This was an exciting trip! It wasn't our first time in California, but it was our first time visiting Santa Barbara and Sant Ynez, and actually photographing a wedding there!
Last year Geena and Aaron vacationed in Puerto Rico and I got to take their engagement pictures in the old town of San Juan and a beach location nearby. We had so much fun, and when they mentioned that they were currently planning their wedding in Santa Barbara, I jokingly offered to travel. Well, once I delivered the gallery and we realized what a great match we are, we actually made it happen!
Last month the big day had finally arrived, and I went and saw this awesome couple again in Santa Ynez, at Grassini Family Vineyards, and I couldn't have asked for a better venue! The rooms where the bride and groom were getting ready, were absolutely gorgeous, with beautiful window light, lots of wood and an amazing fire place. We got to take portraits in the grapevines and the ceremony took place under a beautiful oak tree. Being used to mostly beach locations, this was such a nice change for me and I enjoyed working in a different location so much! The weather held up, even though the area had been blessed with a lot more rain than usual during the days before. Everything went so smoothly, and I had so much time for portraits with the couple, which is unusual on a busy wedding day! The evening ended with a super fun reception with great music, wine, and people who know how to party! Overall, this wedding had such a great vibe to it, I just had to share it with the world! I can't wait to come back!
Venue: Grassini Family Vineyards
Wedding Coordination: RSVP Weddings & Events www.rsvp.com
Hair&Makeup: Santa Barbara Hair & Makeup www.santabarbarahairandmakeup.com
DJ: DJ Darla Bea www.djdarlabea.com
2nd Camera: Kat Damin www.katdamin.com
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