Photography by Megan Sorel
This lush Lotusland wedding seemed as though it was plucked straight from a fairytale. Following a serendipitous first meeting three years prior, the couple was married in a unique ceremony, which included the mixing of gold and white sand, poetry and prayer, music by the Santa Barbara String Quartet, a reading from Corinthians, and a tear-jerking solo performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The eight-foot train of the bride’s Sottero Midgley wedding dress trailed dreamily behind her as she walked down the aisle toward three striking gothic arches crafted from white flowers by Mark's Garden. Bursts of vibrant color appeared at the topiary garden reception, with spectacular centerpieces of roses, calla lilies, hydrangea and orchids in shades of purple. Crystal-cut glassware, 19th-century sterling silver, silk napkins, and gold-embossed menus at each place setting collaborated to create the impression of being in a garden in a formal French château. This wedding was dreamy, elegant and so heartfelt. A fairytale indeed.
"You are so fabulously amazing! Words cannot express how truly magical, enchanting, elegant, creative, meaningful and happy our wedding day was. I am so grateful to you for putting your heart into making this experience phenomenal. Thank you for understanding me and for your incredibly creative vision. Love you forever."
—Jeannette Hawes Hahn, Bride