Our close friends renewed their vows at Santa Barbara's Bacara Resort & Spa over the holiday weekend. We thought it was the perfect excuse to spend a few days relaxing at the oceanside retreat. I was reminded how the grounds at the resort are some of the best around. And the wedding, overlooking the ocean, was very special. Here's a peak.
I love this huge succulent and cactus planter as you pull up the the entrance.
Gorgeous green and white blooms greet you in the lobby.
Drool-worthy orchids and peonies.
Let's get cozy by the lobby fireplace,
My favorite part of the resort -- lush grounds surrounding the Spanish-style villas.
The Bistro patio, complete with ocean breezes.
Power breakfast. Though it isn't on the menu, they will custom-make any omelette you'd like.
Post-brekky walk to the beach.
The wedding ceremony, on the outside grass of the Beach House restaurant, overlooked The Pacific. The the flowing white hupppah, housed a crystal chandelier and was tied with gorgeous pink and white flowers. STUNNING.
Guest chairs ready for the ceremony at sunset.
Drinks awaiting thirsty guests during arrivals.
The gorgeous and intimate dinner in the wine cellar.
I loved the incorporation of artichokes and fruit into the florals. And the signature rosemary lemon drop cocktail was sublime.
Mom and Dad having a rare night of raging.
Dessert and dancing under the stars. So lovely. xx
Design: Donna Isham & Brownstone Designs
Styling: Brownstone Designs
Florist: Snipping Violets