Coastal Wedding Inpsiration

I'm sharing a personal one today, as I celebrate 5 years married to my husband this week.  Around our anniversary each year I look through our wedding album to remember that most happy and special day.  I felt compelled to share a glimpse into our wedding day, as it so perfectly ties to the esthetic of the Cailíní Coastal brand.  Let's just say I've been a lover of blue, white and coastal decor for a long long time!
I hope this post can provide some inspiration whether you're planning your own wedding or a seaside social affair.
xo Meg
Credit: Valorie Darling
My husband and I are both from the northeast.  We (separately) moved to the west coast, met in Santa Monica, and decided to say "I do" in our most favorite place in California, Santa Barbara.  We selected a sensational private estate in the hills of Santa Barbara overlooking the Pacific. The estate was a Santa Barbara Spanish style home, and touches of blue (like doors and shutters) throughout drew us to this unique venue. 
Credit: Valorie Darling
Since we selected the west coast as our wedding destination, we wanted to bring the east coast style to our venue - blending the two coasts we've lived on and love so much (much like Cailíní Coastal does).

As a native New Yorker, I have always been a lover of the Hamptons - the gorgeous manicured lawns, the sparkling pools and the timeless coastal style - and a Hamptons garden party served as the inspiration for our wedding design. We selected navy and white as our colors and incorporated chinoiserie.
Credit: Valorie Darling
A blend of east and west, we opted for natural wood tables lined with a simple white linen runner - reflecting a casual Cali coastal style. We dressed it up with cobalt colored wine goblets, blue and white porcelain dinner plates, mismatched ginger jars filled with assorted fluffy white florals, and classic glass pillar hurricanes lining the table. 
Credit: Valorie Darling
To bring in a touch of the sea, table numbers were calligraphed onto a natural mother of pearl shell.  Our blue and white paper napkin rings and menus were by Minted.
Credit: Valorie Darling
Blue and white patterned table linens adorned the cocktail tables to add interest. 
We added blue and personalized touches wherever we could, like with our monogrammed blue corn hole from Etsy.
We used Cailíní Coastal's exact Montecito Mother of Pearl Frames to display important details, like the cocktail menu for the bar. 
Our timeless design incorporated natural elements and a classic color palette for a sophisticated, yet relaxed, coastal affair. 
Credit: Valorie Darling
Event Planner: La Fete Weddings
Photographer: Valorie Darling
Floral Design: Cody Floral Design

*Unfortunately the venue has since sold and is no longer used for events.




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