Oh Leo, Leo, Leo Patrone, what would we do without your INSANELY gorgeous images? We’ve been poring over this gem from the moment it popped into our inbox. It’s a Santa Barbara classic with PERFECTLY edited details by XOXO Bride. And, of course, one can’t go without mentioning the crazy gorgeous style woven throughout the affair. Shoes: killer. Long, lustrous hair: out of this world. The totally in Love Couple: Heart-melting. Honestly, each one of these photographs is a work of art on it’s own but together, they tell the story of a wildly beautiful Santa Barbara wedding and you can see it all right here including the welcome beach party that had us at hello bonfire!

Now that you’ve eaten up every last little ounce of this wedding, take some time to enjoy the film captured by Cana Video Production. It’s taking this affair to a whole other level of beauty. One that moves and breathes and pulls you right into that California coastline watching the day unfold. True perfection…

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From Sonia Hopkins of XOXO Bride Nancy and Gregg, our super fun and hip couple from Manhattan, took California by storm with their wedding. The festivities lasted all weekend, beginning with a welcome dinner at Hope Ranch private beach. Guests were transported back in time by riding a classic yellow school bus to the private beach where these trendy New Yorkers kicked off their Manolo Blahnik’s and Ferragamo’s and tip-toed through the warm sand. Guests sipped cocktails and flirted with the waves until the dinner bell was rung. Finger lickin’ food was in their near future with authentic BBQ served by the one and only Santa Barbara BBQ Gourmet Catering. Sunset grew near and guests high-tailed it back to the beach for a bonfire and s’mores delights.

Weather was not in our favor on the wedding day, so the ceremony was moved inside. We re-created a classic indoor space by draping the windows that showed the impending storm, which rather provided a beautiful soft glow as their ceremony backdrop. The bride in her amazing Vera Wang gown and groom in his custom-tailored Tom Ford suit couldn’t resist the sand and took an opportunity to run and play one more time before dinner. In a nod to New York chic, the bridesmaids wore black Thread dresses, the bride danced in her naughty but nice black lace up Jimmy Choo’s, and we couldn’t resist talking about her stunning jewels by Rodrigo Otazu. Breathtaking! The couple and their guests danced the night away with custom scratching by DJ Phresh, who was specially flown in from New York to spin for their wedding. Sunday brunch was hosted by the couple at Bacara’s Miro Restaurant. The stunning California views, bloody marys and reminiscing of the night’s events left everyone in high spirits. Congratulations to Nancy and Gregg!

Wedding Photography: Leo Patrone Photography / Wedding Venue: Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California / Event Coordinator: Sonia Hopkins of XOXO Bride / Flowers: Modern Day Design / Wedding Cinematography: Cana Video Production / Bakery: Bacara Resort & Spa / Catering: Santa Barbara Barbecue Gourmet Catering / Hair + Makeup: Bliss Makeup Artistry / Music: DJ Phresh / Officiant: Chris Riley / Lighting: Bella Vista Designs / Rentals: Friends Ranch / Transportation: Student Transportation, Inc. / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Jewelry: Rodrigo Otazu / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Thread / Groom’s Suit: Tom Ford

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