Photography by Isaac Hernandez
This fabulous "Love" themed destination wedding took place at Montecito's La Pacifica Terrace, at the oceanfront Four Seasons Biltmore. We created a semicircle seating gallery of all white chairs around an iconic white LOVE table, topped with cylindrical vases of varying heights, all filled with lush, white flowers. What a stunning wedding alter this made! This table truly provided a meaningful and beautiful backdrop to the wedding ceremony, with the bride walking down the aisle to The Beatles 'All You Need Is Love'. The three flower girls, dressed in sweet white dresses with fresh white floral halos carried custom quilted white silk satchels filled with vellum hearts spelling love in nine different languages that they tossed as they walked down the aisle. At the end of the ceremony, confetti cannons were fired, raining white confetti upon the couple and their guests.
After the ceremony, guests celebrated with cocktails and butler passed hors d'oeuvres whilst seated in a ocean front living room comprised of white leather couches, club chairs, cocktail tables and white "water tables" filled with candles; This provided the perfect spot for cocktails and late night relaxation.
For dinner, guests were invited into La Pacifica Ballroom, where the color palate became decidedly creamier, with full, plush draping in ivory organza, and tables covered in La Tavola's beautiful 'Coral Natural'. The tables were graced with stunning floral, both high and low and hundreds of glimmering floating candles, which enhanced the romantic and ethereal glow of the ballroom. All night long, a phenomenal funk band played and guests barely left the dance floor! Outside, as the sky grew dark, the building and patio were awash in a soft coral light and the ocean was blasted deep blue, providing a huge WOW factor when guests stepped outside for the cutting of the wedding cake. The outdoor living room was positively glowing with candlelight; guests wrapped themselves in white faux fur throws and a lovely selection of ocean-hued pashminas, as they nibbled on the plentiful late night bites and mini desserts that were served until the wedding ended. It was a magical and memorable night in every way!
"Merryl Brown Events delivered the perfect destination wedding weekend for us. From the very first Skype call Merryl and her team have been extremely helpful and incredibly attentive to our every need, making the entire wedding planning process a breeze! Merryl knew how to ask the right questions to help us craft and execute our vision. We had the added challenge of living on the other side of the world but it was never an issue because Merryl was extremely responsive and an excellent communicator. We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for expert planning services."
—Kimberly Jan, Bride