Fall in love with today’s Spanish-inspired wedding with a perfect mix of personality and elegance. From the rentals provided by Bella Vista Designs and The Tent Merchant to dancing at the beautiful Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Ann Johnson Events planned an amazing day filled with love. Enjoy the full day of fun featured recently by Brides.com:
In May 2008, Justine Couvillion left her small hometown of Starkville, Mississippi, to take an internship in New York City at Rag & Bone. “I loved it, and two months later, I had a job,” she says. And it was thanks to that job that she met Rory Andrew. That December, the company's founders pulled a few strings to make sure Rory got Justine for the office "Secret Santa" gift exchange, thus paving the way for their love story.
But it wasn't immediate! “We dated for nine years, during which Rory moved back to London to tour with Sting’s daughter’s band, I Blame Coco,” Justine explains. “When he finally came back to the states, we moved to L.A. so Rory could be closer to his music career.” (In November 2017, Rory, a.k.a. songwriter and recording artist WYNNE, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Electronic Dance Song for “Line of Sight” by Odesza feat. WYNNE!)
But first: In November 2016, Rory proposed with an antique ring he’d found in London, and the couple began planning their April 21, 2018, wedding in Santa Barbara, California. “We invited 100 guests from all over—Mississippi, London, New York, and even New Zealand, ” Justine adds. And they made to sure to show off their new California home with a traditional ceremony at the stunning Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Montecito and an alfresco reception at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. The venues inspired the Spanish influence in the wedding's overall design, which resulted in a romantic event that was perfect match for their Cali setting.
Event Coordination: Ann Johnson Events | Photography: Wild Whim | Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Mount Carmel | Reception Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | Officiant: Father Lawrence | Bride's Dress: Emilia Wickstead | Bride's Shoes: Aquazzura | Bride's Jewelry: Dior | Hair & Makeup: Brianna of Studio B | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Doen, Reformation, Zac Posen | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: rag & bone | Engagement Ring: Cry For The Moon | Wedding Bands: Cartier | Floral Design: Bloom Floral and Foliage | Paper Products: Mallory Hopkins, Jack Seymour | Catering: Pure Joy Catering | Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes | Music: Lucky Devils Band | Rentals: Bella Vista, The Tent Merchant | Transportation: Santa Barbara Trolley