Burlap & Bordeaux

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Whimsical Wedding of Justine and Dave at Elings Park


Gorgeous natural views, warm toned florals, and a balloon penguin made up the this whimsical wedding of Justine and Dave at Elings Park! Brooke of Burlap & Bordeaux not only planned and designed this wedding to perfection, but also provided all florals for this wedding. The best part is that photographer Josh Newton captured all the moments and details. Keep reading to see more!

From the bride herself... "Dave and I met at Santa Clara University, he was in law school and I was in undergrad. I worked at a yogurt shop around campus and he used to always come in. He had written a Craigslist Missed Connections ad about me and unbeknownst to him, his sister sent the link for the ad to the office where I worked. I was beyond flattered and we exchanged emails back and forth for a while, the timing wasn't quite right, I had someone else in my life, but a few years later we finally got together at the end of my senior year and just as he was finishing law school. That was in March 2010 and we've been together ever since.

When Dave and I walked into the wedding venue and finally saw everything come together it was such a special moment and I can't thank Brooke enough for that. I didn't feel like we had to think about any of the logistics or design stuff or worry about how it was going to look. It was spectacular and she did such an amazing job taking care of all of the design and planning.

And the penguin? It's an inside joke with our friend group, he's been named Mr. Guin and randomly we'll bring him out at parties, and our friend Brett Smith who married us brings him wherever he travels and takes random photos of him. Somehow he snuck into the wedding so we couldn't resist a few pics!"

Creative Team
Venue: Elings Park, Santa Barbara
Photographer: Josh Newton
Wedding Planner / Designer:  Burlap & Bordeaux
Food and Beverage: Lorraine Lim Catering
Lighting: Spark Creative Events
Linens: Dreams America Linens
Florist: Burlap & Bordeaux
DJ: Dj Zeke SB
Transportation: Jump On the Schoolbus
Rentals: Ventura Rental Party Center