Jordan and Tyler had a spring wedding at the Historic Goleta Stow House (stowhouse.com). It was such a joy to design and coordinate their special day! Jordan and I have been friends since Kindergarten, and my wife was one of her bridesmaids. We had so much fun!
Jordan wanted an "All-white" wedding, with natural colors, lots of lace, and organic textures. She wore two bridal gowns on the day of her wedding, both custom-made with beautiful lace detail. The bridesmaids wore white lace dresses and the groom and groomsmen went for a more comfortable route, wearing denim and vests. The mother of the bride, Barbi Schaefer, created all of the wedding party flowers.
Deciding to take an alternative approach to the traditional wedding ceremony, we chose to have the ceremony on the steps of the Historic Stowe House, to the accompaniment of live violin music and acoustic guitar played by the bride's brothers. Sparkling wine was served as guests mingled on the lawn around cocktail tables, instead of sitting in traditional lines of chairs.
After the beautiful ceremony on the steps, guests were escorted to the lawn for more live music, appetizers, wine, cheese, and lots of merriment! In lieu of traditional wedding cake, the bride and groom opted to serve fresh strawberries and sweet "Pascha" cheese, a traditional spring dish.
Wedding Design and Coordination: Tyler Speier Weddings and Events. Photographer: Jessica Fairchild (www.jessicafairchild.com). Caterer: Milano's Catering (www.milanositalianrestaurant.com/catering/). Videography: Alicia Nelson (http://alicia-nelson.squarespace.com/). Bridal Party Flowers: Created by the Mother of the Bride, Barbi. Rentals: Santa Barbara Tent Merchant: www.thetentmerchant.com.
my name is tyler speier. i plan and design weddings and events.