A Tale of Wedding Perseverance

This year I had the pleasure to apart of a very special elopement…. First a little background…. As you know by the website we offer our services to the Santa Barbara area and one of our favorite areas is Montecito. Montecito is a beautiful part of Santa Barbara known for the Four Seasons hotel, Butterfly Beach, and the many celebrities that call it home. In the winter of 2017/18 the Thomas Fire ripped through the hillsides of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The fire was bad but the damage it caused in Montecito was minimal compared to the mudslides that were to come. In January of 2018 the deadly Montecito mudslides ripped through the beautiful coastal town.

In the midst of these disasters there was a couple trying to plan their perfect fairytale wedding. Ted and Isabel were planning on having a big wedding to celebrate with friends and family. Her dad was growing succulents for the occasion. The wedding was set for summer of 2018. When the mudslides hit Isabels grandparents house and yard they had a change of plans. They decided to hold off on the wedding and focus on helping family rebuild what they had lost. Nearing the one year anniversary of the mudslides Ted and Isabel decided it was time to get married at last. They felt it would be very special to elope in the vary yard that was washed away in the mud one year prior. They also had the cute idea to open a bottle of wine they had found in the mud. They had such great attitude and knew that all that mattered is the love that they shared not the size of the event. We had fun photo ops around the yard and it was such a special day! I think Ted and Isabels story really embodies what weddings, love, family, and community is all about.

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On A Budget For Your Wedding & Reception Flora...Here's the Answer!

Silver dollar greenery garland

Silver dollar greenery garland

Simple bridesmaid bouquets.

Simple bridesmaid bouquets.

Varieties of greens

Varieties of greens

You can decorate even entrance door to your reception

You can decorate even entrance door to your reception

So many great ideas!

So many great ideas!

If you are on a tight-as-a-drum budget for your wedding flora because you splurged on your wedding dress, don't despair!  Greenery garlands are taking weddings and tables by storm in 2017.  Wire them together, place them on the table, add some votive candles, PRESTO! you are done!!!  Easy on the wallet.

I love using eucalyptus greenery. The most common are the silver dollar eucalyptus. They are pretty and soft in the presentation.

There are so many varieties of greens to choose from. You can even mix them to make a statement.  Lemon greens greenery are beautiful for the deep green hue.  Olive garlands are gorgeous for their soft grayish hue.  Go to your local farmer's market for your greens. Michael's Craft store is great for the green floral wire, votive candles, and ribbon. 

Check out new Table For Two Wedding Package with plenty of silver dollar eucalyptus. Don't forget to call me for your Santa Barbara elopement wedding needs.

greenery...stunning!  

Much love,

AlmaRose x

Why Couples Are Eloping?

Most brides dream of a big wedding with family and friends in attendance to celebrate their union.  A fairytale wedding will never go out of style.

Many couples are embracing the idea eloping because of the expense of a big wedding reception.  Since most elopements are no longer spur-of-the-moment weddings, you can still splurge on the flowers, your wedding dress, the photography, hotel and make it a destination elopement and honeymoon in one.  So eloping does have it's benefits.

Upon your return, celebrate your union with intimate family and friends.  You can present a slideshow of your elopement imagery and relive the romantic moments all over again.

Santa Barbara is often referred to as the American Riviera. Santa Barbara offers so many stunning backdrops, many romantic restaurants, shopping and a charming Mediterranean flair.  Most importantly, it is centrally located and accessible by car. Ninety percent of my elopements are from couples from all the corners of California.  Many couples come from other parts of the U.S, Europe and as far as Japan.   

At Wedding For Two, I will assist you with ideas for your elopement and your elopement party since I have many years of event planning experience. Bringing children to elopement?  I have some great ideas for your new blended family so the children will enjoy the elopement experience as well.

I hope you consider Santa Barbara for your elopement destination and Wedding For Two.  Your Santa  Barbara elopement will be handled with my loving hallmark care.

Much love,

Alma Rose x

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