The Journal

Summer wedding in Santa Barbara

As seen on Over The Moon

Gabrielle and Tim met during their undergraduate studies at University of California Santa Barbara, so hosting their wedding festivities in Santa Barbara just made sense! Tim even proposed to Gabrielle in Santa Barbara after seven years of dating; when it came to choosing their wedding venue, it was a pretty easy decision.

They kicked off their long weekend celebration with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony to honor the groom’s parents (and Tim wore a traditional Filipino barong as a nod to Gabrielle’s family), followed by a rehearsal dinner and welcome reception at The Lark and Pearl Social in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.

The wedding at the always-beautiful Santa Barbara Historical Museum was designed and executed by Wild Heart Events (I also loved working with Jaime on this Greengate Ranch wedding!). Gabrielle wore Freesia, the most stunning Monique Lhuillier gown, complemented by Pelino bridal heels and gold bird hair clips by Epona (honoring the memory of her mother, who passed away while Gabrielle was still in college).

The bride also carried a colorful bouquet of dahlias, garden roses, cosmos, clematis, and zinnias by Wild Muse Floral. Tim donned a custom tuxedo by Suit Supply and velvet loafers.

Downbeat Agency kept the custom pastel seafoam RCD dance floor packed all night long at this summery garden soiree, and the entire team is so thrilled to see Gabrielle and Tim’s weekend-long celebration featured on modern, chic wedding blog Over The Moon, curated by Vogue editor Alexandra Macon.

I didn’t want this magical day to end! Here are just a few favorite images.

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Planning + design: Wild Heart Events
Florals: Wild Muse Floral
Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Hair + Makeup: Page Beauty
Entertainment: Downbeat Agency
Catering: Field to Table Events
Rentals: Bright + Theoni Collection
Lighting: Bella Vista Designs
Wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier
Bridal shoes: Pelino
Menswear: Suit Supply
Stationery: Velvet + Gold