Mike and Mia met through Match.com thanks to both of their mothers, who were tired of hearing how their son and daughter could never find anyone worth dating out and about. Mia had pretty much given up on the whole thing after a bunch of nice dates with great guys that she just didn’t really get excited about. Just by chance, Mia happened to notice an email from Mike. He was funny, clearly intelligent, and just plain interesting so she responded. On their first date, she dropped a piece of raw fish on her face, and Mike broke all her date rules and then got violently ill with swine flu on the drive home. Still, they both turned up for the second date and 9 months later Mia and Mike were engaged.
They wanted a rustic wedding that still felt sophisticated. Mia and Mike really wanted their wedding to feel intimate, which they accomplished by curving the ceremony seating slightly and creating one long head table for everyone to sit at. The intimate seating was contrasted by the big openness of the venue. For the backdrop, they had the gorgeous hills and the farmhouse, which is an actual West Virginian farmhouse that was deconstructed and rebuilt in California wine country. Most of the decor and little touches were made by Mia or Etsy vendors, aside from the pieces they used from their parents’ homes and weddings.
Mazel tov, Mia and Mike!
Venue- Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse
Caterer and Cake- Santa Barbara BBQ Gourmet Catering
Photographer- Beautiful Day Photography
Florist- Renae’s Bouquets
Month-of Wedding Coordinator- Donna Romani Events
Rentals- Town and Country Event Rentals
Gown and Veil- Monique Lhuillier
Officiant- Weddings with Spirit, Rabbi Barry Tuchman
Hair and Makeup- TEAM Hair and Makeup
Classical Guitarist and Jazz Band- JSH Music