Ari + Matt - Santa Barbara, California

Ari was a photographer of one of my first big events under Carly Rae Weddings back many moons ago. This is a classic story of a client believing in me before maybe I even believed in myself. When Ari became engaged to Matt, she reached out to me seeking our planning services for both the rehearsal dinner and the day of the wedding. Due to the high guest count, the couple needed to have the wedding inside the ballroom which wasn’t her first choice. Thus began: “Bringing the outside inside.” We brought in loads of trees, draped the ballroom, and included lots of flower touches by our sister company, Primary Petals. A highlight I haven’t forgotten all these years later (wedding was in 2015) was Ari’s mom tearing up when the doors opened to the ballroom to reveal the reception and embracing me with a long hug. - CRW

Vendors: Venue: Bacara Resort // Planning + Design: Carly Rae Weddings // Photographer: Jessica Burke // Florals: Primary Petals // Videographer: Lovespun Films // Staging + Draping: Bella Vista Designs // Band: Bob Gail Special Events // Desserts: Enjoy Cupcakes // Calligraphy: Graceline Art // Invites: Walnut Paperie // Hair: Nine Zero One Salon