There are so many things we love about Tiffany and Stephen. For one they are lovers of fine beers but they also brought snacks to their session! Umm…we love snacks (but, to be fair, who doesn’t love snacks…I mean, bread and cheese?? Yes please). They also have incredible senses of humor (we were all laughing pretty much the whole time) and when we first met them they brought their freaking adorable puppy with them! It truly was an awesome time and we cannot wait for their Maravilla Gardens wedding coming up later this year!
Alannah + Evan hold a special place in our hearts and if you have ever met us in person, you will immediately know why right around the second photo of this post. For those of you who haven’t met us in person, Joe is about 6’4″ and Marianne is about 5’4″, which we like to think gives us very diverse perspectives. Like us, Alannah + Evan have a bit of a height disparity and, fully recognizing that we might be just a wee-bit biased, we think it is pretty much adorable in every way.
Alannah + Evan are also absolutely hilarious and super sweet. We could not be more excited to shoot their Carondelet House wedding later this year!
When we first were e-mailed by Courtney and Matt we got really excited because we have been wanting to shoot a Santa Barbara Zoo wedding for what seems like forever! We looked in to having our own wedding at the Santa Barbara Zoo but, due to the time of year we got married, it just didn’t work for us. So, we were stoked to be able to experience a wedding there (and see the Zoo’s new baby giraffe!). And let’s not overlook the fact that Courtney and Matt are stunning human beings (both inside and out) and we had a killer time at both their engagement session and on their wedding day. It was an especially good time because Matt is friends with one of our past grooms, and it always makes photographing weddings a little more fun when we get to see our other couples at their friends’ weddings! :)
Florist: Rincon Floral
Coordinator: Stephanie Lairson
Officiant: Rabbi Barry Tuchman
Caterer: Rincon Catering Inc.
Cake: Decadence by Dawn
Makeup: Frankie Thorn
Bridal Gown: The Wedding Day
Katherine and Grant are SUPER fun people (you may have seen their insanely cool engagement session where Katherine wore a rockin purple tutu and red heels). So, it’s no surprise that their wedding was equally fun and unique. Katherine turned tradition on it’s head and opted for a gorgeous yellow gown and Grant rocked a metallic blue suit while their guests all wore white. When we were also asked to wear white, we double (and triple) checked with Katherine and her coordinator, Carole Grogan of Bright Blue Events, that we were understanding them correctly. Not knowing about Katherine and Grant’s choices of attire, even after we were assured that yes, we were supposed to wear white, we still felt like we were on an episode of punked and were about to become a youtube “you’re doing it wrong” sensation, so we also brought our usual shooting clothes.
Once we saw Katherine’s dress we realized that 1) we have some serious trust issues, and 2) this was going to be a really cool wedding.
Having everyone else wear white made for a gorgeous ceremony and really made them stand out as the colorful and fun people they are. The details were equally cool. Complete with lips and mustaches on sticks, a wedding cake that was a rainbow inside, and giant rainbow dream catcher. Katherine and Grant are both in the spotlight on a regular basis so they kept the wedding to very close friends and family and it was an absolutely rad celebration.
Lots of love to the amazing vendors!