What do you get when you mix the creative juices of onelove photography and Joy de Vivre and place them in an exquisite vineyard to plan and capture the wedding of an Amazing Race winner? Pure once-in-a-lifetime magic, that’s what. I adore every line of this science-loving couple’s story-like how they collected beakers to use for bud vases, how bride Kat Chang won the race of a lifetime, and finally how this dream team came together to make this day come to life for these sweet lovers. I really don’t have to tell you twice that this gallery is bursting at the seams with love and inspiration… it is beyond.
From Sara of onelove photography… A recent winner of Amazing Race, Kat Chang was married in Solvang this summer. Her partner from the show was one of her bridesmaids! This beautiful rustic event was styled by Joy Proctor of Joy de Vivre.
From the Bride… Our wedding weekend was a celebration of our marriage but also of our new little family. Our destination wedding was the first time most of our closest friends and family were meeting our one-month old daughter. It was important to us that our wedding reflected our style and individuality. We chose to get married in Santa Barbara Wine Country because it is one of our favorite weekend getaways from Los Angeles. The barn at the Coquelicot Estate Vineyards was the perfect choice for our reception venue as it provided an empty space to make our own. The design aimed to blend the rustic with the elegant.
Tradition and formality were abandoned in favor of a relaxed environment with the goal only to enjoy the company of our friends and family. We had our bridesmaids and groomsmen select their own attire which we did not see until the day of the wedding. Our ceremony was short yet personal and included a special acknowledgement of our baby girl. The reception was loosely structured providing more time for socializing and lots of dancing. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, we had a dessert table with selections of our our favorite sweets. To reflect our love of science, we collected chemistry flasks, beakers and medicine jars to hold the goodies for our candy bar.
Wedding Photography: onelove photography / Wedding Venue: Coquelicot Estate Vineyard in Los Olivos, California / Wedding Coordination + Styling: Joy de Vivre / Officiant: Nancy Little Moon of Blessing in Paradise / Wedding Catering: Full of Life / DJ. Gavin Roy Presents / Rentals: Town & Country / Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental / Lighting: LBPS Events / Wedding Dress: Ulla Maija / Wedding Dress Alterations: Reene of In Stitches / Bride’s Earrings + Bracelet: Kendra Scott / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BCBG, Diane Von Furstenberg + Banana Republic / Makeup: Elite Makeup Designs / Groom’s Attire: JoS. A. Bank / Wedding Rings: Vartan’s Fine Jewelers