Flutter Magazine, Issue No. 1

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from ceremonies overlooking the beach to indoor receptions, we create

happy memories

MiBelle Photography

The Biltmore Santa Barbara www.fourseasons.com/santabarbara 1 (805) 969-2261 Only at Four Seasons is perfection so effortless.

Elegance with Intelligence速


Elizabeth Messina Photography



contents 10 editor's letter Hello Print!

12 editor's picks Textured Envy

14 the bright side of love Real wedding at San Ysidro Ranch

28 confetti calling Make your own confetti from dried flowers

34 the wanderlust Safari-style shoot by Joy de Vivre

40 gold and ivory, a luxe affair Real wedding in Ojai, California

50 al fresco gatherings Fall-inspired dining, recipes and more...

64 let's hear it for the boys Looks for your groom and his best men with a French flair

66 the bare naked cake Back to basics with confections

74 amazing grace Real wedding at Dos Pueblos Ranch

90 flutter picks Gift ideas for the perfect host

92 love struck In the Navajo spirit by True Blue Events

102 make your own boutonniere This DIY is all about using found objects. From the feathers to the sticks to the florals, scour your resources and get creative!

104 in/out trends A fun look at what we're forecasting for the 2013-2014 season of matrimony

106 the grand exit


texture issue | fall 2013 Kim Wiseley Co-founder & Editor in Chief kim@fluttermag.com Tracy Lazaro Co-founder & Art Director tracy@fluttermag.com Judson Bardwell Advertising Executive judson@fluttermag.com Kelly Mahan Advertising Executive kelly@fluttermag.com Submissions submissions@fluttermag.com General Inquiries info@fluttermag.com


CONTRIBUTORS Food + Beverage LelĂŠ Patisserie Paper Palate Design + Styling Imagine Events Joy de Vivre Event Design Kelly Oshiro of Santa Barbara Chic Maren Parsons Events Tenley Erin Young Floral and Event Design True Blue Events Photography + Film Arna Bee, Michael Costa, Braedon Flynn, Erich McVey, Elizabeth Messina, Nancy Neil, Jacqueline Pilar, Danielle & Kevin Snelson, Jess Wilcox Editorial: Jeremy Harbin, Lily Buckley Print Production: Trent Watanabe Published by Tim Buckley tim@fluttermag.com


EDITOR'S LETTER This time of year, everything’s changing – the leaves, our wardrobes, our Starbucks lattes, just to name a few. Hard-pressed as we are to keep up with the trends, we’re changing, too. It’s been one year since we set out to bring you inspiration for your big day (and every day). In celebration of our first anniversary, we’re abiding by the traditions and bringing you paper – that is, we've re-emerged in print! Coming from the blog world, where I first began posting about the latest and greatest in Santa Barbara lifestyle trends, I truly appreciate the witty, approachable dialogue and in-themoment ability to create art through words and visuals. So far, I’ve found that the Internet is the perfect creative medium to inspire others by sharing the very things that inspire me. Over the last few years, Tracy and I have excitedly watched as the wedding and lifestyle blog world unfolded before our eyes. Flutter has given us a chance to combine our love of blogging with the “old-fashioned" magazine, resulting in our “e-mag,” if you will. We’re thrilled that we’ve been able to share our vision with you. We believe there's something about the traditional magazine that we'll always cherish, and we think you will, too. So, here it is, hot off the press: our freshly printed publication! Hold onto it, leaf through it, and even tear out favorite pages for your “real life” pin board. We couldn't be more excited to see our vision for every bride-to-be and pretty party purveyor come to life in your hands. Happy flipping!

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the Bright side of love

Shea + Nico San Ysidro Ranch Santa Barbara, California

Photography by Braedon Flynn

floral and event designer mindy rice used rich pink, peach, orange and salmon as primary colors for the wedding. Accents were brought in through the use of textures and golden tones to create a fun and vibrant, yet sophisticated setting.


ranunculus, garden roses, anemones, peonies mixed with bright seasonal blooms, bound with extra-long streaming ribbons.


Shea in her dreamy Jenny Packham dress.

the whole weekend was such a dream - so beautiful and full of love. The San Ysidro Ranch is such a gorgeous

environment that we just sort of added accents to the scenery so as not to smother it. We got married on May 4th. My husband is a Star Wars fan so our little motto quickly and lightheartedly became "May the Fourth Be With You"...

he has no excuse now for forgetting our anniversary! –The Bride

from the first piece of stationery to the day-of decor, the bride and groom maintained a vibrant and festive style that made our hearts... flutter.

Papel picado-inspired save the dates and hand-painted invitations by lazaro press+design.

-- robert Fulg hum

... a nd Whe n We find someone whose weirdness is compatible wit h ours,

—and call it love—true love

We’re all a little weird. and life is a little weird


we join up with them and fall into satisfying weirdness

WE LOVE CONFETTI Guests showered the couple with metallic gold bird confetti as they exited the ceremony.

A CLASSIC GIFT The bride's Dad collects classic cars. He had this gorgeous 1950s Mercedes-Benz restored specially for the couple as a surprise wedding gift.



Venue and Catering San Ysidro Ranch www.sanysidroranch.com Wedding Coordination Maren Parsons Events www.marenparsonsevents.com Floral and Event Design Mindy Rice Floral and Event Design www.mindyrice.com Photography Braedon Photography www.braedonphotography.com Stationery Lazaro Press+Design www.lazaropress.com Hair Sheila Stone hair www.sheilarayestone.com Makeup Tomiko Taft Makeup www.tomikotaft.com Bridal Gown Jenny Packham www.jennypackham.com Favors Jessica Foster Confections www.jessicafosterconfections.com Custom Wood Cake Topper Star House www.urastarhouse.com


Confetti Calling Dried Floral Confetti

Styled by Kelly Oshiro Photography by Arna Bee


We are crazy about confetti. Confetti (like glitter) makes everything better. With the change of seasons and texture on our minds, this project was inspired.

Air Drying Flowers 1. Flowers: Gather your flowers. Avoid wilted or unhealthy flowers, as these will appear to be dead when dried. Strip the excess foliage off (leaves, etc...) and cut stems down to your desired length. It's important to leave at least 6 inches for hanging purposes. 2. Separate + Bundle: Gather each flower type into small individual bundles. Secure near the base with twine or a rubber band. 3. Hang + Wait: Hang flowers upside down in a cool dry location. Make sure all the buds are facing the ground, as the flowers will dry in the same direction they are hung. Leave the flowers for 2 to 4 weeks to dry thoroughly. Check regularly, as they may need to be re-tied. 4. Finishing Spray: Once flowers are dried, give them a light misting with an aerosol hairspray to help set their shape.

Microwave Drying Flowers (a.k.a. Instant Gratification) For this process, and to achieve the "petal-look," we found that roses and hydrangeas work best. 1. Flowers: Strip the petals from the flowers and place on a microwave-safe dish. 2. Drying: Heat on high until the petals are no longer damp to touch, approximately 2 to 4 minutes depending on your microwave. 3. Finish + Use: Remove from microwave and let dry in a cool area. Use immediately or store in air-tight sealed containers.

Use as a decorative element on a table-scape.

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Package in small linen bags or paper cones and give to guests to toss at the bride and groom after the ceremony.

From the handcrafted feather shawl to the textural tabletop, to the gorgeous glittering Elie Saab dress - a desert-like affair is born. 34

the WANDERLUST Safari Style by Joy de Vivre Photography by Jess Wilcox

Light Up the Night! Joy chose a variety of lanterns to create a soft and romantic glow upon sunset.

If you don't already know her, meet Joy. Her highenergy and innovative creativity can turn any secluded outdoor space into an elegant escape. Our hearts just about melted with this safari-esque inspiration that she designed. From the handcrafted feather shawl to the textural tabletop, to the gorgeous glittering Elie Saab dress - a desert-like affair is born. Very neutral, natural colors and textures were used throughout. Beige, cream, gray, silver and brown popped with indigenous greenery - created the chic and cultural vibe that stands before you.

Key Design Elements Assorted Metal and Glass Lanterns - Silver Twig Flatware - Ikat Table Runner Ceramic Dishware - Bleached Manzanita Branches - Fiddle Leaf Plants

credits Photography Jess Wilcox Photography www.jesswilcox.com Design, Concept and Styling Joy Proctor of Joy de Vivre www.joydevivre.net Venue Zaca Creek Ranch www.zacacreekranch.com Silverware and Chairs Classic Party Rentals www.classicpartyrentals.com Stoneware Christiane Sutherland Pottery www.etsy.com/shop/christianesutherland Glassware, Vases, Runner and Lanterns Joy Proctors personal collection www.joydevivre.net Hair and Makeup Jess Wilcox www.jesswilcoxhairandmakeup.com Gown Nearly Newlywed, Elie Saab www.nearlynewlywed.com Feather Shawl Created by Joy Proctor www.joydevivre.net 38


Desert Glow

Lips Dior Addict Lip Glow Swipe across your lips once to enhance your natural lip color. Top with Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Lip Gloss in S2.

Eyes Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suite Apply with fingertips on the lids and inner corners.

CHIC WIND BLOWN HAIR Assuming you have a natural wave to your hair, take a 1" curling wand to random sections to accentuate the natural wave. Use Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray to add volume and texture.

Don't have naturally wavy hair? Fake a wavy texture by using your favorite mousse on your wet locks. Defuse while scrunching.

Cheeks The Balm Cosmetics Highlighter in Mary-Lou Manizer Lightly brush onto the top of the cheekbone and just above the upper lip.

Cheek Color Stila Convertible Color in Petunia Apply and blend with fingertips.



a luxe affair

ANN MARIE AND HUNTER private estate - ojai, california

Do you dare dream in ivory and gold? We do. And so does the couple you are about to admire. Ann Marie and Hunter tied the knot this past June on a lush and scenic family estate in Ojai, California. Nicknamed the “Shangri-LA of Southern California,� 300-degree picturesque mountain views set the most surreal backdrop for their big day. Photography by Michael Costa


the property is a certified working farm, giving the wedding a true organic feel.

Elements from the estate inspired every aspect of the event from the flowers (garden roses, lavender and ranunculus) to the menu (farm-raised chickens and herbs). Sharing their I do's on this family owned and loved property made the beautiful celebration even more sentimental.


gold and silver

pops of along with aged wood were used to offset the naturally organic feel.

we love the seamless transition between the outdoor gardens and the tent interior, which was lined in a

luxurious ivory chiffon


Wedding Coordination Joy de Vivre www.joydevivre.net Photography Michael Costa www.michaelandannacosta.com Furniture The Tent Merchant www.thetentmerchant.com Linens La Tavola www.latavolalinen.com Floral Design Camellia Floral Design www.camelliafloraldesign.com Bride's Dress Liancarlo www.liancarlo.com Bride's Jewelry/Necklace Dannijo www.dannijo.com Groom's Tux Vera Wang www.verawang.com

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Al Fresco Gatherings Working Ranch in Carpinteria, California Design by Kelly Oshiro


Photography by Nancy Neil

Fall harvest is quite possibly our favorite season. The vineyard vines are in full bloom,

nature's colors shift to a palette of golden hues, there's a crispness to the air, a plethora of homegrown elements ripe for picking, and cozy affairs are in order.

We love small gatherings with good friends. Entertaining with the ease and the

comfort of one's own abode makes for the ultimate organic experience. With the arrival of the autumnal equinox, we are inspired to celebrate in style and hope you are too.


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Sweet and Simple Ideas We

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Mix-matched Chairs

For this setup, we walked around the property and gathered random chairs. Don't have a rustic ranch on-hand? Recreate by renting individual chairs or by asking guests to bring their own.

Hand-painted Menus

We are smitten over these sweet watercolor menus by Rebekah Miles. Want to make your own menus? See page 58.

Candle-lit Table Runner

With the food being the main attraction, Kelly chose to keep the table decor soft and clean with a neutral candle-lit glow.

Hanging Lanterns

Scatter throughout for the most romantic feel as the sun sets.

Harvest Elements

Wheat, millet, astrantia and scabiosa were wrapped around the candles to bring in a cozy fall harvest feel.

DIY Cocktail Bar

This is the perfect hands-on entertainment for guests. After all, isn't it about farm-fresh, muddled deliciousness?

Want to make your own menus? See watercolor painting 101 on page 58.


Ingredients Step One

Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1 small Japanese pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1" cubes Olive oil (enough to lightly coat pumpkin cubes) Salt (to taste) 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tbsp sugar Dress It Up! - Step Two Mini corn tortillas (approx. 16)

1. Mix together all of the ingredients in Step One. 2. Roast for twenty minutes or until done. 3. Toss cabbage with lemon juice, salt, chili flakes and olive oil. Let sit till it begins to wilt. 4. Assemble tacos - tortilla first, then roasted pumpkin, spicy cabbage, feta and top with cilantro leaves. Servings: 8 servings (2 tacos each)

2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage Juice of 1 lemon


1/2 tsp chili flakes Olive oil Salt Crumbled feta cheese Cilantro leaves

Recipe Courtesy of Paper Palate www.paperpalate.com

Pumpkin Tacos

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Paper Palate is a Los Angeles-based boutique catering company that specializes in local, organic menus. Owner and visionary, Danielle Steckler, creates personal, trueto-experience fresh fare that will tastefully amuse any appetite. For more of Danielle's recipes for dishes shown, visit www.fluttermag.com/swoop.

Stuffed Baked Apples with Melted Cheddar


Watercolor 101

6 easy tips to paint your own menus

Paper Choice

Use a heavier card stock versus a thin sheet of paper, as it can absorb the paint better.

Graded Wash

Always paint the darkest areas first. Instead of loading your brush with more paint for each subsequent stroke, dab your brush with clean water, thereby diluting the wash. It's better to err on the side of using more paint in the beginning. This may take some practice to finesse.


If you're wanting to fill in a specific shape like a rectangle or circle, use a light colored pencil to create an outline.

Paint to Water Ratio

Get your brush lightly wet. If there is too much water in the brush, dab it on a towel to soak up the excess. Dab your brush in your paint color of choice - just enough to make the watercolor liquid.


Salt Wash

A thin brush will work best in this instance. However, we cheated here! Instead of painting text with a brush we used a flexible brush tip pen to achieve the same effect.

For a speckled look, shake salt on the painted area before it dries. Allow salt to sit until watercolor is fully dry.



Photography Nancy Neil www.lovenancyneil.com

Food + Cocktail Paper Palate www.paperpalate.com

Design + Styling Kelly Oshiro www.sbchic.com

Glassware / Ceramic Dishes / Lanterns Upstairs at Pierre Lafond www.upstairsatpierrelafond.com

Flowers Florabundance www.florabundance.com

Silverware Personal vintage collection

Napkins / Linens Rachel Craven Textiles www.rachelcraventextiles.bigcartel.com

Ceramic Bowls + Serving Platters Materia Lumina www.materia-lumina.com

Tables Vintage Vignettes www.truevintagevignettes.blogspot.com

Plates / Bowls Anthropologie www.anthropologie.com

Wine Cambria www.cambriawine.com

Menus Rebekah Miles www.rebekahamelia.blogspot.com

flutter workshops

the art of arrangements working with fall elements for holiday entertaining with kelly oshiro of sbchic.com

sponsored by: joel serrato films, vintage vignettes, le petit chef and midori ribbon for details and to register, visit www.fluttermag.com


THE BOYS a touch of french flair

Photography by Erich McVey









Gather wildflowers from your garden or venue. Tie together and pin on for a fitting (and free) boutonniere.

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Jack Spade Bonded Blazer www.jackspade.com






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J.Crew Bowery Slim Cotton Twill Pant www.jcrew.com Moore and Giles All-leather Camera Strap www.mooreandgiles.com


customize for your groomsmen

Trafalgar 'Concord' Suspenders www.nordstrom.com

Owen & Fred Custom Brass Collar Stays with Oak Case www.owenandfred.com

Wood Thumb The Wood Six Pack www.woodthumb.com



Gordon Rush Fairmont Men's Lace Up www.gordonrush.com

Mrs Bow Tie Pink Paisley & Cream Skinny Tie www.mrsbowtie.com



with lele spicer of lelé pâtisserie

Photography and Film by The Why We Love


we love a fondant-covered and frosted cake just as much as the next sweet tooth. however, this fall we decided to take the cake back to its most basic form.

bare naked and beautiful

soft and fluffy, yet moist and crumbly, it's a trend that has us in a confectious coma. hot out of the oven, the possibilities are endless. layer with homemade buttercream frosting, drizzle with caramel, dust with powdered sugar, garnish with fresh herbs and fruits, and there you have it - your masterpiece, your beautiful bare naked confection.

simple yet showstopping

LELE'S CREAM CHEESE FROSTING Ingredients 1/2 cup cream cheese (room temp.) 1/2 cup butter (unsalted, room temp.) 3 cups powdered sugar 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions 1. Using a standard mixer with beater attachment, cream room temp cream cheese and butter together on medium high until light and fluffy. 2. Add powdered sugar one cup at time, blending well. 3. Add vanilla (or other flavor of choice) and stir. Note: Recipe may require more or less powdered sugar for softer or firmer frosting. Yields: 3 cups - Enough to frost 12 cupcakes Double this recipe to frost and fill an 8-inch cake.

About Lelé Pâtisserie

Pastry chef Lelé Spicer sweetens up the central coast with Lelé Pâtisserie [pronounced Lilay] - a couture bakery that whips up everything from cookies, to pies, to ten-tiered cakes, lavish dessert tables and then some... (including her heavenly cream cheese frosting).

www.lelepatisserie.com - 805.252.7392

Visit our blog SWOOP to see a 16mm film of the photoshoot in action.



Lelé Pâtisserie www.lelepatisserie.com Photography + Film

The Why We Love Fine Art Photography and Film www.thewhywelove.com Custom Wooden Cake Toppers

Lovebirds Goods www.etsy.com/shop/LovebirdsGoods Prop Rentals

Events by Milk and Honey Farm www.eventsbymilkandhoneyfarm.com

Photography by Elizabeth Messina


Grace and Jonathan Dos Pueblos Ranch Santa Barbara, California

it's not often that you find secluded coastal beauty

alongside what feels like hidden rustic woodlands. it's part of the allure of the dos pueblos ranch in santa barbara, california and the charm that made grace and jon's wedding so special.


grace made a statement in a lacy marchesa dress.

from the ceremony to the first dance, grace and jon's dog penny was a part of the entire affair. now that's true puppy love...

grace and jon had a luxurious assortment of flowers. blush and pale peach garden roses were mixed among cream ‘majolica’ roses, gardenias, drifts of grey and sage green foliage and blush clematis vine.

how about the grand entrance to the reception? gorgeous chiffon drapes tied back with a passion vine garland welcomed guests into an enchanting evening.


we found ourselves head over heels in love with the mix-matched bridal party bouquets and dresses. it's a subtle style statement that spices up the typically uniform “wedding look.�

the soft color palette and varying

shades of peach and pink were the perfect complement to the couple and the location.


Wedding Coordination Imagine Weddings

www.imaginesb.com Photography Elizabeth Messina Photography

www.elizabethmessina.com Florist Camellia Floral Design

www.camelliafloraldesign.com Lighting & Fabric Bella Vista Designs

www.bellavistadesigns.com Rentals Classic Party Rentals

www.classicpartyrentals.com Hair Brooke Roberge of Mishay Salon

www.mishaysalon.com Makeup Tomiko Taft

www.tomikotaft.com Officiant Jon Ireland

Wedding Cake Decadence Bakery


Congratulations, Grace andJon!


g s s e host

the flower recipe book Every woman should be educated in the art of flower arrangements and this book makes for the perfect coffee table conversation piece. www.amazon.com

alpaca throw blanket There's a naked alpaca somewhere that we should be thanking for this oh-so-cozy throw. www.ashermarket.com

golden thyme candle Don't let thyme pass you by; this candle's not only gorgeous, but it smells great, too. www.shopfirefly.com coasters We'll take gold trim over a coffee ring any day. www.jonathanadler.com

nonperishable goods everyday napkins Impress your dinner guests and keep things green all at once with these handcrafted cloth napkins. www.nonperishablegoods.bigcartel.com

AGATE PLATTERS We hardly want to put anything on this dazzling platter – good thing it's great for decor when not in use. www.leifshop.com

striped terracotta carafe set Dinner just got a lot more down to earth with this one-of-a-kind set, handmade in the Rockies. www.etsy.com/shop/carnevaleclay

slate cheese board Write on the board to tag cheeses; in a twist, leave the soapstone pencil out for guests to get creative. www.shopterrain.com


Love Struck

In the Navajo Spirit by True Blue Events

Photography by Jacqueline Pilar

What struck our fancy? Baskets of flowers versus bouquets, bare naked cakes, dreamcatchers, hand-crafted paper goods with stitching and golden harvest hues. If you were at this party we'd bet you'd pinch yourself.

We admire inspiration like this free-spirited (yet glam) affair. It's the perfect blend of indoor and out, natural and chic, neutral and bright. It makes you feel apart of nature without interrupting it.

leslie lewis sigler of lilly & louise For this stationery suite we were inspired by texture. We wanted to echo the organic yet sophisticated textures of the shoot. With the dark wood veneer paper as a starting point, we added more textural layers such as toothy watercolor paper, gold stitching and golden metallic paper. We chose fun yet simple typography that would shine, but not compete with the textures.

Design + Styling True Blue Events www.trueblueevents.com Photography Jacqueline Pilar - Pilar Reflections www.pilarreflections.com Furniture Elan Event Rentals www.elaneventrentals.com Stationery Lilly & Louise www.lillyandlouise.com Wedding Dresses La Soie Bridal www.lasoiebridal.com Hair & Makeup Dreamcatcher Artistry www.dreamcatcherartistry.com Jewelry Calla Gold Jewelry www.callagold.com Dessert Crushcakes www.crushcakes.com Linens La Tavola www.latavolalinen.com Venue Santa Barbara Woman’s Club www.sbwomansclub.com Florals Tenley Erin Young www.tenleyerinyoung.com

make your own beau's boutonniere

flutter DIY AHEAD


This DIY is all about using found objects. From the feathers to the sticks to the florals, scour your resources and get creative!

Step 1

Step 2

Choose a large array of materials for a variety of options. Don't feel like you have to use everything. Sometimes less is more, and sometimes more is more... you be the judge.

Wrap everything individually in corsage tape to keep it tight and to make sure your couplings stay put. The worst thing is to have your perfectly held boutonniere move around while trying to tape multiple mediums together. Be sure to wrap, add, wrap together and repeat.

What You'll Need: - Corsage Tape - Foraged sticks - Feathers - Succulents - Tiny florals picked from your garden (or use weeds!) - Some fun twine, thread or ribbon - A funky piece of jewelry (A charm or accent/stone will work.)

Step 3

Step 4

Once you've got it all taped, hold it up to yourself and check out how great it looks in the mirror. If it looks killer (and we think it will), choose your decorative outer wrap/ribbon and wrap until you conceal all of the tape.

Pin on with an old pin, brooch or your standard corsage pins. Give to your date to don at your wedding, a gala or at home when ordering in. You'll feel fancy.

IN/OUT we love to see the different wedding trends that come and go. In our humble opinion, here's what we're forecasting for the 2013-2014 season of matrimony.

wedding 'up-do's'

loose wavy locks

see page 39 for a 'how to' get this look

any specialty drink ending in ‘-tini’

craft beers

identically matching bridesmaid dresses

color coordinated bridesmaid dresses

tell guests to put those smart phones away!

being in the moment

separate seating for bride + groom's families

‘pick a seat not a side' ceremony seating see page 21 for a fun sign

multiple wedding dress changes

wear your wedding dress for all it's worth!

tightly bound bouquets

loose long streaming ribbons see bouquet on page 17

the standard 'wedding chicken or fish'

food trucks - sliders - creative fare


bare naked cakes

mason jars

european jam jars

monogrammed shot glasses and wine stoppers

favors with local or homemade flare (i.e. cookies/jams/chocolates)


for more Flutter fun visit

bits and pieces

on www.fluttermag.com

printables -free and easy-to-use downloads. GUEST


wedding edition


_________________________________________________________ My name is _________ and I’ve known the couple for _______ years. (quantity)

(proper noun)

recipes - savory Tomato Soup courtesy of Paper Palate.

I ____________ all the way from ____________ to celebrate this day. (noun)

(verb/mode of transportation)

I am so ___________that _________&_________are tying the knot! (adjective)

(cartoon character)

(cartoon character)

They have to be the most _____________ ____________ and I wish (noun)


them ______________ _______________ for many years to come. (noun)


My best advice? Don't forget to ___________ before you (verb)

___________ and ___________ after the __________________ . (verb)



You should never go to ____________ feeling ___________. (emotion)


A good marriage is like a ___________ ___________. (verb)


I wish you a lifetime of happiness and ___________ ___________. (adverb)




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videos - watch behind-the-scenes snippets!


sThe Grand Exitr

Photography by Esther Sun

lily + jeremy After their wedding, the Santa Barbara Trolley picked up Lily and Jeremy from the San Ysidro Ranch and took them downtown where they continued to celebrate their love in style. Lily switched from her gown into this glitzy party dress from French Connection. We love it so much, we'd kick back a foot in happiness too! Congratulations, Lily and Jeremy!

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