Valerie & Blaine

Monday, January 16 2012

Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore Resort is among Santa Barbara’s favorite wedding destination hot spot which usually, the resort’s Spanish-influenced architecture and natural setting is what most couples draw from for their wedding style, but not for Valerie and Blaine.

Their wedding’s upscale Miami lounge theme was inspired by Valerie and Blaine’s favorite home-away-from-home, the Raleigh Hotel in Miami, Florida. The Raleigh Hotel's signature black, white, and coral color palate and contemporary, clean-line aesthetics were woven throughout every design element. The hotel’s trademark black pinstripe motif became a unifying element of the wedding, from invitations, to ceremony chair covers, to the dance floor, menu, and favor boxes. Decorative square vases bursting with crimson roses and featuring the clean black and white pinstripe pattern lined the receptions tables, while lime green accents in the linens and lighting provided a pleasing contrast. A custom-designed outdoor lounge area in the style of the Raleigh’s cabanas enveloped guests in comfortable, stylish decadence.  The cabanas were embellished with fire pits, Adirondack lounge furniture, and custom-made throw pillows, creating a serene escape—an oasis for guests to converse and reflect on the beauty of the event. Guests experienced the high life, sipping champagne and cocktails to the smooth stylings of Dwight Kennedy Music. The Four Seasons provided a decadent ensemble of culinary concoctions, from Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with wasabi whipped potatoes to a hot doughnut station with an assorted designer coffee bar.

Bridal Boutique: Monique Lhuillier

Caterer: Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore

Ceremony Site: Private Estate

Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG Max

Wedding Jewelry: Tiffany & Co

Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals; Rrivre Works; Chameleon Chairs; Classic Party Rentals

Transportation: Santa Barbara Airbus

Wedding Consultant: La Fete

Lighting: Ambient Event Design

Photographer: BB Photography


Dance Floor: Barker Decor Services

Rehearsal Dinner: Piatti's

Linen: Wildflower Linens

Invitations: Lazaro Press

Wedding Night Accommodations: Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore

Reception Site: Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore

Videography: Riley Towne Productions

Wedding Cake: Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore

Makeup Artist: Marci Deming Makeup

Hair Stylist: Mishay Salon & Spa

Floral Designer: Mindy Rice Floral Design

Entertainment: Dwight Kennedy Music