Marianne Wilson Photography Blog » Malibu California Husband and Wife Wedding Photographers

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Rachel + Mike’s Bacara Resort wedding in Santa Barbara was pretty much jaw-dropping gorgeousness. That should go without saying since Katie Seefeldt of Wedding Kate Events was the planner/coordinator. But, if we are being totally honest, we had some concerns since usually couples book us about 10-16 months before their wedding and Rachel + Mike only booked us about 1 month before theirs. We definitely had a moment of pause where we asked ourselves “is this all going to be thrown together last minute?”

We could not have been more wrong about that concern and we feel like we should slap ourselves with comically large fish for ever having a moment of doubt!!! As it turns out, they were just busy with planning super awesomeness in every other area of their wedding and the photography was the final piece of the puzzle. Once we got to their Bacara Resort wedding it was like every time we turned around we found ourselves saying “Oh, wow! That’s awesome!” Her dresses, her shoes, his epic blue suit/tux hybrid, their florals and details… holy cow, their florals and details you guys! Erin Tenley Young Floral and Event Design absolutely knocked it out of the park! Everything had a special touch, style, and class.

We could go on for days about how beautiful this wedding was, but enough words. MOAR PHOTOS!!!

Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike

Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike
Bacara Resort Wedding Santa Barbara: Rachel + Mike

Vendor Credits:

Venue: Baraca Resort, Santa Barbara – http://www.bacararesort.com/

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

Florist: Erin Tenley Young Floral & Event Design – http://www.tenleyerinyoung.com/

Music: Gavin Roy Presents – http://www.gavinroypresents.com/

Cake: Crushcakes Santa Barbara – http://crushcakes.com/

Lighting: Bella Vista Designs – http://bellavistadesigns.com/

Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals – http://townandcountryeventrentals.com/

Every once in a while, we have out of state couples contact us saying that they are getting married in California and would like to have us shoot their wedding. We always feel SUPER flattered when this happens because we feel like those couples are really going out of their way (as in, half way across the world!) to make their wedding dream happen and we are so honored when we are chosen to be a part of that.

Cherry + Raymond went a step further. They are from Hong Kong and booked us for a couples session. They didn’t get married out here, but Cherry put on two wedding dresses and they carved out a significant chunk of their time in California to have a couples session with us. You can’t help but feel a little special when someone visits from the other side of the planet and chooses to spend their time in California shooting with you. :)

Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond
Santa Barbara Couples Photo Session: Cherry + Raymond

  • May 18, 2015 - 10:28 am

    Drew - These photos are so beautiful! The sunset pictures are unbelievable. Good work.ReplyCancel

Larissa + Andy really wanted to shoot in Santa Barbara because Larissa mentioned to us “that is where our relationship began and lives.” We thought this was a fantastic idea because it’s not only gorgeous but also has so much meaning to them! They wanted to shoot at the beach, at the Santa Barbara Mission, and do somewhere a little more rustic/natural. Usually we would recommend against doing three totally separate locations without adding some extra time, but it just so happens that there is a lovely natural area near one of the locations, so it was really only two, which is totally perfect! :)

We love getting up to Santa Barbara whenever we can (who doesn’t!?) and we had a great time shooting with Larissa + Andy. It was an all-around great day with this super adorable couple. :)

Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy
Santa Barbara Engagement Photography: Larissa + Andy

We love Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula. We love it so much that WE got married there a few years ago!

Theresa + Alex’s wedding was our first time coming back to Limoneira since our wedding, so we were SUPER excited to shoot their wedding. We weren’t disappointed! Theresa + Alex’s wedding was so beautiful and they are such a sweet couple that our first visit back to Limoneira was truly a delight. :)

Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex
Limoneira Ranch Wedding in Santa Paula: Theresa + Alex