Sunset Colors and Boho Details For This Effortlessly Elegant Santa Barbara Wedding

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

We can’t get enough of Annie + Alexander’s outdoorsy love story. After these two spent their very first date on a five-hour hike, Annie called her mom and reported that she’d met her future husband.

Turns out Annie was absolutely right!

Flash forward a little bit, and Annie and Alexander were planning an effortlessly elegant wedding at Santa Barbara Historical Museum. They teamed up with planners and event designers at Array Creative Design to highlight the color palette and vibe of their venue while adding an outdoor adventure flair that reflected the fun-loving yet laid-back parts of their personalities. 

Modern, muted sunset tones like beachy neutrals and glowy pinks set the stage for their easy, romantic day and photographer Anna Delores was there to catch it all!

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

Paper goods from Swell Press set the tone for Annie + Alexander’s elevated-yet-effortless event. LOVING those tassel details.

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

Knot Just Flowers was responsible for the day’s floral creations. So into the warm and sunny colors in Annie’s bouquet.

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

Annie’s very first stop dress shopping was at The Dress Bride in downtown Santa Barbara, and she wasted absolutely no time finding the perfect gown for her. How stunning is the embroidery on this column silhouette dress by Made With Love Bridal?! We adore that sheer bodice and plunging neckline.

Also! Those earrings! Check out these similar gold-and-blue-stone beauties by Sylvia Toledano.

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

All pink for this bridal party palette! The mismatched silhouettes all in the same close color family give the overall look cohesion and character at the same time. Check out our rundown of the best rose gold bridesmaid dresses if you’re hoping to have your besties rocking rosier tones like Annie’s did.

Ranunculus and dahlias are all-time bridal bouquet MVPs.

The First Look

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

Annie + Alexander look so elegant against the rustic worn wood elements of this venue exterior.

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara
Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara
Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

Alexander’s classic blue suit came from Max Millan Bespoke.

Take a look at these blue suits from Indochino if you’re leaning towards something colorful suit-wise over something traditionally black.

The Ceremony

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

The peachy pinks in this signage look so romantic wrapped in greenery.

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

These greenery-filled aisle arrangements paired with those blooming ceremony arch florals create a totally abundant boho WOW moment!

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

Annie’s rocking white bridal heels from Loeffler Randall for her walk down the aisle! One of our favorite spots to buy wedding shoes online.

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara
Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Zander tearing up as Annie walked so fast she was almost running down the aisle (I was excited!)

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

Annie’s mom officiated the ceremony, and she looked FAB while doing it! Take a peek at our list of great mother of the bride dresses for more mom-related inspo.

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

TEAM Hair & Makeup was behind Annie’s perfect half-up half-down waves and her glowy makeup look.

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara
Our Musical Choices

Processional: “Like Real People Do” by Hozier & “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley

Recessional: "You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oats

First Dance: "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran

The Reception

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

Annie + Alexander LOVE to surf, so they asked Swell Press to create this one-of-a-kind pink surfboard signage to go with their reception guest seating chart!

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

Slate Catering delivered on all sorts of delicious bites like these decadent charcuterie cups!

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

Annie + Alexander’s inspiration for the day was “classic, timeless Santa Barbara style wedding.”

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

We can only imagine how romantic this setup must have looked after dark with all these string lights! Take a peek at some of our fave fairy light decor ideas

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara
Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

Tinted glass votives, woven placemats, muted pink linens, and gold flatware from Party Pleasers Event Rental Co. brought so much easy elegance to Annie + Alexander’s reception tablescapes.

Modern Sunset Boho Wedding Santa Barbara

Furniture from Avenue Twelve and specialty rentals from Elan Event Rentals came together to create this easygoing yet refined reception space. We love all the woven, wicker details!!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Do what YOU want. Take time to think about what is important to you. Don't negotiate on those items and be flexible on everything else.

Woven pendant lighting AND string lights?! Boho lighting perfection thanks to Bella Vista Designs.

This three-tiered masterpiece was made by Lelé Patisserie, and the fresh cake flowers add so much brightness and fun.

Congratulations Annie + Alexander on your stunning Santa Barbara wedding! GWS wishes you all the best and lots more outdoorsy adventures!!

photography: Anna Delores Photography // venue name: Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara, California, USA // event design: Array Creative Design // planning: Array Creative Design // florals: Knot Just Flowers // wedding dress: Made With Love Bridal // wedding dress boutique: The Dress Bride // wedding suit: Maxmillian Bespoke // bride's shoes: Loeffler Randall // hair stylist: TEAM Hair & Makeup // makeup artist: TEAM Hair & Makeup // videography: I Heart Creative Films // paper goods: Swell Press // catering: Slate Catering // cake: Lele Patisserie // desserts: Catering Connection // tabletop rentals: Party Pleasers // furniture rentals: Avenue Twelve // specialty rentals: Elan Event Rentals // music: Dart Collective // lighting: Bella Vista Designs

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