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Santa Barbara rehearsal dinner

Erika and Mitchell wanted their rehearsal dinner to be just as special as the big day itself. They decided on the incredible family-style service at The Lark, a gem of a restaurant nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.

The Lark is part of Acme Hospitality Group, which also includes the adjacent Santa Barbara Wine Collective and Pearl Social. The couple held other events at Acme Hospitality’s locations as part of their wedding weekend celebration. The patio and indoor dining room at Santa Barbara Wine Collective hosted rehearsal dinner guests. The space was transformed with soft candlelight, velvet rust-hued linens that matched Erika’s dress from Kamperett, and rentals from Found Rental Co. and Table Method. The event exuded an effortlessly chic vibe that’s just so Santa Barbara.

The evening was filled with toasts, laughter, and heartfelt moments. Erika and Mitch wanted their friends and family to experience everything Santa Barbara has to offer. They knew they’d made the right choice by kicking off the festivities with their rehearsal dinner at The Lark. It was a night of relaxed luxury, Santa Barbara style, that set the stage for the rest of the weekend’s events.

For more of Erika and Mitchell’s wedding weekend, check out their welcome reception on the Channel Cat in the Santa Barbara Harbor!

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Planning + design: Array Creative Design
Venue: The Lark + Santa Barbara Wine Collective
Floral design: Breanna Jane Botanicals
Hair + makeup: Blushing Beauty
Erika’s dress: Kamperett
Stationery: Emily J. Snyder + Swell Press
Rentals: Table Method + Found Rental Co.