SoCal Cakies, have you been to Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara? It’s such a dreamy setting with the perfect mix of boho and modern. Erika of Wild Heart Events played into that for Meagan and Kendell’s micro wedding, with an organic design that highlighted their love of the area. Thanks to Michelle Roller Photography for sending this wedding our way!
Their story: Designer Erika Bellitt created an ethereal and bohemian style with a modern organic twist. With the scope of their wedding changing as new rules and regulations came into play, we wanted to make sure their design would elevate the event as a whole but also create the intimate and fun setting Meagan and Kendell wanted from the start of the planning and design process. The natural design elements of the Hotel Californian and collaboration with such a talented vendor team, we were able to bring their vision to life, even after going from a 120 person guest count to 25!
The bride wore A La Robe paired with a bouquet of white and greens with dried accents.
As guests were invited to the rooftop for the wedding celebration, they were greeted with champagne and a view of the beautiful Santa Barbara coastline. Ceremony was composed of jute round rugs lining the aisle and Tulum inspired floral pieces that Katie from Going Steady Studios created with textural palms, florals and grasses. As Meagan and Kendell said I Do, they were handed their specialty cocktails to cheers and kick off the celebration while walking down the aisle and leading their guests to an intimate dining experience.
Love these big dried palms and jute rugs against the hotel’s incredible backdrops!Velvet & Gold calligraphed the sea glass place cards in teal and seafoam hues, as inspired by Meagan’s engagement ring.
As their family and friends enjoyed a 4 course plated meal, Meagan’s sister surprised them with a video from all their friends and family members who could not join them due to Canada’s travel restrictions. After many tears and heartfelt messages, they ended the night with cake and some special dances. They are excited to bring together both families in the coming year as we plan an epic dance party to continue the celebration of their love.
How sweet is that? Big congrats to M + K!
Photography: Michelle Roller Photography | Planning & Design by Erika Bellitt of Wild Heart Events | Venue: Hotel Californian | Florals: Going Steady Studios | Paper Goods: Velvet & Gold | Rentals: Theoni Collection | Napkins: Hostess Haven | Hair & Makeup: Blushing Beauty | Dress: A La Robe