Tropical-Inspired Black and White Wedding at Hotel Californian


Renae and Patrick were married at Hotel Californian in downtown Santa Barbara.  Because their romance began in Hawaii, we wanted to create a beautiful, timeless, romantic space with subtle tropical accents.  Renae carried a bouquet of mixed garden and tropical flowers, and her bridesmaids wore all-black – a timeless, elegant look.
They said their vows on a rooftop overlooking downtown Santa Barbara underneath a floating arch, created with tropical greenery and white roses.  The fireplace was lined with dozens of white candles, and tropical arrangements lined the aisle.  An emerald green sign welcomed the guests, as they sipped champagne and listened to acoustic guitar before Renae came down the aisle.  Not one eye was dry during their ceremony – it was so personal and memorable!
Cocktails took place on the lawn outside of the Hotel Californian Ballroom, right in the heart of the Santa Barbara Funk Zone.  Guests sipped on Hawaiian-inspired signature cocktails accompanied by custom cocktail napkins with a watercolor Hawaiian monogram. A tropical greenery wall that said “Let’s Party,” served as a memorable background for guests to take photos while they  enjoyed tasty appetizers.  ​
We completely transformed the ballroom for dinner, incorporating  lush and tropical foliage on each table.  Towering centerpieces made the room feel both abundant  and intimate, with elaborate floral centerpieces softening the space.  To frame the couple, we created a large installation of greenery and florals on the fireplace behind them. We even lined the dance floor with blooms! K Designs created beautiful menus that were personalized with each guest name, and the table numbers were modern acrylic.  Our team will never forget the dance party – such a joyful evening!
Planning, Florals, & Design: Tyler Speier
Venue: Hotel Californian
Rentals: Bright Event Rentals
Photographer:  James + Jess
Ceremony Music: Kai Kalama
DJ: DJ Hecktik
Welcome Drinks: Pearl Social
Calligraphy: K Designs
Favors: Jessica Foster Confections


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Meet Tyler


Me and my team intentionally create bespoke celebrations for life milestones that inspire resounding joy, awe-inspiring beauty, and a deep sense of belonging and connection

I firmly believe in the beauty of carefully executed restraint, allowing the natural beauty of the venue, flowers, design details, and clients speak for themselves. 

I believe love is love - all are welcome here.

- tyler 

I look forward to creating something beautiful with you.

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From hanging installations above dinner tables in a tent to small details and candlelight in a powder room, our floral production allows us to bring to life exactly what we’ve dreamt up together through the design process, leaving you with peace of mind before the big day and that feeling of awe come wedding day. 

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