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). They followed this intimate family celebration with a rehearsal dinner and welcome reception at The Lark and Pearl Social in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.

Wild Heart Events designed and executed the wedding at the always-beautiful Santa Barbara Historical Museum. I was so excited to capture the couple’s weekend with Santa Barbara wedding photography!

The fashion

Gabrielle wore Freesia, the most stunning Monique Lhuillier gown, complemented by Pelino bridal heels. She also added gold bird hair clips by Epona to her look, honoring the memory of her mother, who passed away while Gabrielle was still in college. Tim donned a custom tuxedo by Suit Supply and velvet loafers.

The team

The bride carried a colorful bouquet of dahlias, garden roses, cosmos, clematis, and zinnias by Wild Muse Floral

Downbeat Agency kept the custom pastel seafoam RCD dance floor packed all night long at this summery garden soiree. 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.

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Planning + design: Wild Heart Events
Photography: Emily Loeppke
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