wedding

Let's talk about Don't Tell Comedy

Let's talk about Don't Tell Comedy

The incredible people from Don’t Tell Comedy stopped by for a pop-up show here last Friday night. Don’t Tell Comedy has brought fun, intimate comedy shows to unique venues for the last year and a half. The group started in Los Angeles, and has spread to classrooms, rooftops, and bars of more than 25 cities across America.

Catherine & Phil- Same Book, New Chapter

Catherine & Phil- Same Book, New Chapter

We are so inspired by the incredible stories of love and commitment that have been shared with us- like the one of Catherine and Phil. After 6 years together, they got married at the beautiful Sunken Gardens of the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

Jennifer & Jesse Tie the Knot!

Jennifer & Jesse Tie the Knot!

Jennifer and Jesse said their “I Dos” over the summer with us at The Narrative Loft, for their elegant August wedding. In front of friends and family, the couple-in-love celebrated their commitment and love for each other.

Here Comes the Summer Sun Wedding Celebration

Here Comes the Summer Sun Wedding Celebration

On a sunny August day Ricky and Kimberly brought even more of their own sunshine to this celebration. From the plethora of sunflowers to their constantly smiling faces, the atmosphere of the loft was happy and bright. This darling couple called each other sweeties for thirteen years before tying the knot. To acknowledge this special number there were thirteen tables, and table cards were of movies they have seen every year together since they've been a couple. Too cute! 

A Magical Night for a Magnificent Couple - Ken & Ashley

A Magical Night for a Magnificent Couple - Ken & Ashley

Sending this lovely couple all the happiness in the world! Witnessing their love was truly special, and seeing them so enamored with each other after nine years together was beautiful. If you have a weakness for all things Japanese, this celebration might make your heart skip a beat. Sweet touches like anime place cards, origami cranes and toasts were made with sake of course!  

High School Sweethearts Celebrate with a Beautiful Rehearsal Dinner

High School Sweethearts Celebrate with a Beautiful Rehearsal Dinner

This occasion perfectly highlighted the love of two high school sweethearts. Their love burns bright as ever, growing stronger each and every day. Tyler and Jessica's celebration was a true family affair. A big shoutout to the groom's mother Jaimie, for organizing the entire night and making the loft dreamy with her decorations. The space was full of darling details like personalized mason jars for each person, loads of framed photos, pretty signage and little potted plants. In an ode to their family's roots, the celebration had rustic touches and plenty of Southern charm. 

Beautiful Loft Wedding —Jason and Doreen

Beautiful Loft Wedding —Jason and Doreen

The bride and groom pulled together to create the center-pieces and a photo booth. But here is the pinnacle of a DIY wedding, Doreen made her own dress. Yes, you heard that right. That gorgeous dress you see was stitched by the bride herself. As if the months leading up to a wedding isn't stressful enough, props girl! 

Classic Romance - Ta'Rell and Kalyse

Classic Romance - Ta'Rell and Kalyse

TaRell and Kalyse's reception was an absolute blast with guests dancing to songs hand-picked by the bride and groom. This was a true celebration or shall we say party of love. There was plenty of laughing, dancing, smiling, joking, eating and drinking! However in an ode to the traditional, the bouquet and garter were thrown for a lucky man and woman to anticipate their own turn walking down the aisle. Classic Party Rentals transformed the loft into a classic reception space while local favorite, Mony's Taqueria filled guests tummies from their taco truck. Sweet wedding wishes, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson!

Jessica and Jared

Jessica and Jared

Ah, the beginning of June— the cusp between spring and summer. The first taste of summer has been savored with it's seemingly endless days and the comforting warmth of the sun upon one's skin. Bright. Inviting. Exciting. Optimistic. A time for shedding layers, literally and figuratively. A time of year to look forward to. The most symbolic season of the year in regards to marriage. Even though June can be finicky here in Santa Barbara, with unpredictable fog. Jessica and Jared burned right through the marine layer with their love. Burning bright and intensely like the summer sun. 

2016 Events Spring Recap

2016 Events Spring Recap

Can you believe we are almost a third of the way through 2016? Neither can we. Over the last three and a half months we have had the most fantastic events here to date! It is an absolute blast seeing the variety of events taking place here and we have crafted our space with that exact idea in mind. Our space is a blank canvas that people can come create their own unique story in. Check out a few of 2016's one-of-a-kind events!

Michelle and Corey tie the knot!

Michelle and Corey tie the knot!

Spring has sprung, its time for love! The sun, shining. The air, warm. The couple, madly in love. After tying the knot at the Santa Barbara Courthouse our most recent wedding party continued their celebration here at The Narrative. From the florals to the linen, this reception was a breath of spring. Brenda from Gatherings for Good planned this day of love, with a portion of the event fees going to charity. So awesome! Our friends over at Bella Vista Designs and Amigo Party Rentals created a gorgeous backdrop for the evening. 

Sonny and Jennifer's Funk Zone wedding celebration

Sonny and Jennifer's Funk Zone wedding celebration

After dining at The Lark around the corner from The Narrative, the wedding party headed here for homemade desserts and plenty of dancing. They kept it simple with no band or DJ, instead they took...

John and Allison's darling wedding celebration...

John and Allison's darling wedding celebration...

It was a light and bright affair with close friends and family, full of narratives that will make a lifetime of memories. Yummy family style food was catered by StoneFire GrillJust 4 Fun Party Rentals made sure guests...

Leslie & Chris tie the knot!

Leslie & Chris tie the knot!

Another amazing reception was held here at The Narrative, but there's a twist. Leslie and Chris actually tied the knot here too! It was a first for us to have the ceremony and reception here, which was a total success!!

Yummy rehearsal dinner!

Yummy rehearsal dinner!

Bright, casual, and classic. The feel of another rehearsal dinner here at the loft. It was a lovely afternoon, with plenty of natural light beaming through the space! Pure Joy Catering brought delicious farm fresh food to the table with plenty of local veggies, yummy home baked breads and a chef manned pasta station. Beware if your hungry, salivation warning!!!

Write your Happy Ending...

Write your Happy Ending...

Dark and elegant. Colorful and eclectic. Light and romantic. Whatever the style or story, The Narrative is the perfect place to write the happy ending to your storybook wedding.