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G AT H E R ! beach bride After saying “I do,” this California girl strolled through the sand in silver flip-flops holding hands with barefoot new hubby, Alex. Why did you choose to get married in Santa Barbara? Why was it special? On our one-year dating anniversary, Alex took me to Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. He told me that someday he was going to marry me there. On every subsequent dating anniversary we made a special trip there to spend the weekend. On what would have been our five-year dating anniversary, we were married at Fess Parker (fessparkersantabarbarahotel.com). What resources did you use to plan your big day? The Meeting & Event Planners’ Guide was wonderful, and we also relied heavily on the Internet. SantaBarbaraWedding.com is a great Web site to find local vendors/venues and to talk to other Santa Barbara brides. What was the most special part of your Santa Barbara wedding? My favorite moment was walking down the staircase into the rotunda and seeing all of the people who had come to share in our special day and seeing my future husband at the end of the aisle. We were married across the street from the beach, so our backdrop was absolutely breathtaking! Which vendors did an especially stellar job? Who would you recommend? Our photographer, Nathanial Thompson, did an incredible job, and our Doubletree coordinaBRIDE: AMANDA KOPER WEDDING MONTH: JUNE GUESTS: 250 STYLE: TROPICAL ELEGANCE tor, Paige Reid, was also wonderful. The events of the wedding flowed smoothly and were meaningful and stress-free. Kaleidoscope Flowers did a wonderful job turning my floral dreams into reality. And Andrea Ridgell accommodated my large bridal party for pre-wedding hair, makeup and nails. She is an extremely gifted artist and does an absolutely amazing job. What was one of your guests’ lasting impressions of your wedding? I’ve heard from countless guests that our wedding food was the best that they’ve ever had. They loved the children’s buffet, risotto, carving station and Bolognese. Unfortunately, Alex and I didn’t get to eat very much of it! Aren’t Y Spa-cial? ou Indulge in a wide array of spa experiences at one of Santa Barbara’s fine spas: ✱ Get that wedding glow with a Restorative Facial at Harbor View Inn’s Spa Beaumontia. harborviewinnsb.com ✱ After all those months of planning, enjoy a well-deserved V.I.P. treatment at Chumash Casino Resort & Spa with the four-hour V.I.P. package. chumashcasino.com ✱ For pre-wedding pampering, Bacara Resort & Spa offers a three-and-a-half-hour Relax: Soothe, Ease, Calm package. bacararesort.com ✱ Mothers and daughters can spend quality time together with the four-hour-and-30-minute Mother and Daughter Day of Beauty at Four Seasons Resort The Be sure to visit Biltmore Santa BarSantaBarbaraCA.com/ bara. fourseasons.com weddings and request /santabarbara a Wedding & Event Planner Kit. ✱ Mini-mooners can experience the ultimate nce. Value. Bright I de enie in romance with the nv three-night Wine ◆ ◆ ◆ Tasting & Spa Getaway at Fess Parker Contact the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Wine Country Inn & Bureau + Film Commission at SantaBarbaraCA.com Spa. fessparker.com Co Directory EVENT & WEDDING PLANNING Destination Santa Barbara 27 W. Anapamu St., #278, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805.689.5463, destinationsantabarbara.com FLORISTS Grass Roots 805.682.9105, f: 805.965.7080, grassrootssantabarbara.com RENTAL COMPANIES Bella Vista Designs P.O. Box 524, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, 805.966.9616, bellavistadesigns.com Classic Party Rentals 1120 Mark Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013, 805.566.3566, classicpartyrentals.com Town & Country Event Rentals 7700 Airport Business Park Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406, 818.908.4211, f: 818.908.4219, townandcountryeventrentals.com For even more professional wedding services, see p. 77. Events of Santa Barbara P.O. Box 61033, Santa Barbara, CA 93160, 805.755.2350, f: 805.755.2351, eventsofsantabarbara.com La Fête 3463 State St., #218, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, 805.563.5045, lafeteweddings.com . as CVB Merryl Brown Events 1187 Coast Village Rd., #421, Montecito, CA 93108, 805.455.3112, MerrylBrownEvents.com the source | INSPIRING MEETINGS & EVENTS IN SANTA BARBARA 41 http://www.fessparkersantabarbarahotel.com http://www.SantaBarbaraWedding.com http://www.harborviewinnsb.com http://www.chumashcasino.com http://www.bacararesort.com http://www.grassrootssantabarbara.com http://www.SantaBarbaraCA.com/ http://www.fourseasons.com/santabarbara http://www.destinationsantabarbara.com http://www.bellavistadesigns.com http://www.fourseasons.com/santabarbara http://www.classicpartyrentals.com http://www.eventsofsantabarbara.com http://www.lafeteweddings.com http://www.townandcountryeventrentals.com http://www.MerrylBrownEvents.com http://www.fessparker.com http://www.SantaBarbaraCA.com

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The Source: Inspiring Meetings & Events In Santa Barbara 2010
Contents
Why Santa Barbara?
High Impact, High Value
Green & Easy
Dining & Nightlife
Weather in Paradise
Itineraries
Wine Trails Map
Golf
Fun Facts
A Change of Place
Meet & Greet: Planner
Saying “We Do”
Meet & Greet: Bride
Just for Leisure
Santa Barbara Map
News You Can Use
Accommodations
Inspiring Venues
Dining Scene
Intelligent Index
Calendar of Events
Transportation

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