It is a dream to work with clients that have a design eye as good as Theodora and Will. Theodora is an interior designer in Los Angeles, and Will is an Art Director in Advertising. I mean seriously – a dream! The moment they stepped foot into my office and wanted a classic white wedding – I was hooked. They were actually guests at Carrie and Oliver’s wedding I did at the Bacara in Santa Barbara a few years ago, so I knew I had to be on my game! I am not really known for doing many weddings with a classic style, so it was fun to be able to put my own stamp on this. (All photos by EPLove)
In working with Theodora and Will, I wanted to really encourage them to put their own personality into the wedding. They struggled with finding a venue at first, but after 10 minutes of chatting with them – I knew that the Montecito Country Club would be perfect. They looked at it the next weekend, agreed and booked. Theodora is Greek and Will is Mexican so it was really important to have their cultures infused into the wedding. It is a big part of who they are and made for an unbelievably beautiful merging of families.
The wedding took place at the Santa Barbara Greek Orthodox church in the mountains of Santa Barbara. It was stunning and really needed nothing added as you can see. The cocktail hour and reception were at the Montecito Country club. It has the most beautiful Spanish architecture which really made a white on white wedding the perfect choice. Since the ceremony was at a Greek church, we really wanted Will’s heritage to shine during the cocktail hour. We had Spanish guitarists playing, paper picado as decor and chose the appetizers accordingly. The reception would then be a blend of their cultures representing both sides, but more importantly, representing Theodora and Will as a couple. The clean lines and fresh look of the decor really played to their personal aesthetic. The printed materials were all designed by Will (of course) and showcased their modern edge.
I loved everything about this wedding. The location, the clean style, and most of all the couple. They are as sweet as they come and their love really shined through on this day. Theo and Will – I wish you a lifetime of happiness – thank you for letting me be a part of this special day.
Event Planning – Stacey Lynn Design, Photography – EPLove, Venues- Santa Barbara Greek Church, Montecito Country Club, Cocktail Music – Ybarra Music,DJ – DJ Son Scratch Weddings ,Florist – Grass Roots Florists, Make-Up – TEAM Hair and Make-Up ,Cake – Christine A. Dahl, Lighting – Pacific Event Lighting ,Gold Coast Limousines