• Elegant Santa Barbara Wedding

     

    Elegant Santa Barbara Wedding | C&K photography

    When a photographer you love sends you a wedding you love – well, that’s pretty much the best day for a wedding blogger. And this elegant Santa Barbara wedding from Chris & Kristen Photography definitely made my day. The stunning couple wanted a laid-back yet elegant wedding with Italian touches thrown in to honor the groom’s side of the family. And it reinforces how much I love California weddings. 

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    Advice for couples planning now? It’s easier said than done, but try, try, try not to get overly caught up in the wedding planning.  At the end of the day, it’s definitely not the tiny details that stick with you but, rather, the memories of a great day with each other and all the other people you love in your life.  Just enjoy it!

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    Our favorite moments from the day: Seeing each other for the first time before the ceremony; my dad’s speech followed by my brother’s “maid of honor” speech; my cousin Nic rocking out on the piano at the cocktail reception; and then dancing all night to the best wedding band I’ve ever heard.

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    What made your wedding YOU?

    A beautiful California evening (we’re both from Los Angeles); short but very meaningful vows that we wrote ourselves followed by a reading from Hemmingway’s “A Farewell to Arms”; great music all night; lots of drinks; and tons of dancing all night long with our closest family and friends.

    Swooning over the florals, that stunning Reem Acra gown, and the simple elegance in every detail. And how sweet are those flower girls? Congrats on a beautiful day and marriage to Molly & Joe!

    {Vendors} Photographer: Chris and Kristen Photography / Molly’s Attire: Reem Acra dress from the White Dress / Joe’s Attire: Kiton suit; Tom Ford shoes; Brioni tie / Venue: El Encanto Hotel, Santa Barbara / Save the Dates, Invitations, Menus, Place Cards, Seating Chart and Tags: Laura Hooper Calligraphy / Band: De Bois Entertainment / Florist: The Bashful Rose, Maria Azzaro / Rentals (including stage, band lighting, outdoor lighting, outdoor furniture): Town and Country / Design and Planning: Lyndee Rothbard, a la Maison Weddings and Events / Wedding Coordination: Lyndee Rothbard, a la Maison Weddings and Events / Hair and Makeup: Luna Bella / Ceremony Music: Santa Barbara String Quartet 

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    2 Comments

    1. Posted May 13 at 10:36 am | Permalink

      Those flower girls are adorable! What a beautiful wedding – you can’t go wrong with a backdrop like Santa Barbara!

    2. Posted May 24 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

      Stunning pictures, the couple looks gorgeous.I love it.

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