Mat and Yannis // Wedding // Santa Barbara, CA

Sometimes you just have that spark with a client. Something between you clicks and you see eye to eye and feel like you've been friends for a long time, when really, you just met. That's what happened with Mat, Yannis and I. I can say this about a lot of my clients. They are for real, the coolest and I don't know how I got so lucky. How are there so many genuinely nice/funny/smart/interesting people in the world and how are they finding their way to me? I don't know, but there is something about Mat and Yannis that I just can't seem to shake. Maybe it's that when I gave them the option to meet over coffee or wine it was a hard "WINE". Or maybe it was our similar taste in music and style or maybe it was just that the conversation flowed so easily. Whatever it was by the end of the wedding we had all agreed that we should hang out at a later date. I'm so happy we met and so honored to have captured their beautiful wedding day.

Getting ready & first look: Four Seasons Biltmore // Ceremony: The Mural Room at the Santa Barbara Courthouse // Reception: El Paseo // Event Planning: Wink! Weddings // Cake: Christine Dahl Pastries // DJ: DJ Zeke // Live Band: The Caverns // Floral: S.R. Hogue & Company // Hair: Ann Keheller 19Blue Salon

Jon and Jessi // Wedding // Canary Hotel // Santa Barbara, CA

Jon and Jessi's wedding may not have been exactly what they planned or envisioned... i.e. a small destination wedding in Mexico... BUT it had SO much charm and attention to detail for coming together in a relatively short amount of time! When a hurricane damaged the resort where they originally planned to get married, they had to come up with a plan B and Santa Barbara seemed like a good fit, given that they met at UCSB. They chose the Canary Hotel as their venue and hired Shauna at Alegria by Design to pull together the details as quickly as she could. She knocked it out of the park as did all of the vendors who helped Jon and Jessi forget there ever was plan A.