Johan and Colette are pure gold! They are filled with talent, beauty, and class and surround themselves with the same. Their wedding day was a classy dream, planned to perfection, and their beautiful details and timeless images make our hearts swoon! They were introduced by mutual friends at a red carpet awards show, and they fell for each other quickly. He proposed in France at sunset, and they planned their wedding for the El Encanto in Santa Barbara. Johan and Colette have the type of relationship that makes you want to be in love. They are both incredible humans on their own, and the more you get to know them it’s so clear Johan brings out the best in Colette and she the brings out the best in Johan. They truly make each other better people.
One of our favorite moments of the day was the groom’s speech. In English tradition, the groom gives a speech on the wedding day, and it’s a great way for the groom to not only welcome his guests, but also express his gratitude for the wedding day and love for his wife. Johan’s speech was one the of best we’ve ever heard! Colette loves Johan’s quest for the best in all things. He is a very talented musician and he said “Colette, I am so proud. You are my everything and I love you more than the whole world. You make me a better person.” Then he turned to the crowd and said, “I have practiced piano for hours, and hours and hours, and hours, and hours, and I am good but there will always be someone who is a little bit better. I am not the best.” Then he turns to his wife and says, “but I am the best at being yours. I’m the best at being Mr Carlson to Mrs Carlson. I am the happiest man, please let me kiss my wife!” And then he DROPPED THE MIC and kissed his wife!
Their wedding day was nothing short of epic and we are absolutely thrilled to share a few of our favorites with you!
Ceremony Location: Godric Grove Elings Park
Reception: Belmond El Encanto
Coordination: Wild Heart Events
Florals: Enchanted Garden Floral Design
Lighting: Bella Vista
Hair/Makeup: Pretty Please Beauty SB
Dress: Saint Laurent from Sacks Fifth Avenue
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Photo Booth: Wittybooth
Video booth: OutrageousBooth