This year was the first time I have ever experienced a costume wedding rehearsal. For the record, I now think that it should be a mandatory thing! Being a part of the wedding rehearsal gave me a chance to meet Beth and Joe’s family in a relaxed setting and check out their ceremony site a day early. As the group walked up, I barely recognized Joe in his costume of the “Most Interesting Man in the World.” What a genius idea for a costume, especially if you want a logical excuse for having a beer “prop” in your hand all night long! My favorite moment from the day was when Joe and Beth giggled and hugged eachother, with the beautiful vineyard backdrop. After the rehearsal on site, we went over to Hotel Corque for a small reception where I saw so many creative costumes! A few favorites included Julia and Jeremy’s matching set of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, Beth’s cousin was a Marilyn clone, and the groom’s mom was Maleficent! Guests may access and download all of the party pics HERE.
Developed in 1999, the Coquelicot Estate Vineyard lies just south of the historic Mission Santa Ines in the Santa Ynez Valley on California’s Central Coast. This week, they opened their (90+ year old) barn doors and hosted a launch party with lots of fun event professionals from catering, event design, and florals, to rentals, music, entertainment, transportation, and desserts. My favorite part of the evening was drinking some delicious wine, tasting all the food, and going on a hayride through the vineyard! If you were at the event, I probably have a great picture of you… feel free to check out more images HERE. I’m looking forward to returning in a couple of weeks for Beth and Joe’s wedding day! 🙂
Location: Rincon Beach Club, Santa Barbara
Photography: Sherri J Photography
Hair – Patricia Lynn Laas (Drybar)
DJ – DJ Danny from Gavin Ross Presents
Groom’s suit – Armani
Bridesmaid’s dresses – Social Bridesmaids
I met Corinne and Kevin earlier this year at a bridal show. From across the room, I noticed Corinne’s beautiful red hair and positive energy. Eventually Kevin came around to say hello, and instantly I knew these two would have a rad wedding. Corinne is a voice teacher/ actress and Kevin runs a theater. For their wedding day style, they went with a vintage 1920’s Gatsby theme. One of my favorite parts of their wedding day was at the reception when Corinne got up on stage and serenaded Kevin with a beautiful song she wrote! It was amazing and his reaction was priceless. Congrats you two!
I met Lauren last year as she started planning her wedding. As soon as she told me it was at the Santa Barbara Zoo, I was a little confused and thought “wait, you can have a wedding at the Zoo?? That’s genius!” Lauren is an animal lover, and super sweet. I’ve been dreaming about her wedding ever since then and I’m very pleased to share my favorites from her wedding day. Enjoy!
These earrings are special to Chris, it was his mother’s before she passed away. I think they’re beautiful and it matched Lauren’s dress perfectly!
The First Look…
I think the following series is my favorite set from the wedding. Such a sweet moment, and Lauren’s eyes just sparkle!
A unique German marriage tradition, is for the Bride and Groom to drink wine out of the same glass. And they did, without spilling a drop!
After the ceremony, guests were allowed to visit with a friendly Penguin and feed the Giraffes.
Lauren and Chris did a lot of nontraditional things, at their wedding. Like, instead of a traditional wedding cake, Lauren and Chris opted for Sundaes and Root Beer Floats.