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Elegance at Belmond El Encanto

Kendall and Tim brought paid homage to their Santa Barbara roots on their big day.
By: 
Emily Sweet

What began as a meeting between two neighbors ended up in marriage for Kendall Brumfield and Tim Menninger. Staying true to their Santa Barbara roots, the duo tied the knot at Belmond El Encanto, bringing special details to the entire event, from the first look to the last dance. Kendall stunned in her Muse by Berta gown, with its floral detailing along the bodice, and a Martina Liana veil to match. A natural color palette of mauve, dusty rose, gold and creamy neutrals complemented the natural flora of El Encanto. As a senior event planner for Ashley Chanel Events + Design, Kendall enjoyed being on the opposite side of the industry as a bride. The couple’s day was full of homages to Santa Barbara, from the gorgeous views of El Encanto to each table being named after a meaningful and iconic Santa Barbara street. One of the most touching moments was the private first look between Kendall and Tim, during which Kendall presented Tim with colorblindness correction glasses from EnChroma. Allowing him to experience the hues of the sky and natural beauty around him was a moment that stood out from the rest of the day. For the couple, it was also important to honor Kendall’s late father. Seats were reserved for him at both the ceremony and reception, plus a dance was dedicated to him, with Kendall, her father’s friends and her mother dancing together to “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy. Kendall reflected, “Overall, the day was quite a dream for Tim and I.”

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