Admire: Hollywood Heads South!

As the East Coast continues to get hit with snow (even though spring did start this week!), celebs have made the smart decision to head south for their later winter-early spring nuptials. Here are a few of our favorite recent warmer-weather weddings!

Savannah Guthrie & Michael Feldman

Guthrie 1While many Americans wake up to see Savannah Guthrie on their TV screens every morning she managed to pull a fast one on everyone, surprising the country with her super-secret wedding on March 15. Guthrie and Feldman fled the New York freeze and married in Tuscon, Arizona–close to Guthrie’s hometown (yes, hometown weddings still exist!).

Guthrie stunned in a lace Monique Lhuillier gown and carried local wildflowers. A mariachi band serenaded the couple as they walked back down the aisle. While the guest count was only around 80 people, plenty of stars made the trip to Arizona (and managed to keep quiet about the whole thing!): co-anchor Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, and rocker Jon Bon Jovi. But Guthrie surprised her guests one more time, by revealing that the happy couple were also expecting!  Following the wedding, guests were also treated to a very special and intimate wedding favor: handwritten notes from the couple.

Stacy Keibler & Jared Pobre

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In another surprise wedding, TV host Stacy Keibler wed tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre in sunny Mexico on March 5th. The happy couple surprised their whole family by announcing during a joint-family vacation in Punta Mita that they had already planned for their nuptials to occur the next evening! Keibler and Pobre wed on the beach next to luxury villa Palmasola right at sunset with the bride donning a custom made Monique Lhuillier gown.

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Congrats to both happy couples and we hope all of our readers are staying warm wherever they are!

 

Classic Santa Barbara Beauty

It is just over a month since the gorgeous nuptials of Katie and Kyle Jones!  We had so much fun at La Cumbre Country Club for this perfect Santa Barbara fall day.

I absolutely adore Katie and Kyle.  Katie and I even went to USC at the same time, I just wish I’d known her when we were there, because she is hysterical and intelligent and quite the catch! Kyle, pay attention!

Katie chose gorgeous soft periwinkle, blue and peach as her colors, and boy did they pop against her gorgeous lace gown!  So happy to have been a part of it all!

Venue: La Cumbre Country Club

Wedding Coordinator: Christina Logan Design

Photography: Jillian Rose Photography

Flowers: Stella Bloom Flowers

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Santa Barbara Four Seasons

When I was a Junior in college I was studying abroad in Spain.  It was the best experience of my life and there is very little I would have changed.  One of those things: missing my cousin Colleen’s wedding.  She was older and so beautiful and had the cutest boyfriend and had told me about her fairy-tale ideas… I was just so bummed to be missing out.  The wedding was to be held at The Biltmore Santa Barbara – today, known as the Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara.

Needless to say, I was elated to be asked to help Mariam & Gilbert with their big day up in SB!  I was finally going to be able to attend the wedding that I wanted to see all along…except I guess this time I would be working it.  I didn’t mind!

This wedding was so over the top gorgeous and flowing with whites and elegance.  The flowers were insane, the champagne was flowing, class was everywhere.  I was so happy to be a part of such a beautiful couple’s big day!

Thanks to the Ballow’s!

Venue: Four Seasons, Santa Barbara

Event Coordination: Christina Logan Design

Photography: Melissa Musgrove Photography

Flowers: Cody Florals

Lighting: Ambient Event Design

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