A Modern Formal Outdoor Wedding in California
Joey and Tony
The wedding of Joey Tierney and Tony Schubert looked amazing and went off without a hitch. And why not? She's a fashion stylist and designer, and he's an event producer, after all. On September 10, 2011, they said "I do" along the Santa Barbara coastline. It was a memorable day and night filled with love, elegance, and plenty of panache.
The ceremony and reception took place at Villa Sevillano, a private estate with Old World charm in Carpenteria, California.
Joey's bridesmaids wore long ABS dresses.
Joey carried a bunch of white garden roses, gardenias, dusty miller, and gray Brazilian berries created by Floral Art.
The flower girls watch the bridal party pose for portraits.
A Surprise from the Groom
Tony surprised the bride with a pair of dancing white horses. They flanked the ceremony entryway as guests arrived.
Before entering to "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve, best man Steven Chester paused to tell Tony how proud his late mother would be of him.
The Ring Bearer
The bride's nephew, Owen, wore a tuxedo from La Miniatura and carried a box engraved with "The Schuberts 9.10.11."
The Bride's Entrance
Joey was escorted by her grandfather, Joe Middleton, down the bamboo-covered aisle lined with topiaries. For her debut song, she chose "Oh My Love" by John Lennon, played by a string quintet from West Coast Music.
Joey and Tony said their "I do"s under an arbor covered with echeveria succulents and mood moss.
The happy couple walked up the aisle (past their 220 clapping guests) to Coldplay's "Viva la Vida."
Because the couple wanted to wait until the ceremony to see each other, they posed for Amy & Stuart Photography afterward, on the property's long driveway.
Joey and Tony chose the B's Knees as their signature drink. The libation was a play on the bride's nickname for Tony, "B," short for baby. A bar cart was stocked with moonshine, lemon juice, honey syrup, and watermelon lemonade, to serve two versions of the cocktail.
Customized stir sticks garnished the mixed drinks.
Flutes of Veuve Clicquot, with raspberries or lavender, were also sipped.
A Special Touch
Coasters letterpressed with the wedding date and the couple's shared last name were set out.
The four-course meal, prepared by The Food Matters, began with an amuse bouche of seared tuna with avocado, watermelon, and jalapeno. An heirloom tomato salad topped with burrata, microgreens, and house-made basil oil followed. Next, a choice of three entrees: grilled filet mignon with peppercorn sauce, pommes puree, and carrot matchsticks; oven-roasted sea bass with artichoke caponata over sweet corn polenta; or butternut square tortelloni with asparagus and shaved Parmesan.
It took four days to build the dining area, which rested atop the venue's polo field. It boasted a carpeted floor, tenting, lighting, walls, drapery, lounge areas, and topiaries.
Vintage green glass bottles housed hydrangeas, spider mums, sedum, green figs, and dianthus, while antique mirrored boxes showcased white dahlias and lisianthus. Succulents and candles in gold mercury-glass votives also dotted the tables, which were covered in natural linen and surrounded by leather chairs.
Mod white sofas and accent tables offered additional seating.
Fresh hydrangea and dusty miller leaves accented a French vanilla cake with berries made by Montecito Cakes.
The newlyweds hit the dance floor to Bill Withers's "Lovely Day."
Joey planned a special "honey day" in Ojai with her bridesmaids to repackage the jars of honey for take-home gifts for the guests. She designed labels, affixed them to the jars, and finished each one off with gold twine.
Photography: Amy & Stuart Photography
Location: Villa Sevillano
Wedding Production and Design; Stationery Design: Event Eleven
Day-Of Coordination: SJL Events
Catering: The Food Matters
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Videography: Gros Ventre Pictures
Officiant: The Clergy Network
Florist: Floral Art
Lighting: Felix Lighting
Flooring: Special Event Contractors
Stationery Printing: Aardvark Letterpress
Horses: Ramon Becerra Horses