This past September, the Magnolia Event Design team was lucky enough to help the most amazing couple tie the knot. Lindsey and Johnny both had the biggest personalities and truly knew how to entertain their guests. The groom surprised his bride with a choreographed breakdance and later beatboxed for the guests.  Not only were they tons of fun, but they were the most thoughtful bride and groom. Every detail was planned with their guests in mind. From the welcome boxes to the after party, each guest felt included by the bride and groom. Needless to say the guests were not ready for this party to end.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Wedding Navy and Gold Wedding Invitation

Santa Barbara Wedding Welcome Gift

Orchid Bouquet

Wedding Welcome Beverages

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Wedding Ring Bearer Wedding Ceremony Wedding Cocktail Hour

Escort Card Display Wedding Bar Menu

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Reception Reception Table

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Yes, this is the groom performing his surprise break-dance for his new wife.



Event Planning & Design: Magnolia Event Design

Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Caterer: SBB Gourmet Catering

Photographer: Linda Chaja Photography

Videographer: Hoo Films

Florals: Tenley Erin Young

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Lighting/Draping: Bella Vista Design

Ceremony Band: TEDA LLC

DJ: Pat Swayzak

Officiant: Jon Ireland 

Cupcakes: Enjoy Cupcakes

Invitations, Place Cards, Menus: Lazaro Press

Blood Orange and Thyme Margarita

Blood Orange and Thyme Margarita



Combine the chopped thyme with the salt on a small plate and, using your fingers, crush the mixture until well combined.

Press half of a squeezed lime along the rim of a highball glass. Then roll the rim into the thyme salt. Add in a few ice cubes, a pinch of the thyme-salt mix, and then top with the tequila, lime juice, and soda and stir. Serve immediately.

TIP The mixture can be made up to 2 days ahead and stored refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to use.

recipe from Aida Mollenkamp

We suggest serving as a welcome cocktail to greet guests on your wedding day…


The Ladies of Magnolia Event Design



Happy Anniversary Brooke & Lance!

” The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.”

– Julia Child

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Brooke & Lance your wedding photos never cease to bring us true joy.

We wish you a happy anniversary and many great years to come!

with love,

The Magnolia Event Design Team


Happy Anniversary Abby & George!

Three years ago today we had the pleasure of coordinating a vintage backyard wedding for this beautiful couple. Abby & George, happy three year anniversary!

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Photos courtesy of Linda Chaja

May your love for one another continue to grow each day!


Magnolia Event Design


Never mind your typical cocktail hour celebrate with a parade!

We’re not the only ones celebrating love with parades! Check out The Vampire Diaries star, Candice Accola & hubby, Joe King’s  second line parade in New Orleans from this past weekend! This is a fantastic way to get the party started and transition into the reception.


Photos courtesy of Candice Accola/Joe King/JonasPeterson.Com



The Magnolia Event Design Team