Santa Barbara wedding: Megan + Carver

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We’re always fascinated to see how couples add decor elements that are based off their individual hobbies into their wedding. It has the potential to get a wee bit funky, real quick. Or it can look charming, if say, one of you (Megan) is passionately into letterpress moveable type and the other (Carver) is into vintage BMW hood emblems. But M + C made them work beautifully among centerpieces crawling with the prettiest of white and blush florals. Then there were the other details – letterpress invitations, hand stamped confetti bags… she even made koozies look pretty! Ok, just go on and take a gander.

simple and clean white wedding invites

spaghetti strap and chiffon wedding dress

flower girl white chiffon dress

gold shoes and customized beer koozie

lace bejeweled satin belt accessory

dusty blue groom's suit and white striped tie

outdoor Santa Barbara wedding

formal, champagne bridesmaid dresses

Santa Barbara open field wedding portraits

classic mustard yellow car

adorable flower girl and ring bearer

father of the bride walk down the aisle

outdoor Santa Barbara wedding ceremony

confetti celebration

custom California cocktails

open field bridal party portraits

escort card flags and guest linen sacks

guest notes map

muted flower box centerpiece of roses, peonies, and lambs ear

grey linens, letterpress stamps and car memorabilia tablescapes

paper-covered hanging lantern

A must-have detail were the lanterns, made by Toast. They copied pages from Megan’s great-grandmother’s journal and created these beautiful lanterns for the cocktail and reception area.

candlelight and car memorabilia accessories

dominos and vintage book table accents

letterpress stamp table elements and muted pink roses

romantic first dance

confetti cake and BMW-themed groom's cake

confetti-covered wedding cake and confetti-filled goblet cake topper

sparklers wedding sendoff

Congratulations M + C!

Photography: onelove photography / Event designer: Toast Santa Barbara / Cake: Hennings Cake / Catering: New West Catering / Videography: Modern 8 Films / Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaid / Stationery: Meg Barclay / Band: Wayne Foster

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Michele Westrick (lovely notes) on Oct 3, 2012

Beautiful and classic wedding! I think Santa Barbara is my favorite backdrop too!

Jessica @shimmerkai on Oct 3, 2012

Such a beautiful wedding! That map idea is genius.

Kerrie G {Bridal Accessories} on Oct 3, 2012

I love the simplicity of the wedding invitations, they're so elegant.

jen on Oct 3, 2012

Such a gorgeous wedding! And that video is ah-mazing!!!

Gina on Oct 3, 2012

Loved all the details... but the cake and that cake topper is truly AMAZING! What a great and funny idea:)

Megan Clouse on Oct 3, 2012

Can you tell me where they got their custom drink koozies?

Erin on Oct 3, 2012

This pretty fete seriously takes my breath away!

Kelli on Oct 3, 2012

what is the world map for? it looks super cute!

Allie Shultz on Oct 3, 2012

Love the lantern detail. It's wonderful how it connects to a personal memory from the past.

(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Oct 3, 2012

Letterpress moveable type & vintage BMW hood emblems as centerpieces? Totally works. Photos by @omyBeloved: http://t.co/veGvUc5p

Kristina Juarbe {Thirty Three and a Third} on Oct 3, 2012

Beautiful wedding! So many details to love! Amazing pictures

my honest answer on Oct 3, 2012

I LOVE the shoe-string straps on that dress! Perfect.

Tailored Engagements on Oct 3, 2012

The lantern made from your grandmother's journals was such an amazing touch! It was a great way to honor her.

Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie on Oct 3, 2012

Oh my! Gorgeous wedding!!! You look soooo pretty in your bridal robe! Thank you so so much for having Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie be part of your special day! Many congratulations to you! xo www.PlumPrettySugar.blogpost.com

Anne on Oct 3, 2012

anyone know where the precious flower girl dress is from?

joy @ imaginejoy on Oct 3, 2012

Lovely wedding! Who did the unique calligraphy?

Kim Curtis on Oct 3, 2012

Hi Joy, The calligraphy was done by the bride herself. She is one talented individual! Cheers!

Kim Curtis on Oct 3, 2012

Kelli- the map was used as her guest book. Guest wrote their names on the flags and pinned them on the world map.... Megan- the custom koozies (along with her cups, cocktail napkins and guest towels were designed by the bride herself and printed by Paper House Online: http://www.paperhouseonline.com/)

Magnoliawp on Oct 3, 2012

I adore this bouquet and the colours of this wedding theme ! so stylish and elegant but yet so fresh and simple. Perfect palette and perfet mood! Great photography indeed! Silvia

Lauren on Oct 4, 2012

I recognize her dad! He's in all the HEB commercials. (wonderful texas grocery store). Gorgeous wedding. And I have the say, that's the classiest koozie i've ever seen :)

Lindsay on Oct 4, 2012

Hello - I've been looking for good looking wedges for my wedding and I absolutely love the brides. Do you know who they are? Thanks and AMAZING wedding!

Nathan on Oct 4, 2012

Love the dress, the people, the processing, the location. Top notch stuff.

Kimberley on Oct 5, 2012

@ Lindsay- I was looking for good looking weddings for my wedding too so I emailed Meg through her website, she so sweetly replied. They're Jimmy Choos.

A Day in May Design on Oct 7, 2012

Wow, so many beautiful and creative touches here. They clearly didn't miss a detail when planning their wedding!

Jacquelyn {Jacquelyn Jackson Photography} on Oct 7, 2012

Beautiful wedding!

Sarah on Oct 16, 2012

Where are the groom and groomsmen's suits from? Love the colors, the whole wedding is beautiful!

Passion Roots on Feb 11, 2013

So glamorous yet rustic at the same time...which is so very Santa Barbara! Their video is beautiful!

Lindsey on Mar 10, 2013

Absolutely gorgeous wedding, I love all the personal details! Any idea where the groom and groomsmen ties are from?

Ann on Mar 19, 2013

Such a beautiful wedding. Does anyone know where this took place in Santa Barbara? Thank you!

Tyler on Mar 31, 2013

Great wedding and video. What venue is this? Santa Barbara is a big place

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Kathy on Jun 26, 2013

Can I ask where you got the beautiful cream colored vintage car?

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Regan on Oct 8, 2013

Beautiful, down to every detail! I know it says the Bridesmaid dresses are from Bella Bridal, but can you tell me who the designer was or what style they are, love them.

Melanie | Singing Hearts Photography on Oct 10, 2013

That must be HEB! Love HEB (Texas grocery store) Awwww.... So fun to see this wedding in photographs!

Angetan on Oct 13, 2013

Such a lovely wedding! That girl is really cute!!

Plum Pretty Sugar on Nov 4, 2013

Gorgeous wedding! We are in love with Megan's beautiful and sweet photo in our Plum Pretty Sugar robe! To adore! xo www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

Becky on Jan 12, 2015

Just Beautiful!!!! Just wondering about the Venue? Is it a private home or public..... available for future events? Thanks, Becky

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