Katherine and Matt are Santa Barbara natives. Although they no longer live in Santa Barbara they chose to come back to celebrate their big day with friends and family in a beautiful park setting in a city that is close to their heart. The couple chose to have their wedding in September which is always a popular time of year as the fall months are known to be sunny and warm!
The ceremony location they chose was the beautiful and historic Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens in the heart of downtown. The picturesque landscape makes for a perfect setting for such an occasion with lush green lawns and an abundance of hearty trees, plants and blooming flowers. The park is centrally located to many of Santa Barbara's hotels, restaurants and infamous landmarks as well as a short distance to the beach - great for out of town guests who want to do some exploring!
Katherine and Matt's color choice of baby blue, soft peach, ivory and a delicate shade of purple, popped against the green backdrop of the park. The gorgeous floral arrangements from The Twisted Twig and scattered flower petals down the aisle gave it a fresh look, setting the tone for a romantic and happy day!
After the ceremony, the wedding party and guests traveled to the Santa Barbara Hyatt Centric Hotel for a reception where they enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by a delicious dinner set inside the El Cabrillo Ballroom which offers scenic ocean views of Santa Barbara's East Beach. The room was full and lively late into the evening with guests enjoying plenty of music and dancing courtesy of the amazing DJ Crash!
It truly was a magical day for these two lovebirds! Here are some of their gorgeous portraits from Qi Wong Photography!
Congratulations to the happy couple! Thank you to the following wedding pros who helped make this day so special!
Ceremony Venue: Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens
Reception Venue: Hyatt Centric Hotel
Coordinator: Gatherings for Good
Photographer: Qi Wong Photography
Florist: The Twisted Twig
Officiant: Barbara Rose Sherman
Cake: Your Cake Baker
Hair/Makeup: Jackie Romero
Transportation: D&D Limo
DJ: DJ Crash
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Image: Danielle Honea Phototography
Brenda Cali is a professionally trained Wedding Consultant and plans a variety of social and corporate events.