to have your closest family and friends watch you get married, so try not to leave this until the last minute. Plan ahead and find the right person to marry you (if you don't already have a special relationship with someone). SEND OUT YOUR SAVE THE DATES - Save the Dates should be sent out 6-8 months prior to your wedding. Feel free to send them out earlier if you are planning a destination wedding. And, be sure to have your registry complete prior to sending out your Save the Dates. Be sure to update your registry closer to the wedding as well.

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HIRE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER - Choose a photographer whose work you have seen. Be sure it moved you. CHOOSE YOUR FLORIST - Sit down with your floral designer and begin to concept the look and feel of your wedding. Most florists like to get a sense of the entire picture and then begin brainstorming and creating.

PURCHASE GROOM'S ATTIRE DESIGN AND FINALIZE ALL TEXT FOR YOUR INVITATIONS PLAN YOUR HONEYMOON DESIGN AND HIRE ALL VENDORS THAT MAKE UP YOUR DECOR FOR THE DAY FOOD AND BEVERAGE TASTING WITH YOUR CATERER OR VENUE - You will finalize all details that pertain to food, beverage and service at this time. Decide if you want to do a champagne toast at guests’ entry into your reception, if you want to do a specialty drink during cocktail hour and also outline the reception flow at this time (how much time is needed to serve each course, when speeches will happen, etc.).

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SCHEDULE A HAIR AND MAKEUP CONSULTATION - And then hire your specialists (assuming that you love the look and feel from the trial). Discuss all details of when you will need to be ready and how many girls will be getting their hair and makeup done.

SEND OUT YOUR INVITATIONS Etiquette says to send out your invitations 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding. However, so many people are planning destination weddings and want to give their family and friends enough time to make plans while at the same time want to know what their final count might be. So feel free to send out your invitations 8 weeks prior to the wedding (with your rsvp's due 4 weeks prior).

DECIDE & FINALIZE SPECIFIC MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING Song to be playing for your processional, bridal processional and recessional. And what songs will be played for your first dance, father/daughter dance and mom/ groom dance.

PURCHASE THE RINGS FINALIZE YOUR CAKE DESIGN I always think it is nice if your cake design is a complement to your overall decor or theme of your wedding.

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BOOK ANY TRANSPORTATION NEEDED & RECONFIRM YOUR HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS PUT TOGETHER A PHOTO LIST FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER This is helpful for your photographer to know what group shots are a “must.”

PUT TOGETHER YOUR SEATING CHART PURCHASE YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE PUT TOGETHER WEDDING DAY TIMELINE - Be sure to send this out to all of your vendors along with vendor specifics (address of venue, attire specifics, etc.) as well as any layouts.

RECONFIRM ALL CONTRACTUAL TIMES WITH YOUR VENDORS ENJOY THE TWO WEEKS LEADING UP TO YOUR WEDDING All should be wrapped up two weeks prior so that you can relax, enjoy a spa treatment and begin to soak in the days leading up to your wedding.

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Baby, it's cold outside, and we love it! everything from the first frost, to the fresh chill in the air, to the fact that we get to bundle up in our favorite cozy threads - there's just something magical about it. Believe it or not, it does get cold here in Santa Barbara, but it's a rare occasion when we see snowfall. Instead we find ourselves dreaming of snow-covered winter wonderlands filled with flurries, snow angels and glistening icicles. And so naturally, that's what inspired this sweet frosty treat. So gather your friends and go cozy up fireside with these toasty coconut and honey pops.

Toasted Coconut & Honey Popsicles yields 10 popsicles. Adjust per popsicle molds.

Ingredients: - 4 tbsp shredded coconut - 5 tbsp fresh local honey - 30 ounces full fat coconut milk - Popsicle molds - Popsicle sticks Instructions: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Spread shredded coconut evenly on a baking sheet. Place in oven for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. The coconut toasts quickly, especially if it's sweetened. When lightly browned, remove from oven and place aside. Note: Regular, un-toasted shredded coconut works fine too. In a large bowl, mix shredded coconut, honey and coconut milk. Stir until honey is fully blended in. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze. The coconut pieces will naturally sink to the bottom. About 45 minutes into the freezing process, stir the slightly slushy pops to even out the coconut.

Enjoy!

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jaclyn + pete After getting engaged and having spent many weekend getaways in wine country, Jaclyn & Pete knew the Napa Valley would be the perfect backdrop for their wedding. Jaclyn's father is a vintage car aficionado, so incorporating that fun element into their day was important to her! Just after the ceremony, the bride + groom jetted off in the vintage Cadillac, adorned with a beautiful garland created by Lovely Little Details. The sun having just set behind the hills, the olive trees still aglow from the residual light, it was the quintessential Napa Valley exit. Were you a part of a great grand exit? We'd love to see it! Please send all imagery and details to submissions@fluttermag.com. 110

Photography by Jessica Burke


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