3 Oct

Santa Barbara wedding: Megan + Carver

categories Real Weddings

all white peony bouquet

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

  2. Such a beautiful wedding! That map idea is genius.

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

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

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

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

  7. This pretty fete seriously takes my breath away!

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

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

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

  11. Beautiful wedding! So many details to love! Amazing pictures

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

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

  14. 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!



  15. anyone know where the precious flower girl dress is from?

  16. Lovely wedding! Who did the unique calligraphy?

  17. Hi Joy,

    The calligraphy was done by the bride herself. She is one talented individual!


  18. 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/)

  19. 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!

  20. 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 :)

  21. 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!

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

  23. @ 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  33. 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.

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

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

  36. Gorgeous wedding! We are in love with Megan’s beautiful and sweet photo in our Plum Pretty Sugar robe! To adore!



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

    Thanks, Becky

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