Santa Barbara Style
The entire team enjoyed putting this shoot together. Our crew truly had an appreciation for all the details and vibrant colors in Santa Barbara. When we started planning, we were aiming for fun, joyful modern and most of all, the whole day just filled with love. All the Spanish vibes and colorful elements of Santa Barbara brought this love story to life. The Loquita, in Santa Barbara, is such a wonderful place for an intimate wedding and reception with custom shared plates, yummy desserts and delicious drinks. It was the highlight of the event. We were drawn to the colorful florals and sketches, which inspired our color palette for details from the cake all the way down to the invitations.
We had such an amazing time getting to know Manny+ Diego. The vendors involved made this such an amazing moment in every way possible. We were truly able to showcase their love for each other. The florals from Alexis Ireland florals were inspired by the Spanish and mediterranean architectural style of downtown Santa Barbara, as well as the festivities surrounding the date of our event (Cinco de Mayo). It inspired her to bring bold color and contrast to the table. She felt the colors in the king protea mimicked the terra cotta tile around Loquita, while the purple and reds provided a bold pairing that accented the murals around the courtyard setting.
She further accentuated color and contrast by using burgundy foliage instead of traditional greens for the centerpieces. Since we had two grooms, we wanted each of them to feel special and unique since they would be wearing similar suits. The two boutonnieres (one traditional, and one pocket square) matched in style but differed in the application, representative of the uniqueness they each bring to the shared relationship.
Manny + Diego have been together for 10 years. They liked each other but never got the opportunity to exchange information until two months later they ended up having a mutual friend that connected them. Their love for each other shined through every moment we shared with the couple. To them, love is being able to work together through great and through horrible times. Love is not always pretty, but real love is truly beautiful and magical. Getting to know them prior to the shoot really help us tailor the shoot to them and all the colors around the area really brought the decor to life.
The photographer, Megan Blowey, was creatively drawn to the Spanish textiles and vibrant array of colors. There was a warm romantic beach vibe mixed with the dewy feel of the ocean. The class and style that our couple brought to the table was on another level. The boys were fashionable and sweet. There is definitely many more memories to come for them.