There is nothing more amazing than a clear day at the beach with your closest friends and family for a sweet celebration of love, ending with many glasses of wine and memories built in beautiful Santa Barbara. This intimate summer wedding at the Santa Barbara Inn was the perfect way to wed for these two, with the goal of keeping it intimate, classy and timeless-I’d call this day a success.
There ceremony was held on the beach across the street from the Santa Barbara Inn, a classic choice for your Santa Barbara intimate wedding day. It was one of the best beach days-blue skies and that perfect 75 degree weather, not too hot or cold. If I am being honest though, you really can never go wrong with the weather in beautiful Santa Barbara. It is truly a gem of a town that you will fall in love with instantly if you’ve never been.
The grooms sister officiated and it truly made this day that much sweeter. She spoke such beautiful words of these two, one of my favorite ceremonies to date.
Following the ceremony we spent time capturing some family photos. Everyone came from out of town-some from California and most from out of state. Santa Barbara was definitely showing off a little extra this day for these out of towners, check out that crystal blue ocean that feels almost tropical.
These two brought along their gorgeous baby boy, can you even handle the matching tux he wore just like his daddy. These moments were so precious and will be so cherished.
Before they celebrated with family and friends at the Santa Barbara Inn we took some time to capture bride and groom photos. These two were so easy to photograph and so nice to work with, making it an extra special perk about my job that day!
It’s so special to add in those little touches even on an intimate day, like a beautiful bouquet that they had made at the Ventura Farmers Market. Something so simple can make such a beautiful impression in a photo.
I was also so excited that she opted to do a veil because it adds so much texture, dimension and creativity to your photos. I am always so excited to incorporate it!
She was truly such a beauty both on the outside but also on the inside, such a genuine sweetheart.
We ended bride and groom photos outside the Santa Barbara Inn, such a quaint and beautiful hotel. This oceanfront hotel is such a great place to have your intimate celebration. It was also perfect for these two offering them a laidback and relaxing spot to enjoy fine wine, craft cocktails and create memories with their closest friends and family, not to mention the amazing view of the ocean right across the street.
I loved being able to capture memories of them celebrating with friends and family, it was such a relaxed and beautiful day celebrating these two.
I was so honored that these two chose me to capture their beautiful memories. I am always so thrilled to photograph these special and intimate days. Santa Barbara is one of the most gorgeous towns in the world. This intimate summer wedding at the Santa Barbara Inn was the perfect blend of class and relaxation.
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