Real Wedding | Sunny + Patrick

The rewarding thing about asking a bride how she felt in her wedding dress, is how often those three words are a perfect depiction of her entire day.  And for Sunny + Patrick, their summer Santa Barbara wedding was just as the bride had described: elegant, classic and beautiful. So let us count the ways today’s Real Wedding was adorned with the most exquisite details…a rose petal and lemonade sipping ceremony, saying “I do” under a lace canopy complete with a hanging chandelier, lush floral arrangements and a sprig of lavender on each place setting…and Sunny’s subtle and flowing veil that perfectly compliments her Amsale gown. JUST PERFECT!

Sunny + Patrick | July 22, 2011 | Bacara Resort, Santa Barbara, California

The Ceremony
Our ceremony took place on the lawn at Bacara Resort in Santa Monica overlooking the ocean. People sipped on lemonade and enjoyed the view.  The aisle was done in a rose petal arrangement and the arch
 was full of pink and white flowers. It was breathtaking.

The Reception
We ate dinner outside and then moved inside to the Bacara ballroom for dancing. We had a huge band that played all night long, a photo booth, a gorgeous cake and an outdoor lounge. We danced all night long (and the dress never weighed me down!)

Sunny’s Dress Search
I knew from the start that I wanted something that was classic yet comfortable. I wanted to be myself, but I also wanted to see what was out there. I went to so many stores and tried on simple, poufy, strapless, sleeves, etc. As soon as I found this dress I knew it was the one. It was simple but regal, didn’t weigh me down, and had the perfect belt to make my waist look tiny. When I walked out, everyone was like “that’s it, that’s the one!!”

How Sunny Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant, Classic and Beautiful.

Why Sunny Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Both my sister and my mom saved their wedding dresses because they thought that someone down the line would wear it…but no one ever did. I thought it would be great for someone else to be able to feel how I felt on my wedding day!

Wedding Dress: Amsale | Photography: Yitzhak Dalal Photography | Ceremony Venue: Bacara Resort | Reception Venue: Bacara Resort | Event Planning: Kelly Clark Leonard at Event of the Season | Floral Design: Joni at Hearts Bloom | Cake: Bacara