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Where do we even start with this wedding and these two?! We met Emily a while back through her fantastic sister Abigail (whose wedding we also shot and was awesome) and have gotten to know their family a bit. We absolutely adore Emily + Sven and their families.

This wedding was equal parts stunning (I mean, just check out Emily’s stunning wedding dress! Perfection) and relaxed. They had their closest friends around them and instead of an official wedding party they were called the “Love Crew.” Emily + Sven opted to forgo some of the typical traditions and spend their time busting it out on the dance floor (and yes, some Spice Girls and N’Sync did come out and it was glorious). Emily works for Puma and her pals over there also bedazzled her some amazing sneakers for her special day.

These two could not be more nice and sincere and madly in love. It was seriously a joy to be around them all day and we just smile every time we look back through their photos. Be ready for a long blog post…but just know..it could be much, much longer with how much love and awesomeness this wedding was filled with.

 

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Awesome Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Adamson House

Coordination/Design: Brooke Avishay at Orange Blossom

DJ: Ian Gotler – RedShoe,

Caterer: Command Performance Catering

Florals: Peony & Plum

Hair/Make-up: Erica & Julie –  1011 Hair & Makeup

Grooms Clothes: Peek&Cloppenburg; Calvin Klein

Bride’s Dress: Rivini; Sylena (purchased at Kleinfeld NYC)

Katy and Andrew’s Santa Barbara Historical Museum wedding had something that we had never seen before (which is quite a feat since we have photographed about 250 weddings!) and we cannot recommend enough for everyone who likes getting the conversation going with some fun drinking games: a Spanish porron vessel.

The Spanish porron vessel is like a wine decanter from which you can pour a thin stream of wine into your mouth. The fun thing is that you can pull the porron vessel away from your face and pour wine into your mouth from a distance. When Katy and Andrew went from table to table to visit their guests, they shared this fun drinking aid and created a memorable experience for all of their guests. It was the epitome of what we love most about modern weddings: that brides and grooms often use their weddings as an opportunity to share fun and unique experiences with all of their friends and families.

Big thanks to Style Me Pretty for sharing this gorgeous wedding!

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Awesome Vendor Credits:

Planning and Coordination: Wedding Kate – http://www.weddingkate.com/

DJ: Gavin Roy – www.GavinRoyPresents.com

Catering: Duo Catering – https://duoevents.com/

Florals: Camellia Floral Design – http://camelliafloraldesign.com/

Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum – http://www.santabarbaramuseum.com/

Kelly and Chris’ Diablo Dormido wedding (a.k.a. Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve wedding, a.k.a Ahmanson Ranch wedding… does anyone know what that place is actually called nowadays? We digress…) was a perfect example of just how awesome a wedding can be, even when it is a little cloudy.

As we mentioned in our post of their engagement session, Kelly and Chris are diehard fans of UCLA and USC, which makes them an unlikely, but remarkably adorable match. The day was filled with laughter and there was a running joke about Chris and his mom being “criers,” so there were more touching moments happening than we can possibly cram into single blog post.

Emotional wedding days are awesome, but what made this wedding over-the-top, face-melting-awesomeness were some surprises that their families had up their sleeves. During dinner, Kelly’s mom arranged for the UCLA Spirit Team and mascot to show up! Not to be outdone, later in the reception Chris’ mom arranged for the USC marching band to show up and play a few songs! Both were total surprises to Kelly and Chris and both were SO much fun! Enjoy!

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Rad Vendor Credits:

Venue: Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve – http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=28

Coordinator: Dana at Orange Dove Events – http://www.orangedoveevents.com

DJ: Vox DJs – http://www.voxdjs.com

Caterer: Kitchen 12000 – http://kitchen12000.com

Cake: Susie Cakes – www.SusieCakes.com

Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting – http://www.pacificeventlighting.com

Furniture Rentals – Salt Buffalo Vintage – http://www.saltbuffalo.com

Rentals: A Rental Connection – http://www.arentalconnection.com

 

  • July 30, 2015 - 8:42 pm

    Kelly McIntosh - These are beyond amazing. You captured the whole day so perfectly and they totally bring me back to all the amazing moments! You guys are the best!!ReplyCancel

  • July 30, 2015 - 10:13 pm

    Nancy McIntosh Taylor - Absolutely PERFECT……You and your team were right there when all the incredible facial expressions were taking place. So happy to be part of this amazing ceremony and celebration ALL OVER AGAIN !! xoxoReplyCancel

  • July 30, 2015 - 11:10 pm

    Julie Wright - What amazing photos and memories. How could they be anything but fabulous with such a good looking couple. We were truly honoured to be including in this wonderful celebration. May you two be eternally happy as you were on this special day. Love and hugsReplyCancel

We always tell our couples that “we want your engagement session to reflect YOU and YOUR personalities.” Kelly + Chris absolutely nailed it in their engagement session.

To give you all some context, Kelly + Chris met in a kickboxing class. This combative beginning was mere foreshadowing for a much more deeply engrained conflict: Chris is a USC fan and Kelly is a UCLA fan. Like… they each bleed their school’s colors. For those of you who did not grow up in Southern California, let us fill you in on why this is an issue. USC and UCLA are like the bloods and the crips, oil and water, canned tuna and ice cream, Taylor Swift and healthy relationships… you get the point: USC and UCLA fans just do not mix well.

Notwithstanding this monumental divide, Kelly and Chris are an adorable couple. They brought boxing gloves and USC/UCLA shirts as an homage to the beginning of their relationship and their “house divided,” and we thought it was absolutely perfect.

 

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*Don’t worry, Kelly didn’t actually hit Chris. Marianne Wilson Photography does not condone domestic violence. :)
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Finally, Kelly, we love you but we just can’t end this post without saying it: FIGHT ON!!!

  • August 22, 2015 - 10:22 am

    Nicole Quijada - Hello! I am doing my engagement session in Malibu and was wondering if you could share where exactly these locations are- I know it is Malibu Hills and Matador Beach, but trying to find an exact location might be tricky! Any tips? Thank you!!

    -NicoleReplyCancel