Josh surprised Stacey with a weekend trip to Santa Barbara wine country, setting the scene for a romantic proposal, but the proposal itself wasn’t exactly a surprise! After enjoying dinner at Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos, Josh dropped down on one knee while they were touring the property and proposed. However, Stacey had noticed a suspicious looking bulge in his jacket pocket, in the shape of a jewelry box and saw the proposal coming all along! Although the surprise didn’t go to plan, what matters most is that she said YES! And so the wedding planning began …
The wedding was set in an industrial, three-storey space on an Arts District side street called 440 Seaton. The space was transformed into a quirky, personalised garden with floral accents, strings of lights that travelled from beam to beam, and a hexagon shaped dance floor outlined in gold that read S+J.
The reception was looked like a heap of fun, with lion dancers, family-style dinner service from Heirloom LA, a photo-booth with hilarious props and a dessert bar so epic that family and friends were ready to riot if they didn’t get a piece of pie of black-and-white doghnut. Yum – we totally missed out!
Reflecting back on their special day, Josh and Stacey told Wedded Wonderland, “This was a truly memorable night, and even though we encountered some stressful moments during the planning process, when we looked around the room and saw all our closest family and friends, all the hard work was worth it.”