Kassia and Nathan’s Romantic Rockwood Wedding

Family and friends pulled together for many elements of  Kassia and Nathan’s romantic wedding at Rockwood Woman’s Club (check out the gorgeous floral design).   And with one of Santa Barbara’s most experienced wedding planners Ann Johnson at the helm, this event was full of charm and beauty. Under the canopy of the historic ceremonial oak tree on the Rockwood terrace the couple said “I do” and then joined friends and family for a lovely cocktail reception, followed by an evening … Read More

Holiday Party Magic for Logic Monitor | When Snow Comes to Santa Barbara

Let’s be honest, the holidays are more romantic with snow.  But in Santa Barbara, where palm trees sway and the average winter temperature is 65 degrees by day and 45 by night, snow doesn’t really happen.  So sometimes you have to create your own magic.  And that’s exactly what Bella Vista Designs did for our corporate client Logic Monitor for their holiday party with their snow machine and specialty lighting.  Throw in some fabulous music for a celebratory vibe, fun … Read More

Corporate Office Event Fun for Logic Monitor

Studies have proven and experts agree:  making the work environment fun is necessary for top-notch production from staff.  That, and the most important meal of the day is breakfast, so put those two together and voila!  Successful and happy employees!   Logic Monitor knows this and as you can see from the photo to the right here, they are a very happy working group (and we’re betting by that high jump, it was because they were fueled with an exceptionally … Read More

Mijntje and Aaron’s Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm Greenhouse Wedding Celebration

You know what makes a distinct wedding experience (besides unforgettable cuisine, of course)?  Suspended guest assignment table charts magically swaying overhead, a sweetly decorated bicycle, explosive pops of color everywhere, a beautiful wine blessing, edible centerpieces, and a couple in love celebrating their nuptials with family and friends… all in a greenhouse. This wedding was the first of a series of 3 for us at Dos Pueblos Ranch – if you haven’t checked out this incredibly diverse venue including ocean-front … Read More

Caitlin and Boyan’s Early Spring Wedding at The Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Caitlin and Boyan brought some unique touches to their wedding at the lovely and incredibly versatile downtown Santa Barbara Historical Museum.   This beautiful wedding venue has several outdoor event spaces that allow many options for one’s event, all while offering the historical Spanish vibe that makes Santa Barbara so inviting.   Offering some European-styled elements to their wedding celebration, Caitlin and Boyan opted for one long feasting table to bring guests together and incorporated an old Bulgarian wedding custom of breaking … Read More

Stacy & Danny’s Rockwood Woman’s Club Wedding

While we have produced many weddings at one of Santa Barbara’s favorite wedding location jewels Rockwood Woman’s Club, no two are alike and we have traditionally focused on the uniqueness of this special venue in our write-ups.  We could continue to do so here in this BLOG for Stacy and Danny’s special day  by reminding readers of the perfect shady setting for saying vows and ease of being able to segue into the gorgeous Spanish-architectured building for the reception celebration, … Read More

Shelly and Andrew’s Intimate Lavender Inn Garden Wedding

Intimate weddings held at charming B&B’s have always been en vogue, but at no time have they had more popularity than right now.  Luckily, we live in a destination vacation hot spot with many charming inns and bed and breakfasts. But not all of them handle weddings, so if you are searching for the ideal intimate inn for your wedding, reach out to us and we can help guide you with some suggestions. Shelly and Andrew chose The Lavender Inn … Read More

Mirna and Casey’s Ojai Mountain Retreat Wedding

You know it’s going to be a gorgeous wedding when the soft hues the bride has chosen for her maids and decor mirror that of the surrounding mountains. But just because the colors were perfectly matched and complementary, don’t let that trick you into thinking this bride and groom were pretentious and didn’t know how to have fun (check out their lego art wedding art piece below). Hosted at a hilltop bed and breakfast with panoramic views in the mountains … Read More

Chris and Victoria Say I Do In Dramatic Style at Solvang Theaterfest

Chris and Victoria’s theater wedding in Santa Barbara’s wine country at the legendary outdoor Solvang Theaterfest was nearly all DIY and also one of the most charming (and dramatic) weddings we have seen in a long time.  This is a great reminder that it is all about the unique venue one chooses, delicious food and beverage experience bringing friends and family together, and a fabulous photographer to capture the memories.  Sometimes simplicity can be the most memorable, if you focus … Read More

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