VINTAGE ELEGANCE – Brad & Emily’s Wedding at the Valley Club of Montecito

Brad & Emily flew in from New York city to celebrate their wedding at the exclusive Valley Club of Montecito with their friends and family, most of whom were from California. They worked hard along side their wedding coordinator Heather Ham to make it a classic & elegant wedding with touches of vintage elements, that their guests would enjoy and simply have a good time with.

Emily got ready with her bridesmaids at a private Montecito estate where her wedding ceremony was held.

We loved the finishing touches Emily chose for her wedding accessories, from her vintage wedding necklace and earrings, to the three white roses in her loose up-do.

brides wedding necklace and flower in hair at her wedding at the valley club of montecito

 

bride and groom getting ready for their wedding at the valley club of montecito

Emily’s Forever Yours wedding dress looked stunning on her as she put her own spin on it by adding a deep purple sash held in place by an antique brooch. Her bouquet was an all white bundle of peonies and each bridesmaid carried a vintage purse adorned with white roses instead of the traditional bridesmaid bouquet.

details of back of bride's wedding dress, flowers and purses in montecito

As wedding guests arrived at the Montecito estate they were welcomed by tubs of beer, wine , lemonade and water to help themselves to a refreshment before the ceremony began. Emily clothes-pinned pictures from her and Brad’s childhood onto clothing line as a decorative piece for guests to view and reminisce over.

childhood pictures of bride and groom at montecito wedding

The wedding ceremony took place in the lush backyard of Brad’s parent’s private Montecito estate. A perfect setting for their special day.

bride entering wedding ceremony with mom and dad

bride and groom crying at montecito wedding

bride and groom exchange rings at montecito wedding

bride and groom kiss at montecito wedding

bride and groom cheering as exit montecito wedding ceremony

bride and groom embacing under oak trees at montecito wedding

bride and groom portraits at montecito wedding

groom playing with bride's purple sash at montecito wedding

bride and groom portraits at montecito wedding

bride and groom walking and smiling at their montecito wedding ceremony

After the wedding ceremony, everyone headed over to the exclusive Valley Club of Montecito (a picturesque golf course available to members only) to enjoy the cocktail hour and wedding reception.

wedding reception at valley club of montecito

Inside the Valley Club of Montecito guests gathered around espresso finished natural wood tables, each with a burlap runner and topped by vintage bottles filled with various wildflowers. Guests found their table by grabbing their escort card held in a wooden tray filled with coffee beans. During the cocktail hour friends & family were invited to write a note to Emily and Brad on vintage postcards, which were scheduled to be mailed to them later – one per week of their first year of marriage.

vintage details at wedding reception at valley club of montecito

We couldn’t resist grabbing Brad and Emily for a few portraits of the two of them at sunset at the breathtaking Valley Club of Montecito

bride and groom kissing at sunset at valley club of montecito

 

For more images of their wedding at The Valley Club of Montecito be sure to take a look at their slideshow here.

A while back their Valley Club of Montecito wedding was featured on Wedding Chicks, you’ll find the link to that post here.