Sangeet at the Bacara Resort & Spa

October 28th, 2016

Our second event was Sangeet which is essentially a big night of food, music and dancing! This event typically lasts till the wee hours of morning and is very high energy. 1-509-160812-gupta-sangeet-1146
For this event we had decided on deep red color palette with hint of aubergine. The idea was to have this event in two phases starting with dinner and some family dances in the lower level and later escorting guests to the after party and desserts upstairs. Since the temperature was balmy and comfortable this week, guests were having a fantastic time being outdoors on the terrace. 3-525-160812-gupta-sangeet-1127
We had set two large bars to keep guests happy and the entire space was set up with multiple food stations spread throughout the terrace. Decor consisted of lounge furniture in merlot and red tones along with tables of different configurations. Beautiful custom linens and flowers complimented the decor in shades of red and the vibe was sensual and elegant. 4-5-503-160812-gupta-sangeet-1116
Our couple made their dramatic entrance from the impressive staircase of Bacara and made their way down accompanied by the bridal party. Bride and Groom's families and friends did a few choreographed dances followed by skits by groom's friends and dance floor was opened for guests to do justice to. 5-547-160812-gupta-sangeet-1052
Festive feel of the event coupled with delicious cuisine prepared by the hotel and the Indian caterer who was brought to the venue by the client created amazing ambiance. 6-529-160812-gupta-sangeet-1099
There was a lot of movement, fluidity, laughter and good energy in the air and the night was absolutely magical. At 10 pm guests were escorted to the sounds of drums to the upper level. 7-160812-gupta-sangeet-1902

Mehndi Welcome Dinner at the Bacara Resort & Spa

October 21st, 2016

We are so happy to be back on our blog! We sure missed our readers. Due to website construction, which took a lot longer than anticipated, we were unable to post fresh content. We are back and better than ever with a month long feature of a breathtaking destination wedding that took place at the incredible Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. img_4319
This wedding happened to be one of our favorite clients whose daughter's weddings were also planned by us and we have developed a very close relationship with them over the years. Needless to say these were multiple back to back events with intense planning that started six months prior. All the locations at the Bacara were chosen after giving a lot of consideration to the vibe, theme and decor elements as well as color palette for each event. img_4320
First to kick off the weekend festivities was a mehndi/welcome dinner that took place on the Thursday night. Guests checked in at leisure throughout the day and were welcomed graciously by the staff. Many had time to use the spa or treatments to get ready for the evening. img_4323 For this event, the space chosen was Director's Lounge which is a lovely space and is circular. We had decided on coral, peach and hint of butter cup yellow. The room was draped in soft peach with coral valance. A round dance floor in coral complimented the decor. A stage was built for musicians that had been flown from India for this very special occasion. img_4324 img_4326 Another stage was dedicated to bride for her henna application. Backdrop was ethereal and traditional with marigold garlands dripping down. The alcove above the dance floor was also dripping with flowers. The room was filled with Moroccan lounge furniture and when it got dark, the space looked magical with coral and amber lighting. img_4327 Outside in the foyer was a dedicated area for guests to get their mehndi and the Terrace was used for buffet dinner, scotch tasting and bar where the same coral color vibe was evident. img_4322
As guests arrived they were served specialty drinks and ladies got busy with the mehndi. The incredible musicians and dancers from India welcomed the bride amidst sound of drum and she with her family and friends was escorted to the stage. Ladies from the groom's family then came in a form of procession with pomp and circumstance carrying beautifully decorated trays of nuts, sweets, floral jewelry, mehndi and bride's clothes and jewelry. img_4329
At this time beautiful traditions that were close to groom's family took place and after that was all party with a lot of dancing, music and fun. Scotch tasting was a huge hit along with special Rajasthani food that groom's mother pain stakingly decided with the caterer and the ambiance that was created by Rajasthani singers and dancers in their ethnic attire was unparalleled. The first evening was a roaring success and lasted till much later than expected. img_4330

Bacara Destination Wedding Ceremony

October 14th, 2016

Today we share one of our favorite ceremony set ups at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara. It was special because it was a ceremony in the round for 500 guests with the Mandap in the center and the chairs all around. The decor was stunning with rose petals along the aisle, gorgeous draping in a mint color and a beautiful ocean view. roundtent exquisiteeventsceremony exquisiteceremonybacara-e1474653760245 Special thank you to our vendors:
Flowers: Square Root Designs
Rentals: Luna Party Rentals
Rentals: Town & Country Rentals
Venue: Bacara Resort & Spa
Photography: Callaway Gable

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