The Journal

Belmond El Encanto wedding

As seen on Carats + Cake

About a month before their wedding day, Danielle and Brian experienced a bit of a setback with their wedding planning. In mid-January, Montecito and Santa Barbara were hit with severe mudslides that knocked out their venue at the Four Seasons, where the couple had been planning their wedding for the past year.

With the original venue now out of commission, Vanessa Noel Events worked with the bride and groom to find a new space for their dream wedding. In a matter of weeks, the festivities were relocated to Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara, which turned out to be a fabulous choice for Danielle and Brian’s February wedding day!

Coastal-inspired decor in shades of blue, beautiful white floral arrangements by Stella Bloom Designs, and timeless details like Danielle’s stunning Isabelle Armstrong gown came together for a sophisticated, elegant seaside celebration for this New York-based bride and groom.

I ADORE this wonderful couple and was so grateful to be their Santa Barbara wedding photographer.

Film scans: The Find Lab
Planning + design: Vanessa Noel Events
Floral design: Stella Bloom Designs
Venue: Belmond El Encanto
DJ + MC: Redshoe
Rentals: Otis + PearlParty PleasersAvenue Twelve
Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes
Videography: By Design Films
Lighting + draping: Bella Vista Designs
Hair + makeup: Blushing Beauty
Wedding dress: Isabelle Armstrong
Bridal salon: Kleinfeld Bridal
Linen rentals: La Tavola Linen